Equal Employment Opportunity: Sawtooth School for Visual Artis an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, we recognize our responsibility to embrace and promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion throughout our programming, staff, and faculty.



Job Brief: The Grants and Development Manager is responsible for grant and development functions. The person in this position will design and manage grant opportunities and fundraising and development solutions to help meet stated annual earned income goals within the planned budget and timeline.

Type of Position: Full time, reports to the Executive Director

Compensation: 48K – 50K

Job Responsibilities:

  • Works with Executive Director to create and implement a development plan that details how the organization solicits donors and identifies funding sources such as major gifts, grants, and in-kind donations
  • Responsible for donor data entry as well as developing and implementing policies to ensure data quality
  • Maintain timely updates to Little Green Light CRM software. Stay current on new features and functionality.
  • Use donor prospect research tools (Donorsearch) to create donor profiles
  • Provide regular financial and analytical reports on donor activity and fund-raising events or campaigns
  • Keep and maintain digital and hard copy records and files on donor thank you letters
  • Research grant opportunities, write grants, and maintain grant documentation deadlines and reports.
  • Work with Executive Director to ensure timely submission of grants and grant reports
  • Create messages, letters, and reports for staff communications and for executive and committee members
  • Works in cooperation with the Executive Director and Sales and Marketing Director to initiate and manage charitable events and marketing opportunities.
  • Works with Marketing Director to expand target audiences through various modes including community relations, targeted campaigns, social media, and charitable events
  • Attending weekly staff meetings as designated by the Executive Director.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Job Experience/Requirements:

  • Should possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in business, database administration and nonprofit leadership with fundraising experience
  • Persuasive writing and strong verbal skills
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple mid to long-term projects
  • Proficiency in Salesforce CRM software
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and related products
  • Critical Thinking and problem-solving skill
  • Knowledge of database concepts, management, and best practices

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Sawtooth’s Executive Director Amy Jordan




Job Brief: The Communications Strategist is a true integrator and amplifier of content strategy, and an experienced digital marketing expert who can build a strong brand awareness across the region and beyond. The role involves identifying new ways of connecting people with our brand through forward thinking and cohesive marketing tactics and the use of digital and social solutions. This position will be heavy on content creation for all marketing and fundraising campaigns and relies on strong writing and communication skills. The Communications Strategist must be a tech-savvy and creative trendsetter who has innovative ideas to improve constituent engagement. As the strategist and content creator for all forward-facing campaigns, this position will liaise with our Executive Director to determine how our constituents communicate with our brand and then target them in a cohesive, coordinated process. The Communications Strategist must have a working knowledge of social media, content strategy, mobile technology, web editing skills, and general best practices in marketing and PR.

Type of position: Full-time, reports to the Executive Director.

Compensation: 45K

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Set marketing goals to create broad brand awareness
  • Effectively and strategically connect our brand with our customers
  • Implement targeted strategies using all necessary tools
  • Research products, services, and current strategies to identify new opportunities
  • Analyze web traffic metrics and suggest solutions to boost web presence
  • Monitor SEO/SEM, marketing, and sales performance metrics to forecast trends
  • Build strong constituent relationships through email and social media interaction
  • Keep up to date with our audience’s preferences and proactively suggest new campaigns
  • Monitor and keep website updated
  • Liaise with internal teams to optimize customer experience and ensure brand consistency
  • Identify advertising and PR needs and outsource accordingly
  • Establish best practices in digital marketing and fundraising campaigns
  • Stay up to date with digital technologies developments
  • Ensure marketing presence at internal events and other community opportunities
  • Any other duties assigned by the ED

Job Experience/Requirements: 

  • Proven work experience as a Digital marketing strategist or Digital marketing manager
  • Demonstrable experience with SEO/SEM and CRM software
  • Experience implementing, optimizing digital marketing, and fundraising campaigns
  • Solid knowledge of web analytics tools like Google Analytics
  • Familiarity with web design and HTML
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and project management skills
  • Degree in Marketing, Advertising, or relevant experience
  • Ability to be flexible with work hours including weekends and evenings
  • Proven ability to work as part of a diverse team of individuals
  • Ability to climb over 10 feet, lift 50 pounds, stand for long periods of time, and carry, pull, push, reach, balance, kneel and crawl

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Sawtooth’s Executive Director Amy Jordan



REPORTS TO: Executive Director

Compensation – $15.00 an hour

 Summary of Job: 

Front Desk Support will perform a wide variety of tasks and be expected to manage multiple tasks at once, track details thoroughly, successfully execute projects from start to finish, and handle recurring tasks without prompting. This position reports to the Executive Director and takes direction from the Registrar, and is also expected to work in conjunction with, and collaboratively, with all directors, administrative staff, sales and marketing staff, contract teachers and volunteers.

Essential Functions: 

General daily functions

  • Open and/or close school offices, shop, gallery, classrooms
  • Be first point of contact for our customers in person and over the phone
  • Maintain communications with the Registrar – in person, via email, and by phone.
  • Maintain daily demographic tallies. Comply with quarterly demographic reporting requirements.
  • Relay Sawtooth’s general information and policies to students and guests
  • Process payments, donations gift certificates using Square
  • Expected to stay on top of current shows and upcoming events to inform visitors
  • Maintain all forms of receipting occurring at the front desk and maintain the ability to adapt to new processes if needed
  • Keep Mara Blades gift shop tidy and clean

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Must have an upbeat disposition and handle customer complaints gracefully and know when to hand off to leadership.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Must be able to work with a wide range of personalities
  • Must be a good problem solver
  • Familiarity with Google and similar web-based tools and software
  • Familiarity with retail point of sale systems a plus

Expected Hours of Work: 

Some evenings and Saturdays 5-10 hours per week, with possible additional hours depending upon the season. Ability to have flexible hours.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Sawtooth’s Executive Director Amy Jordan