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Associate Development Director

Asolo Repertory Theatre
Florida, United States
$65,000.00 - $70,000.00
Closing date
Nov 24, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Major Gifts
Employment Type
Full Time
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Title: Associate Development Director

Department: Development Asolo Repertory Theatre

Class: Exempt-Full Time

Salary Range - $65K-70K

Location Sarasota Florida


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This position will demonstrate success in donor relations, gift solicitations, project management and

communications for donors at the major gift level. A trusted advisor to the Development Director, this position will oversee the day-to-day annual fund operations and work closely with the Development Associate for Foundation Relations & Individual Giving, Development Associate for Corporate Partnerships and the Development Data Associate to achieve Asolo Rep’s annual fund goals.  This newly created position will enable the Development Director to focus on more strategic initiatives, including the completion of the Staging Our Future Capital and Endowment Campaign. 


Responsibilities include:


  • Work with Executive staff, Development staff and Board of Directors to execute day-to-day administrative responsibilities and oversight for major gift donors and annual fund activities
  • Cultivate and steward current donors and prospects encouraging ongoing gifts, increased gifts and securing new gifts
  • Solicit for major gifts independently and as part of a team
  • Manage stewardship processes for major gift donors
  • Oversee Season Presenters, Co-Producers, Artistic Excellence Society and Education & Engagement gifts, including acquisition and renewal processes
  • Facilitate annual major giving donor renewal process, follow-up, and tracking
  • Maintain, with utmost discretion, confidential information on donor profiles
  • Conduct research and analyze findings on donors and prospects
  • Compile and maintain research of donors and prospects for distribution to key staff and board members at events
  • Schedule, coordinate and take minutes at major donor committee meetings
  • Coordinate with Development Data Associate to ensure accurate contact management and financial record keeping, timely gift acknowledgment and renewal correspondence
  • Oversee non-event related mailings and material distributions to major donors
  • Run lists and reports on Tessitura donor management software
  • Maintain major donors’ annual fund support data in Tessitura donor management software
  • Manage communications to donors, including but not limited to invitations to activities, benefit delivery, and ways to support the Theatre
  • Manage and coordinate submission of program materials for the Season Program Book, playbills, and brochures
  • Attend all major donor events and activities
  • Attend at least one performance of every Asolo Rep production




Candidates should have an undergraduate degree and five years of Development experience with emphasis on individual giving/major gift fundraising and supporting a team of professionals. Experience in performing arts fundraising is a plus.  Requires great attention to detail and deadlines; excellent social, verbal and written communication skills; discretion with confidential information; and facility with Microsoft Word and Excel, online research, and basic design skills.  Experience with Tessitura a plus. The successful candidate will thrive working in a fast-paced environment with high levels of interaction as well as independent work. Must be flexible in working long hours, nights and occasional weekends.


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