Thursday, June 27, 2013

Two Vacancies at Ford's Theatre Society

Title: Associate Director, Membership and Annual Giving Department: Development Department Ford’s Theatre Society in Washington, D.C. is seeking an Associate Director, Membership and Annual Giving to lead efforts to strengthen and expand the Theatre’s individual giving through research, cultivation, recruitment and retention of members and individual donors at the $50-$5,000 level. The Associate Director of Membership and Annual Giving is responsible for all management, program planning, supervision and reporting of individual giving activities and appeals including Ford’s national direct mail efforts, membership efforts, annual fund drives, and employee giving. Responsibilities Include: Membership Manage Ford’s tiered membership programs (including Friends of Ford’s Theatre and the John T. Ford Society) to ensure continued growth and maintain strong donor engagement at all levels $5,000 and below Oversee membership acquisition, renewal, and acknowledgement processes appropriate for each level of membership Develop strategies to upgrade members and annual donors and identify potential major and/or deferred gifts prospects Work with the Communications team to develop all materials for the solicitation of members including membership brochures, appeal letters, enews and social media appeals, reply devices and recognition materials Oversee benefit fulfillment efforts, and evaluate benefits and levels to ensure we are maximizing fundraising potential Develop strategies for cultivating, soliciting, stewarding and recognizing donors to the Ford’s Theatre Annual Fund Collaborate with the senior development staff on cultivation events and other events for annual donors and members Prepare Ford’s bi-annual printed donor newsletter including the coordination of all content and working with our Communications team on the design process Work with the Development and the Communications team to ensure that all Ford’s Theatre marketing and development efforts are fully integrated; including printed materials, website, enews and social media Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree required Three years successful individual giving experience, including experience managing a personal portfolio of donors Please submit resume, cover letter, and salary requirement to Betsy O’Brien Anderson at Include “Associate Director, Membership and Annual Giving” in the subject line. No phone calls please. E/E/O Title: Associate Director, Major Gifts Department: Development Department Ford’s Theatre Society in Washington, D.C. is seeking an Associate Director, Major Gifts to manage all grants and major gift fundraising efforts including: managing the portfolio of all individual donors and prospects capable of gifts over $5,000. The Associate Director, Major Gifts and his/her staff is responsible for all phases of identification, cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgement, recognition, and stewardship of major and deferred gifts. Additionally, the Associate Director, Major Gifts is responsible for all aspects of foundation and government grant support. He/She will also work closely with the Development Committee and other members of the Board of Trustees, as well as Ford’s Theatre senior program staff to accomplish these goals. PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE Manage all individual major and planned gift fundraising efforts ($5,000+). Primary staff liaison for Ford’s major donor group, the National Advisory Board. Associate Director, Major Gifts is responsible for cultivation, solicitation, activities, events, and stewardship of all members, collaborating with Director of Development and the leadership of Ford’s Theatre. Assist in identifying and soliciting donors for Ford’s Theatre’s Annual Gala Develop relationships with foundation and government funders. Coordinate the development of proposals for new and established funders and approve all outgoing foundation and government grant requests. Oversee the content of all major giving materials including annual reports, brochures, website, e-news and social media. Work with Ford’s development team to identify prospects and oversee research to surface prospects that are not currently affiliated with Ford’s and its leadership. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s Degree required Minimum three years experience working in upper level fundraising programs Major gift cultivation/solicitation in an arts environment preferred Please submit resume, cover letter, and salary requirement via email to Betsy O’Brien Anderson, No phone calls please. E/E/O

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