New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) NJ Rep is a professional, non-profit theater and arts organization located in Long Branch, New Jersey. For 20 years, NJ Rep has operated an intimate theater in Long Branch and in that time has developed a national reputation as an important incubator for new theatrical works. NJ Rep recently acquired a new large facility in Long Branch on which it plans to develop a new main stage theater and a multi-faceted arts center.
NJ Rep is seeking a full-time Director of Development who will lead NJ Rep’s fundraising activities. This includes, but is not limited to:
Creating a development strategy and implementing an annual fundraising plan;
Grant-writing, proposal packaging and submission;
Preparing and submitting funding reports;
Prospecting and staying abreast of new funding opportunities;
Helping the Board of Trustees and Executive Staff coordinate and execute a campaign for the arts center capital project;
Coordinating with outside fundraising consultants; and
Reporting in a timely fashion to the Executive Producer, Managing Director, Board of Trustees, funders, and other stakeholders, as required.
The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of developing and implementing successful strategic fundraising plans for organizations with annual budgets of $1 million or more as well as experience in coordinating larger fundraising projects. The candidate should have a thorough understanding of private foundations and changing dynamics in philanthropy; emerging opportunities in crowd funding and creative place-making; and knowledge of the non-profit arts sector in New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area. Experience with government funding/reporting, including the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, is a plus, as is familiarity with corporate sponsorship strategies.
We are seeking a dynamic individual with excellent communications and organizational skills, independent initiative, flexibility, and good humor to be part of a small but growing organization. Strong writing skills in particular are a must, as is proficiency in relevant software and internet fundraising resources.
Additional Salary Information: $40,000+, negotiable depending on experience
About New Jersey Repertory Company
New Jersey Repertory Company is a professional, non-profit theater that has operated in its intimate theater in Long Branch, New Jersey, since 1997. From its inception, NJ Rep has had two primary missions: to make a lasting contribution to the American stage by developing and producing new plays, and to serve as a catalyst for economic and community development through the arts. In twenty seasons, NJ Rep has produced more than 120 full productions, 90 of which were world premieres, and has earned a national reputation as an important incubator of new theatrical works. In 2012, NJ Rep received the prestigious National Theater Company Grant from the American Theater Wing, sponsor of the Tony Awards.