Wyoming Arts Council

Help wanted: Ucross Foundation

The Ucross Foundation, an artist residency program in northern Wyoming, is looking for a development director and a paid intern. Here are the details:
Development Director
The Ucross Foundation is a 30-year old nonprofit organization that operates an internationally known artists-in-residence program in northeastern Wyoming, supporting approximately 90 artists each year.  Located on an historic 20,000-acre working cattle ranch, the Foundation also works to preserve the health of its land and waters, and serves as a model of sound ecological values, through a variety of conservation initiatives including the planting of trees and the creation of a new community park.  The Foundation serves as a community resource in rural Wyoming through its art gallery, conference space and community events such as artist lectures and an annual Independence Day celebration. FMI: www.ucrossfoundation.org
We are currently seeking to hire a hands-on professional Development Director whose responsibilities will include:
Working closely with the Founder and Executive Director, identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major individual, corporate and foundation donors
Securing significant gifts, developing and writing grant proposals and overseeing grant agreements
Responsible for day to day management of all fundraising activities
Developing positive, respectful and fruitful relationships with donors, both locally and nationally
Organizing receptions and other special events in Wyoming and nationally
Supervising gift fulfillment process, database management and other systems to support development program
Communicating the Foundation’s activities to funders in a timely manner
Providing timely and accurate reports on fundraising performance, working closely with bookkeeper
Qualifications Needed:
       Recent experience in nonprofit work with demonstrated success in fundraising and partnership development;
             knowledge of arts nonprofit work
BA degree fine arts, nonprofit management
Exceptional interpersonal, writing and oral skills
Ability and willingness to maintain an active travel schedule
Passion for the work, mission and values of the Ucross Foundation
Experience with establishing planned giving programs is desirable
Demonstrated success with proposal development and grant writing
Strong computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint (Access database experience a plus)
Demonstrated ability to interact with high capacity donors
Outstanding initiative and responsibility a must
Superior organizational abilities with attention to detail, meeting deadlines, managing multiple tasks concurrently
Ability to work both independently and part of a team
Friendly, outgoing and positive attitude with a healthy sense of perspective and humor
To apply, send resume, letter of interest and two references to sdynak@ucross.org. No phone calls please.
2012 Internship (Paid)

An internship at Ucross Foundation is intended to develop the abilities of and give experience to an intern within the Residency Program and the general office of the Ucross Foundation working environment.  An intern will be hired under the same conditions and rules as other temporary employees without regard to race, creed, color or gender.
Main duties:
Assistance to the Residency Manager with Resident needs, including but not limited to town trips, airport pickups and returns, scheduling, attending orientation sessions, Selection Committee meeting arrangements, assisting with Fall 2012 invitation mailing, and other duties.
General office assistance may include newsletter writing and proofreading, bulk mailing assistance, attendance at staff meetings, art gallery reception work and helping out at public events including July 3 community fireworks event.  
Qualifications Needed:  BA degree in Fine Arts, Communications or other related degree.  Excellent computer skills, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word. Due to our rural location, the intern will need his/her own personal transportation.
Personal characteristics sought: Responsible, mature, excellent interpersonal skills, flexible, appreciative of details, friendly, respectful of other people and of professional boundaries, resourceful, sense of humor, team player.  Ability to live comfortably in remote rural location.
Dates of employment: flexible, generally six to eight months. Position open as of February 1, 2012.

Work requirements: 35 hours per week

Benefits: Monthly stipend and housing.
Deadline:  January 31, 2012
To apply, send letter of interest, resume and two references to Sharon Dynak at sdynak@ucross.org.  No phone inquiries, please. www.ucrossfoundation.org

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