Board of Directors

Kristen Perrin

Charlotte Conner

Susan Quarles

Jamie Aragones
Mui Choi
Robert Daniel
Sean P. Marshall
Juan Martinez
Matthew McDonald
Sergio Rojas
Stephanie Roman



Artist Advisory Board

Sara Balabanlilar

Sarah Ansell
Rabéa Ballin
Rene Cruz
Tommy Gregory
Ángel Lartigue
Edgar Meza
Sidney Mori
Prince Varughese Thomas
Patrick Turk
Stephen Wilson

Art League Houston Staff

Jennifer Ash
Executive Director

Zain Awais
Evening Program Associate

Alberto Careaga
Art League School Coordinator

Dani Castillo
Evening Program Associate

Eepi Chaad
Youth & Community Outreach Coordinator

Janet Grantham
Finance Manager

S Rodriguez
Exhibitions Coordinator

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JOB opportunities

Application Deadline:  March 23, 2018



Art League Houston (ALH), a visual arts organization celebrating its 70th anniversary, is seeking a full-time Development Director to work closely with the Executive Director on all fundraising the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events and capital campaigns.  At least three years of development experience is required as well as excellent writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills. We are seeking an individual who is pursuing development/fundraising in the nonprofit sector as a career. This full-time position reports to the Executive Director with a starting salary of $40,000, generous benefits plan, and includes a healthcare allowance. Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday, and occasional evening and weekend hours.


  • Develop and implement a strategic plan to raise funds for the organization in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.
  • Develop and grow ALH’s individual donor base, annual giving and major gifts campaign, membership drive, fundraising events, and corporate and foundation solicitation
  • Develop and write grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations and persuasively communicate the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders.
  • Assemble and submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations.
  • Establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation and corporate contacts and program officers.
  • Ensure prompt acknowledgement of all gifts.
  • Maintain development calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports.
  • Prioritize projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals.
  • Provide writing support for major donor and individual contribution letters and acknowledgements.
  • Visibly represent ALH in the community and travel to appropriate fundraising events and conferences.
  • Work with Executive Director (ED) to help manage annual gala and art auction, along with all other fundraising and donor development events.
  • Work evenings and weekends as required (flex time).


  • High energy, positive, "can-do" attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and high degree of initiative
  • Outstanding attention to detail and demonstrated ability to multi-task
  • Strong verbal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically
  • Passion for arts and culture
  • Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new donors
  • Strong partnership-building and event planning skills
  • Good computer skills and some knowledge of data base programs
  • Social media savvy

To apply please email resume, cover letter, 2 grant-writing samples and 3 job references to  No phone calls, please.