The vice president of development will further build a culture of philanthropy by providing strategy, management, oversight and direction for all of the Center wide fundraising efforts, including capital, endowment, individual, foundation, and corporate giving and sponsorship development and management.
As a deeply involved fundraiser, the vice president is expected to work closely with the Center’s President and CEO, Board and Senior Advisor Team to build fundraising results by developing and executing a comprehensive broad-based development program, to include individual, foundation, and corporate giving, planned giving, e-philanthropy, and other innovative approaches, to promote long-term sustainable growth in development and deepen it relationship with donors and community.
Develop and implement clear short-term and long-range plans, strategies and activities for the development department that are both realistic and challenging.
Assume a hands-on, proactive, creative leadership role in the identification, cultivation and solicitation of major gifts. Staff and accompany the President and CEO, Board members and other volunteers on solicitation calls. The vice president of development must also be capable of independently conducting major gift solicitations by themselves.
Work closely with the President and CEO and key Directors to strategize and lay the groundwork for the building of an endowment.
Oversee the preparation of proposals and reports for all individual, foundation, and corporate support.
Develop the capabilities of fundraising staff through training and mentoring. Build staff as appropriate.
Participate in the Board building strategies and the identification and recruitment of additional Board members and other volunteer leadership. Provide leadership and staff service to the Board in carrying out its fundraising responsibilities.
Develop further and maintain existing fundraising systems and recordkeeping procedures in order to track current and potential donors and acknowledge, report and record all gifts.
AT&T Performing Arts Center is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the belief that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity.
For immediate consideration, send cover letter, resume and salary requirements.
The successful candidate must be a proven professional in fund development who has successfully led capital campaigns, endowments, annual funds and sponsorship development. Experience in fund development may have been gained in any type of not-for-profit organization however, an interest in the performing arts is essential.
Possessing a high energy level, the vice president of development must be a persuasive and articulate advocate for the Center. They also must be innovative, proactive, and results-oriented. The successful candidate must possess management, planning and organizational skills to work effectively in this young and exciting institution with highly motivated Board and staff.
Experience in the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts is key as are strong relationship-building, communication and motivational skills. Experience with the philanthropic community in the Dallas area is ideal, but not mandatory. It is essential that this individual possess the style, stature, diplomatic and interpersonal skills to relate well to and to work effectively with all stakeholders including the Board, donors, volunteers, friends, and community at large.
About AT&T Performing Arts Center
The AT&T Performing Arts Center is a nonprofit foundation that operates and programs a 10-acre campus comprised of three premier performance venues and a park in downtown Dallas. Audiences enjoy the best and most recent from Broadway; the finest dance companies from across the globe co-presented with TITAS/Dance Unbound; and top concerts, performers and cutting-edge speakers. Thousands of students explore and more deeply experience the arts through the Center’s education program, Open Stages. The Center also offers free programming for audiences from every part of the community.
The Center’s mission is to provide a public gathering place that strengthens community and fosters creativity through the presentation of performing arts and arts education programs.
The Center’s culture is to focus on the values that guide its people's actions. The Center’s Core Values are to passionately pursue our mission by being:
Achievement Focused - Committed to the advancement and cultivation of the Performing Arts in Dallas
Community Minded – Actively fostering and participating in meaningful community interactions
Customer Service Driven – Dedicated to the service of internal and ex...ternal constituents so that all want to return
Flexible – Willing to change to achieve results
The Center’s five resident companies are among the city’s leading arts institutions: Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, The Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center and Texas Ballet Theater.
Designed by internationally acclaimed architects, the Center’s campus includes the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Annette Strauss Square, and Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park are some of the finest performance venues in the world.