The Department of Fine Arts Programming for the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, invite applications for the full time position of Fundraising and Audience Development Manager.
The Fundraising and Audience Development Manager, reporting to the Director of Community Engagement, is responsible for connecting the mission of Fine Arts Programming (FAP) to current and new donors, sponsors, and audiences to ensure strong revenue, craft marketing strategy, and expand and deepen audiences. This position will work with the larger FAP team to provide research and assessment of community, market, and current audience that will inform the strategic direction of the Fine Arts Series in order to identify challenges, new partnerships, and growth areas. In response, this position will be responsible for developing multi-dimensional campaigns that are responsive to our diversity of programming and our central MN market and community. The Fundraising and Audience Development Manager will help write grants for Saint John's University and College of Saint Benedict in support of the Fine Arts Series performances and residency.
The Fundraising and Audience Development Manager is part of the Community Engagement team in Fine Arts Programming and works closely with the Office of Marketing and Communications. They will offer representation for the Fine Arts Series in the community and is a trained event team member with nights, weekends and summer commitments.
Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Implements fundraising strategies and sponsorship initiatives, and explore other regular or major gift opportunities.
Cultivate relationships with current donors and identify new donors and sponsors. Expand relationship with our community sponsors around in kind opportunities, audience connections, and community networks.
Develop the sponsorship program, benefits, and levels and assess annually to ensure greater revenue development. Coordinate the sponsor/series visits and sponsor relationships. Ensure appropriate documentation of sponsorship, coordinate sponsor benefits, and ensure sponsor acknowledgement in online and print projects.
Help identify and support expanded giving opportunities to Fine Arts Series. Support grant writing efforts through writing, research, budget development, or reporting.
Work closely with the Executive Director for cohesive fundraising relationships and initiatives.
2. Audience Development and Assessment
Develop an annual audience development plan, which reflects the strategic vision of Fine Arts Programming and encompasses fundraising and marketing efforts needed to elevate the brand and reputation of the Fine Arts Series, grow ticket sales and expand the reach and depth of audiences.
Seek to establish the CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series brand and reputation in the local, regional, and national market. Align the mission and vision of FAP with the values and interests of audiences.
Research, measure and assess regional community and current audiences and identify specific strategies and partnerships to expand and deepen audience.
Coordinate opportunities for audience input, feedback, surveys and focus groups. Track audience market research to identify effect and experience of Fine Arts Series and analyze data to document impact.
Develop and monitor key performance metrics and indicators that reflect the strategic direction of FAP and assess ticket sales and fundraising goals.
Create creative approaches for audience building that are both global and very specific to the wide diversity in programming on the Series and audience segments within our regional area.
Navigate media relationship and strategy, including schedule creation, story coverage, identifying expectations, and coordinating e-marketing components, along with the sponsorship relationship.
Serve as a strategic partner to the Office of Marketing and Communications, working collaboratively to create the annual audience development plan and marketing components, annual brand messages and concepts, fundraising messages and materials, media priorities and plans, and to inform and develop campaigns for each performing arts event.
Work in partnership with the Campus Outreach Manager and Box Office Assistant for symbiotic initiatives on and off campus.
Works closely with Executive Director and Community Engagement Director to integrate development, marketing, audience development, and programming strategies.
3. Student Employee Management
Oversees audience development student employees (up to 2), including hiring, scheduling, and providing leadership training and supervision for students.
4. Event Team Member
Fully trained team member to offer support for front of house, event support, will call, or residency event support as needed. Events may include nights, weekends, and summer.
Education: Bachelor of Arts or Science degree, preferably in an arts-related field, English or Marketing.
Audience development and or marketing, preferably in an arts or related field.
Fundraising, corporate sponsorships and/or grant writing.
Planning, strategic and data analysis skills, program development in fundraising and/or marketing areas.
Audience marketing in the digital age, ability to assess marketing effectiveness.
Developing community relationships and/or in collaborative partnerships.
Graphic design and CRM (Content Resource Manager) experience desirable.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Passion and enthusiasm for performing and visual arts.
A strong commitment to community engagement.
Breadth of creativity, initiative, and flexibility.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to follow-through on multiple projects and consistently meet deadlines.
Engaging personality and ability to contribute collaboratively within a positive team environment.
Desire and ability to serve as a mentor and role model to students, actively contributing to their learning experience
Decision making skills demonstrating independent discretion and sound professional judgment
Demonstrated computer skills including an ability to learn new programs.
Ability to professionally and positively represent CSB/SJU and FAP to internal and external constituents.
Ability to work a varied schedule including evening and weekend commitments.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications are accepted online at http://employment.csbsju.edu. Applicants should complete an application and attach a cover letter and resume. Official transcript is required at time of hire.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
If you require special accommodations to participate in the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University hiring process, please contact us at (320) 363-5500 or email@example.com.
It is the policy of CSB and SJU to conduct pre-employment background checks. Women, individuals of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers.
About College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
Saint John's University, a liberal arts college for men, and the College of Saint Benedict, a liberal arts college for women, are located four miles apart in Central Minnesota just outside St. Cloud and 70 miles from Minneapolis. Both are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition, which emphasize quality teaching and a commitment to intercultural learning. Together, the College of Saint Bened...ict and Saint John's University offer a common undergraduate curriculum, identical degree requirements, and a single academic calendar. The colleges offer the distinct benefit of two nationally recognized Catholic, undergraduate institutions and one exceptional education. For further information, see http://www.csbsju.edu.