Development Officer, Paramount Center for the Arts, St. Cloud, MN The Paramount Center for the Arts seeks a full-time development officer (32+ hours per week) to head its ongoing fundraising program. Reporting to the executive director, this professional must have an established background in coordinating nonprofit donation strategies. This role involves organizing large-scale fundraising initiatives, working with board members, managing the annual campaign and building relationships with donors, staff, and volunteers. The development officer will also implement major corporate/individual giving and legacy programs. The ideal candidate will have a baccalaureate degree and a minimum of five years of fund development experience, preferably in the arts and nonprofit fields. The applicant should also be familiar with CRM nonprofit software, donor databases, and other fundraising technology that will be used in daily job duties. Key Responsibilities : *Oversee, manage and track the development program in the following areas: individual giving, major gifts, corporate giving and sponsorships, foundations, government support, board giving, grant writing, and fundraising/donor events. *Plan and evaluate fundraising campaigns and activities *Manage the organization’s fundraising budget and income programs *Identify and cultivate prospective donors and work to retain current donors *Stay apprised of fundraising trends and the nonprofit community *Use prospect research tools and the PCA’s donor database to build donor relationships *Ensure timely and accurate reports to funders *Collaborate with staff on the management and planning of fundraising/donor events *Recruit members and lead/manage the development committee Continued …. Education, Experience, and Characteristics : *Baccalaureate degree - required * 5 years of experience in fundraising, preferably in the arts and/or nonprofit sector *Foundation relationships and grant writing experience *Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills *Time management and flexibility *Creative, well organized self-starter with a positive attitude Applications available on the Paramount website ( and resume/curriculum vitae should be sent by US Mail or email to: Mailing address: Bob Johnson, Executive Director Paramount Center for the Arts 913 W. St. Germain St. St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301 Email: Applications should be submitted by 4:00 pm on March 5, 2021. The mission of the Paramount Center for the Arts, located in downtown St. Cloud, MN, is to provide opportunities for artistic production, creative exploration, arts education and the enjoyment of arts and entertainment throughout Central Minnesota and beyond. The Paramount Center for the Arts includes an 800-seat historic theatre – celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2021 – plus over 8500 square feet of visual arts studios, community outreach programs and three gallery spaces. Find out more at or @paramountartsmn on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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