Development & Outreach Manager

Flagstaff, Arizona, United States


The Flagstaff Arts Council is soliciting diverse candidates to fill the Development & Outreach Manager position to assist with fundraising and community engagement. This new position is initially offered as part-time, although it may be offered as full-time for the right candidate.

The Development & Outreach Manager serves as the hub of all of Flagstaff Arts Council fundraising activities including planning cultivation events, campaigns, and appeals. We are seeking a candidate with a growth mindset. Successful candidates can evolve with the organization, problem solve, create and implement new procedures, and build new systems and structures. Strong candidates have experience with membership programs, corporate sales and engagement, and/or donor stewardship. The best candidates have a genuine interest in building the capacity of Flagstaff’s entire arts ecosystem and are able to bring a higher level of efficiency and effectiveness to all aspects of the organization.

Given the part-time nature of this position, the Manager works closely with the Executive Director who serves as principal staff member for development and outreach and the Operations Manager who maintains accounting and CRM systems. If offered at full-time, the Manager will be responsible for additional fundraising and department oversight.

Initial Goals:

About Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff is Arizona’s high-desert mountain town and the gateway to the Grand Canyon. Located on the Colorado Plateau and at the base of the sacred San Francisco Peaks, it is a beautiful setting for the diverse population that calls it home. Flagstaff has a dynamic history and has grown and changed with the arrival of the railroad, construction of historic Route 66, an emerging Northern Arizona University, and the immense tourism draw of surrounding national parks and forestland. More than 100,000 people call the Flagstaff area home.

About Flagstaff Arts Council

Flagstaff Arts Council (FAC) is a nationally recognized nonprofit that seeks to promote, strengthen, and advocate for the arts throughout Flagstaff. As the official art, science, and culture agency for the city, FAC builds strong connections between artists, practitioners, nonprofits, government, and the business community. We believe art is transformative, science and art enrich each other, and that art builds community.

This year, FAC is at a pivotal moment in its history and is embarking on a bold new strategic plan to catalyze the arts ecosystem, foster diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to promote the integration of arts and science throughout the community.

FAC is supported by a 20+ member volunteer board of directors, committees, advisory groups, and dozens of volunteers annually. Seven staff members work on a broad cross-section of projects, all designed to support a vibrant and creative city.

FAC is most well-known for the “red” carpet Viola Awards which honors over 40 stand-out community members and organizations, signature exhibitions including upcoming Parched which explores water scarcity and conflict in the southwest, the Art & Science Grant Program which awards over $350,000 annually to more than 40 organizations, downtown’s First Friday Artwalk, and year-round arts programming at the Coconino Center for the Arts.


Membership Campaign Management

Corporate Sponsorship and Partnership Sales

Donor Stewardship

Partner Engagement

Other Duties as Assigned


To be considered in the first round of reviews, qualified applicants should submit all application materials no later than Friday, July 12, 2019.

While there is no minimum experience required for any of the job functions, applicants MUST demonstrate transferable knowledge and skill for each of the job duties. Applications should focus on quantifiable outcomes and achievements.

Required Materials

Flagstaff Arts Council is committed to its work in improving its equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts and fostering an environment where all people are welcome. We look forward to welcoming applications from a diverse pool of applicants. Flagstaff Arts Council provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.




The strongest candidates will have experience in some of the following areas.


Flagstaff Arts Council is an open and collaborative work environment. Applicants must possess the following:

Other reasonable accommodation may be made for other job responsibilities.


Position Details

Status: Non-Exempt, Part-Time (Approx. 20 hours per week) or Exempt, Full Time
Reports to: Executive Director
Starting Salary Range:

Additional Benefits

Benefits are subject to change.

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