Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 04-Aug-2018 to 29-Aug-2018
  • - Center for the Performing Arts
  • Carmel, IN, USA
  • Competitive
  • Full Time
  • Competitive

The Director of Individual Development serves as a key development team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting individual donors to the Center for the Performing Arts (Center) and the Great American Songbook Foundation (GASF). This position develops and executes multiple fundraising campaigns focused on individual donors.  The successful candidate will help forge new relationships locally and nationwide to build and expand the Center for the Performing Arts and the Great American Songbook Foundation's individual donor base.
Starting with grand opening of the Palladium in January 2011, the Center for the Performing Arts is an inviting gathering place for the community, along with the Center's Studio Theater and the Tarkington. Combined, the three venues are a place for community engagement and for people to celebrate great art together.
The Center is not only a haven for local theater, dance and music organizations to perform, it also provides three of the finest stages in the world playing host to the globe's most gifted performers.
Equally important to the talents performing on stage is the Center's architecture. Our success will be measured both by the works on stage and the inspiration found under our magnificent classical Palladio dome. There is no other complex built in North America where so much attention has been paid to acoustics. The Palladium will last 500 years or more, creating a legacy that will be passed along to our children and grandchildren for generations to come. 

The mission of the Center for the Performing Arts is to welcome, engage, inspire, and transform through compelling performing arts experiences in a world class environment.

More information is available at
The mission of the Great American Songbook Foundation, founded in 2007 by five-time Grammy® Award nominee Michael Feinstein, is to inspire and educate by celebrating the Great American Songbook – the timeless standards of pop, jazz, The Foundation preserves and elevates this rich legacy by curating physical artifacts of its creators, performers and publisher.  We offer programs for the public and research opportunities for scholars and musicians; providing educational opportunities and multidisciplinary curricula for student musicians, including the annual Songbook Academy® summer intensive; overseeing the Songbook Hall of Fame; and operating a multimedia gallery for public exhibition of its collections.
The Foundation is a Cultural Affiliate of the Los Angeles-based Grammy Museum®. More information is available at
•         Develop and manage individual giving program including Annual Fund, planned giving and capital
•         Serve as a key solicitor for individual donors, and work in consultation with the Development Strategy & Research Manager to identify prospects for the pipeline
•         Responsible for pre-determined amounts of the Center and the GASF fundraising goals
•         Actively carries a portfolio of 40-60 individual donors and high-capacity prospects and will retain and upgrade existing donors while also identifying and acquiring new donors through research, cultivation and targeted outreach of gifts ranging from $2,500 to $10 million
•         Work with development staff, volunteer leadership, and senior management to develop specific cultivation and solicitation strategies
•         Demonstrate motivational and problem solving capabilities with a high degree of integrity, ethics and dedication to the mission of the Center and GASF
•         Participate on the annual Gala committee, including securing table commitments and individual tickets and assisting with event-related items in coordination with special events manager
•         Help supervise the Annual Fund Manager who oversees broad-based and entry-level individual donor strategies for the Annual Fund;
•         Utilize Tessitura software to track and engage donors and prospects
•         Serve as a key strategist for overall philanthropic visioning and execution across the organization
•         Participate in annual budgeting cycle as a member of the development staff
•         Support other fundraising events as a key member of the team to execute said events
•         Collaborate with other development staff members
Position Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree required, preferably in fundraising, arts management, communications or business
• Minimum of seven years in a previous non-profit development position; high preference given to those with experience specifically in individual fundraising including Annual Fund, capital and endowment campaigns
• Previous experience using CRM and/or fundraising platform (i.e., Tessitura, Raiser's Edge, etc.)
Click the APPLY button to apply online by Aug 29.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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