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Communications Manager & Development Support - Arts Council of Lake Oswego

06 Feb 2023 10:38 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego (ACLO) is seeking a Communications Manager & Development Support to join their small team of passionate professionals. The Arts Council of Lake Oswego works to ensure the arts are an integral part of life in our community, now and into the future. The Arts Council of Lake Oswego facilitates the placement and preservation of public art in Lake Oswego; provides access to art exhibits for residents and
visitors; and advances lifelong learning about the arts through educational programs.

Primary Purpose:
The Communications Manager & Development Support oversees the communications program for the Arts Council of Lake Oswego, providing leadership and vision advancing the organization through brand identity across key stakeholder audiences and providing strategic communications in all media sectors. The CM&DS Increases awareness, continues brand building, and develops marketing plans. These are executed through a variety of
means: social media, email newsletters, public relations, internal and external media, presentations, and leadership with volunteers and other partners.

The Communications Manager & Development Support provides support to the Executive Director in fundraising through both traditional means including events, programs, and campaigns as well as new media avenues. The CM&DS works with Executive Director in the areas of fundraising, public relations, marketing, communications, program support, and media relations. Being a team player is key with both internal and external constituents, as
well as working in collaboration with other staff and volunteers.

Description of Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Creates and maintains marketing and promotional materials, both print and electronic.
  • Promotes the ACLO through public relations initiatives. Build and maintain PR lists and relationships.
  • Design and create ads.
  • Design and launch email marketing.
  • Maintain website/digital content that is visually appealing and provides a rich experience to visitors.
  • Curate content and create graphics to increase engagement on social media channels.
  • Create and update marketing materials across all channels including exhibitions, fundraising, Friend programs.
  • Manage outside graphic partners with programs such as the GWW brochure, sign graphics, etc.
  • Be proficient in working with outside vendors in media, printing, etc.
  • Develop and produce programming within modest budgets, vital for long term programming and viability of the ACLO.
  • Report to board and ED analytics for marketing programs and social media.

Development Support

  • Work directly with the ED to support the securing of funding from a variety of sources, ensuring the financial viability of ACLO.
  • Assist ED in implementing and evolving a fundraising plan annually with short- and long-range giving strategies.
  • Evaluate existing programs and recommend new offerings and/or changes consistent with the mission of
    the organization.
  • Work in partnership with staff and volunteers to execute events and programs.
  • Support ED in cultivation and sustaining relationships with a wide variety of constituents including current donors, potential donors, local businesses, and community partners.
  • Help ED secure sponsorships for Gallery Without Walls rotating program, fundraising events, and ARTspace Gallery functions and space.
  • Support corporate sponsorship programs.
  • Track donors through Kindful software, write thank you letters for all programs and report on program progress.
  • Support ED in coordinating Development Committee volunteers and meetings, and provide reports for board and Executive Committee.
  • Be a self-starter that can craft creative solutions and maintain long-term relationships with existing and potential donors.
  • Provide qualitative and quantitative analysis (ROI, trends) and reports to ED and board.
  • Ability to work with volunteers in support of fundraising events and programs.

Compensation and Benefits:
This is a 1.0 FTE (40hrs/week) time, exempt position with a salary range of $49,000 to $52,000 depending on experience. We expect the employee to be in the office 4 days per week with the remainder of work taking place offsite and/or at home. We also offer a generous benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage and paid PTO (vacation, sick leave, and holidays)

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8604, Portland, OR 97207
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