Status: Full time
Salary: $75,000-$85,000 Annually
Location: Remote - Anywhere in the US
Reports to: CEO
The Creative Ladder, a recently launched national 501(c)(3)
nonprofit, is seeking its first Development Director. This
full-time fundraising leadership position is fully remote, and the
salary range is $75,000-$85,000.
About The Creative Ladder:
Founded in 2022, The Creative Ladder is dedicated to making
creative careers more accessible, especially for rising
professionals from underrepresented communities and low-income
backgrounds. The nonprofit offers student outreach, mentorship
connections and leadership training and networking events for those
beginning their careers in fields including advertising, marketing,
design and commercial production.
The Development Director reports directly to the CEO of The
Creative Ladder and oversees all fundraising and donor-management
initiatives. Frequent tasks include corporate relationship
management, event planning, donor database oversight, advance
strategic planning, monitoring long-term goals and creating
innovative, sustainable revenue streams.
The ideal candidate will:
Thrive in a growing, startup
environment rich in opportunity for proactive, creative
Develop and execute clear short-term
and long-range fundraising plans specifically focused on creative
industries such as brand marketing and advertising.
Have a strong understanding of the
marketing, advertising, design and commercial production
Have direct experience with large
corporate donations and managing the relationships associated with
Be experienced in grassroots
fundraising and managing multiple parallel appeals.
Be passionate about uplifting talent
of color, the LGBTQ+ community, immigrants and the children of
immigrants, and other groups that have traditionally faced bias and
unfair practices in the workplace.
Take pride in building results-driven
structures and processes that ensure fundraising strategies are
consistently growing and improving.
Be comfortable working in Bloomerang
or similar donor management platforms.
Work closely with the CEO to identify
and cultivate donors for annual or major gifts.
Minimum 5 years of professional
nonprofit fundraising experience
Fundraising experience with a range
of funding sources, primarily in grassroots fundraising and
Excellent writing and communication
Familiarity with donor management
platforms (The Creative Ladder uses Bloomerang) and database
Significant computer proficiency
including Macs and PCs
Extensive experience with spreadsheet
software such as Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets
Experienced with working and managing
Familiarity with website / CMS
Knowledge of the lived realities of
employment/workplace challenges faced by underrepresented
groups—such as people of color, LGBTQ+ and immigrant
Email your resume to info [at] creativeladder.org with the
subject line "[Your Name] - Development Director Application"
401(k) with match
Paid time off
8 hour shift
Monday to Friday, with exceptions for
occasional weekend events