Development Relations Manager

Shakespeare Theatre Company
District of Columbia, United States
$47,000.00 - $47,000.00
Closing date
Aug 20, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, in Washington D.C., seeks a Donor Relations Manager. This position works with the Director of Major Gifts to acquire, renew, and upgrade individual donors via our annual giving program. Responsibilities include creating and executing direct mail and email fundraising efforts to meet the annual fundraising goal, as well as serving as the primary point of contact for the Theatre’s donors. The Donor Relations Manager ensures that all donors receive exemplary customer service and donor stewardship, with a particular focus on timely and meaningful gift acknowledgments. In addition, this position provides regular reports on progress to goal, new and renewing donors, and identifies prospects for upgrades. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits and an annual salary of $47,000.


The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Arts Management, Business, Marketing, or Communications, or equivalent professional experience. An additional 1-3 years of arts fundraising/membership experience, and experience with Tessitura (or other database programs) and email programs is strongly preferred. Enthusiasm for theatre is a must; knowledge of Shakespeare and classic theatre is helpful but not required. Please note that STC has a mandatory vaccination policy, along with other safety requirements due to COVID-19.


Shakespeare Theatre Company is committed to building an inclusive, equitable, and anti-racist organization that better reflects the community where we reside and work. To learn more about our on-going efforts and to read our Anti-Racist Action Plan, please visit If you are interested in this position, please apply on our website at, or you may send a cover letter, resume, and references to

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