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Martin Center for the Arts - Director of Development

Martin Center for the Arts @ East TN State University
Tennessee, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 6, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Direct Marketing, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Membership, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events, Administrative, Office Administration, Other Administrative
Academic Centers, Arts, Education, For-Profit Companies
Employment Type
Full Time
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Responsible to the Associate Vice President for University Advancement and the Executive Director for the Martin Center & University Events for developing and coordinating a comprehensive strategic fundraising plan for the Martin Center for the Arts; conducting activities to establish and pursue sponsorship & advertising opportunities, establish and grow patron program, cultivate donor relationships with individuals, foundations and business sectors, and seek and apply for grant opportunities to support special programing.  The position devotes approximately 80% time to the Martin Center for the Arts and 20% of time to University Advancement. 

The value of employment at ETSU goes far beyond salary. The official workday is 7.5 hours, which includes a one-hour lunch/meal break. Regular benefited ETSU employees enjoy a full range of benefits, services and programs including:
  • Paid time off & leave
  • 16 paid holidays
  • Educational Assistance for you and your family
  • Health and life insurance
  • Retirement
  • Access to University facilities and services and much more! 


Check out the ETSU Human Resources Benefits page for additional information at:  
ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of current fundraising development, grant writing, best practices, techniques, and trends.  Knowledge of accounting, financial, organization, and management principles as those apply to fundraising in a university and performing arts environment.  Ability to be a positive, professional, and ethical ambassador among diverse constituencies for the university.  Ability to communicate effectively.  Ability to develop outstanding interpersonal skills.  Ability to be a self-starter.  Ability to travel.  Ability to produce a high quality of work and be detailed orientated.  Ability to use discretion in handling highly confidential financial and personal information.  Ability to analyze and evaluate situations and make good judgments.  Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Three to five years of experience in alumni, fundraising, development, or related experience in higher education or performing arts is required; individuals with at least three or more years of experience in relevant sales or relationship building experience will also be considered.
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