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Bakehouse Art Complex
561 NW 32 St
Miami, , United States

Phone: 305 576-2828
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Development Officer


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Miami, , United States




$68-78K per year

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Full time



Job Description:

The Development Officer reports to and works closely with the Executive Director and a small Bakehouse team to advance the institution’s fundraising goals and help build meaningful relationships with donors and supporters. This position serves as a critical liaison between the organization and its funders—government, foundation, and individual donors. As such, this individual is primarily responsible for the grant and donor management processes, including researching, preparing, writing, submitting, monitoring, tracking, and reporting existing and annual grants and identifying strategies for new funding opportunities. 

He/she/they also provides project management leadership for institutional development initiatives. This includes spearheading the annual fundraiser, driving an annual giving campaign, and a limited number smaller donor cultivation and stewardship events. This position requires strong writing and communication skills, knowledge of data management and analysis, program budgeting, project management skills, with an emphasis on outcome measurement.


Job Requirements:

Essential duties and responsibilities 

  • Research and identify sources of support and proactively seek new funding sources.

  • Develop grant proposals based on the Bakehouse’s operating and program funding needs and as aligned with the criteria of funding sources.

  • Oversee the preparation and submission of grant proposals, including assembling research, data collection, writing, budget information and reporting.

  • Prepare grants proposals, online applications, letters of intent, concept papers, reports, follow-up letters, thank you letters and other donor and grant-related documents as needed.

  • Provide grant editorial assistance and application guidance to other team members.

  • Identify and pursue new opportunities for revenue generation and long-term plans for revenue growth.

  • Identify grant/donation reporting requirements and coordinate the execution and submission of interim and final grant tracking reports for budget and grantor management purposes.

  • Maintain the grants management calendar and prepare for bi-weekly internal grants management reports.

  • Assist ED with overall fundraising efforts and development goals, including fundraising events, projects, and programs.

  • Develop and maintain the donor management system.

  • Collect, analyze, and report relevant data to various stakeholders.


  • Minimum of three years’ comprehensive experience in a non-profit development operation, preferably in an art museum or cultural institution.

  • Knowledge of different fundraising strategies and techniques for corporate, foundation, and government sources, including grant writing, major gifts, planned giving, and donor cultivation.

  • Demonstrated success in grant writing and reporting for government, foundation, and private donations.

  • Experience in conceptualizing and managing special fundraising events, projects, and programs, including planning, implementing and evaluating. 

  • Expertise in the management, use of, and content analysis of CRM databases and integrations (such as Salesforce, Raiser's Edge, or Bloomerang) to manage donor information and track fundraising progress.

  • Demonstrated creativity as a systems-thinker who can conceptualize, design, and build out systems and processes for all related job functions.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with donors, stakeholders, and partners, both externally and internally, to effectively represent Bakehouse to its multiple audiences and funders, new and prospective.

  • Value diversity and inclusion, and the ability to work across teams and engage a variety of stakeholders.

  • Enthusiastic self-starter with organizational and time-management skills to work independently to meet multiple deadlines.

  • Flexibility and the ability to make thoughtful independent decisions in a fast- paced and dynamic environment.

  • Attention to detail and a commitment to data accuracy.

  • Ability to analyze data to track progress and make informed decisions.

  • Persuasive and articulate communicator and active listener with strong written and presentation skills.

  • Willingness to work occasional weeknight and weekend hours for events as needed. Some travel, both local and regional, may also be required. Flexibility is key.

Nice to Have

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.

  • Knowledge of effective marketing and communications strategies and software to create and distribute marketing and communications materials that promote the organization and its mission.

  • Experience with Google Suite or similar tools for creating and editing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.

  • Familiarity with tools such as Excel, Google Analytics, or Tableau to analyze data and track performance metrics.

  • Experience with tools such as Asana, Trello, or Basecamp to manage projects and tasks.

  • Knowledge of tools such as Slack, Zoom, or Google Meet to collaborate with team members remotely.

  • Knowledge and ability to manage and schedule social media posts.

  • Experience with graphic design tools such as Adobe Illustrator, Canva, or GIMP to create graphics and visual elements for marketing and communications materials.

  • Knowledge and passion for the arts and culture.

To apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Please place “Development Officer” in the subject line of email. No phone calls, please.

Bakehouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer: People of color, women, persons with disabilities, the elderly, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, and Veterans are welcomed and strongly encouraged to apply.