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.
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited University or College, or comparable workforce
• Solid budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making
• 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,
• 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.