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Job Title: Vice President of Development
Reports To: President/CEO
Status: Exempt, Salaried
Reporting to the Black Ensemble Theater’s President/CEO, the Vice President of Development will be responsible for the leadership, direction and management of the development functions of the Black Ensemble Theater. Under the direction of the President/CEO, the Vice President of Development will determine strategies, goals and objectives to fulfill the mission and vision of the Black Ensemble Theater.
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities
· Develop, lead, manage and execute the theater’s fundraising strategies for the annual fund and capital campaign.
· Direct and implement all development activities including donor acquisition, prospect research, corporate, foundation and government relations and grantsmanship, major gifts and lower-level individual contributions, special events, and other sources.
· Direct the research, implementation, and management of development programs for special gifts and sponsorship solicitation.
· Grant writing and research.
· Oversee and direct the financial administration of contributed income including maintaining systems, databases, software and donor/prospect records as well providing timely and thorough reports to the Executive Director.
· Lead development staff (1 – 2).
· Establish and cultivate strong relationships with donors, prospects, and philanthropic community.
· Work closely with the development and campaign committee as well as the board of directors.
· Participate in strategic planning functions.
· Serve as an articulate, enthusiastic and visible spokesperson for the Black Ensemble Theater.
· Prepare and manage the development department budget and evaluate annually the effectiveness of development programs including cost analysis.
· B.A. degree;
· Vast fundraising experience including grant writing and work on a capital campaign
· Demonstrated fundraising success of a scale and complexity comparable to the challenges ahead for Black Ensemble Theater.
· Superb strategic and communication skills.
· An advanced degree is highly preferred as is experience working in a not-for-profit environment.
· Demonstrated ability in all key areas of revenue development: foundations, corporate giving programs, corporate sponsorships, annual fund donors, major donors, and public sector support.
· The successful candidate will share a passion for Black Ensemble Theater’s mission.
· She or he will have a deep passion and energy for the arts.
· They will be effective in working with a small staff as well as independently.
· He or she will be positive, self-motivated, and eager for a challenge
Development Assistant, Grants Writer
· Typically, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm with some evenings and weekends as needed. Flexibility in availability is required.
· Performs most duties in a standard office environment.
If you are interested in this position, please complete the form below and attach your resume.