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Director of Finance & Development

Eastern Shore's Own Arts Center Belle Haven, VA Full-Time
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Director of Finance & Development

Salary: $28,000-32,000 DOE


The ESO Board of Directors are seeking a Director of Finance and Development that is

energetic, positive, creative, and goal-oriented to continue to grow ESO Arts Center. This

position is responsible for the general fiscal leadership, of ESO Arts Center. This includes

overseeing development/fundraising, partnerships, budgeting, grant writing, public relations

and special events management and furthering a broad engagement between the arts and the

communities ESO serves. The Director of Finance and Development must be a servant leader,

have a deep passion for community arts, in promoting its continued relevance, and have the

drive to achieve meaningful results.

To apply for this position upload your resume and cover letter by Friday, March 13, 2020.


• Financial Records, Reports, and Proposals: Performs ongoing financial management as

well as long-term planning and reporting. Prepares an Annual Budget and presents to

the Board of Directors for approval. Works with Treasurer to maintain all financial

records and conduct an annual review.

• Development: Responsible for creating a 3-year financial plan that will include fundraising goals

and clearly outlined objectives essential to the fiscal growth and maintenance of the

organization, in partnership with the Board and Executive Director. Seek out and work with

local businesses and individuals for sponsorships, donations, etc.

• Grants: Identifies grant opportunities and works to develop government, non-profit, and

foundation grants to support the operations of ESO. Responsible for appropriate monitoring of

grants and required reporting.

• Community Outreach: Builds upon programs, community activities, and appropriate

meetings which further the mission of ESO and benefit the community.

• Records: Keeps electronic records in an orderly and accessible system and monitors

regular file back-up. Maintains hard-copy files in an organized manner as necessary.

• Professional Development: Participates in educational activities and arts associations to

keep abreast of the latest development in small arts organizations and arts education

• Special Events: Must attend all special events. Responsible for assigned duties for all

ballet productions, ESO Live, Summer Camp, etc. including ticket sales and reservations,

and the sale of flowers, t-shirts, and concessions, if applicable. Will coordinate

DVD/photo sales and orders, and coordinate volunteers if necessary.

• Other duties include:

o Process revenue transactions

o Receive & post tuition/event/donation payments

o Give receipts for cash payments; use Petty Cash for giving correct change

o Post payments to QuickBooks software

o Prepare deposits weekly and make bank deposits

o Mail invoices, make Collections phone calls as necessary

o Obtain signatures and mail Accounts Payable checks weekly.

o Building maintenance, organization & cleaning as needed.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

• Bachelor's degree from an accredited University or College, or comparable workforce


• Solid budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making

and reporting;

• Fundamental business understanding and knowledge;

• Strong writing and speaking skills, including serving as an articulate spokesperson.

• Demonstrated fundraising success;

• Knowledge of Non-Profit Arts Center and Performing Arts Professional policies, issues,

and strategies;

• A working understanding of technology and finance, including familiarity with PC

environment and knowledge of the following applications: MS Office, QuickBooks,

MailChimp, Word press and G Suite;

• Ability to meet the physical demands of working and transporting materials in a multi

floor historic building with non-standard stairs;

• Ability to work well under pressure, deal with challenges with self-control and balance,

while managing multiple projects and deadlines in a diplomatic and professional


• Ability to actively participate in ESO events, including weekdays, some evenings and


• A warm, engaging and accessible demeanor is required.


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