Staff and Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment at Culture Works. We are seeking candidates for the following position:

Culture Works is the umbrella arts agency serving the Dayton Region. We are celebrating our 44th year of service to the community this year with a current annual organizational budget of just over $1 million and a small, but exceptionally dedicated staff. We also utilize a stable team of excellent outside consultants who handle our accounting, graphic arts, and IT support.
Culture Works is seeking an experienced fundraiser to serve in the position of Development Manager. The Development Manager will serve a critically important role in assisting to coordinate the talent already being utilized by the organization through staff, consultants, and board involvement to ensure continued organizational growth.
The successful candidate will be a proven self-starter and multitasker with a passionate commitment to the organization’s mission, excellent communication skills, and a successful track record in fundraising.


Duties and Responsibilities:
The Development Manager leads all aspects of the Development Department. Specific duties include:
  • Work with the Executive Director to develop organizational goals and strategic initiatives
  • Create a Development Strategic Plan with emphasis on:
    • Workplace Giving
    • Corporate and Individual Major Gifts
    • Corporate and Family Foundations and Government Grants
    • Annual Fund Appeals
    • Prospect Identification
  • Manage Membership, Sponsorship, Special Events and Planned Giving
  • Develop new donors and maintain current relationships with individual and corporate donors
  • Serve as staff support for the External Relations & Development Committee
  • Provide oversight of all appeals, mailings, acknowledgments, and data entry
  • As appropriate, manage contacts with vendors for printing, mailing, database, and special projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • At least three to five years of well-rounded fundraising background with a proven track record of “closing the deal”
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint with an overall understanding of the Windows operating environment
  • Experience with fundraising software; Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge preferred
  • Experience in Marketing and PR
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and perform as a team player
  • Exceptional communication skills, including proven ability to write effectively and speak persuasively
  • Deadline and detail oriented
  • Flexible and positive with a “can do” attitude
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends as required for special events and other relationship-building activities
Other Information:
Culture Works is located in Downtown Dayton and provides free parking for its employees.


To Apply:
Qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Culture Works Executive Director Lisa Hanson at: No phone calls please.
The position will remain open until January 31, 2019.
Culture Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates that reflect the diversity of the Dayton Region.