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Locust Projects
3852 N Miami Avenue
Miami, FL, United States

Phone: 3055768570
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Development and Communications Manager


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Miami, FL, United States




$40,000-50,000 commensurate with experience

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Job Description:

The Development & Communications Manager is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy for consistent cultivation, stewardship, meaningful recognition, and engagement opportunities for Locust Projects donors, members, and sponsors. In addition, this position is responsible for implementing and overseeing strategies that build Locust Projects’ visibility locally, nationally and internationally. The Development and Communications Manager works as part of a team with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, and staff to support the artist-centric mission and values of Locust Projects.
  • Recommend, create, and implement stewardship, accountability and reporting strategies to create a sustainable and cohesive member/donor/sponsor experience from solicitation to stewardship and engagement.
  • Develop and oversee creative donor engagement programs and annual fundraising events
  • Develop and oversee communications strategies that engage and excite artists/donors/members and build visibility for Locust Projects locally, nationally and internationally
  • Identify new prospects and cultivation opportunities
  • Oversee grant writing strategy, schedule and reporting working with grants writer.
  • Maintain and maximize Locust Projects’ use of current communications and cultivation vehicles including E-Tapestry, social media platforms and
  • Supervise realted support staff, events/membership volunteers, and interns 


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in arts, museum administration, public relations, communications, or related field preferred
  • Minimum of two years of experience in membership/donor relations and stewardship for non-profits required
  • Familiarity with South Florida’s art and culture community preferred
  • Public relations/marketing/communications experience preferred
  • Experience coordinating programming or special events preferred
  • Excellent communications, organizational skills, attention to detail, resourcefulness, strategic thinking, and the ability to prioritize and execute multiple projects under demanding deadlines required
  • Experience in budget management and proficiency in Excel required
  • Experience in use of social media as a communications and promotional tool and proficiency in E-Tapestry or similar donor management system is required
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service experience required  
  • Ability to work nights and occasional weekends required; occasional travel opportunities
  • Love of contemporary art, a sense of humor and unflappability, a plus
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. 

TO APPLY: Send your cover letter/resume via email to using this subject line: Development and Communications Manager Application and YOUR LAST NAME