Lead major gifts fundraising initiatives as a member of the organization’s development team
With assistance from the development team and the board of director’s fundraising committee, create and implement an ambitious major gifts plan to achieve current organizational goals
Collaborate with development and marketing teams to ensure website and fundraising collateral are up to date and representative of fundraising initiatives
Lead all aspects of major gifts including creating and executing strategies for identification/prospecting, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and recognition
Conduct donor and prospect research, particularly mining the 1000 patrons recently wealth-screened but largely not yet solicited
Update and maintain major gift move management in the organization’s CRM (Patron Manager)
Actively participate in ongoing reporting to the senior staff and board of directors, in the annual budgeting process, in regular meetings and events as needed
Ensure the organization and its mission and programs are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant constituencies with a strong case for support
Professional experiences and the skill set will include:
Proven track record of successfully soliciting major gifts above $1000 for a mid-sized non-profit organization
Ability to relate well, work effectively, and serve multiple constituencies, audiences, and high-net-worth individuals and families
Exceptional interpersonal, written/verbal communication, and presentation skills; ability to make a strong, effective case for support
Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and to handle multiple tasks and priorities.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and knowledge of fundraising CRM
Sense of personal and professional accountability
Demonstrated ability to think innovatively and strategically and to achieve results in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines
Outgoing, energetic, and engaging
Proven high degree of integrity, ethical decision-making, and sound business judgment
A passion for Emerald City Theatre’s mission to help Chicago’s children creatively face the world
Additional Salary Information: Compensation will be commensurate with experience and is competitive with prevailing compensation for similar positions within the non-profit performing arts industry. This position is part-time, non-exempt at 25-30 hours per week.
About Emerald City Theatre
Founded in 1996, Emerald City Theatre is one of Chicago’s most attended non-profit theatres with an annual programming reach of 80,000 children and grown-ups. Emerald City Theatre is also home to Chicago’s most enrolled theatre camps and classes, serving ages three through thirteen.
Through literacy-based theatrical productions, educational programs, and an outreach program which provides free access for low-income Chicago Public School students, Emerald City Theatre is the leading Chicago children’s theatre dedicated to serving our city’s most precious citizens.