Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks a Director of Development
Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) is a classically-based professional ballet company, established in 1989, in Portland, Oregon. The company performs an annual season of programs at the Keller Auditorium and Newmark Theatre while participating in many community events as well as regional and national touring.
OBT has grown from being a respected regional company to one of national significance as evidenced by the invitation to perform at the Kennedy Center in 2008, the "Ballet Across America" series in 2013, Wolf Trap in 2014, and Ballet West Choreographic Festival in 2017.
In addition to the performing company, The Oregon Ballet Theatre School is recognized as one of the premiere ballet schools in the country. OBT’s mission also includes a far reaching dance education and outreach program throughout Portland and Oregon.
OBT is supported by an annual budget of more than $6 million. For more information (including a full job description) and recent news about OBT, visit our website: www.obt.org.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks a driven and dynamic individual to lead, design, and implement strategies to effectively steward existing donors, cultivate new supporters, and drive overall giving for the organization. This includes but is not limited to Major Gifts, Annual Campaigns, Foundation and Corporate Giving, Government Grants, and Capital Campaign.
The position reports to and works closely with the Executive Director and is responsible for managing a team of four direct reports. The role also works closely with the Artistic Director.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:
We are looking for an experienced and collaborative leader who has at least five years of experience and progressive responsibilities in non-profit fundraising-development, leading capital campaigns, and proven track record of success in a highly dynamic environment. While not required, successful candidates would have specific experience within the field of dance or the performing arts, marketing/sales experience and CFRE certification. A full job description can be obtained on the OBT website.
Interested parties are required to send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.