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Organization: Gibney Dance 
Job Location: New York, NY     

 

The Development Director will be responsible for developing and implementing the annual development strategy for Gibney Dance.  Reporting to the CEO & Artistic Director, the Development Director will be responsible for achieving the organization’s fundraising goals, which include sustaining a $4M Annual Operating Budget and managing a $10M “Making Space for Culture” Campaign. 

Qualifications

  • 5-10 years of nonprofit fundraising/development experience, preferably with significant foundation and high donor fundraising experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to culture, performing arts and social justice issues; familiar with campaign strategies; comfortable in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Proven track record of achieving revenue targets and/or a quota of over $1M annually 
  • Proven management and leadership capabilities 
  • High energy, focused, strategic, entrepreneurial, high level of attention to detail, high degree of personal investment and initiative. 
  • Strong verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively 
  • Strategic and resourceful. Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new contacts and constituents
  • Strong partnership-building and event planning skills 
  • High level of comfort with technology and experience with data base programs
  • Excellent written communication, research, and organizational skills. 
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets and prepare financial reports. 
  • Ability to work well under pressure and be able to handle several projects at one time. 

 

To be considered for the position, please email the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the file name via email. Include “Development Director” as the email’s subject line. Submissions must include:

  • A substantive cover letter including the following information: where you found the position listed, your interest in the position and the organization, the date you are available to start, and contact information for three professional references.
  • A résumé no longer than two pages outlining your educational and professional experience and salary history.
  • Up to three development writing samples that demonstrate the full range of your work as a strategic thinker and writer.