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Development Officer

The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County
Lake Worth, FL
  • Expired: November 01, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Development Officer

Position Type: Full-time, 40 hours per week Reports to: President & CEO

Job Summary The Development Officer is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors for the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County. The Development Officer-a member of the Leadership Team-works with the CEO and Director of Membership and Corporate Relations to create and implement yearly strategic development plans focused on enhancing and expanding donor relationships, corporate solicitations, and major gift procurement.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain fast-paced schedule of face-to-face visits to steward current donors and to engage new major donor prospects.
  • Conduct prospect cultivation, directly and in cooperation with executive leadership team, other staff, and board members. Manage a prospect pipeline.
  • Manage stewardship strategy and activity and report on progress monthly.
  • Write individualized cultivation, solicitation and stewardship letters, proposals, and reports.
  • Manage a deadline calendar to track funding application opportunities. Write and submit foundation and government grants.
  • Oversee planned giving efforts, including opportunities to grow endowment.
  • Coordinate major donor cultivation events including exclusive cocktail parties, small dinners, and other cultivation activities.
  • Manage major donor communications.
  • Support and help lead the board Development Committee to leverage board member engagement in fundraising activities.
  • Provide leadership and oversight for corporate solicitations.
  • Manage the Annual Fund.
  • Oversee gift acknowledgement and donor recognition.

Qualifications and Requirements

The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker and interested in supporting the mission, vision, and brand of the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County. The successful candidate will have drive and ambition, excellent analytical and oral communication skills, extensive technology knowledge and expertise including Raisers Edge, and be someone who thrives in an especially creative and fun environment.

The ideal candidates will possess:

  • At least 5 years of successful fundraising and direct-solicitation experience.
  • Proven track record of fundraising success.
  • Ties to and contacts with the cultural community.
  • Interest and ability to engage in significant travel throughout the county to attend meetings, solicitations, events, performances, and other donor-related functions both during daytime hours as well as evenings when required.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

How To Apply The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the cultural sector are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

Interested candidates should send resume with no cover letter to (with Development Officer in the subject line). No phone calls please.

The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County


Lake Worth, FL
33460 USA