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Dramatic Results

Development and Marketing Manager

Employment type
about 1 month ago
Signal Hill, CA

We are looking for a creative storyteller to join an innovative agency that has a proven track record of delivering impactful programs for students K-8. Dramatic Results is an arts education nonprofit that has been delivering human-centered programs to underserved communities for nearly thirty years. Our mission is to make learning real by engaging educators and learners through collaborative hands-on projects that impact the practice of education. This position works under the supervision of the Operations Director and has hands on guidance from the Executive Director, to lead our communications and outreach efforts. 


  • Collaborate with the Operations Director, Executive Director and Board of Directors to create a development plan which increases brand awareness and revenue 
  • Manage development programs and initiatives to advance the agency’s strategic priorities, promote collaboration and partnership, and engage donors and volunteers
  • Drive annual plans for development activities, with special emphasis on corporate and individual support 
  • Maintain and improve relations with corporations, schools, and individual donors through print material and digital content (e-blasts, videos, social media, brochures and fact sheets), site visits, special events, and other engagement strategies 
  • Manage consistency and appropriateness of the agency’s brand identity across platforms and with diverse stakeholders
  • Oversee the creation and distribution of materials that show Dramatic Results’ impact
  • Write newsletters, press releases, and blogs; oversee their effective distribution
  • Create website content and oversee site development (WordPress) with support from the Impact and Data Lead
  • Manage SEO to ensure the agency’s digital marketing campaigns are effective, as well as to optimize the company's website and social media pages
  • Ensure our social media presence (through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn) is relevant, consistent, and tailored to engage target populations 
  • Coordinate effective media relations strategy, including writing press releases and organizing conferences, developing relationships with members of local and regional outlets and creating and taking advantage of opportunities to win earned media attention
  • Supervise the Impact and Data Lead 
  • Organize and lead all agency events, working with community partners, vendors, other staff and Board of Directors to ensure success 
  • Support with writing and submitting grant proposals and reports as needed
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Outgoing personality with experience seeking out and cultivating relationships that lead to increased agency funding
  • Provide friendly, donor-centered customer service and represent the agency and our mission in a professional and positive manner
  • Follow-up on assignments, shows initiative, self-motivated, and has a strong work ethic 
  • Strong reading, writing and public speaking skills (English); Spanish speaking preferred 
  • 3 years’ experience in nonprofit development and fundraising; success with meeting funding goals through diverse revenue streams
  • 2 year of direct supervisory experience of paid employees preferred 
  • Knowledge of and experience in human services field preferred
  • Experience with annual and planned giving, as well as implementation of donor recognition and stewardship activities
  • Must be extremely well-versed in Microsoft Office and communications/social media platforms; comfortability with media editing and adobe creative design suite a plus
  • Experience with a donor database a plus; training in a CRM like Salesforce would be required upon job offer
  • Ability to work within a budget
  • Can be trusted to handle confidential and sensitive information 
  • Requires some evening/weekend work 
  • Everyday access to reliable transportation, current driver's license and auto insurance


Day in the Life 
Kick off the day with a Zoom development meeting with the Executive Director and Operations Director to discuss this month’s outreach efforts and strategic goals. Hit send on our monthly newsletter, sharing out evaluation results from our most recent Social Emotional Learning program. Make some calls to individual donors thanking them for their support and a special reach out to our newest corporate sponsor to let them know how the development of our CSULB Educator Program (focused on data visualization) is progressing. After lunch and a walk around the block, head out to one of our elementary schools, maybe listening to IDEO’s latest podcast on “embracing growth mindset for your business.” After snapping some pictures of our 2nd grade theater class swing by the front desk to say hello to the Office Manager and Vice Principal if they have a moment. If the theatre program is happening online this semester, then lucky you—you can pop in and out to 3 or 4 schools in one day! Follow-up with site staff by email after, sharing how happy you are to see Alex’s progress over the last two years. End your day with a smile, knowing that your work impacts kids across Southern California. 

To apply

Please send your résumé, two work references and cover letter to Ryan Nuckolls at [email protected] Job offer contingent upon required background check. 

Dramatic Results is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.