Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: it is the world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming, is a national leader in arts and education and community relations, and functions as the manager of the Lincoln Center Campus.
As the Major Gifts Officer, you will play a vital role in sharing the mission of Lincoln Center with current and prospective donors, setting strategy, and executing to help us reach our ambitious fundraising goals. You will report to the Senior Director, Individual Giving.
Identify major gifts prospects and develop compelling cultivation and solicitation strategies for each in support of Lincoln Center’s artistic programs and community initiatives, including but not limited to Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, American Songbook, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and Great Performers
As a front-line fundraiser, engage directly with Lincoln Center prospects to secure 5- to 6-figure gifts
Develop and effectively communicate solicitation strategies for LCPA’s EVP of Planning and Development, President, and Trustees as they approach prospects for 5- to 7- figure gifts
Develop and execute a robust stewardship program for current major donors with the goal of upgrading support whenever appropriate. Such program to include written communication, entertaining at performances and other special events, etc.
Build strong relationships with a variety of constituents, including the Programming department, to understand their work and effectively communicate these projects to prospects and donors
Work collaboratively with the Planning and Development team at large to support team goals, including attending fundraising events and supporting other special projects
Five years of related development experience with a proven track record in creative fundraising for an arts organization, especially front-line fundraising
Excellent prospecting skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
Exceptional organizational skills with a strong attention to detail
Outstanding prioritization skills and ability to balance multiple priorities and projects simultaneously
Excellent research skills
Strong knowledge of the performing arts
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
Prior experience with Pledgemaker or a similar database preferred
Weekend and occasional evening work required
Please submit a resume and cover letter (with salary requirements and outlining your interest in Lincoln Center) to the email@example.com inbox. Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed.
Please list: Major Gifts Officerin the subject line.
Internal Candidates should contact a member of the Human Resources Department directly.
Lincoln Center, the world's foremost performing arts centers, is a private non-profit organization. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts presents over 350 performances annually through our different performance series, and administers educational and community outreach programs. We also maintain and provide services for the entire Lincoln Center complex of buildings and grounds that we share wit...h the 10 other resident arts companies.We're looking for professional, enthusiastic, creative individuals who are interested in being part of the Lincoln Center team.Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Competitive salaries Medical insurance Dental insurance Life insurance Short term/long term disability 3-4 weeks vacation Holiday, sick and personal day pay Retirement plans: 403 B & Pension Tuition reimbursement TransitCheck