Development Director Application

The State Theatre is looking for a Development Director to create new donor relationships, manage existing ones, and maintain a strong connection with the community.

The ideal candidate will be this type of person: diplomatic; strategic and analytical thinker; people-oriented and friendly; strong written and verbal communication skills; influential; creative and resourceful; able to execute plans; self-directed; team player and collaborator; and connected to the State College community;

With these skills and experience: fundraising and marketing experience; communicating with donors effectively and passionately; creating strategic development plans; promoting corporate sponsorships; managing donor contact and giving data using a CRM tool; public speaking including persuasive presentations; preparing grant applications; and working in a performing arts theatre or similar venue (preferred);

To achieve these results: execution of strategic development plan; meet fundraising goals; and grow partnerships with local organizations;

By doing these types of things: communicate with donors regularly; manage donor data using CRM tool; be present at high priority theatre events; collaborate with Operations Manager and other staff to achieve organizational goals; create and implement marketing and development strategies; and prepare grant applications.

This position will be part-time at 30 hours per week with the possibility of moving to full-time in the future. This position reports to the Board of Directors and will have access to an expense account for fundraising event purposes.