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JOB TITLE: Director of Development
Reports to: Managing Artistic Director


Position Summary:

Civic Theatre of Allentown is seeking applicants for a Development Director to be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all development aspects for Civic Theatre of Allentown including, major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, special events, and capital campaigns. The Director of Development works closely with the Managing Artistic Director and the Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors.

Qualifications & Skills:

-Embracing and/or being familiar the mission of Civic Theatre.

-Strong interpersonal and writing skills.

-Strong organizational skills.

-Proficiency in computer skills; Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and CRM (Patron Manager) for development and ticketing.

-Having knowledge and successful experience in professional fund-raising techniques, particularly lead annual giving and major gift fundraising as well as experience with non-profit organizations.

-Ability to work independently as well as with staff, board members and other volunteers.

-Goal and task oriented.

-College degree preferred.

-5 years minimum experience in professional fundraising.

Minimum of 40 hours per week
Primarily Monday – Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm but may adjust or fluctuate depending upon performance and event schedules. Evening and weekend work may be required.

Primary Responsibilities:

-Meet and cultivate prospective donors, sponsors, and other supporters as well as on a continuing relationships with current supporters.

-Grow a lead annual giving and major gifts program (discovery, identification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship).

-Grant research and writing.

-Outline and direct annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.

-Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives.

-Coordinate fund raising special events.

-Conduct prospect research.

-Accurately maintain nonprofit profile with online research sites ie: Guidestar by Candid, The Giving Partner.

-Work closely with the Managing Artistic Director and Board of Directors on Board giving and development.

-Execute donor stewardship program and best practices for donor retention.

-Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about Civic Theatre with the community.

-Lead Board Development Committee meetings.

-Oversee development data, tracking, and maintenance.

-Work with Marketing Director to share mission message through multiple channels to support fundraising activities.

-Maintain gift recognition programs.

-Represent Civic Theatre at community and business events.

-Look for and create business and nonprofit organization collaborations within the community for mutual benefit.

-Maintain organized efficient records, providing monthly status reports to present at the beginning of each monthly board meeting.

-Perform other related duties as requested.

SALARY: $53,500 – 60,500


EXPERIENCE: 5-10 yrs

Civic Theatre is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $53,500.00 - $60,000.00 per year


Dental insurance

Employee discount

Flexible schedule

Health insurance

Paid time off

Vision insurance


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