Job Title:  Development & Communications Coordinator
Location:  ArtWorks Administrative Office, 20 E. Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Hours:  9am - 5pm and some evenings / weekends as needed
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Employee benefits package includes health insurance, paid time off and savings plan
Reports to: Development Director
Start date: March 2017

Job description: ArtWorks is seeking a Development & Communications Coordinator to support fundraising and marketing/communications programs that advance our mission to transform people and places through investments in creativity. This is a growth opportunity to join the dynamic team responsible for building awareness of the ArtWorks brand and expanding our portfolio of donors and volunteers needed to drive programming impact. Core responsibilities include database management, donor gift processing and acknowledgment, website, newsletter and social media content, and coordination of the popular ArtWorks Mural Tour Program.    

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and characteristics: 

  •  Loves Cincinnati!
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Detail oriented with ability to work on projects simultaneously, balance priorities and meet deadlines
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office software and Salesforce (Salesforce experience preferred but not required)
  • Able to work effectively with and in support of staff, volunteers, donors and trustees
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards and manage confidential information with integrity
  • Inquisitive, curious, passionate, entrepreneurial, optimistic and collaborative
  • A team-player, hard-working and an independent achiever with a “can do” attitude
  • Must be flexible, adaptable and comfortable in a fast-paced environment

 Key Responsibilties


  • Serve as primary lead for Salesforce donor database system
  • Update and maintain accurate data on all donors; maintain accurate hard copy and digital files
  • Ensure all gifts are recorded and acknowledged in a timely manner
  • Create donor acknowledgement letter templates and coordinate appropriate customization / signatures
  • Maintain and manage contact lists for all donor and stakeholder communications, including direct mail campaigns, events and newsletters
  • Support execution and fulfillment of sponsorship agreements and individual donor recognition fulfillment
  • Assist with donor proposals and presentations
  • Support grant research, writing and reporting
  • Support planning, execution and volunteer engagement for fundraising events


  • Maintain database of media contacts and coverage
  • Maintain ArtWorks communications calendar, including speaking engagements
  • Support creation of website, newsletter and social media content
  • Support creation and production of presentations, print collateral and other materials
  • Support event communications, including processing ticket sales and sponsor / volunteer recognition

Mural Tour Program

Manage the ArtWorks Mural Tour Program logistics, budget and marketing including:

  • Manage public and private tour schedule, including processing ticket sales
  •  Manage tour guide schedule and staffing for volunteers and paid Youth Apprentice guides
  • Support Communications Director in marketing and promotion campaigns, sponsor recognition and community partnerships

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements by March 24 to

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