Are you yearning to grow with an organization that holds a big
vision, sets ambitious goals, and values creative contribution to
achieve its mission?
If that sounds like you, we’re listening!
Community MusicWorks seeks a savvy professional committed to
advancing the mission, vision, and values of CMW as Director of
Community MusicWorks is celebrating its twenty-fifth season as a
living and growing experiment in supporting artists, young people,
and families to create strong ties and strong communities. The
organization enjoys a solid national reputation as a forerunner in
the fields of creative youth development in music and
community-based residencies. In addition to its robust programs in
Providence, CMW supports a network of organizations that have
related missions in social justice and music education. CMW is
continually working to grow an anti-racist organizational stance,
and supports all staff and board to be involved in ongoing learning
and dialogue to advance this priority. CMW is nearing the end of a
$13MM capital campaign to build the Community MusicWorks Center, a
performance, teaching, and community gathering hub for families,
musicians, and neighbors.
The Director of Philanthropic Engagement for Community
MusicWorks is responsible for the strategic planning, oversight and
execution of the Individual Giving Program, representing
approximately 60% of the overall $1.3 million fundraising budget
for the organization. The Director manages the year-long
cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities, with a
particular focus on leadership donors ($1,000+), as well as
increasing the base of support, through both dollar increases and
expanding the donor base.
The Director of Philanthropic Engagement collaborates with the
organization’s Institutional Relations Manager on large and
small-scale foundation, government, and corporate support
fundraising efforts and activities, representing approximately 40%
of the overall budget. This includes managing a portfolio of grant
requests and researching potential funders.
The Director will coordinate the public phase efforts of the
organization’s capital campaign, including managing a portfolio of
prospects and supporting the fundraising work of the Artistic
Director, Managing Director, Capital Campaign Steering Committee,
and Board of Directors.
The Director manages and oversees the work of the Development
Associate, and two standing Board Committees: the Development
Committee and the Governance Committee. Additionally, the Director
will provide updates on fundraising efforts to the Board of
Directors, as well as presenting analysis and training at the
annual Board Retreat.
Experience and Qualifications
● Passion for the mission and work of Community
● Excellent writing, interpersonal, and analytical
● Fluency with the practices of philanthropy
● Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects
● Excellent data management skills (zeal preferred!)
● Demonstrated ability to manage and collaborate with
● Growth-oriented and interested in ongoing personal and
● Must be available and willing to travel to meet with
donors and prospects, primarily in
● 5 or more years of professional experience, preferably