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Position Opening: Director of Philanthropy
The Des Moines Community Playhouse, under the executive leadership of David Kilpatrick, executive director, and Katy Merriman, artistic director, seeks a highly skilled and motivated professional to join our team. The director of philanthropy will play a leadership role in building practices that increase The Playhouse’s fundraising results and capacity, reporting to the executive director and working closely with the Playhouse’s board of directors.
Responsibilities are to implement and oversee a comprehensive fundraising plan that includes, but is not limited to, annual giving, capital campaigns, fundraising events, corporate and foundation support, program support, and other activities as required to meet institutional needs.
The director of philanthropy will develop and execute strategies for the cultivation and stewardship of individual donors at all levels, taking a lead on strategy and implantation for major gifts; and participate directly in solicitations with members of the board, fundraising committees, and executive staff. The director will develop annual funding and cultivation plans for foundation, corporate, and government donors, identifying new potential candidates for support and evaluating how best to position prospective funders. This position will also play an integral role in planning benefit events and donor cultivation events.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of direct fundraising experience, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, ability to effectively multi-task, be self-motivated, eager to take initiative, and have a passion for The Playhouse’s mission. We are looking for someone who will be professional, collaborative, and creative in their approach to fundraising, problem-solving and relationship building, and will help foster a positive spirit. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Salesforce or other CRM software valuable. Familiarity with Des Moines community a plus.
Comprehensive health and dental benefits included. Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to David Kilpatrick at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. Search continues until position is filled.
The Des Moines Community Playhouse is Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status under local, state, or federal law.