Reports to: Annual Fund Manager Work Schedule: Full-Time/40 hours a week - Monday to Friday; some evenings and weekends required Status: Non-Exempt Compensation: Salary, Commensurate with experience Benefit Status: Eligible Department: Institutional Advancement
About The Company Center Theatre Group is one of the largest, most influential theatre companies in the country by virtually every measure. Over the past 50 years, we have entertained millions of audience members and produced some of the most important shows of our time, many of which have been World premieres and have gone on to award-winning Broadway runs and beyond. As Center Theatre Group enters our next 50 years, we are uniquely positioned to expand the impact of our work with audiences, community, and artists - while making Los Angeles a global destination for theatre lovers and creators alike.
Position Summary Center Theatre Group seeks an Annual Fund Officer to join the company's Institutional Advancement team, reporting to the Annual Fund Manager. This position will focus on maximizing support from individuals who give $2,400 - $20,000 annually, and will manage a personal portfolio of 200+ individual giving donors and prospects.
Primary Responsibilities 1. Engage in front-line communication with Inner Circle members and answer calls to the member phone line. 2. Manage a personal portfolio of 200+ individual giving members, donors, and prospects, making personal solicitations that complement direct response appeals through email and direct mail channels. 3. Ensure that assigned prospects and donors are appropriately cultivated and solicited to achieve individual fundraising goal. 4. Work with Annual Fund and Stewardship colleagues to ensure that assigned prospects and donors are actively stewarded, and that they receive timely and accurate benefits fulfillment. 5. Proactively gain an in-depth knowledge of donors to ensure personal solicitations align with donors' interests. 6. Maintain an in-depth understanding of Center Theatre Group’s funding priorities and passionately and persuasively articulate them. 7. Ensure accurate recording of reports on all prospect and donor activities and interactions. 8. Act as an Institutional Advancement liaison to Center Theatre Group Box Office, Subscriptions, VIP Desk, and Audience Services in supporting member ticketing and subscription needs. 9. Act as a public face of Center Theatre Group to the member/annual donor community, attending and stewarding supporters at member events and through personal email and mail communications. Collaborate with Annual Fund colleagues to implement on-site donor engagement strategies that welcome, engage, and raise the profile of Center Theatre Group programs. 10. Assist colleagues throughout Institutional Advancement with additional administrative duties as needed to support individual giving programs. 11. Manage additional responsibilities as assigned.
Center Theatre Group provides a dynamic working environment in which duties and responsibilities may change. Employees are expected to be flexible and responsive to changes in the scope of their duties.
Qualifications Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required. Two or more years of progressively responsible fundraising experience, with demonstrated success in closing gifts through personal solicitation. Experience in fundraising for performing arts and membership programs a plus. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with high-level donors are required; must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications and database systems such as Tessitura. The successful candidate will be personable, an excellent communicator and writer, and will work independently to achieve fundraising goals. Candidates should have a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
All employees are required to pass a background check.
Compensation Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Center Theatre Group also offers a comprehensive benefits package including retirement plan options; escalating paid vacation, paid sick, personal days and holidays. Full-time employees receive full health benefits including medical, dental, vision, flex spending accounts, employee assistance program, life, AD&D, and long-term disability insurance.
To Apply Sell yourself by writing a cover letter that describes why you're the best person for this job. Send resume and cover letter, along with salary requirement, to: CTGjobs@CTGLA.org. Please be sure to include the position title in the subject line of your email. Due to the high volume of submissions received, emails without all of the above information may not be considered.
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No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Center Theatre Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, color, ancestry, disability, age, national origin, pregnancy, veteran/military status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law. Center Theatre Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. We support, promote, and embrace a diverse workforce.