Director of Development
Syracuse Stage, the professional LORT theatre in residence at
Syracuse University, seeks candidates for the position of Director
of Development. The Director of Development leads a three-person
team in executing all fundraising campaigns for Syracuse Stage,
including those for individual, corporate, foundation, government,
and in-kind gifts. Develops strong working relationships with
Syracuse Stage Board of Trustees, funders, community members, and
staff to achieve budgeted goals. Implements and oversees logistics
for annual Syracuse Stage gala, opening night dinners and other
projects as assigned.
The Syracuse Stage Development Office is located within the
Syracuse Stage facility and the Director of Development interacts
primarily with Stage staff and trustees, reporting to the Syracuse
Stage Managing Director. There is regular collaboration with,
and dual reporting to the College of Visual and Performing Arts
Assistant Dean for Advancement. This position is year round
full-time exempt, paid through the University with full University
benefits. Salary range is
Ideal Candidates Will Have:
- 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in
fundraising, preferably for an arts or educational
- Demonstrated success in solicitation of gifts from individuals,
foundations and corporations.
- Commitment to developing and leading staff.
- Impeccable attention to detail.
- Understanding of Syracuse and its philanthropic community,
and/or the national performing arts funding community.
We encourage all candidates to apply. We recognize that the
perfect candidate may possess intuitive knowledge or other fully
transferable skills that relate to the key duties and
responsibilities. Please don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to building a
culturally diverse and equitable environment in all areas of our
work, on and offstage. Candidates who share these values and those
with demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and
inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply.