Gulfshore Playhouse, a not-for-profit, professional theatre company located in Naples, Florida, is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented, and experienced individual to serve as Donor Relations Manager.
Located in Naples, Florida, Gulfshore Playhouse was founded in 2004 and has experienced fifteen years of explosive growth based upon production and arts-education success. From modest beginnings, the organization today has a 9 month production season, extensive educational and public programs that engage both underserved and prosperous segments of the community, an annual budget of $4.6m, an 18 member Board, 35 full-time staff, roughly 100 volunteers, more than 1300 subscribers, and an annual attendance of approximately 30,000.
Gulfshore Playhouse has performed for many years in an intimate 200 seat venue at the Norris Center, a municipal building run by the City of Naples. A $10m challenge gift from long–time benefactors Patty and Jay Baker was announced in 2016 to seed a sustaining endowment and ignite a multi-million dollar capital campaign to build a state-of-the-art professional theatre and education center in downtown Naples. While the campaign is ongoing, the building project has just finished the schematic design phase.
Status: Full-time, year-round position
Start Date: As soon as possible
ANNUAL FUND FUNDRAISING
Cultivating donors through events, greeting at the theatre, customer service, and direct solicitation with a focus on the $250-$1,000 giving range
Oversee benefit fulfillment for donors in conjunction with Director of Development
Monthly renewal letters and acknowledgement letters of annual fund donations in conjunction with the Director of Development
Prepare reports on the success of the annual fund as requested
Work with the Director of Development on annual fund fundraising, participating in solicitations when requested
Managing specific aspects of each event
Soliciting Sponsorships for all fundraising events;
Providing strategy and supervision to Events Coordinator on fundraising events;
Participating in Event Planning Meetings;
Reviewing current event reports; advising and establishing best systems to track and manage future fundraising events;
DONOR DATA MANAGEMENT:
Managing Monthly Fundraising Pipeline Report and integrity of reporting system
Coordinating with Moves Management Manager on donor data information and touches
Training staff as necessary in maintaining compliance standards for preparing acknowledgements, correspondence, updating records, etc.
The ideal candidate will have a willingness to ensure high-quality work in the donor experience, excellent communication and organizational skills, and leadership capabilities. The Playhouse values hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure. The Donor Relations Manager will be expected to work extended hours when necessary to meet goals. Weekend and evening hours are required including attendance at Opening Nights and some show performances, special events, and/or meetings that may happen outside normal hours.
The ideal candidate would possess:
Three to five years of experience in development and donor relations
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work with a team and build relationships with the donors and community
Comfort with current software such as Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Excel, Google Drive, Calendar, and Docs, and ticketing software a must
Comfort with interfacing with patrons, donors, and board members alike
Please send cover letter, resume, and a list of references to email@example.com. Background checks will be performed on all applicants.
About Gulfshore Playhouse
Gulfshore Playhouse is passionately committed to enriching the cultural landscape of our region by producing professional theatre to the highest artistic standards and providing unique educational opportunities to diverse groups of people in a spirit of service, adventure, and excitement. Our work is inspired by a belief in the magic of theatre to expand the imagination, challenge the senses, provoke discussion, and revitalize in our audience an understanding of our common humanity. This belief drives the care with which we treat our artists, audiences, students, staff, and members of the greater community.