POSITION:  Development & marketing manager
TERM:40 hours per week


Honolulu Biennial Foundation (HBF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that produces the Honolulu Biennial, which takes place every two years, spread across various sites within the city and with a focus on exhibiting artists from the countries and continents linked by the Pacific Ocean. Honolulu Biennial (HB19) 2019 ran March 8 to May 5, 2019, featured 47 artists from 15 countries and Hawaiʻi, and welcomed 114,722 visitors across 13 exhibition sites. HB19 also offered 107 public programs, and provided field trips to over 2,204 children across Oʻahu. Planning is underway for Honolulu Biennial 2021 (HB21), which will take place Spring 2021.

Throughout the year, HBF serves the local community by presenting educational outreach programs, with an emphasis on programming for Hawaii’s youth, as well as exhibitions and professional development opportunities for the local arts community.


Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Development & Marketing Manager plays an integral role in furthering HBF’s fundraising and communications programs and initiatives. In development, this individual is responsible for timely task-oriented management and execution of tasks and activities from an evolving calendar of proposals and stewardship of membership, corporate, foundation, and individual gifts to HBF in accordance with the fundraising priorities set forth by the Executive Director. In Marketing, this individual will develop email newsletters, draft invitations and other donor communications, update the HBF website, develop and post content as part of HBF’s social media strategy, and take on or collaborate with the Directors on related tasks as necessary.



  • Develops corporate sponsorship and individual donor proposal decks in PowerPoint or related software in accordance with the tailored partnerships, ask amounts, timelines, and stewardship components set forth by the Executive Director;

  • Responsible for refining HBF’s membership program and providing options for refreshed messaging, benefits, and communications in order to demonstrate an increase membership giving to and engagement with the organization;

  • Manages HBF’s donor database by building constituent records and contact information and reviewing reports and trends on giving activity on a monthly basis to help shape fundraising strategy

  • Generates acknowledgement letters as necessary;

  • Designs, implements, and tracks donor stewardship best practices and standards for HBF to promote donor confidence and engagement;

  • Prepares donor communications for the Executive Director;

  • Develops and submits foundation proposals, progress, and final reports as directed and in advance of deadlines;

  • Maintains digital and paper donor files in accordance with HBF’s record-keeping standards;

  • Attends professional meetings with the Executive Director to gain first-hand knowledge of the necessary next steps in furthering relationships and securing gifts, and swiftly executes on proposals and deliverables as directed;

  • Helps to create donor engagement opportunities in the lead up and during the Biennial;

  • Plays an integral role in donor hospitality and engagement during opening festivities;

  • May require occasional evening or weekend meetings/events.


  • Drafts member outreach, fundraising appeals, invitations, and newsletter copy;

  • Creates, edits and publishes content for HBF’s social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, in accordance with HBF’s Communications Strategy;

  • Monitors social media and website activity and reports on statistics monthly;

  • Builds marketing emails utilizing Network for Good to promote upcoming HBF

  • events and programs;

  • Maintains digital files, emails, and communications records as appropriate;

  • Photography as needed (skills and interest permitting);

  • Reports to Executive Director and collaborates closely with the Public Relations Advisor, Marketing Intern, and other HBF positions leading up to and during HB21.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;

  • 4-6 years of fundraising experience and increasing responsibility within a nonprofit organization, preferably an arts organization;

  • 3 years of proven experience generating and posting website and social media content for a company or organization;

  • Intermediate graphic design skills sufficient to lay out basic proposal templates, size and modify photographic images, and manipulate files;

  • Effective, articulate, and persuasive communicator with excellent attention to detail and a proactive nature. Proven ability to meet deadlines;

  • Expertise or familiarity with individual, corporate, and foundation fundraising;

  • Dependable, honest, and reliable while working in a collaborative environment;

  • Ability to work well with management, partners, donors, board, artists, and the general public and thrive in a collaborative setting;

  • Demonstrated ability to work professionally and tactfully, represent HBF with a high level of integrity and professionalism, adhere to policies, honor confidentiality, and support management decisions in a positive, professional manner.


Regular, full-time employment. Expected level of commitment will be 40 hours per week.


Applications are being accepted until this position is filled. To apply please send a resume and short cover letter stating your interest and qualifications for the position to Katherine Tuider: katherine@honolulubiennial.org

HBF is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.