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Tasveer Development Director

  • 1.  Tasveer Development Director

    Posted 12-02-2023 00:18


    Position: Full-time (40 hours/week), exempt

    Reports to: Executive Director

    Location: Seattle, WA; Seattle Center neighborhood; 3 days/wk in office with option to work 2 days/wk from home.

    Compensation: $75-105k depending on years of nonprofit fundraising experience

    Benefits: Medical, Vision, 401K, PTO, 2.5weeks of vacation during Summer and Winter

    Organization Description

    Tasveer is a non-profit film and arts organization that aims to inspire social change through film. The organization engages the community through South Asian films and storytelling to foster a deeper understanding of South Asian culture and build a just society. Tasveer makes meaningful films and stories accessible to everyone and builds a stronger, informed community through storytelling. Tasveer provides a platform and funds to filmmakers and storytellers and employs stories as a vehicle to give a voice to marginalized communities.

    Role Description

    The Development Director is responsible for leading the organization's fundraising strategy, maintaining and increasing funding via individual donations, sponsorships, online giving campaigns, and memberships. This position oversees the development team (marketing/communications, grant writing, and events) and coordinates development activities for our Annual Tasveer Gala and other fundraising campaigns throughout the year. This position reports to Tasveer's Executive Director.

    Develop and Implement Fundraising Strategy and Plan (50%)

    • Develop and lead the annual fundraising plan, including stretch goals
    • Research and secure event sponsorships
    • Organize and implement GiveBig, GivingTuesday, and Year-End Appeal online giving campaigns.
    • Monitor and analyze fundraising data
    • Organize donor cultivation and fundraising events
    • Organize individual donor meetings in coordination with staff, Board, and campaign committee.
    • Plan Donor Appreciation event schedule
    • Provide development reports at board meetings

    Team Oversight and Coordination (25%)

    • Manage and coordinate a fundraising team of marketing/communications, grant writing, and event professionals
    • Oversee strategic implementation of the Annual Tasveer Gala Event

    Membership Development (15%)

    • Cultivate new membership Ideas
    • Host a Membership Campaign once a year
    • Plan and host a Member event once a year during the Festival.

    Capital Campaign (10%)

    • Collaborate with the Executive Director and Campaign Manager to develop a Capital Campaign plan.
    • Assist with implementation as needed


    • Fundraising, Grant Writing, and Event Management skills
    • 3+ years of experience in fundraising and development.
    • Experience managing relationships with donors, sponsors, partners, and community stakeholders
    • Supervision experience
    • Ability to lead productive teams in both in-person and remote settings.


    • Five years of demonstrated successful nonprofit fundraising experience
    • Knowledge of South Asian culture and community is a plus
    • Knowledge of the film industry, particularly film festivals
    • Fundraising certification, such as CFRE
    • Bachelor's degree in Nonprofit Management, Business Administration, or a related field

    Anticipated Recruitment Timeline

    Dec 17: Priority deadline, end of day

    Dec 20-22: First round of 20-minute screening interviews

    Jan 3-5: Finalist interviews, in-person preferred

    By Jan 12: Decision

    Start date: Upon filled, and ideally no later than Jan 29

    How to Apply:

    • Please submit a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Rita Meher at
    • In the subject line of your e-mail: "Your Name, Development Director"
    • In your cover letter, please reflect on your experience in fundraising, donor cultivation experience, or any similar work you may have done.

    In consideration of candidates' end-of-year plans, dates may be negotiated to accommodate planned breaks.

    Priority deadline: Sunday, December 17, 2023. Anticipated recruitment timeline can be found at the end of the announcement

    Rita Meher