Executive Director, Sag Harbor Cinema
As Sag Harbor Cinema (SHC) approaches its one-year anniversary,
The Director of Development (DoD) will work with an exceptionally
dedicated and passionate leadership team as well as an engaged and
committed Board of Directors and Advisors. This is a unique
opportunity for a strategic and entrepreneurial development
professional who brings enthusiasm, creativity, credibility, and
passion to the
The DoD is responsible for all areas of SHC fundraising
including individual, foundation and corporate gifts, and special
events. Working closely with the Executive Director, the DoD
will be a thought and project lead in fundraising endeavors.
They will advance and implement a strategy to increase support and
build a stream of funding sources through the development of
individual giving, corporate sponsorships, family engagement,
cultural and special events, foundation grants and government
support. The successful candidate should possess a track record for
major donor cultivation, developing and nurturing relationships
with the Board of Directors and key partners. The DoD will
craft a compelling case for support through the appreciation of the
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Oversee and manage all aspects of fundraising for SHC.
- Solicit and steward a portfolio of donors, especially
individuals, who have the potential for increased giving to
- Identify new donors and create strategies for increased
- Create and implement an Annual Giving campaign.
- Establish a Planned Giving program for individual donors.
- Develop and grow a corporate sponsorship program.
- Organize and lead annual fundraising events.
- Manage donor cultivation events throughout the year.
- Oversee SHC donor database to ensure that gift recording and
acknowledgements are done accurately, efficiently, and in a timely
- Draft and create donor acknowledgement materials, donor
listings, letters, and other relevant development materials as
- Work with Executive Director to cultivate and engage Board
members with the work of SHC, including the production and
execution of Board communications.
- Prepare materials in advance of Development Committee meetings,
including an agenda.
- Work with SHC team members on wealth-screening projects,
analyze results and integrate into prospect pipeline.
- Manage ongoing gift solicitation and stewardship to ensure
deadlines for submission of proposals as well as interim
- Provide timely updates on fundraising status throughout the
- Ensure weekly reports of gifts are provided to show up-to-date
information on tracking against annual fundraising goals.
- Manage Development budgets, including tracking of expenses and
requirements associated with revenue allocation and budgeting.
- Collaborate with SHC programming colleagues on fundraising
potential based on program-related impact.
- Perform other position-related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- 5-7 years of progressively responsible fundraising experience
in a non-profit organization, arts related is a plus.
- Excellent writing, analytical and communication skills.
- Excellent management skills and team building skills.
- Proven track record in cultivating and soliciting a portfolio
- Experience working in a comprehensive development
- Experience with orchestrating special event fundraisers.
- Ability to manage, influence and inspire a wide range of
stakeholders, both internally and externally.
- Successful experience working with volunteer leaders, board
members and organizational leadership.
- Familiarity with grant writing, submission, and reporting a
- Strong strategic, project management, organization, and
administrative skills to lead a variety of projects and
- Ability to perform with calm and grace under pressure in a
poised and diplomatic manner.
- Ability to take initiative and manage multiple projects at one
- This position works at the location in Sag Harbor, New
salary & BENEFITS
- Commensurate with experience.
- Benefits include sick days, holidays, vacation days and health
It is the policy of the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts
Center to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment,
compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without
unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, color,
creed/religion, disability, national origin, sex/gender, sexual
orientation, veteran or military service member status, familial
status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic
predisposition or carrier status, arrest and/or criminal conviction
record, or any other category protected by law, unless based upon a
bona fide occupational qualification or other