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NOW HIRING! Development Coordinator

August 19, 2021 | By Snee Howard

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Arts For Life is currently seeking a Development Coordinator to support the Executive Director’s implementation of Arts For Life’s overall development strategy.

About the Organization

Arts For Life (AFL) is dedicated to supporting pediatric patients and families through arts education and engagement. By providing educational arts programs, AFL enriches patients’ lives, nurtures their minds and spirits, and encourages positive healthcare experiences for children and their families. AFL currently serves children and their families in four chapter communities across North Carolina (Asheville, Charlotte, Durham, and Winston-Salem).

Arts For Life’s core values are creativity, compassion, learning, collaboration, and inclusion. Its organizational culture can be described as empowering and supportive, with a strong focus on its mission and clients.

Position Overview

This position is part-time and non-exempt with occasional evenings and weekends. Hourly rate is $19/hr, 20 hrs/week. This position will primarily work remotely and will occasionally be asked to travel to AFL’s chapter communities. Benefits include a generous paid time off policy, with 9 additional paid holidays.

Arts for Life’s administrative office is currently located in Asheville, NC, however the Development Coordinator may be located in or near any one of Arts For Life’s current chapter cities (Asheville, Charlotte, Durham, and Winston-Salem, NC).

The Development Coordinator is involved in planning, coordination, execution, and evaluation of fundraising and other development strategies—including donor-focused communications, grant writing, and planning fundraising and cultivation events (virtual and in-person). They report to the Executive Director and assist them in the implementation of the organization’s development strategy. The Development Coordinator also works closely with the Bookkeeper/Finance and Operations Manager, the Arts For Life Board of Directors, cross-organizational staff, and occasionally volunteers.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Successful experience in development and fundraising
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships with funders and stakeholders
  • Database management skills and ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Demonstration of comfort with the use and management of social media and other online tools
  • Demonstration of a commitment to the values and mission of Arts For Life

Because of the population we serve, all Arts For Life employees are also required to have annual flu shots and will soon be required to have COVID vaccinations.

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check can include a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification, academic verification, and credit history check (if applicable).

To Apply

Send the following as a PDF (preferably in a single file) via email only to

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Three references—include email address and phone number
  • At least 1 professional or academic writing sample – no more than 3
  • Written responses to the following – 120 words maximum per question
    • What draws you to this position?
    • Share a favorite or formative story from your childhood.
    • What would your professional goals be if you were to be offered this position?

Please, no phone calls.

Application deadline: September 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Full job description can be found here.

Inclusion is a core value of Arts For Life. In our hospitals and clinic programs, everyone is welcome at the art table. These beliefs and practices carry over to our workspace and hiring process. Arts For Life is committed to equality of employment and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, cultural background, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or diagnosis, genetic information, or veteran status. Moreover, Arts For Life is committed to recruiting a broadly diverse pool of qualified candidates for this position.