Position:  Development Manager

Department:  Development

Reports to:  Associate Director of Development

Summary of Position:
The Development Manager is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual contributed support (both cash and in-kind) in accordance with annual budget goals for each fiscal season.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct and implement maintenance of donor records electronically and in physical files
  • Strategically plan and follow through with annual fund solicitations and/or recognition to achieve maximum support level from individuals
    • Implement sponsorship packages and other recognition (program ads, website listings, signage, curtain speech, etc.) as desired by the donor
  • Strategically plan and implement donation level and benefit structure to maximize support
  • Strategically craft and implement criteria for use of the Donor Lounge and other Arts Campus assets to maximize impact
  • Provide oversight, guidance, and direction for Dress Circle Society Board of Directors’ volunteer functions – special events/functions, membership recruitment & renewal, hospitality of out-of-town artists, membership communication, production, and other volunteer duties
  • Strategically plan and implement (along with department staff) fundraising and donor engagement events throughout the season.
  • Strategically plan and implement donor thank yous engaging other departments as needed – cards from actors & RMT students, sponsor gifts, cards from board members, etc.
  • Assist in budget creation alongside Associate Director of Development
  • Coordinate with finance department to identify and manage annual fund pledge fulfillment
  • Other Duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of professional experience
  • Bachelors or higher college degree
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong strategic thinking and implementation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Nonprofit fundraising experience
  • Proven track record of managing individual donor relationships and growing contributions over time

To apply, email with “Development Manager Position” in the subject line and include your resume and a cover letter. No phone calls please.