Director of Development for the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Arts Management and 2-years of arts related non-profit fundraising experience is required. Master’s degree in Arts Management/Museum Studies or Non-Profit management is preferred. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

Strong oral and written communication skills. Must be proficient with computers and Microsoft Office products. Requires superior organizational skills and ability to work on several large-scale projects simultaneously. Supervisory experience is essential. Ability to maintain effective working relationships. Knowledge of federal and state laws as they apply to charitable giving and charitable trusts. Knowledge of institutional program goals and objectives. Knowledge of effective sales techniques and means of contacting alumni, students, donors and the public.

Job Duties:

  • Develops, presents and implements a comprehensive marketing and development plan for the Halsey Institute. Works with Institutional Advancement, Division of Marketing and Communication, the School of the Arts leadership, etc. to promote the Institute, cultivate new donors and grow Institute’s membership. Represents the Halsey Institute’s membership program in the broader community and to other arts organizations.
  • Works with Halsey and School of the Arts leadership to develop, promote and implement an annual calendar of events, appeals and programs to engage the Gallery donors, members and local community to achieve fundraising goals. Strategically leverages the Gallery resources to support solicitation and stewardship goals. Develops and oversees all donor appreciation and acknowledgement activities (approx. 15 per year), membership drives and stewardship efforts. Oversees membership related events and manages a portfolio of individuals, corporations and organizations with donor potential. Creates targeted appeals.
  • Reviews, analyzes and summarizes activities and success rates for the Director/Chief Curator. Consults with leadership to build strategic and tactical plans for setting and achieving annual giving goals. Uses data and best practices to forecast annual and long-term fundraising projections. Prepares and analyzes ad hoc and regular reports to predict trends and advise leadership.
  • Researches new grant opportunities and creates foundation and government grant proposals. Ensures compliance with existing grant parameters. Works closely with the Office of Grants and Research to ensure accurate and timely submissions, tracking, spending and reporting on all grants.
  • Responsible for managing and monitoring a variety of complex State, foundation and grant accounts. With input from the Director/Chief Curator develops program and event budgets and ensures compliance with College and State regulations for spending and reporting. Provides high-level reports and detailed accounts of expenditures and income for budgets totaling close to $1M.
  • Acts as liaison to the Executive Board, Advisory Board Membership Committee, Advisory Board Endowment Committee, and Advisory Board Special Events.
  • Some travel is required. Some evening events and weekend duties.


$39,960 – $56,947. Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements. Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check.

Apply online:

All applications must be submitted online

Closing date:

27 August 2018

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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