Chief Development Officer
The Chief Development Officer reports directly to the Executive Director/Director of Development and indirectly to the Managing Director. This position is responsible for working with the Directors in the implementation of the Harlem Stage Strategic/Transformational plan with specific oversight of the related fundraising for the WaterWorks Campaign and Major Donor program.
Job Description: The Chief Development Officer is responsible for the overall strategy for securing support for two new fundraising initiatives related to the Strategic Plan. Those initiatives include raising funds for a $10 million dollar Water Works Campaign and initiating and securing support for a Major Donor program.
Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):
Work closely with Executive Director/Director of Development, the Managing Director, and the Strategic Planning Consultant to develop and implement strategies to raise substantial new funding for the Water Works commissioning fund and to build a Major Donor Program
Work with the Board of Directors to identify prospects and strategies for the solicitation of participation and financial support for both programs
Manage established goals for the programs; Track progress and cash flow throughout the fiscal year;
Coordinate and calendar solicitation events and meetings with prospective donors
Write and manage proposals and reports to donors related to these two initiatives.
Write and present quarterly status reports for board meetings
Requirements of the Position:
Bachelor’s degree; graduate degree preferred
Five (5) years relevant development/ fundraising experience with progressively increasing responsibilities
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Database Management
Thorough knowledge of and experience with online fundraising research methods
Highly motivated with excellent time management, organizational, supervisory, and creative problem solving skills
A thorough understanding of nonprofit arts/culture sector and funding community
Harlem Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a competitive salary and excellent medical, dental, life, disability, and retirement plan coverage. Our staff also enjoys generous vacation, sick leave and personal days, and a stimulating and collegial work environment.
How to apply:
Email resume, cover letter, and two writing samples with a subject line of “Chief Development Officer” to: Jobsearch@harlemstage.org Only qualified candidates will receive a response. No phone calls, please.