Vice President of Development (Regular/Full-time)
Reports To: SVP, Advancement & External Affairs
Employment Status: Regular/Full-time
The Vice President of Development will oversee a comprehensive development strategy for the Woodruff Arts Center, including individual giving, foundation giving, planned giving, and the Woodruff Arts Center’s celebrated Annual Corporate Campaign. This leader will be responsible for a team generating over $15 million in annual operating revenues plus other long-term/multi-year fundraising efforts.
•Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, with some evenings and weekends required as needed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
•Oversee Woodruff Arts Center’s efforts to secure contributed revenue from individuals, foundations and corporations.
•Meet or exceed all annual and long-term fundraising goals for the organization
•Effectively manage Development Operations function to ensure timely and accurate record keeping and acknowledgement of gifts.
•Work collaboratively with and in support of volunteers and other staff to cultivate and solicit donors
•Participate as a senior member of the Woodruff Arts Center’s Advancement team
•Effectively manage, develop and coordinate the work of the Woodruff Art Center’s development team
•Work collaboratively with the Senior Staff of the Arts Center and the Art Center’s Board
•Represent the Woodruff Arts Center’s mission and the Arts Partner’s programs with donors and other stakeholders
•Support Woodruff Arts Center Board Committees as assigned
•Collaborate with the Center’s financial team to ensure proper accounting for all fundraising income and pledges
•Prepare regular fundraising progress reports; report out on the Center’s contributed revenue progress as necessary
•Represent the Woodruff Arts Center at various events and meetings as necessary
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience:
•Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred; or equivalent experience
•Minimum of 10 years Development experience; preferably experience in complex organizations and/or in the arts
Skills and Abilities:
•Demonstrated success leading fundraising teams
•Ability to cultivate and solicit individual, foundation and corporate contributions
•Experience securing 5, 6 and 7-figure gifts
•Knowledge of various constituency building techniques, including a focus on donor-centricity
•Ability to work on a variety of projects simultaneously
•Strong computer and technical skills (Microsoft Office and non-profit CRM)
•Understanding of gift record keeping practices and requirements
•Ability to affect change and motivate employees and volunteers
•Friendly and professional demeanor that engenders relationships with donors and colleagues
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•Some standing, walking, bending, frequent use of hands, stooping and light lifting (at least 10 pounds) is needed.
•The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.