AVAILABLE POSITION – Louisville, KY

Development Manager

Full-Time • Exempt • Reports to: Managing Director

Last Updated: March 2022

Work with board & staff development team to help create goals, objectives & tactics for fund development. Fundraise through major gifts, annual fund, sponsorships, planned gifts, in-kind gifts, and special campaigns to  support organization’s mission and meet contributed income goals to establish & fulfill fundraising objectives. Identify & cultivate sources of support in accordance with Managing Director & board-approved goals. Deepen relationships with current stakeholders, research & cultivate donor prospects, and recruit new donors  with a level of enthusiasm that will drive momentum for all fund development efforts. 

Develop & execute donor recognition programs. 

Lead the planning & organization of fundraising events. 

Manage fundraising database; Create fundraising reports as needed. 

Collaborate regularly with Managing Director & Artistic Director to ensure a clear & accurate interpretation of  organization’s vision & direction. 

Help promote organization’s brand & messaging to existing & prospective donors and the community at-large. Work with Managing Director and staff to execute stakeholder communication strategy as it relates to fundraising,  events, and donor management, including regular assistance with social media accounts.  

Help promote all programs, events, campaigns, etc. to donors and other stakeholders on an ongoing basis. Assist Administration with other tasks as needed.

Bachelor’s degree (preferred) or a combination of education, training, and experience resulting in demonstrated  competency to perform the work. 

At least two (2) years of nonprofit fund development or philanthropy experience (preferred).  Fundraising database experience preferred.  

Knowledge of principles, methods, and techniques of successful nonprofit fund development. Excellent verbal communication, interpersonal & relationship-building skills with variety of people & personalities.  Strong organizational, multitasking, & time management skills. 

Ability to take initiative & ownership of projects and work with minimal direction & supervision.  Ability to work successfully under pressure and creatively on a tight budget. 

Ability to present, inform, and motivate individuals & groups about organization’s mission & programs. Ability to handle a sometimes loud office environment & shared working spaces. 

Proactive & positive attitude in fast-paced, fluid environment. Extroverted, highly social personality preferred.  Enjoy working around children & enthusiastically support the organization’s mission & programs.

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, life, dental and vision  insurance, short-and-long-term disability, vacation, holiday and sick pay, and an employee retirement plan. Fun,  casual, creative working environment. Some evening & weekend work. Frequent local travel – valid driver’s license &  reliable transportation required. Frequent interaction with public & team members in person, on computers & phones.  Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs.

 Commonwealth Theatre Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified  candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender  expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, military status, genetic  information, or any other basis protected by law. Members of underrepresented groups encouraged to apply. 

Applications and Inquiries

Send resume & cover letter to jobs@commonwealththeatre.org.

About CTC

With a mission to develop youth & our community through excellence in comprehensive theatre education & performance,  Commonwealth Theatre Center is home to the Walden Theatre Conservatory, one of the leading programs for youth theatre arts  in the U.S., and Blue Apple Outreach, which brings innovative theatre education to schools & community partners region-wide.