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YEA! Employment opportunities announced

Merchandising Manager, Director of Development sought

Youth Education in the Arts is currently taking letters of interest and resumes for the following two positions:

  • Merchandising Manager
  • Director of Development

Detailed job descriptions are listed below:

Merchandising Manager 

Job Description:
The Merchandising Manager is responsible for developing and implementing the merchandising strategy for Youth Education on the Arts, Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Merchandising Manager will be responsible for achieving the organizations Merchandise net income goals. This includes purchasing, inventory control, physical merchandising and pricing of all items for resale as well as managing Cadets and USSBA on site sales teams. The Merchandise Manager is also responsible for merchandise marketing including signage, media, web, direct mail and e-mail sales to individuals and groups.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Implement annual merchandising plan and strategy
  • Lead and manage the organization’s overall merchandising efforts
  • Train and lead sales teams to support merchandising efforts
  • Manage inventories of all items for sale or resale
  • Manage all point of sale, inventory and sales data systems
  • Develop and grow our customer base through all available media.
  • Manage the creation of new items and lines of business

Education: 

Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent with prior merchandising experience.  

Qualifications: 

  • 1-10 years of merchandising sales or management experience in a retail industry or with a nonprofit
  • Experience in pageantry arts a plus.
  • Proven management and leadership capabilities
  • Excellent motivational skills
  • High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new customers
  • Strong partnership-building skills
  • Understanding of the components of a diversified merchandising plan
  • Good computer skills and knowledge of data base programs and spreadsheets.

 

Director of Development 

Job Description:
The Director of Development is responsible for developing and implementing the fundraising strategy for Youth Education on the Arts.  Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Director of Development is responsible for achieving the organizations development goals.  This includes managing major donor relationships, alumni relations, direct mail and annual campaigns as well as web and e-mail based fundraising and fundraising events. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Create and Implement annual development  plan ,budget and strategy
  • Lead and manage the organization’s overall development efforts, including Development, Alumni Relations and Special Events
  • Train and lead other staff  to support fundraising and marketing efforts
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate, foundation and individual sponsors and donors
  • Assist in the preparation of grant proposals and reports
  • Develop and grow our individual donor base, annual, alumni and other campaigns
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive marketing and public relations strategy.
  • Develop and manage fundraising capacity of the Board of Directors
  • Supervise staff in Development, Alumni Relations and Special Events
  • Management of Donor Database

Education: 

Bachelor’s degree with prior fundraising experience.  

Qualifications: 

  • 2-10 years of non-profit fundraising or Sales Management and Business Development experience. 
  • Understanding of Pageantry Arts and Music Education a plus.
  • Proven management and leadership capabilities
  • Excellent motivational skills
  • High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new customers
  • Strong partnership-building skills
  • Understanding of the components of a diversified development plan
  • Good computer skills and knowledge of database programs and spreadsheets

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send letter of interest and resume by email to Bill Speakman, Director of Operations, at bill@yea.org, or by regular mail at Youth Education in the Arts, 601 W. Hamilton St., Allentown, Pa., 18101.

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