In partnership with the CEO, the Director of Development helps to provide strategic planning, management, and direction for all development activities for the Gallo Center. They play an integral role in helping the team raise up to $2 million annually. This is a full-time, non-exempt position that includes health and retirement benefits.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Identify, cultivate, and solicit prospective donors in all development programs; as well as various arts education initiatives and memorial/honorarium gifts.
Drive acquisition, renewals and upgrades through ongoing stewardship activities, an effective mail/e-mail renewal campaign, and the accurate and timely fulfillment of all committed benefits
Ensure the highest level of donor satisfaction through timely communication, appropriate recognition, pro-active engagement and clear illustration of the impact associated with donor gifts
Identify, cultivate, and solicit corporate donors through a Corporate Patron program
Create and administer the department budget
Research grant opportunities, write and submit proposals, and perform all follow-up grant reporting in a timely manner
Manage the production of all direct mail acquisition campaigns, development newsletters, and all other general department communications
Oversee and manage a series of fundraising and cultivation events, working closely with development staff and board volunteers
Oversee donor database, generate development reports, and create unique data lists for development department
Leverage the Center’s donor database (Tessitura) to segment and identify donor prospects
Serve as the primary contact for all donors, sponsors, and corporate donors– including processing tickets for performances as needed
Promote the Gallo Center’s growing planned giving program; identify, cultivate and solicit planned giving prospects
Attend Center-presented performances, as appropriate, for the purpose of cultivating relationships with current donors and networking to meet prospective ones; represent the Center at select community events
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
A minimum of 5 years of successful fundraising experience
Significant experience and demonstrated success in fundraising for a nonprofit
Commitment to, and passion for, the mission, vision and values of the non-profit Gallo Center for the Arts
Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a four-year college required
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; attention to detail and discretion with confidential information
Ability to prioritize, multi-task and manage a team to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
High proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel
Experience with Tessitura preferred
ABOUT THE GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
The mission of the Gallo Center for the Arts is to enrich the quality of life in the San Joaquin Valley by providing an inspirational civic gathering place where regional, national and international cultural activities illuminate, educate and entertain. The Gallo Center for the Arts celebrates the diversity of our community by offering an array of affordable cultural opportunities designed to appeal, and be accessible, to all.
Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter in a single Word or PDF document saved as candidate’s first and last name.
All submissions should be emailed to email@example.com with “Director of Development” in the subject line. Only resumes and cover letters submitted in this format will be reviewed. No phone calls, please.
For more information about the Gallo Center for the Arts, please visit www.galloarts.org
The Gallo Center for the Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Gallo Center for the Arts
The Gallo Center for the Arts is a non-profit performing arts complex in downtown Modesto, California, approximately 75 miles east of San Francisco and other Bay Area communities. The greater Modesto area has a population of approximately 500,000. Opened in 2007, the Gallo Center features two state-of-the-art, critically acclaimed venues: the 1,248-seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater and the 440-seat Foster Family Theater. Employee compensation and benefits are comparable to those in similar venues and markets. Additional information about the venue is available www.galloarts.org/AboutUs.