Development and Membership Coordinator | Albany, TX

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The Old Jail Art Center in Albany, TX is seeking a DEVELOPMENT AND MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR  

to work collaboratively with the Executive Director and staff writing and submitting grants and implementing and improving existing fundraising initiatives. In addition, this position grows and maintains membership. 


A successful candidate should possess knowledge and a proven track record in nonprofit fundraising and membership development along with a passion for the visual arts and education, experience managing complex projects and competing deadlines, and working with committees. Ability to work successfully with small staff in a fast-paced and changing environment is essential.  


Supervisor:  Executive Director 

Classification: Full-time 

Salary: $36,000 - $38,110 (commensurate with experience) 

Compensation: Employee Health Insurance, Generous Vacation/Personal Time Off, Paid Holidays, Managed 401K  




Duties and Responsibilities: 

Development and Membership 

  • Coordinates fundraising appeals and membership campaigns 
  • Works with departments to identify potential grants and funding  
  • Collaborates with Executive Director in the composition and submission of grant applications  

and reports 

  • Maintains & updates a database of membership and donor information 
  • Identifies and pursues new funding opportunities and approaches 
  • Administers correspondence with individual donors and provides statistical reports on developmental activities 
  • Identifies and implements ideas for most efficient use of resources 
  • Utilize digital communication and social media platforms for fundraising and event planning 

and facilitation 

  • Coordinates museum fundraising activities and events, serving as staff liaison on committees 
  • Follows institutional procedures through vendor selection and negotiation for fundraising and non-fundraising events 


General Personnel: 

  • Maintains a professional, respectful, and service-oriented focus when interacting with museum staff, visitors and the public  
  • Performs all duties in a manner that promotes public confidence in the museum and its employees and in accordance with ethical standards. Adheres to all policies and procedures  
  • Available for occasional evening, weekend and/or holiday work at special events and programs 
  • Performs all other duties as assigned 



Minimum Qualifications: 

  • College degree in a related field, such as Museum Studies, Fundraising, or Business 
  • Proven experience in fundraising, including experience in grant writing and management, direct solicitation, special events management, public relations, community relations, public speaking 
  • Proficiency to utilize Donor/Membership database and Microsoft Word/Excel  
  • Proficiency with digital marketing tools, i.e., social media platforms, Constant Contact (or equivalent e-news vehicle) 
  • Strong writing skills 
  • Excellent oral and written communications, including group presentation and interpersonal relationship skills  


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Familiarity with basic graphic design software 
  • Experience managing, supervising, and evaluating committees  
  • Experience with budgeting and project reporting 
  • Strong organizational skills 


Open immediately. EOE. Send cover letter, resume, and professional references to: Patrick Kelly, Executive Director, Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. 2nd St., Albany, TX 76430 or  Please, no telephone calls.