WANTED: Deputy Managing Director, downtown revitalization non-profit (DE)

Wilmington Renaissance Corporation seeks a full‐time Deputy Managing Director. This position will work with the Managing Director to provide leadership to develop and implement initiatives related to WRC’s strategic plan and the Creative District initiative.

Wilmington Renaissance Corporation, founded in 1993, is a privately funded, nonprofit and nonpartisan organization committed to stimulating the city’s economy, attracting new residents and fostering ideas that enrich the city’s culture.

A creative placemaking and downtown revitalization initiative, the Creative District is focused on innovative production and consumption, where both creative entrepreneurs (artists, musicians, designers and tech innovators) and neighborhood residents thrive and where locally designed goods and original works are made and sold.

This position provides additional capacity within the organizational leadership in order to accomplish WRC’s goals and the goals of the Creative District. Job functions include:

  • With the Managing Director and Board Development Committee, develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy;
  • With the Managing Director and relevant board members/committees, establish new relationships with potential funders;
  • When needed, support grant writing team with development of required content;
  • Serve as project lead for development of economic development and finance strategies for key business development projects (ex: NextFab, kitchen incubator, Art‐O‐Mat/shared studio spaces, etc.);
  • Serve as project lead for research and development of new economic and business development models that grow community wealth (ex: co‐ops);
  • Assist in building collaborations and cultivating partnerships, particularly with implementation partners and influential city and state leaders;
  • Provide feedback and content when needed on marketing and communications strategies.

This position includes full benefits (health, dental, life, short‐term and long‐term disability insurance). There is no relocation allowance. Delaware residency is required.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Much of the work will take place in the downtown Wilmington neighborhoods of West Center City and Quaker Hill.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to jobs@bigideaswilmington.com and place the job title “Deputy Managing Director” in the subject line. Application by letter or phone call will not be accepted.

Wilmington photo by Storm Cunningham

See full job listing.

You must be logged in to post a comment