Director of Development - Akron Civic Theatre

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Director of Development - Akron Civic Theatre
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Working in conjunction with the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees, the Director of Development is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Akron Civic Theatre’s $750,000+ contributed revenue program. The Director of Development is a member of the senior staff responsible to work with the Executive Director and Board of Trustees in developing strategic direction for the theater.

Qualifications

– Bachelor’s or master’s degree in arts administration, business, public administration, non-profit management, or related field
– Strong background in fund development
– A minimum of five years of experience with proven track record in fund development is required
– Ability to act as a public spokesperson for and interpreter of the mission and programs of the Akron Civic Theatre to the community at large as needed
– Demonstrated enthusiasm and interpersonal skills to relate well with the Board and staff
– Ability to manage time and handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and independently
– Computer literacy and experience with donor tracking software

Responsibilities

– The Director of Development is a member of the senior staff responsible to work with the Executive Director and Board of Trustees in developing strategic direction for the theater
– Oversee public-sector and private-sector grant-seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements
– Oversee the membership and annual fund programs, including mailings and annual fundraising drives
– Oversee the corporate membership and sponsorship (event and gala) programs, including ad sales for the season program
– Continue to grow the major gifts program including identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors
– Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them
– Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies
– Establish good working relationships with key community stakeholders
– Represent the Akron Civic Theatre at community activities to maintain and enhance the organization’s community profile

Salary
– Full-time, salary position ($70,000.00 to $75,000.00) with benefits

 

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