This is a senior-level position, reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Board of Trustees. The Development Director is responsible for an annual fund-raising target of $750,000 and directs the annual fund campaign, secures annual show sponsorships, writes grants, leads planned-giving activities, organizes special fund-raising projects, and engages in additional related activities.
We seek someone with demonstrated leadership in annual fund drives and experience in working with development staff and boards of trustees to plan and implement fund-raising goals, objectives, and policies.
RiverCenter’s annual budget is approximately $2.4 million. Forty-four percent of the annual budget comes from contributed income at this time.
Required: (1) five years of progressively more responsible experience in an area involving the planning and implementation of development activities, (2) appreciation for the role of the performing arts and arts education in the well-being of individuals and society, (3) outstanding skills in written & oral communications, organizational management, interpersonal relations, and leadership, (4) ability to manage a multiplicity of activities in a complex and demanding environment.
Desired: (1) Bachelor’s or higher degree, (2) experience directing the ongoing administration of a program involving some combination of gift prospecting, gift solicitation, annual fund management, donor relations, grant writing, event sponsorship sales, and advertising sales, (3) a proven track record in effective fund-raising. Capital Campaign experience is a strong advantage.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive with similar jobs at other local nonprofit organizations with access to all benefits offered to RiverCenter’s full-time employees. Evaluation of the Development Director’s job effectiveness and potential for salary increase will be closely tied to the meeting or exceeding of the development targets.
RiverCenter for the Performing Arts (RCPA) is based in Columbus, GA. It is managed and operated by RiverCenter Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit arts organization. RCPA is the region’s largest performing arts facility. RiverCenter Inc. hosts its own series of shows in its three theatrical halls while also providing a home, performance space, and support services to the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Youth Orc...hestra of Greater Columbus, Columbus Ballet, Schwob School of Music, and other regional arts organizations.
RiverCenter’s mission is to bring together a variety of artists and audiences for entertainment, education, and enrichment of the cultural life of our region. To accomplish its mission, RiverCenter has adopted the following vision statements: to be the cultural center of Columbus and the region, be a partner with other organizations to expand arts opportunities, to serve as a focal point for cultural diversity, and to participate actively in cultural education for all ages.