Director of Development Position at WADA: Cultivate Creativity and Community Impact! 🌟

The Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA) invites applications for the position of Director of Development—a pivotal role dedicated to spearheading our fundraising initiatives and ensuring the long-term financial sustainability of our organization.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the ideal candidate will be a dynamic and outgoing relationship-builder entrusted with fostering partnerships and driving fundraising efforts on behalf of the organization. The Director of Development will play a central role in formulating and implementing a strategic growth plan, taking charge of fundraising events, acting as a public representative for WADA, and fostering seamless cross-functional collaboration with other teams.


🌐 Multi-Year Capital Campaign:

  • Devise and implement a comprehensive multi-year capital campaign.
  • Strategically plan and execute fundraising activities to meet financial goals.

👥 Annual Fundraiser Development:

  • Lead the planning and execution of an annual fundraising event.
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure a successful fundraiser.

🤝 Donor Relationship Building and Stewardship:

  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with donors and supporters.
  • Develop and implement stewardship programs to engage and retain donors.

📣 Stakeholder Engagement and Communication:

  • Serve as the ambassador for WADA in interactions with donors and stakeholders.
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external partners.

📊 Financial Oversight and Reporting:

  • Manage financial aspects of development activities.
  • Provide regular reports on fundraising progress and financial performance.

🎯 Collaborations and Partnerships:

  • Collaborate with external organizations to enhance fundraising efforts.
  • Establish and foster partnerships that contribute to the organization’s success.


  • Proven experience in development and fundraising.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Background in arts, culture, or entertainment is advantageous.

Compensation, Benefits, Work Conditions:

  • Salary: Commensurate with experience.
  • Additional earnings: potential for performance-based bonuses.
  • Benefits: sick leave, personal days, holidays, vacation days.
  • Occasional evening and weekend commitments required.

How to Apply

Eager to drive development strategies for a vibrant arts community? Apply by submitting your résumé and cover letter to with the subject line “Director of Development – [Your Name].”

Join us in shaping the future of arts and culture in St. Petersburg! 🎨✨

All building entrances are on the ground floor, accessible without barrier from the parking lot. Second floor studios and classroom may be accessed via stairs or elevator. The elevator accommodates space for a wheelchair and companion. All galleries, exhibition spaces as well as the outdoor theatre are accessible and prepared to seat disabled patrons. Contact us to learn more or request assistance.