Development job open at Orlando Shakes

Now that Shannon Lacek has been promoted to managing director at Orlando Shakespeare Theater, her old job is available. Here’s the info:

The Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF, an AEA regional theater company celebrating its 22nd season, seeks a well-seasoned Director of Development who demonstrates the passion, motivation, and business expertise required to achieve continued success for the company.

The Director of Development will be responsible for generating, directing and supervising day-to-day development activity including: leading, planning, implementing, and tracking the fundraising process for the Theater. The desired candidate will cultivate community support, research and write grants, create and execute individual giving and major gifts campaigns, produce special events, secure corporate sponsorship, supervise volunteers, and work closely with the Board of Directors.

Candidates should demonstrate orientation to profitability while also demonstrating knowledge of market, budgetary, and organizational skills; possess solid interpersonal skills, including the ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively; be able to collect and research data; and possess proactive community building and fundraising skills.

Email PDF attachments of resume, three work-related references, salary history, and a brief cover letter describing interest, qualifications and experience to: Director of Development Search, shannonl@orlandoshakes.org.

Job profile and detailed information available at www.orlandoshakes.org.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE: Director of Development

CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt

DEPARTMENT: Development

EFFECTIVE: August 25, 2009

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

POSITION REPORTS TO: Managing Director

DEPARTMENTS SUPERVISED: Development

POSITION SUMMARY
Responsible for generating, directing and supervising day-to-day development activity including: leading, planning, implementing, and tracking the fundraising process for the Orlando Shakespeare Theater.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES.
• Grant research and writing for general operating support, capital improvements, and projects.
• Special events planning and organization in partnership with the special events committee of the board.
• Annual fundraising campaign organization, processing, and record keeping,
• Generate new corporate sponsors, manage existing sponsorships, generate sponsorship contracts, relations and reports sponsor income. Work with board members to maintain existing and generate new sponsorships.
• Support of board involvement; corporate sponsorship development, cultivation, and solicitation and fulfillment of commitments. Manage all fundraising materials, ensure complete record keeping and accounting, manage fundraising aspect of database. Work with Board of Directors to develop strategies to initiate and meet fundraising goals.

COMPETENCIES
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
• Business Acumen – Displays orientation to profitability while demonstrating knowledge of market and profitability.
• Conflict Resolution – Ability to deal with others in an antagonistic situation.
• Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.
• Judgment – The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
• Problem Solving – Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
• Analytical Skills – Ability to collect and research data.
• Communication, Written – Speaks and writes clearly and persuasively.
• Organized – Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task. Develops realistic action plans.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION/ BS/BA Degree preferred

EXPERIENCE: 3-4 years experience preferred

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATH SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of the following:
• Word Processing
• Spreadsheets

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is required to talk or hear. Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

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