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Director of Development

With its 500-seat multi-purpose auditorium and 300-seat state-of-the-art conference facility, Field Arts & Events Hall (Field Hall) will represent the newest and most significant arts, entertainment, and special events combination found in Washington State. Its vision is to inspire, nurture, and empower the local arts community, enrich local cultural and educational experiences, and spark economic activity throughout the region.

The Director of Development, a pro-active, driven, and creative fundraising professional, reports directly to the Executive Director of Field Arts & Events Hall and serves as an essential member of the organization’s senior staff. The Director of Development will lead comprehensive fundraising efforts that support Field Hall’s mission, including gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations generated through individual and major gifts, as well as revenue from special events, sponsorships, grant writing and planned giving. The Director of Development will lead and manage a talented team of one support professional initially, with an expectation to grow the team in the future. This efficient and team- oriented leader is expected to implement a robust plan for growth with the primary goal initially to be the successful completion of Field Hall’s $50 million Capital Campaign in partnership with staff and board leadership. Once the Capital Campaign is complete, it is anticipated that the new Director of Development will need to raise an estimated $500,000 or more annually to help support Field Hall’s programs and general operations.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director of Development will have the following primary responsibilities:

  • Immediately provide strong planning, organization, and management to help generate, in partnership with the Executive Director and Board, the remaining $10 million of Field Hall’s $50 million Capital Campaign.

  • Lead, manage, and motivate the work of a high-performing development team to meet or exceed all fundraising goals.

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive annual fundraising plan that establishes a pipeline of new donors and strengthens existing donor relationships.

  • Work closely with the Executive Director to assist in the annual budgeting process by creating a cohesive development plan with clear financial goals.

  • Identify and implement effective systems for tracking, recording, and acknowledging contributions and data on community impact. Ensure systems are in place to provide accurate, timely fundraising reports to the Executive Director and Board.

  • Plan and oversee at least one major fundraising event each year, including Field Hall’s annual gala, to help generate strong individual and institutional support for the organization’s events and programs.

  • Develop and nurture relationships with institutional funders including regional and national foundations, corporations, and government agencies. Build upon Field Hall’s strong relationships with political leaders at the local, state, and national level.

  • Provide senior-level fundraising expertise to the Executive Director, senior staff, and Board.

  • Ensure that all donors and prospects are appropriately stewarded to increase retention and

    encourage higher levels of giving.

  • Maintain open and ongoing communications with the Executive Director, providing complete and accurate activity reports, revenue forecasts, and situation analyses on a timely and regular basis.

  • Travel as needed and attend evening and weekend events.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will possess most of the following qualifications:

  • A strong commitment to advancing Field Hall’s mission and strategic goals.
  • A minimum of least five to seven years of professional experience managing successful fundraising programs for nonprofit organizations. Experience with arts and cultural organizations and/or campaigns would be an advantage.
  • Significant achievement in the areas of annual giving, corporate giving, foundation giving, marketing and communications, and special events, including solicitation of five- or six-figure major gifts and greater.
  • Ability to hire, supervise, motivate, and retain a development team that strives to achieve and exceed goals.
  • Ability to achieve targeted fundraising goals by means of strategic positioning, flexible direction, and team-oriented leadership.
  • Strong motivational and interpersonal skills that value trust, integrity, and excellence in work.
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to inspire, including strong written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Strong knowledge of fundraising and donor database management systems.
  • Ability to work on evenings and weekends, with occasional travel.
 

HOW TO APPLY

The Field Arts & Events Hall has retained Campbell & Company to conduct this search. Field Hall offers a highly competitive salary, a generous benefits package, and relocation assistance. Click here for the full application details and instructions on how to apply. 

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