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Alliance for the Arts
Fort Myers, Florida, United States (on-site)
25 days ago
Alliance for the Arts
Fort Myers, Florida, United States (on-site)
25 days ago
Alliance for the Arts
Fort Myers, Florida, United States (on-site)
25 days ago


Alliance for the Arts (AFTA) is looking for a Director of Development with extensive experience cultivating and expanding an organization’s financial capacity. The successful candidate will work closely with the Executive and Artistic Directors to identify and engage current and prospective donors, foundations, grant opportunities, and community relationships. This position requires a dynamic leader capable of increasing financial commitment to the organization and creating an environment for AFTA to thrive.

If this position sounds interesting, there’s a place for you here at AFTA! We are a diverse, progressive, and collaborative team, committed to access, equity, and education in the arts.



  • Maintain and grow AFTA’s donor base.
  • Identify, write, and submit grants.
  • Secure corporate sponsorships.
  • Fundraise and develop other revenues necessary to support AFTA’s mission.
  • Rebuild a strong legacy gifting program
  • Build a team to contribute to the strategic development of the organization.
  • Work with other AFTA staff on ad hoc projects as assigned.

Basic Requirements

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce and/or other CRM donor database management systems.
  • Excellent grant writing skills and proven success in grant acquisition.
  • Crafting dynamic Sponsorship Proposals
  • Managerial skills.
  • Previous fundraising/revenue generating work.

Skills That Set You Apart

  • Knowledge about and passion for the arts
  • Existing network of donors
  • Exceptional grant writing skills 
  • Corporate Sponsorship chops 

If you don’t have the skills above, don’t be discouraged—no resume paints a complete picture of a person. There’s a good chance you’re more wonderful than you think, so please apply!

About AFTA

Through intentional programming, we expand access to the arts for all who seek it. The Alliance for the Arts is a creative hub that spurs and supports self-expression, imagination, and equity. It is the place to gather, meet new people, start conversations, bring attention to, and, ultimately, solve the challenges our community faces. Our mission is to transform lives and improve our community through the Arts. Now entering its 48th season of operation, this aggressively growing arts organization is making space for artistic mediums, elevating expectations, and amplifying the necessity for creative placemaking in Fort Myers.


AFTA rewards our employees for their contributions to our mission in many ways, from a competitive salary to flexible hours, a gym membership, and work from home Mondays.

Schedule: M-F with occasional weekend event requirements

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67657141
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Fort Myers, Florida, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Alliance for the Arts
  • Position Title: Director of Development
  • Industry Sector: Art/Culture and Humanities
  • Job Sector: Development/Fundraising/Grantwriting
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $55,000.00 - $75,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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