Serves as the power user for Court Theatre and University database systems to maintain donor records, listings, and reports; analyze and synthesize data to evaluate program performance across all gift levels; identify potential prospects; liaise with Court and University colleagues on data integrity, records, research, prospect management, and analytics.
Manages the planning and execution of Court Theatre cultivation and stewardship events such as First Rehearsals, Opening Nights, Producers Circle dinners, Directors Circle salons, the annual Gala, etc. Liaise with Court Theatre and University colleagues on event production as necessary and implement industry best practices.
Supports the Court Theatre Board of Trustees through the coordination of meetings, events, data, information, and communications.
Ensures appropriate donor recognition and stewardship, including the acknowledgement process, physical signage, print recognition, etc.
Coordinates departmental financials and reporting: maintain contributed revenue reports, track expenses, reconcile giving ledgers, produce financial reports, and confirm and correct gift allocation and attribution.
Supports the Director, Associate Director, and Institutional Giving Manager, and provides general administrative support for the development department across a range of activities such as briefings, meeting scheduling, information gathering, writing, etc.
Qualifies potential annual, major, or planned gift donors through personal visits and research and solicit gifts across all annual giving levels.
Liaise with donors to provide concierge service around giving, records, and ticketing.
Seeks opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within Court Theatre and the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
Has a moderate/solid understanding of fundraising operations for a school or department of the University. Identifies budget requirements and staffing needs on a project or event basis.
Cultivates and maintains relationships with donors and volunteers. Establishes and maintains donor records and accounts.
Performs other related work as needed.
A minimum of two years of relevant professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales, or similar professional work experience.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the Court Theatre and the University, as well as the technology tools available including Griffin (the University's Donor Relationship Management System) and its successor database, as well as AudienceView (Court Theatreâ™s ticketing and donor database), Microsoft Windows computer environment, and Microsoft Office Suite.
Background working with volunteers.
Demonstrated project management experience.
Communicate effectively and with influence.
Exhibit resilience and optimize resources.
Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Display emotional intelligence.
Demonstrate Theatre and University stewardship and serve as a brand ambassador.
Foster partnership and collaboration.
Passion for providing arts opportunities to South Side-based audiences.
Travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
Willing and able to work evenings and weekends.
Travel for events and qualification visits based on programmatic and regional needs to strengthen engagement with Court Theatre.
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