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Stanislaus Arts Council

Position Opening: Executive Director


Stanislaus County is in the San Joaquin Valley of California with a culturally diverse population of 500,000 persons. We have an abundant representation of all art forms in our community at both a professional and passionate amateur level.  We are looking for an individual who can develop relationships, and work with artists and art groups of all types, fostering collaborative projects with existing groups, and supporting and promoting the work and activities of traditionally under-served populations.


In addition, the Executive Director oversees the range of existing programs and individuals currently providing services, including:  the Mistlin Gallery, a quality, 5,400 square foot space in downtown Modesto, the CLASS project, a program that places artists in underserved schools, and the supervision of two part-time staff:  Gallery Coordinator, and Promotion and Publicity Project Manager.


Ideal Candidate will Demonstrate the following Characteristics:

  • Experience writing successful grant applications.

  • Experience working with a Not-for-Profit Board of Directors.

  • Works closely with Finance Director to monitor and manage the operational budget and all grant management/reporting obligations.

  • Encourages new and creative program and development alternatives.

  • Fosters an environment that encourages teamwork, supports group decision- making and builds good rapport with team members.

  • Holds individual team members accountable for contributing to team performance.

  • Understands team dynamics, how to motivate team members and the appropriate assignments for teams.

  • Promotes and sustains a strong commitment to racial and cultural diversity and inclusiveness.

Salary Range:
  $60,000 - $70,000 per year depending on experience

How To Apply

Please submit resume and direct questions to:


David Schroeder, Ph.D.                                                           Keith Boggs                            

Executive Director                                          or                    President of the Board                                   

Gallo Center for the Arts
Job Title: Donor Relations Coordinator/Board Liaison

Reports to: Director of Philanthropy 

Classification: Non-Exempt Status: Full-time 

Date Updated: August 2023 

About The Gallo Center for the Arts 

The Gallo Center for the Arts (GCA) is a state-of-the-art performing arts complex located in the heart of  vibrant downtown Modesto, CA. The Gallo Center houses two performance venues—the 1248-seat  Mary Stuart Rogers Theater and the 440-seat Foster Family Theater. The mission of the Gallo Center is  to enrich the quality of life in the San Joaquin Valley by providing an inspirational civic gathering place  where regional, national, and international cultural activities illuminate, educate, and entertain. The  Gallo Center celebrates the diversity of our community by offering an array of cultural opportunities  designed to appeal to and be accessible to all. For more information about the Gallo Center for the Arts,  please visit

Position Summary 

The Donor Relations Coordinator/Board Liaison position involves reporting to the Director of  Philanthropy while collaborating closely with the CEO. The role encompasses balancing responsibilities  between the Development and Administration departments. The Donor Relations Coordinator/Board  Liaison is responsible for successfully coordinating and effectively supporting the Gallo Center’s two  volunteer Boards—the Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees. Development tasks will center  around donor recognition and organizing donor events. 

Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities  


Work as a collaborative Development team member, focusing on donor recognition outputs, gift  processing cycle, and donor events. 

Assist the Development team in scheduling, planning, and executing the season calendar of  donor and patron events, including invitations, event logistics, vendor relations, and day of  event staffing. 

GCA utilizes the Tessitura CRM for all ticketing and gift transactions. With training, this role will  work on the following Development tasks: 

o Maintain high data standards in Tessitura CRM related to constituent contact  information, relationships, and GCA activities documented in donor and patron records. o Run scheduled Tessitura data outputs to produce accurate donor recognition listings for various media formats (printed magazine, GCA website, digital playbills). 

o Accurately process gift batches and produce donor acknowledgments as scheduled,  including appropriate membership fulfillment collateral. 

Manage donor research data projects as assigned by the Director of Philanthropy.

Job Description – Donor Relations Coordinator/Board Liaison

Board Relations 

Serve as the administrative liaison for the Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, and respective  committees. 

Provide high-level coordination of all Board activities including, but not limited to, calendar  management, scheduling logistics, meeting preparation, gathering and distributing materials,  recording meeting minutes, and post-meeting follow-up. 

Manage and maintain up-to-date Board matrix, GCA by-laws, and all Board member contact lists and forms. 

Work independently to draft and proofread Board correspondence and maintain accurate records. 

Understand Board roles and responsibilities and be familiar with Robert’s Rules of Order. Keep informed on best practices related to Board governance and committee structure to help  advise the CEO as needed. 

Office Administration 

Provide general organizational support to ensure the administrative office operates smoothly  (i.e., order office supplies, etc.) 

Proof organizational collateral materials as needed. 

Coordinate employee engagement projects (i.e., staff recognition, etc.) 

Other duties as assigned by the Director of Philanthropy and/or the CEO. 

General Duties and Requirements 

Participate in ongoing professional development and self-directed learning as provided by the  Company. 

Support all co-workers and treat them with dignity and respect. 

Present a positive view of GCA to the community. 

May drive on company business. 

Comply with all GCA policies and procedures, including but not limited to workplace safety,  reporting work-related injuries, and preventing potential safety risks for staff, clients, and  others. 

Punctual and regular attendance is an essential responsibility of each employee at GCA.  Employees are expected to report to work as scheduled, on time, and prepared to start working.  Employees also are expected to remain at work for their entire work schedule. Late arrival, early  departure, or other absences from scheduled hours are disruptive and must be avoided. 

Education and Experience 

Education – Bachelor's Degree in Arts Management, Nonprofit Management, Business, or related field  preferred. 

Experience – 2-5 years of experience in donor relations, fundraising, nonprofit development, or similar. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

A passion for the arts and a love of the people who make it happen. 

Advanced strategic organizational skills, including project and time management

Desire and passion for turning challenges into actionable solutions. 

Highest level of character and integrity. 

A decisive, “roll-up-the-sleeves,” results-oriented individual who can keep diverse projects  moving forward within a consistent strategic framework. 

Represent the Gallo Center positively and professionally, with diplomacy and tact when  interacting with diverse individuals. 

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Teams, and PowerPoint.  Experience with CRM platforms, such as Tessitura, is preferred. 

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to connect and engage with donors and board  members. 

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including crafting compelling fundraising  materials and reports. 

Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented  environment. 

Environmental Conditions 

Indoors in a typical office environment approximately ninety-five percent (95%) of the time. Frequent computer uses at the workstation.  

Frequently work at a fast pace with unscheduled interruptions. 

May occasionally move (walk or drive) from one work location to another. 

Physical Demands 

Ability to walk, sit, stand, stoop, crouch, and climb stairs. 

Ability to move and lift up to 25 pounds. 

Visual Acuity (Far/Near). 

Ability to drive a vehicle.  

Compensation and Benefits 

This full-time, hourly position requires 35-40 hours per week, with an estimated salary of $22.00 - $25.00 per hour, plus benefits. The Gallo Center for the Arts offers a competitive compensation package  commensurate with experience and ability, including health and dental insurance, life insurance, short and long-term disability coverage, 401(k) matching plan, vacation, holiday, and sick pay. 

How do I apply?  

Interested candidates should submit resumes and cover letters in a single Word or PDF document saved  as the candidate’s first and last name. All submissions should be emailed to Kristen Kenyon at with the job title in the subject line. No phone calls, please.  

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Modesto Symphony Orchestra Association

Director of Development

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra Association (MSOA) is seeking a motivated, dynamic and goal-oriented Director of Development to join our dedicated and talented team. This person will play a leadership role and work with the President & CEO and MSOA Board of Directors to create strategies to meet the fundraising goals and needs of the MSOA. The Director of Development is responsible for overseeing the planning, coordinating and administering of all fundraising activities and will bring a high level of energy and passion in support of the MSOA’s mission, vision and values.

Job Description
Reports to: President & CEO
Classification: Full-time Exempt
Salary Range: $65,000 - $90,000 per year DOE, plus benefits.

Essential Functions:
• Develop Annual Fundraising Plan with budget, establishing goals and developing strategic plans to meet or exceed overall fundraising goals of MSOA in consultation with the President & CEO.
• Oversee and administer fundraising campaigns including but not limited to individual gifts, corporate, sponsorships, major gifts, planned giving, and grants/foundations.
• Report on status of fundraising campaigns, identifying key metrics to evaluate success, monitor progress to goals, and responds to feedback to improve results.
• Develops and oversees systems, policies, and procedures designed to maximize effectiveness and efficiency within Development Department.
• Work closely with and support fundraising activity of the Board of Directors, attend and participate in the Development Committee of the Board. • Cultivate and nurture relationships within community and with supporters to maximize philanthropic engagement with the MSOA.
• Act as an ambassador, representing the MSOA at public and community events which may include weekend and evening commitments.

• Bachelor’s degree required with minimum 5 years’ experience in fund development for a non-profit organization.
• Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
• Ability to set objectives, develop plans, and implement programs to achieve goals.
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written with ability to interact positively and professionally.
• Collaborative and adaptable – ability to work independently and with a team, ability to build relationships across the organization and with external partners.
• Strategic thinker and creative problem solver.
• Technological proficiency including general knowledge of fundraising/donor management software program - Tessitura.
• Dedicated and passionate about the arts. Knowledge of orchestra music is a plus.
• Sense of humor, creative, and positive, with a can-do attitude are desirable assets.

Key Competencies: 
• organizational and planning skills
• interpersonal skills and customer service • communication skills • problem analysis and problem solving skills • judgment and decision-making ability
• initiative
• confidentiality
• team member
• attention to detail and accuracy
• adaptability
The Modesto Symphony Orchestra Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Founded in 1931, the MSOA strives to enrich lives through music and foster lifelong music education and appreciation in its community. Each season, the MSO performs five classics concerts and three pops concerts at the Gallo Center for the Arts; and produces community concerts that include an outdoor concert, Picnic at the Pops at the E. & J. Gallo Winery, and the Holiday Candlelight Concert at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Modesto. The MSO also engages the community through a 100+ volunteer adult chorus, a youth orchestra program, and presents education concerts. MSOA is guided by values of creativity, excellence, integrity, collaboration and is welcoming of all segments of the community.

Salary Range

How to Apply
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to

University of the Pacific

Assistant Director of Annual Giving

If you are someone who has a passion to make a difference and wants to thrive in a role where you’ll learn all facets of annual giving, be empowered to lead programs, and assess outcomes, our university is interested in talking with you!

The Office of Annual Giving at the University of the Pacific is currently looking for an Assistant Director of Annual Giving who will have a key role in the university's comprehensive annual giving program that focuses on undergraduate participation. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Annual Giving, these positions will conduct development activities within a team structure and collaborate extensively with colleagues across campus in the best interest of university donors and prospects.

The University of the Pacific’s six core values align with themes of character, community, and excellence. It welcomes a person who shares its values and a common belief that through its work, it is contributing to something greater than ourselves.

Primary Purpose:

If you have experience developing segmented email strategies, digital brand messaging, client-based advertisements, and/or cause-based campaigns across multiple channels, a transition to fundraising may be just for you!

Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Vice President of Annual Giving, the Assistant Director of Annual Giving plays a key role in the university’s comprehensive annual giving program focused on shaping sustainable growth in donor participation and annual operational support.

This position (currently two openings) conducts development activities within a team structure and collaborates extensively with colleagues across campus in the best interest of university donors and prospects. The work of the entire team includes, but not limited, to: Direct Mail, Email, Day of Giving, Crowdfunding, Phonathon/Call Center, Social Media, Texting, Matching Gifts, Affinity Programs, and Student Philanthropy. This person will thrive in understanding the outcomes of digital philanthropy to better understand customer/client interests and behaviors.

Job Description

Ideal characteristics:
• Determination and takes initiative
• Excellent relationship management skills
• Being detail oriented and use to managing multiple projects
• Enjoys working in a collaborative environment where everyone’s ideas are heard and valued
• Very comfortable with data manipulation and tracking outcomes Just a few of the perks:
• Be welcomed onto a supportive team of caring, collaborative, high-performing individuals
• Professional development support and access to wellness programs
• Great benefits, including a retirement contribution of 10%
• Up to 90% tuition remission and exchange for employees and their dependents

Essential Functions:
1. Advance our mission with key stakeholders to drive awareness, engagement, and donor support.
2. Build and manage assigned Annual Giving programs that attract new or current undergraduate alumni donors.
3. Leverage technology, brand marketing practices and audience specific messages (awareness of interests, generational influence or affinity) to build a consistent and innovative donor experience model.
4. Work with Annual Giving team members, Development Officers, and others representing colleges or units to plan and conduct Annual Giving appeals and initiatives.
5. Strategically plan objectives and track outcomes and report on objectives, activities, and overall results to internal and external constituencies.
6. Assist in the creation and execution of messages through a variety of communication channels and oversee the relationships with project liaisons in managing timelines and schedules of campaigns.
7. Actively participate as a staff member within the Development and Alumni Relations Division, attend Division-wide meetings and trainings, support Division-wide priorities and initiatives, and serve on committees as time permits.
8. Maintain knowledge of campus-wide activities that would be of interest to messaging themes; regularly utilize collaboration opportunities with alumni relations, donor relations, athletics, and planned giving.
9. Perform other related duties as assigned. University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher.
• One or more years of work in an annual giving, alumni relations or fundraising, OR two or more years of experience working in marketing, communications, public relations or similar transferrable role.
• Strong written communication skills, with the ability to articulate a message of support. Preferred Qualifications
• Meticulous attention to detail and outstanding organization and time-management skills.
• High comfort level in utilizing digital marketing and communication platforms for email, texting or social media strategies. Familiar with A/B testing of digital initiatives to optimize strategies.
• Comfortable working both independently and collaboratively with colleagues, donors, and contacts on and off-campus. Throughout the year, will manage multiple requests, timelines, and priorities.
• Professional verbal communication skills, including ability to communicate directly and effectively with others in a concise and clear manner.
• Propensity to think out of the box on strategies; take initiative to organize and follow through with tasks to meet deadlines.
• Dedicated to a customer service-focused attitude.
• Commitment to excellence, professional development, and personal growth.
• Direct experience working with data, data analysis, and/or database software, as well as fluent in using MS Office Suite, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment with use of computer and phone. Work scheduled during standard business hours. Evenings and weekends are required periodically to accommodate business needs. Occasional travel both local and overnight.
Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.