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Director of Development

Overview

Americana provides holistic services to Louisville’s refugee, immigrant and underserved population to build strong and healthy families, create a safe and supportive community and help every individual realize their potential.

We believe every human being has dignity and that no human is defined by their need or economic means. We believe in mutual exchange of ideas and culture creating meaningful understanding. We believe through equitable policies every individual can advocate for themselves and their communities. We believe in holistic support that is tailored to the needs of each family and participants of all ages.

Ours is a culture that values passion and creativity and the beautiful balance of self-initiative and team support, along with an unwavering commitment to Americana’s mission and guiding principles.

Job Summary

The Director of Development will lead Americana to a more sustainable financial infrastructure through engaging funders, increasing community engagement, and building an active donor base, in order to have a healthy reserve fund to allow thoughtful growth and expansion.

Tasks include grant management, writing, and reporting, event planning, coordinating Americana’s marketing and communications, donor communication and acknowledgment, and community engagement.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Grant Writing

1) Delegate tasks to part-time grant writer, Americorps VISTA, and development intern

2) Input data to keep track of all deadlines for applications and reports and organize all content and previous grants

3) Work closely with Finance Manager for budget reporting and applications

4) Communicate with program staff to have a good understanding of needs

5) Work with outside evaluator and program staff for evaluation of programming for reporting and need assessment

6) Communicate with active funders throughout the year of Americana’s activities and news

Event Planning

1) Organize and expand annual dinner and community festival

2) Plan various events to increase awareness and fundraising opportunities

3) Identify sponsorships and spearhead all publicity for events

Marketing and Communications

1) Update and improve booth material and Americana swag

2) Update and improve website user experience

3) Work with different program leaders to better tell the story of their program (Community Garden, Fiberworks, Youth Programs, Cultural Leaders, etc) and the participants through social media, videos, letters, grant applications and reports, booth material, etc.

4) Regularly post on all social media platforms and send weekly Mailchimp Newsletters

Donor Base

1) Update donor software database and coordinate all communication with donors including tax documentation, thank you letters, asks, and updates

3) Engage in face-to-face solicitations and other direct engagement with donors and prospects, and arranging and supporting engagement for the Executive Director, senior staff, and Board Members.

4) Identify potential donors through volunteerism, community engagement activities, and outside fair/festivals/networking events

5) Participate in third party fundraisers including Give for Good Louisville

Community Engagement

1) Work directly with the Board of Director’s Advancement Committee and Ambassadors (advisory committee of community participants) to support them in their roles

2) Provide information and opportunities to advocacy groups, outside events (fairs), churches/schools, etc.

3) Provide opportunities for the larger community to be a part of Americana’s community

4) Communicate with corporations that have supported Americana to offer information or other opportunities to be involved

Experience and Qualifications

  • At least 3-5 years of demonstrated experience in nonprofit fundraising
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience developing successfully written donor communications and marketing materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, to diverse audiences and in a variety of contexts. Demonstrated ability to simplify complex themes and activities into a short, compelling presentation or written piece.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be detail oriented, work independently while having a team-oriented perspective, excel in creative problem solving and is willing to persevere through challenging situations.
  • Experience in prioritization, organization and handling multiple tasks successfully
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills, ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and to meet deadlines. Ability to develop long-term plans, set objectives, track progress toward achieving objectives.
  • Experience in working collaboratively with other team members; Strong interpersonal skills, cross-cultural competency, and confidence making donor contacts in diverse communities.
  • A commitment to diversity and equity, and a personal approach that values individuals and their differences.
  • Computer proficiency, including list/database management.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and irregular hours.

Compensation

Americana offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package including paid vacation and holidays, medical and dental insurance, and SIMPLE IRA Plan. The salary for this position will be between $42,000 – $47,000 depending on experience.

To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to Edgardo Mansilla, Executive Director, edgardo@americanacc.org, 4801 Southside Drive, Louisville, KY 40214. Thank you for not calling about the status of your application. We will be accepting applications until October 1st.

Creative Arts Coordinator

Part-Time Position

Overview

Americana provides holistic services to Louisville’s refugee, immigrant and underserved population to build strong and healthy families, create a safe and supportive community and help every individual realize their potential.

We believe every human being has dignity and that no human is defined by their need or economic means. We believe in mutual exchange of ideas and culture creating meaningful understanding. We believe through equitable policies every individual can advocate for themselves and their communities. We believe in holistic support that is tailored to the needs of each family and participants of all ages.

Ours is a culture that values passion and creativity and the beautiful balance of self-initiative and team support, along with an unwavering commitment to Americana’s mission and guiding principles.

Job Summary

Create a safe, supportive and encouraging environment in which children may express themselves creatively in the Americana Youth Program which serves a diverse population of refugee, immigrant and U.S. born youth. This is done by developing arts curriculum that exposes students to variety of mediums. Creative Arts Coordinator, is responsible for teaching arts curriculum in their area of expertise, as well as bringing in outside arts partners to expose students to all forms of art; i.e. visual, dance, drama, music, writing, etc. The goal of the Creative Arts Coordinator position is expose students to arts as an access to reduce stress, anxiety and aggression in children who may experience social, emotional and behavioral difficulties. Youth programs staff, interns and volunteers will provide assistance and supervisory support.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop age-appropriate projects and curriculum focusing on art techniques, such as painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, etc. on a minimal budget.
  • Prepare and implement art and crafts programming that engage youth ages 6-17, while regarding sensitivity to all cultures, age groups and abilities.
  • Create sustainable arts partnerships with other community and arts organizations.
  • Organize and schedule artist to teach workshops.
  • Organize and schedule enrichment field trips based around exposure to the arts (Open mics,
  • performance art, art gallery openings, etc)
  • Integrate Youth Program volunteers into arts and crafts programming.
  • Maintain orderliness and cleanliness of Art Room.
  • Attend supervision and collaboration meetings with as assigned by Youth Programs Coordinator
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High School Diploma required, Bachelor Degree Preferred
  • Experience working with children in educational/enrichment setting
  • Works well with people of a variety of cultural, religious and economic backgrounds
  • Arts and Crafts Skills (therapeutic art interventions experience very helpful, but not required)
  • Self-directed, Team-oriented, enthusiastic
  • Bilingual skills a plus

Compensation: $13.75/per hour
To apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to Emilie Dyer @ emilie@americanacc.org , 4801 Southside Drive, Louisville, KY 40214. Thank you for not calling about the status of your application. Review of applications will begin May 17th and continue until the position is filled.