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New Conservatory Theatre Center, San Francisco’s premiere Queer & Allied theatre company is seeking an outgoing, detail-oriented, organized multitasking superstar with a passion for our mission to be our next Director of Individual Giving. The position is full time, exempt.
The Director of Individual Giving is responsible for creating, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive annual individual donor program in support of NCTC’s programmatic needs, and for meeting or exceeding annual fundraising goals. The Director provides oversight of the individual giving programs and special events. The Director of Individual Giving will be a leader in the implementation of NCTC’s Strategic Plan in order to identify and articulate NCTC’s goals and objectives, and translate those into fundraising opportunities. The Director reports to the Executive Director and recommends fundraising policies and procedures with the goal of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct.
Summary of Responsibilities:
- Create, implement and manage a comprehensive individual development plan to meet contributed income goals
- Plan, oversee and lead identification, cultivation, and solicitation strategies to raise annual funds and major gifts from individuals
- Monitor progress towards annual fundraising goals and intervene to adjust strategies or implement new strategies as needed
- With the Director of Institutional Giving, serve as the liaison to the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees. Work with Board of Trustees leadership to plan and execute annual trustee giving campaign
- Develop a comprehensive stewardship plan for all annual and major gift donors
- Support the outreach, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship efforts of the Artistic and Executive Directors
- Keep abreast of fundraising trends and best practices
- Manage the records and data management providing weekly reports on fundraising progress.
- Manage fundraising database including timely gift entry, reporting and acknowledgement, in addition to tracking all relevant engagement efforts (e.g. correspondence, invitations, solicitor assignments, etc.), generate mailing, playbill and prospect lists, and develop processes to accurately monitor campaign progress
- Lead and advance NCTC’s Producers Circle through prospect identification and cultivation, as well as stewardship of existing members (e.g. fulfilling benefits and coordinating receptions & behind-the-scenes events, etc.)
- Coordinate and staff Producer parties
- Cultivate and steward major donors through Donor Lounge management and support services (e.g. ticket exchange, guest follow-up, etc.)
- Lead and advance NCTC’s Future Stages and Encore Society individual donor opportunities through prospect identification and cultivation
- Support all Direct Mail & Online Appeals through copywriting & design assistance, mailing list generation, and appeal documentation
- Work with Board of Directors to produce materials for bi-monthly meetings and coordinate house parties
- Gather donor testimonials and photos
- Perform other duties as assigned
- This position is required to work evenings and weekends in our Donor Lounge during the mainstage season
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
- Experience managing and coordinating complex projects that have multiple tasks with competing deadlines in a fast paced environment
- The ability to set priorities and schedules, to meet deadlines, and to follow through on projects with minimal supervision
- A positive, can-do attitude and dedicated work ethic.
- Superior organizational skills; a work style that is thorough, accurate and detail-oriented;
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, research and editorial skills; ability to synthesize information and compose clear and effective prose.
- Sound judgment and superior ability to solve problems creatively and effectively.
- Strong Fiscal and Budget Management/Development Skills
The Director of Individual Giving is also required to:
- Be enthusiastic for developing, achieving and then exceeding goals.
- Possess maturity, drive, and professionalism.
- Fully support the mission of NCTC.
- Experience with MS Word, Excel, Patron Manager and/or Salesforce, and social media preferred
- Have an appreciation of theatre.
- Attend NCTC youth and adult performances throughout the year.
- Adhere to NCTC policies as listed in the Employee Handbook.
- Other duties as assigned: This position is a team member of the NCTC staff. All staff members support NCTC at large. All personnel participate as needed in NCTC functions, on site and off.
Salary range $60,000-65,000 DOE, plus benefits
Local candidate preferred; no relocation package available.
To apply please send resume, and cover letter telling us why this job sparks your enthusiasm to: Barbara@nctcsf.org.
NCTC has been a cornerstone of theatre education in San Francisco for over 40 years. Join the team and help us bring drama to the next generation of theatre-makers. We can’t wait to meet you!
For the full position description, click HERE.
About Our Workshops:
NCTC Education provides weekly after-school workshops and in-school residencies for K-8 students in partnership with San Francisco schools. Our highly-trained Teaching Artists use targeted lesson plans to help students develop skills such as pantomime, spontaneity, character development, and ensemble-building. BIPOC and multilingual speakers (Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin) are highly encouraged to apply.
The winter & spring semesters run January thru May. After-school workshops take place Monday-Friday one hour per week (for 8-10 weeks) between 2:30-5 pm. In-school residencies vary on day, time, and hours. Preferably, Teaching Artists work 2-3 afternoons per week and, when possible, NCTC books back-to-back workshops at a single site to maximize time and compensation. All classes will be in-person and mask-optional.
● Experience teaching youth ages 5 to 13
● After-school availability between 2-5 pm and Residency availability between 9 am - 3 pm
● Reliable, team player, communicative, willing to learn new skills, friendly and outgoing
● Ability to travel to San Francisco school sites
● All Teaching Artists will complete a background check and must show proof of COVID vaccination and negative Tuberculosis (TB) test
● B.A. or B.F.A. in theatre or performing arts preferred, but not mandatory with relevant experience
● Teaching rate: $55-$60/hour (inclusive of prep time and travel)
● Meeting/Training rate: $25/hour
NCTC is regularly hiring designers (including scenic, sound, lighting, props, costumes), technicians, and stage managers for upcoming productions.
Please complete this designer submission form if you are interested.
You may also submit your cover letter and resume at any time to Toni Guidry, Production Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.