job opportunity: development director, asian arts initiative

The Asian Arts Initiative is a community-based arts center in Philadelphia that engages artists and everyday people to create art that explores the diverse experiences of Asian Americans, addresses our social context, and imagines and effects positive community change.

They're currently looking to hire a dedicated Development Director who will take the lead for the organization's fundraising efforts, communications strategies, and other important areas into the future. Here's a brief overview of the position:
Asian Arts Initiative (www.asianartsinitiative.org) is a multi-disciplinary community-based arts center offering performances, exhibitions, and workshops for artists, youth, and adults of all racial backgrounds who need a space to develop their cultural “voice.” Asian Arts Initiative was founded in 1993 and is entering a new phase of growth, with the acquisition of our building and the vision to develop it as a multi-tenant facility to be shared with fellow artists and peer organization.

The Development Director is a senior-level staff member who participates in setting strategic direction and priorities for the organization. S/he is responsible for ensuring fiscal soundness and alignment of resources with program priorities. Over the next few years, in addition to maintaining a strong base of grant support, the Development Director will have a particular focus on expanding individual giving and cultivating major gifts as part of a capital campaign.
For further information, including specific job responsibilities, qualifications and how to apply, go to the Asian Arts Initiative website here. Good luck!

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