IMG_6847A career at the Des Moines Social Club offers the unique opportunity to be a key-player in the arts and non-profit community in Des Moines, IA.

The tight-knit staff truly works as a team–collaborating with artists, other organizations, and the community to produce over 700 exciting and innovative events each year.


SALARY AND BENEFITS
DMSC offers salary and benefit packages competitive among other Des Moines nonprofit organizations.

DMSC CULTURE
Start-up meets high-impact arts and culture engine driving community vitality; the Des Moines Social Club has grown dramatically in the last few years. In 2014 we renovated a historic, art deco fire house in downtown Des Moines and quickly filled it with programming spanning dozens of arts disciplines. On any given night you may see classic theater, pop-up art galleries, circus classes, live music, culinary demonstrations, entertaining trivia competitions, and art courses for kids—all happening simultaneously. Because of this rapid growth, we’re ever adapting and changing. We look for people who set audacious goals and love that one day may not be like the next. We know excellent art and culture is indispensable in a thriving community, and we relish opportunities to share that truth with thousands of our neighbors and partners. Just as our mission celebrates building vibrant community among people with different identities and values, cultivating an inclusive workplace and engaging diversity is a part of our core team values. DMSC welcomes your whole self and encourages people of all identities to apply.

DMSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, marital status or any other status protected by applicable law. Reasonable accommodation will be provided as needed to enable qualified applicants with a disability to participate in pre-employment procedures.

Check out current openings below…

 

 


 

DYNAMIC ARTS AND CULTURE NONPROFIT SEEKS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

 

JOIN OUR TEAM: The Des Moines Social Club is looking for an excellent Development Director to join our team.

WHAT WE DO: The Des Moines Social Club (DMSC) is a nonprofit organization that uses art and culture as a catalyst to create unprecedented community engagement.   DMSC connects creatives and audiences through thought provoking theater, visual arts, culinary arts, performing arts, music, and education classes for people of all ages. The breadth and excellence of our events is impressive, and we’re always exploring new collaborations through which we can create vibrant community.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Since moving to its current home at the Firehouse in downtown Des Moines in 2014, DMSC has had impressive program and financial success.  Much of that was possible because of strong fundraising.  DMSC must continue meeting ambitious but attainable fundraising targets to sustain our success and achieve our mission, especially as we prepare for an intensive capital campaign in 2017 and 2018.  The DMSC Development Director—in collaboration with the Executive Director and Board of Directors—is responsible for all fundraising strategy and operations.  She/he develops and executes the annual fundraising plan and budget, and excellently stewards relationships with current and potential investors.  She/he will also be a key leader in the design and implementation of our forthcoming capital campaign.  Responsibilities include:

 

  • Create and execute annual fundraising plan and department budget.
  • Lead production of annual fundraising events
  • Produce excellent grant applications and tailored asks for individual donors
  • Secure past capital and operating pledges; accurately track all pledge activity in coordination with the Accounting Manager and Executive Director
  • Secure sponsorships for key DMSC programs and performance venues
  • Collaborate excellently with the Executive Director, Accounting Manager, and Board of Directors
  • Manage and improve processes including but not limited to donor acknowledgements, email and mail solicitations, grant research, annual report production, and monthly giving strategies, and integration with employer supported giving systems
  • Evaluate the efficacy of current fundraising strategies and cultivate an environment of continual team learning
  • Partner with colleagues on the creation, refinement, and dissemination of exceptional print, digital, and other fundraising assets.
  • Be active and involved in the fundraising profession; stay abreast of new strategies and innovations in the field, and keep DMSC visible and well regarded among peer institutions.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

SUPERVISION: Reports to the Executive Director

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required; an advanced degree, CFRE, or similar fundraising professional certification is preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising; experience with an arts and culture organization(s) if preferred
  • Good judgment, integrity, and understanding of ethics related to development activities; thoughtful discretion in interactions with donors, prospects, and volunteers
  • Record of success planning and executing fundraising campaigns, identifying foundation and individual prospects, preparing grant application materials, presentations, and other fundraising assets
  • Knowledge of nonprofit finance best practices, grant compliance, planned giving, and corporate relations/communications
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills including efficient editorial processes; absolute attention to the clarity, accuracy, timeliness, and precision of communications
  • Familiarity with donor relations management platforms
  • Ability to lead and motivate a multi-level, cross-org team of staff and volunteers
  • Commitment to operating with purpose, urgency, and accuracy in a deadline-driven environment, balancing various short-term and ongoing projects
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and experience managing events, financial records, budgets, CRM platforms, and other processes associated with fundraising activity
  • Adaptability, problem solving acumen, and ability to maintain a flexible schedule
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs., attend weekly staff meetings, check in meetings with DMSC leadership, and work over 40 hours per week
  • Authorization to work in the United States

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS: DMSC offers salaries and benefits that are competitive among other Des Moines nonprofit organizations.   

 

DMSC CULTURE: Start-up meets high-impact arts and culture engine driving community vitality; the Des Moines Social Club has grown dramatically in the last few years. In 2014 we renovated an historic, art deco fire house in downtown Des Moines and quickly filled it with programming spanning dozens of arts disciplines.  On any given night you may see classic theater, pop-up art galleries, circus classes, live music, culinary demonstrations, entertaining trivia competitions, and art courses for kids—all happening simultaneously.  Because of this rapid growth, we’re ever adapting and changing. We look for people who set audacious goals and love that one day may not be like the next. We know excellent art and culture is indispensable in a thriving community, and we relish opportunities to share that truth with thousands of our neighbors and partners. Just as our mission celebrates building vibrant community among people with different identities and values, cultivating an inclusive workplace and engaging diversity is a part of our core values. DMSC welcomes your whole self and encourages people of all identities to apply.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Resumes and cover letters are due by Wednesday, January 31st.  Please email materials to careers@desmoinessocialclub.org.

START DATE: Immediately

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: The Development Director position requires the ability, with or without reasonable accommodation, to maintain regular attendance; travel on occasion within the U.S; work cooperatively with others; adhere to DMSC personnel polices and safety rules; sit and/or stand for extended periods of time; operate standard office equipment including computers, telephones, photocopiers, and projectors; communicate orally, in writing, and via computers and digital devices; and requires close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, transcribe, view a computer terminal and other office equipment.

 

DMSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, marital status or any other status protected by applicable law.  Reasonable accommodation will be provided as needed to enable qualified applicants with a disability to participate in pre-employment procedures.