Deputy Director

Permanent Full-Time
Salary: $80,000 – $100,000 annual with benefits
Reports to: Executive Director
Direct Reports: Programs Managers and Development Staff

The Deputy Director will play a pivotal role in the growth and sustainability of the nonprofit by leading development efforts and supporting overall organizational management. This position will work closely with the Executive Director to ensure the effective implementation of the organization’s mission and strategic goals. The Deputy Director is responsible for development operations and supporting executive leadership. This role includes significant responsibilities in fundraising, donor management, and organizational administration.

Position responsibilities include:

Fundraising and Development:

  • Design and implement innovative fundraising strategies to meet annual revenue goals.
  • Cultivate and steward relationships with individual, corporate, and foundation donors.
  • Manage the grant application and reporting process, ensuring deadlines are met and proposals are compelling.
  • Organize and execute special events and fundraising campaigns.
  • Analyze fundraising data and trends to inform future strategies.

Organizational Leadership:

  • Assist the Executive Director in the day-to-day management of the organization.
  • Provide leadership and supervision to the staff as needed including setting goals and evaluating performance.
  • Participate in strategic planning and implementation.
  • Act as a representative of the organization in the community and at public events.Contribute to the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic plan.

Communications and Public Relations:

  • Develop and execute marketing plans to support fundraising initiatives and increase visibility.
  • Oversee the creation and distribution of communications materials, such as newsletters, press releases, and social media posts.
  • Collaborate with program staff to highlight the organization’s impact and successes.
  • Engage with community stakeholders to build partnerships and enhance the organization’s profile.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; advanced degree preferred.
  • At least 7 years of experience in nonprofit development and management.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising, including major gifts and grant acquisition.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and leadership abilities.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to collaborate with staff to obtain content, information and resources for grant proposals;
  • Strong work ethic and ability to meet deadlines and juggle many priorities;
  • Self-motivated, team player with strong project management, critical thinking and time management skills.

Founded in 1974, Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of the book as an art object. CBA is the leading organization for the Book Arts in the U.S., presenting exhibitions, classes, and public programs on the subject while supporting artists through residencies, publishing, and collecting. Center for Book Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people from all backgrounds and experience levels.

How to Apply:

No phone calls please. Applicants should submit a single PDF containing a cover letter and resume via email attachment to: with ‘Deputy Director’ in the subject line. Due to the number of submissions only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

Deadline to submit applications is July 31, 2024.

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