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Director of Development

Alliance for the Arts
Fort Myers, Florida
Up to $55,000 per year + benefits
Closing date
Aug 24, 2022

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Focus Areas
Arts / Culture / Humanities
Job Function
Development / Fundraising
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
Not willing to travel
Experience Level
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Does having the opportunity to make an impact on a growing arts community inspire you? Are you an individual who is creative and self-directed with exceptional communication skills? Is building your own team exciting to you?

Alliance for the Arts, AFTA, is looking for a Director of Development with extensive experience to continue cultivating and expanding the organization’s financial capacity. The successful candidate will work closely with the Executive and Artistic Director to identify and engage current and prospective donors, foundations, grant opportunities, and community relationships. This position requires a dynamic leader capable of increasing financial commitment to the organization and creating an environment for AFTA  to thrive.

If this position sounds interesting, there’s a place for you here at AFTA! We are a diverse, progressive, and collaborative team, committed to access, equity, and education in the arts.

General Information

  • Location: Fort Myers, Florida

    Employment Type: Full-time, flexible work arrangements (on-site and remote)

    Positions available: 1


  • Maintain and grow AFTA’s donor base.
  • Identify, write, and submit grants.
  • Secure corporate sponsorships.
  • Fundraise and develop other revenues necessary to support AFTA’s mission.
  • Rebuild a strong legacy gifting program
  • Build a team to contribute to the strategic development of the organization.
  • Work with other AFTA staff on ad hoc projects as assigned.

Basic Requirements

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Familiarity with Donor Perfect and/or other CRM donor database management systems.
  • Excellent grant writing skills and proven success in grant acquisition.
  • Crafting dynamic Sponsorship Proposals
  • Managerial skills.
  • Previous fundraising/revenue generating work.

Skills That Set You Apart

  • Knowledge about and passion for the arts
  • Existing network of donors
  • Exceptional grant writing skills
  • Corporate Sponsorship chops

If you don’t have the skills above, don’t be discouraged—no resume paints a complete picture of a person. There’s a good chance you’re more wonderful than you think, so please apply!

About AFTA

Through intentional programming, we expand access to the arts for all who seek it. The Alliance for the Arts is a creative hub that spurs and supports self-expression, imagination, and equity. It is the place to gather, meet new people, start conversations, bring attention to, and, ultimately, solve the challenges our community faces.  Our mission is to transform lives and improve our community through the Arts.  Now entering its 47th season of operation, this aggressively growing arts organization is making space for artistic mediums, elevating expectations, and amplifying the necessity for creative placemaking in Fort Myers.


AFTA  rewards our employees for their contributions to our mission in many ways, from a competitive salary to flexible hours, a gym membership, and work from home Mondays.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000-$55,000

Schedule: M-F with occasional weekend event requirements

Work Location: Fort Myers, Florida



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