American Legacy Theatre, a small and growing arts-based nonprofit, is adding a Director of Development. This process-oriented individual will work closely and collaboratively with the EAD & CEO and will join the organization as the third full time employee. Primary responsibilities include driving and implementing comprehensive development strategies to help grow the organization and strengthen its brand. While working closely with volunteer leadership on the Board, this position must be comfortable with navigating shifting priorities, enjoying start-up or entrepreneurial-like settings, and working in a remote office.Goals for three-, six-, and twelve-months will be collaboratively built upon hiring to support annual budgets and the current three-year strategic framework through the end of 2024.
Location: Cincinnati, OH, USA (Hybrid – work from home, but needs to be in region)
Position Title: Director of Development
Reports to: Executive Artistic Director & CEO – currently Matthew David Gellin, MFA, CFRE.
Company Name: American Legacy Theatre
Hours: Full-Time; 40 Hours/Week.
Work Days: Predominantly during traditional working hours. Flexible, at times, to meet needs of organization, community, and personal life. Some weekends and nights are required due to programmatic offerings. This is an exempt employee position.
Compensation: $48,000 – $62,000 starting range depending on experience and ability to autonomously execute the roles and responsibilities.
Starting Benefits: Three (3) weeks PTO, ten (10) paid holidays, 10% employer contribution to 403(b), federal maximum Health Reimbursement Account – health, vision, dental – partial phone reimbursement, AFP membership, professional development, and A.L.T. exploring other meaningful benefits.
COVID-19 Vaccination: This position does require full vaccination as defined by the Center for Disease Control.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Donor & Stakeholder Stewardship:
Development Strategy & Administration:
Traits and Characteristics:
This leader will be able to bridge together people from different communities, organizations, and collaborate with other departments to achieve shared goals. This strategic leader will demonstrate a results-oriented, yet collaborative and open-minded, leadership style demonstrating an entrepreneurial drive and transparent communication skills. The ability to accept responsibility for failed tactics, seek assistance, and acknowledge not having all the answers is also key.
The Director of Development must have exceptional relationship building skills, with a track record of being a serial achiever whether directly in nonprofit fundraising or in closely transferrable experiences. This leader must seek to be a master in meeting people where they are to ensure the message of American Legacy Theatre rings as true for the community as it does for them as a person.
Commitment to the values of inclusion, diversity, equity and access are an absolute must. The Director of Development will employ a service-based approach.
Other key competencies of the role include:
NOTE: Presently A.L.T. is structured as an all-remote organization based in the Greater Cincinnati metropolitan. The Director of Development will need to utilize their home office. The organization will help offset some basic resource costs to support remote work. This structure may shift as the organization grows and the needs change.
American Legacy Theatre was an all-volunteer organization for the first five years until July 2021, when it hired its first FTE – Executive Artistic Director & CEO (EAD & CEO). This Director of Development position is meant to help keep the accelerated growth trajectory A.L.T. continues to be on to meet the demand of the community.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS AND HOW TO APPLY
Applications are reviewed upon receipt for interviewing. Applications will be received until the position is filled.
For first consideration, submit all application materials by July 27, 2023. A.L.T. seeks this position to begin ASAP.
Submit your resume and cover letter to info (at) americanlegacytheatre (dot) org (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line of “Director of Development – (Last Name)”.