The Development and Marketing Manager will report directly to the Executive Director. This position leads strategy development and executes all fundraising plans for annual operations and any capital projects and must implement and evaluate all projects pertaining to corporate and foundation grants, individual giving, public funds and special fundraising events. The Director will also be responsible for developing marketing and communication materials that promote the values and mission of AMPED and that keep donors and other stakeholders regularly informed of updates, needs, and successes.
The Manager is expected to grasp complex concepts, find solutions to problems, and make informed decisions regarding development issues. He/she will establish strong relationships with the staff, governing board, volunteers, donors, and the general community.
The responsibilities for the Manager of Development and Marketing will be, although not limited to, as follows:
Create a yearly fundraising document outlining funding sources and priorities.
Collaborates regularly with the Executive Director and Board members to ensure a clear and accurate interpretation of the organization’s fundraising vision and direction.
Research grant and other fundraising opportunities aligned with AMPED’s vision, values, goals, and priorities and produce materials in a high-quality manner.
Establish and maintain productive relationships with local foundations, corporations, and individual donors, ensuring that AMPED is attracting, retaining, and motivating donors and volunteers.
Coordinate and lead site visits of individuals, corporate and foundation leaders to the facility, providing inspiring representation of AMPED.
Initiate, prepare for, and participate in meetings with current and prospective funders.
Assist Board members, leadership team, and other volunteers as necessary to identify, cultivate and solicit charitable gifts.
Attends and helps to manage Development Committee meetings of the Board of Directors.
Ensure all gifts and visits are appropriately acknowledged and entered into the database.
Establish fund development goals and performance measures; monitor and evaluate results.
Produce monthly status reports for Board of Directors and Executive Director.
Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and laws, maintain accountability standards to donors, and ensure compliance with code of ethical principles and standards for fundraising.
Marketing and Public Relations
Create social media content for AMPED – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
Create marketing pieces, with consistent branding and messaging, to promote AMPED for fundraising and community outreach purposes (e.g. brochures, press releases, visitor packet, donor/volunteer interest cards, etc.).
Coordinate media and press opportunities.
Create template for monthly newsletter to be distributed to all friends and donors of AMPED.
Publish monthly newsletter to communicate updates, needs, and successes.
Lead the publishing of an organizational annual report at the end of each fiscal year.
Data Management, Reporting, and Special Events
Determine donor database system to be used for recording and acknowledging all gifts to AMPED.
Maintain comprehensive prospect and donor records, including information from special events and in-kind donations, through donor database.
Track pledge payments and mailing of payment reminders to donors.
Produce all donor reports, including any annual reports for grants and reports for receipt of public funds.
Assist with coordinating any special events related to friend raising or fundraising (Dream Maker Awards Dinner).
Participate in professional development opportunities.
Model the tone, values, and mission of AMPED through all actions and decision-making.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Academy of Music Production Education and Development
AMPED is a bright spot, a thriving community center where, as soon as you enter, positivity is palpable. Kids and adults alike are allowed and indeed encouraged to express their creativity through music: writing, performing, and producing. Our mission is to empower youth and adults to work as a team, learn how to express themselves effectively, and develop into healthy, productive members of our community and the world. There are two main programs: The Music Academy and Russell Tech Incubator.
The Music Academy is a free out-of-school time music program that is available year-round. We teach everything about the business of music from instrumental instruction to music theory, audio and video production, photography and web design. The Academy has two campuses in West Louisville.
Russell Tech Incubator will be a state-of-the-art technology service center offering techology career training and employment to the citizens of the Russell Neighborhood. It will offer data science, technology training and career placement to Russell residents and services to businesses that serve the West End community.
AMPED enjoys broad community support and receives considerable publicity for ou...r work. We are regularly invited to perform and provide support at community events. We don’t expect our youth to win Grammy awards, but, in sum, we have developed a thriving program that is reaching youth and their families in our community who most need it.