Jul 18, 2023


Venice, CA

Venice Arts seeks a full-time Development & Communications Manager with broad experience in a development office and deep experience with events, annual campaigns, individual donor development, and organization communications. Working under the supervision of the Director of Development, this position has the following key roles and responsibilities:


Act as the lead producer including, but not limited to, managing all event elements,
from planning and communications through execution; maintain the event calendar and
task spreadsheets; solicit food, refreshments, art, and silent auction items, as relevant;
manage all wrap activities, such as donor acknowledgments and outreach.

Annual Campaigns

Manage annual campaigns, currently consisting of an online/direct mail spring “Camp
Campaign” and an online/direct mail “Year-End Campaign.”
Work with the Dev Comm Team to identify the storyline, strategies, collaterals, tasks,
and calendar for each campaign, assuring that the Development Assistant implements
accurately and efficiently across online, social media and direct mail platforms.

Donor Development and Management

Steward existing donors, identifying how best to increase engagement with Venice Arts.
Cultivate new relationships with prospective individual and corporate donors.
Assure that donor acknowledgements are written, sent, and filed in a timely manner.
Assure the maintenance of the individual and corporate (non-grant) donor database.


Manage organization and programs communications calendars and tasks across all
platforms—from strategy through execution.
Write website stories, as well as content for eNews, eblasts, donor updates, and social
media feeds, and review, proof, edit, and approve content drafted by others.
Review the back-end of all online campaigns—from subject lines through auto-donor
letters—to assure that each campaign is compelling, complete, and up-to-date.
Regularly review data, such as Google Analytics, to inform communications strategies.

Development Administration

Supervise the Development Associate, assuring that this position completes all
development support activities in a professional and timely manner.
Analyze data from a range of sources (FMP, Excel, Data Arts) to complete the annual
giving analysis and to report quarterly to the Dev Comm Team.
Compile data for SMU Data Arts, among other needs.
Take minutes at Board meetings, support Board member’s engagement efforts, and
assure that Board-related documents are up-to-date (give/get, IRS documents, etc.)

Earned Income

Support the Development Associate in managing venue rentals, approving all rentals
and assuring each is appropriately staffed.
Résumé with a cover letter highlighting relevant experience to karen@venice-arts.org, Development Manager in the subject line by 7/21/2023. Please: No phone inquiries or walk-ins. Other materials may be requested if an interview is scheduled.

This is an exempt (salaried), full-time position that is 100% in-person. Compensation includes a $65,000 salary to start; Up to 3 weeks of compensated time-off (2-weeks of vacation plus a one-week holiday closure); 12 standard paid holidays; employer-paid medical and dental insurance; up to 8 days of accrued sick days; and an opportunity to contribute to a 401(k).