Director Of External Relations

Joy of Motion Dance Center
Arlington, VA
Jul 20, 2019
Jul 24, 2019
Full Time
Joy of Motion Dance Center seeks an experienced, creative individual to direct our advancement operation. While the priority for this position will be development and fundraising, the Director of External Relations also oversees communications and marketing (supported by a Marketing Manager).Requirements: 7+ years of fundraising experience, particularly within the grants management and individual giving space, and substantive experience in marketing and communications; Bachelor's degree or 2+ additional years of professional experience; previous management experience; strong arts background preferredDevelopmentCreate and execute annual Development Plan with objectives tied to Strategic PlanComplete applications and reporting to DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Out-of-School Time Office, and National Endowment for the ArtsComplete applications, reporting, and cultivation for our Foundation partnersOversee individual donor programs (Studio Circle, Joyful Circle, 100 Club), annual giving, campaigns, and cultivation events, among othersRegularly add and move prospects on the development pipelineOversee business and individual sponsorships, including forJoyFest each springConduct development communications, including the Circle Quarterly (email)Handle gift processing, database management (PatronManager/Salesforce), and general development administrationHandle Combined Federal Campaign, national "giving days," recognitions and awards, and online listingsCommunications & MarketingOversee annual Communications projects, priorities, and policiesEssential website updates, including for session launches, summer camps, special events, and auditions (as well as ongoing updates)Oversee print materials, including orientation letters for series (quarterly) and communications around JoyFestPlan, write copy, and edit the Annual Report (both) Joy Quarterly (print), and Circle Quarterly (email) and support production--Create and execute annual Marketing Plan with objectives tied to Strategic PlanPlan and oversee six "launches" annually: four sessions of series programs, camp, and audition seasonClearly communicate email and print marketing needs from leadership team and studio team to marketing staff membersPlan and set up reporting needs (enrollment, sign-ups, drop-in) and ensure ongoing reporting in partnership with Marketing managerComplete reports and research on internal and external marketing/sales trendsRepresent Joy of Motion at local events, fairs, and conferencesManage community partnerships with marketing componentApplications: send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to interim Executive Director Julie Meyer (

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