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Development Director

Date Posted: 05/20/2019

Application Deadline: 06/19/2019

Type of Position: full time

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Submission Instructions: Please apply online through the GroundWorks website.

GroundWorks DanceTheater seeks an experienced, self-motivated and creative-thinking individual with excellent communication and program management skills for its Development Director position.
The Director of Development creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising, which includes grant solicitation, major gifts, annual campaign, fundraising events, and in-kind resources. This position reports to the Executive Artistic Director.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Collaborate with the Finance/Development Committee of the Board of Directors and Executive Artistic Director to create a fund development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization.
Implement the fund development plan in accordance with ethical fundraising principles.
Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being successfully executed against the Strategic Plan.
Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic planning and processes are carried out in a timely manner.
Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events.
Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.
Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives.
Identify and develop corporate, community and individual prospects.
Oversee the administration of the patron database.
Coordinate in-kind donations and make decisions regarding the issuing of receipts.

Qualifications:
Must embrace the mission and vision of GroundWorks DanceTheater
Have strong interpersonal and writing skills
Have knowledge and experience in all fundraising techniques
Possess the skills and desire to build external relationships
Enjoy and work well in a collaborative, team setting
Be organized and exhibit follow-through on tasks and goals
Hold a bachelor’s degree, at minimum
Have 5 years minimum experience in professional fundraising
Show demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
Have basic technology skills required with proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and social media platforms
Possess general knowledge of customer relationship management database systems
Experience in the arts and culture sector is a plus
Marketing experience is a plus
Salary

Competitive/commensurate with experience and other qualifications

Organization: GroundWorks DanceTheater

GroundWorks DanceTheater seeks an experienced, self-motivated and creative-thinking individual with excellent communication and program management skills for its Development Director position.
The Director of Development creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising, which includes grant solicitation, major gifts, annual campaign, fundraising events, and in-kind resources. This position reports to the Executive Artistic Director.