Perkins Center Director of Development
Perkins’ Development Officer is an integral member of the Perkins Center for the Arts team. The Development Officer will be responsible for Development initiatives to include, but not limited to: Grants Management to maintain and expand the Center’s current public, corporate and private primary funding sources (end of year reporting and analysis are required); Create a Donor Relations program to establish an institution-wide donor relations program; and Create a strategy to cultivate and fully optimize the Center’s current membership, volunteers and affiliates. Additionally, the Development Officer in partnership with the Executive Director and the Marketing & Communications Manager, will develop and cultivate point of entry opportunities to engage and promote long-term relationships in preparation for a capital campaign.
The Development Officer will acquire an in-depth knowledge of Perkins Center for the Arts exhibitions, education programs, institutional history, and current events in order to communicate priorities and philanthropic opportunities to external audiences. Experience with individual giving and planned giving is required. Experience with major gifts and bequests a plus. The Development Officer will work closely with the Perkins Executive Director, the Marketing & Communications Manager and the Board of Trustees to create a comprehensive, effective strategy to encourage participation on all levels of the Center. Development and implementation of sophisticated strategies for donor engagement and solicitations is required.
This individual will be comfortable in a fast-paced, multi-facetted and multi-disciplinary, regional arts center and understanding the relationships between benefactors, revenue generating programs, and public programming. Experience with performance metrics to establish philanthropic objectives for prospects, develop cultivation plans, prepare solicitations and secure gifts a must. Ability to travel locally and regionally required.
The Development Officer will begin as a part-time role and has a competitive total compensation package. Advancement opportunities are available. Occasional evening and weekend hours will be required, communicated, and understood in advance. Flex-time and comp time is offered. Candidates should have the physical ability to handle stairs, the ability to lift up to 25 lbs., and assist with event set-up and break-down. Comfort with basic computer programs and willingness to learn Perkins’ unique database (Arts Center Canvas). Perkins Center is an EOE, all are encouraged to apply. For more information or to apply, please send resume, references and two writing samples to email@example.com.
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