This is a senior-level position, reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Board of Trustees. The Development Director is responsible for an annual fund-raising target of $750,000 and directs the annual fund campaign, secures annual show sponsorships, writes grants, leads planned-giving activities, organizes special fund-raising projects, and engages in additional related activities.
We seek someone with demonstrated leadership in annual fund drives and experience in working with development staff and boards of trustees to plan and implement fund-raising goals, objectives, and policies.
RiverCenter’s annual budget is approximately $2.4 million. Forty-four per cent of the annual budget comes from contributed income at this time.
Required: (1) five years of progressively more responsible experience in an area involving the planning and implementation of development activities, (2) appreciation for the role of the performing arts and arts education in the well-being of individuals and society, (3) outstanding skills in written & oral communications, organizational management, interpersonal relations, and leadership, (4) ability to manage a multiplicity of activities in a complex and demanding environment.
Desired: (1) Bachelor’s or higher degree, (2) experience directing the ongoing administration of a program involving some combination of gift prospecting, gift solicitation, annual fund management, donor relations, grant writing, event sponsorship sales, and advertising sales, (3) a proven track record in effective fund-raising. Capital Campaign experience is a strong advantage.
Deadline for applications: Friday, July 7, 2017.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume with a list of references and salary requirements in confidence to:
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive with similar jobs at other local not for profit organization’s with similar experience and qualifications. Benefits are offered to RiverCenter’s full-time employees. Evaluation of the development director’s job effectiveness and potential for salary increase will be closely tied to the meeting or exceeding of the development targets.
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