Open Opportunities:


Development Director


A confident communicator and avid relationship-builder, the Development Director will establish a vision for small- and large-scale fundraising initiatives, partnerships, sponsorship, and grants. They will work as an integral part of a tight-knit team to garner financial support for our mission. 


This may be a great opportunity for you if... 
  • You are perceptive, empathetic, adaptable, organized, and outgoing. 
  • Network development excites you, and donor stewardship is in your DNA. 
  • You’re an inspiring storyteller, natural conversationalist, and active listener. 
  • You believe in Milwaukee’s potential as a thriving artistic community and a destination city. 
  • You’re a whiz at keeping details, databases, and lists organized. 
  • You are an open-minded champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
Required Qualifications 
  • At least five years of measurable success in development and fundraising, highlighted by repeat contributions, major gifts, and high donor retention rates. 
  • A history of building fruitful, enduring relationships with a wide range of Milwaukeeans: from executives, business leaders, and public figures, to community members of all backgrounds. 
  • Proven success in acquiring philanthropic support at various levels via direct solicitation. 
  • Experience with grant writing, fulfillment, and reporting. 
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills, email etiquette, and multicultural awareness. 
  • Experience with CRM usage, including data entry protocols and campaign tracking.  
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word) and Adobe Acrobat, or equivalent. 
Preferred Additional Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Milwaukee’s arts and culture community. 
  • Experience in securing public funding or coordinating public/private partnerships. 
Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $65,000-$75,000. You will also receive a competitive benefits package, including medical, vision, and prescription coverage; paid time off; holiday and sick pay; and participation in a 401(k)retirement plan. 

How to Apply

To apply, please e-mail a resume and cover letter to with the subject line "Development Director Application." Imagine MKE is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply by April 14th, 2023.