Director of Development - Akron Civic Theatre

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Director of Development - Akron Civic Theatre


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.


– 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


– 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

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



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