Appalshop is an equal opportunity employer, and its employment policies and practices are applicable to all employees without regard to race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, creed, disability or national origin.
Appalshop, a regional cultural center with national impact, seeks an experienced fundraiser to coordinate development activities and generate major institutional support. The Development Director will work closely with staff leaders to develop fundraising strategies and to raise an annual budget of $1.5 million from foundations, public agencies, and individual donors. The Development Director will represent Appalshop in a variety of settings and host Appalshop fundraising events. This is a great chance to work with creative, dedicated folks and build on our organization’s success.
Qualifications we are looking for in a Development Director:
Reports to Appalshop’s Executive Committee and the Fundraising Committee. This position also works within a collaborative team of development, administrative and project staff. In addition, the Appalshop Board provides organizational oversight.
Salary and Benefits
Salary range for the Director of Institutional Development is $30-40,000 per year commensurate with experience. Benefits include employer-paid full family health (medical and dental) insurance, disability insurance, retirement plan, sick days and vacation.
Widely recognized for its commitment to developing a vibrant community-based arts presence in Appalachia and beyond, Appalshop is a nonprofit arts and education center based in eastern Kentucky. Established in 1969 as a media-training program, Appalshop has developed into a multi-disciplinary arts and social justice organization. The staff of 20+ full-time workers currently produces documentary media, tour original musical theater, present community arts programming and conduct a variety of youth educational and arts training programs. Appalshop owns and manages a dynamic community radio station that is run, in part, by volunteer programmers from the local area and has established a regional archive. Every year Appalshop productions and services reach several million people nationally and internationally.
At the heart of this diverse body of work is the shared proposition that the world is immeasurably enriched when local cultures garner the resources, including new technologies, to tell their own stories and to listen to the unique stories of others. The creative acts of listening and telling are Appalshop's core competency.
Appalshop’s work environment is creative and cooperative. Employees have a strong voice in designing and implementing the day-to-day work, management, and governance of the organization. We desire self-directed employees who are capable and willing to work collaboratively with others.
Visit the Appalshop website for more information – www.appalshop.org
We would like to receive applications by May 31, 2013. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Appalshop is an equal opportunity employer, and its employment policies and practices are applicable to all employees without regard to race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, creed, disability or national origin.
Send a cover letter and resume to:
Attn: Search - Development Director
91 Madison Ave.
Whitesburg, KY 41858
Or via email to: email@example.com
Roadside Theater is Hiring a Web Community Coordinator! (PDF)
This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in an entrepreneurial and creative new Roadside venture. The Coordinator will support Roadside's web community through multiple platforms, including the roadside.org, social media, intranet, and more; as well as play a key creative role transitioning to web four decades of Roadside's experiments in theater and social justice.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Creating infrastructure for virtual engagement through the use of website and blog (Drupal); internal collaboration and constituent relationship management (Podio); social media (including individual platforms like Facebook and Twitter, as well as management tools like HootSuite); email marketing; online surveys/forms; webinars and virtual meetings; and other tools to increase efficiencies and innovation.
• Collaborating with Roadside's Managing Director to organize the Roadside Theater archive, in coordination with the Appalshop Archive; digitize select materials; make simple edits to multimedia clips; and upload new samples.
• Training Desk Editors/Managers to use Roadside's Drupal website and social media platforms, and being on point to troubleshoot.
• Helping design appropriate metrics for the evaluation of virtual engagement and leading the measurement effort (email open rates, trends in user commenting, re-sharing, partner use of materials, via tools like Google Analytics, HootSuite, Facebook insights,
• Coordinating a network of human resources – graphic designers, audio and video editors, et al – from which Desk Editors/Managers can get assistance.
• Scheduling meetings and arranging logistics for the Editorial Board.
• Helping build and coordinate a team of interns and volunteers to carry out the above.
Necessary for the position:
• Working knowledge of platforms named above and experience in creative use of technology
• Excellent collaboration skills for working in-person and virtually
• Creative thinker
• Being self-directed to work independently
The Web Community Coordinator is a half-time, contracted position initially based in Norton, VA
Experience: College graduate with one to two years of experience desired.
Compensation: Hourly rate commensurate with experience.
Send resume and letter to:
P.O. Box 771
Norton, VA 24273
or to firstname.lastname@example.org