Director of Development

Department:  Development

Reports to:     Managing Director

Summary of Position:

The Director of Development is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of all contributed support (both cash and in-kind) for Red Mountain Theatre in accordance with budget goals for each fiscal season.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership and oversight of development department staff
  • Ensure maintenance of donor records electronically and in physical files
  • Strategically plan and follow through with solicitations, structuring sponsorships/memberships, and/or recognition to achieve maximum support level from all donor categories (foundation, corporation, individual, and government)
  • Develop and implement sponsorship packages and other recognition (program ads, website listings, signage, curtain speech, etc.) as desired by the donor and in keeping with RMT policies and goals
  • Work in conjunction with Executive Director and Board Nominating Committee to recruit and engage Board of Directors
  • Provide oversight, guidance, and direction for Dress Circle Society Board of Directors’ volunteer functions – special events/functions, membership recruitment & renewal, hospitality of out-of-town artists, membership communication, production, and other volunteer duties
  • Implement, in coordination with the Managing Director and Executive Director, fundraising/Black Tie and donor engagement events throughout the season
  • Strategically plan and implement donor stewardship, engaging other departments as needed – cards from actors & RMT students, sponsor gifts, Donor Lounge, etc.
  • Coordinate with finance department to identify and manage pledge fulfillment
  • Assist in budget creation alongside Executive Director, Managing Director & CFO
  • Oversee grant requests and final reporting requirements for local and national foundations
  • Other Duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of professional experience
  • Bachelors or higher college degree
  • Self-starter with strong teamwork skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, strategic thinking, and implementation skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail and highly organized

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of professional fundraising experience
  • Experience with Patron Manager/Salesforce database
  • Experience with grant writing

Physical Demands: This position requires work on nights and weekends for RMT productions and other events. Must be ambulatory throughout the Arts Campus facility as well as have the ability to conduct in person meetings off site.

To apply, email with “Director of Development Position” in the subject line and include your resume and a cover letter. No phone calls please.