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Development Manager

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Job Summary
The Alliance of California Traditional Arts (ACTA), California’s leading advocate for the folk and traditional arts, announces an opening for a Development Manager.  A statewide nonprofit dedicated to cultural and racial equity and cultural sustainability, ACTA is headquartered in Fresno with field offices and staff around the state.

We are seeking a go-getter who shares our mission and values, is willing to work independently and as a part of a team, and who wants to exercise their fundraising chops in a lively, interesting organization that makes a difference in the world.  A clear, confident writer, interested in diverse cultures, who is highly organized and enjoys working in collaboration with a team to meet the organization’s goals will do well in this position.  We prefer that this position be held by a California resident and it can be executed remotely.

The task for the next Development Manager will be to maintain the current level of support and assist in continually identifying and responding to new funding opportunities.

Success for the Development Manager will be measured by:

  • The development, execution, and tracking of an annual fundraising plan;
  • The maintenance and increase in funding levels (and number of donors) from all sources;
  • Effectiveness in the management and support of the Executive Director within the fundraising function (new program development; prospect identification; funder relationship management); and
  • The orderly, smooth, independent management of ACTA’s development operations.

ACTA salaries are benchmarked to Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits by Nonprofit Compensation Associates. This position will pay between $75,000 and $95,000 depending upon prior experience.

Generous nonprofit benefits include:

  • Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Retirement contribution
  • Flexible spending account
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Remote work environment

Please see the complete job description here. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter detailing your interest and suitability for this position to Amy Kitchener, Executive Director, at Attach a current resume, a writing sample (with explanation, including your role in the authorship), and three references with contact information. If you wish your application to remain confidential, please indicate this in your cover letter. For more information, contact Amy Kitchener, Executive Director, at

The position is currently available and will remain open until filled.

 ACTA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and to creating a work environment where the individual is valued and respected. ACTA welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and seeks to hire qualified staff reflecting the rich diversity of the communities we serve. We define diversity in broad terms to include race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, geography, and socio-economic status.

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