As a member of the senior management team and reporting to the Executive Director, the DoD is responsible for providing leadership and strategic vision to all aspects of the Flynn’s fund-raising efforts. The DoD oversees three staff members including the Membership/Special Events Manager, the Development Coordinator, and the Development Assistant.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
In conjunction with senior leadership, establish and execute a comprehensive development plan to support the Flynn’s operating, capital and endowment needs for the present and the long term.
Lead and direct the organization and implementation of the fundraising from individual, corporate, foundation, and government sources.
Identify and cultivate individual and corporate donors, with particular focus on accessing new constituencies and major gift development, with an emphasis on effective stewardship of donors.
Work with senior leadership to motivate and strengthen the Board in its role in development; expand, manage and coordinate trustee and other volunteer involvement in fundraising activities
Support the Board leadership, including the Development Committee and Governance Committee.
Work closely with staff, trustees, and other volunteers to maximize the effectiveness of special events, which range from small cultivation events and night-of-show gatherings to larger annual events, in order to help develop, attract, and retain donors.
Oversee creation of all development materials and serve as key staff coordinator on institutional PR publications such as annual report and executive director letters.
Collaborate with ED and marketing on institutional messaging.
Foster ongoing, collegial relations among the development department and other departments of the organization and help integrate fundraising into the Flynn’s culture.
Supervise and manage the research and preparation of foundation, corporate and government grant proposals, and oversee grant administration and reporting.
Manage and oversee the formation and maintenance of necessary development reports and records; prepare and manage the department's financial reports and budget; monitor budget and control expenditures. Plan, request, and administer operating budgets for assigned areas of responsibility.
Plan agenda with board development co-chairs and oversee development committee
Build, train, mentor, and supervise an effective and professional development team and support staff, and recruit and replace as necessary, in consultation with senior leadership.
As a representative of the Flynn Center, take an active role in the community and cultivate key relationships and associations with centers of influence within the city, state and region.
Supervise Membership/Special Events Manager, Development Coordinator, and Development Assistant
Direction is received from the Executive Director.
Highly accomplished and well-rounded fund raising professional with proven ability in securing leadership and transformational gifts for all purposes- capital, operating, endowment and programs
Demonstrated track record in the management of successful development programs, successfully soliciting and closing gifts, and staff and volunteer management.
Very well-organized, able to plan strategically, set priorities and focus on details and follow through while not losing sight of the big picture
Flexibility to welcome and embrace change and the ability to balance the many challenges inherent in an active and lively organization.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Relevant experience in individual giving programs, campaigns, sponsorship, grant writing, benefit events and planned giving.
Sound understanding of and enthusiasm for the mission of the Flynn Center and the ability to articulately convey this mission to others.
Be highly personable with the ability to represent the Flynn and to and deal effectively with a wide range of individuals and organizations inside and outside of the Flynn, requiring good public relations, public speaking, marketing, donor cultivation/solicitation, coordinating/liaison, and negotiating skills.
Experience with fund raising technology and integrated database systems. Experience with Tessitura a plus.
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: Send cover letter & resumé to: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Human Resources Department 153 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401, or Email to: HResources@flynncenter.org No phone calls, please. EOE
About Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
The Flynn, at the center of Vermont’s cultural landscape for more than 85 years, is
a vibrant and thriving organization recognized internationally and nationally for the
caliber of its presentations, its significant artistic, educational, and community
outreach activities; its superb technical capacity, its beautiful ambiance, and its
sound fiscal management.
From its earliest days as a vaudeville house through five decades as a premier
movie theatre to its present incarnation as an acclaimed center for innovative
programming and arts education, the Flynn has strived to provide diverse and
engaging experiences for its community.
Recognized as a leader in the mid-sized arts center field, the Flynn is the recipient
of many honors including the League of Historic American Theatres’ Outstanding
Historic Theatre Award, on-going support from the National Endowment for the Arts
and Vermont Arts Council, and major support from the Ford, Surdna, Kresge, and
The Flynn is located in the heart of Burlington, Vermont’s largest city. Positioned
along Lake Champlain with the Green Mountains to the east and Montreal ninety
minutes north, Burlington is a vi...brant college town, home to the University of
Vermont, Champlain College, Saint Michael’s College, and a Community College of
Vermont campus. The city has a growing number of tech companies and creative
industries moving to the region to enjoy the increasingly diverse culture,
recreational opportunities, natural beauty, and authentic spirit of Vermont.
The Flynn’s current Executive Director, John Killacky, will be retiring in June of
2018. John came to the Flynn in June 2010, succeeding Founding Executive
Director & CEO Andrea Rogers, and bringing a new emphasis on access and
inclusion. The arts center now works with 81 social service agencies to provide
discounted tickets for their clients, as well as scholarships for participation in the
Flynn’s classes and camps. John also led a three-year $2.3 million renovation
campaign for the Flynn.
The Flynn believes that the arts touch people’s lives in profound ways: in their
understanding of themselves, their connections to local and world communities and
cultures, and in their understanding of their own creativity. The arts provide these
qualities to the greater public for the social and economic benefits that the shared
performance experience provides.