Priority Deadline: Monday, January 9, 2023

Applications received by January 9, 2023 will be given priority consideration.

Projected start date: February 21, 2023 (with paid training starting as early as February 1, 2023).

The Communications & Development Manager creates and oversees all marketing and communication for the organization, programs, and development efforts. Root Division staff and its core volunteers operate as a team, interacting with each other often, so that the organization provides a unified schedule of creative learning opportunities and experiences for artists and the greater community. This role offers an exciting opportunity for someone motivated to work and learn in a unique and dynamic non-profit arts environment.* Learn more about Root Division below and at


Manages Root Division’s communications & supports development functions

  • Manage Root Division’s brand through content creation as well as outsourcing and overseeing designers and other contractors; Support design projects including event collateral and publications
  • Collaborate with staff, board, and Development Committee to develop overall marketing strategy
  • Manage website (WordPress) and email marketing content (CIVI Mail CRM-based mail program
  • Coordinate and implement digital marketing strategy for the organization, programs, and fundraising efforts/ campaigns including for emails, social media, and other promotional channels
  • Create and execute planned, real time, paid and organic content including for programming, events, recruitment, fundraising efforts, and general maintenance of brand voice through oversight of social channels
  • Create and coordinate online advertising, including paid, trade, and in-kind outlets (i.e Google AdWords, Facebook ads, cross promo trades, etc.)
  • Analyze and track the success of marketing campaigns, social media strategies, and advertising
  • Help coordinate and support major fundraising events (TASTE/Art Auction), donor events, and related tasks including outreach, data management, correspondence, and logistics
  • Support additional communications including drafting and copy editing content for media, committee correspondence, newsletters, and requests for info
  • Work in close coordination and collaboration with Executive Director and other staff to support miscellaneous development efforts and related promotional materials/signage


Supports outreach and related relationship cultivation

  • Participate in Root Division events on and offsite to represent and promote the organization
  • Serve as an advocate of Root Division’s mission to artists, participants, sponsors, donors, and funders
  • Form and maintain partnerships with peer organizations, donors, and related database of contacts
  • Support fundraising activities (i.e. funder/donor cultivation, sponsor solicitation, etc)
  • Support outreach efforts and marketing of all programs; represent Root Division to the public


Overall support in sustaining a thriving, dynamic organization

  • Support thriving Studios Program via All Artist Meetings and related coordination and correspondence
  • Recruit, train, and supervise interns and volunteers for communications and development needs
  • Work with staff and board in contributing input and feedback for organizational strategic planning
  • Opportunity to participate on RD’s DEI Advisory Committee of Board, Staff, and Studio Artists
  • Participate in professional development and related trainings as needed.
  • Miscellaneous support including reception, phone, office/ facility upkeep, and errands.

* While much of this role can be done remotely, some tasks are based at Root Division’s facility.


Root Division is a visual arts non-profit that provides discounted and free studio space to emerging visual artists in exchange for volunteer service in the community. Our mission is to empower artists, inspire youth, foster community service, and enrich the Bay Area through engagement in the visual arts. At Root Division, we are committed to creating and supporting an inclusive, accessible organization that intentionally brings together diverse groups of artists and audiences. We condemn and do not tolerate racist, ableist, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic, sexist, or xenophobic attitudes, structures, or behaviors.



  • Bachelor’s degree (or 2 years of equivalent/ related work experience)
  • 2 years of  work experience and proven skills in communications, marketing, development/ outreach
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the needs and interests of artists and a diverse audience


  • Work or academic history in non-profit/ arts administration/ communications or arts related field
  • Cultural sensitivity and awareness of local and global events in relation to RD’s mission
  • Strong computer skills, including managing content in Google Drive, Dropbox, and social media channels
  • Experience using Google WorkSpace (Google docs & spreadsheets) 
  • Working knowledge of design software (Adobe CS) and WordPress


  • Database experience, specifically with CIVI CRM
  • Basic skills for photo documentation, editing, and/or graphic design
  • Grant writing / fundraising/ media relations experience
  • Experience with Google AdWords and/or social media ad campaigns

Other Considerations

  • Has a strong interest in learning and being resourceful.
  • Shows personal initiative and ability to work as a member of a team in a creative, fast-paced environment
  • Has a strong proven record for the ability to meet deadlines, being organized, and being detail-oriented
  • Has an overall enthusiasm for Root Division’s mission and ability to work with various constituencies of all ages & from a wide variety of backgrounds, including students, artists, curators, administrators, and supporters of the organization


This is a FULL TIME position, which includes hours M-FR as well as occasional evenings and weekends, including 2nd Saturdays and fundraising/ special events. Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes base salary (range: $60,000-$65,000), paid time off, health plan coverage/ related HSA contribution, and access to free art classes and professional development workshops. 

Root Division is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity on our staff team, governing groups, and artist community. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), immigrants, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates are encouraged to apply.


Please send an email to Michelle Mansour, Executive Director to with:

  • Subject: Attn: Communications & Development Manager Search- Your Last Name
  • Contact Info: Name, Email, Address, Phone, and website (if applicable)
  • Clear and concise 1-page cover letter attached as PDF; Content should include how the candidate will contribute to the mission of diversity and inclusion in our organization
  • Recent CV/ Resume attached as PDF
  • 3 References: Contact Name, Title, Phone, Email
  • (Optional: Portfolio, writing, or other samples)

Applications received by January 9, 2023 will be given priority consideration. 

Projected start date: February 21, 2023 (with paid training starting as early as February 1, 2023).

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