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27 May 2013

Full-Time Director of Development – Theater

The Classical Theatre of Harlem – Posted by Jewish Jobs New York, New York, United States

Job Description

The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s (CTH’s) next Director of Development
will join a revitalized institution poised to build a strong individual
and institutional funding base with a compelling mission and exciting
artistic plans for the future. S/he will join a senior management team
led by Producing Director Ty Jones, and a strong and dedicated Board.
S/he will spearhead annual fundraising efforts of $1M in contributed
income.  Moreover, s/he will partner closely the Board in building
strategies to increase the fundraising revenues of the organization.

successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial and energetic
development professional with a passion for the mission of CTH. S/he
will have the ability to develop comprehensive individual and
institutional strategies that build the institution’s capacities, and a
track record of competing successfully for philanthropic support in a
crowded cultural marketplace.  The candidate will have major gifts and
special events experience and the willingness to work closely with the
Board to maximize fundraising from institutional sources; including
foundations, corporate sponsors, and government agencies on the federal,
state, and local levels. S/he will be able to successfully steward and
strengthen relationships with current and prospective funders.

successful candidate will have superb interpersonal skills and be an
excellent communicator in verbal, written, and presentation forms.  S/he
will serve a passionate and committed 8-member Board of Directors, led
by Chairman Ty Jones and Treasurer Greg Mays.  S/he will be mature,
polished, and diplomatic—able to appropriately support the development
priorities of the Board. At the same time, the candidate will be a
self-motivated advocate for CTH, and a resourceful fundraising
strategist. S/he will build positive relationships with individuals and
organizations throughout the community to heighten awareness of the CTH
and to expand the base of contributions at all levels.

experience in marketing will be favorably regarded, as audience
development, database mining, and the fundraising application of new
technologies are all high priorities for the institution.

* A Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university or college
* A minimum of one to three years of development and management experience
* Knowledge and experience working with institutional & individual funders
* A passion for the cultural arts and CTH’s mission, programs, and future plans
* Enthusiastic and energetic self-starter capable of working independently, or as part of a team
* Strong planning, strategy, financial, budgeting, analytical, and communication skills
* The ability to work evenings/weekends to attend all CHT performances and cultivation events

Compensation, including benefits, is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following materials in MS Word or PDF electronic form to with “Director of Development” in the subject line: * Cover letter * Resume with salary history * Three (3) development writing samples * Three (3) professional references, who will not be contacted without the approval of the candidate All inquiries and materials will be confidential. Applications will be acknowledged. Please do not mail hard copies.

Job Categories: Business/Management, Indeed, Non-Profit, and Other. Job Types: Full-Time.


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