DEPARTMENT: Development SUPERVISOR: Chief Development Officer (CDO)
The Director of Development provides primary leadership, strategic direction, management and coordination for all annual fundraising efforts. The Director helps create fundraising strategies that increase the organization's support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other sources. The Director of Development plays a key role in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors for capital and annual gifts. The Director works in close collaboration with the CDO and other senior staff and key volunteer leadership to achieve the fundraising goals of the organization.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
Work with CDO to create and manage annual development budget and development plan
Plan, administer, analyze and implement all fundraising activities and events
Lead and direct the work of development staff/contractors and activities in a fiscally sound manner by ensuring that the appropriate systems, staffing and procedures are in place to support fundraising goals
Work to create, maintain and foster relationships with donors within the community
Coordinate donor patron receptions, events and galas in collaboration with development staff and volunteers
Work with members of the Board of Directors and facilitate Development Committee meetings to keep board members engaged with fundraising activities and initiatives
Oversee all direct mail letters, grants, brochures, and sponsorship proposals required to support fundraising activities
Provide reports about fundraising progress to the CDO, senior staff and board of directors; Utilize data analysis provided by the theatre’s Data Analytics team members
Ensure all donors are properly thanked, recognized and receive regular communication by making donor relationships a priority
Work in collaboration with the CDO and other senior staff on all aspects of a pending, multi-million dollar capital/restoration campaign planning and execution
Respond to emails and phone calls in a timely manner
Demonstrate ability to independently lead projects from beginning to end
Be available for events at night and on weekends to meet and greet donors and subscribers on an ongoing basis
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
at least 5 to 7 years’ experience in non-profit development within an organization of comparable size and budget
experience managing people and budgets
ability to work in a hands-on environment
computer literacy and knowledge of CRM administration (experience with Tessitura desirable)
track record as an effective communicator
Bachelor’s degree required
committed to and enthusiastic about ATA’s mission and programs
straightforward, self-motivated, and diplomatic – sharing information readily, listening as well as giving advice and respecting the abilities of others and emotionally mature with a sense of humor to maintain balance
willing to adjust to a demanding and changing environment where different hats are worn each day
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Must be able to climb stairs safely, sit at a desk/computer/etc for much of the day, and able to lift 10 pounds or more.
About Paramount & State Theatres
Inspired by the power of the arts to change lives, the Austin Theatre Alliance strives to engage all Central Texans through extraordinary live performances and films, to ignite the intellect and imagination of our youth, and to ensure the preservation of the crown jewels of downtown Austin. The Austin Theatre Alliance is the 501 (c)3 non-profit organization that manages the Paramount and Stateside Theatres.