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Director of Development

Mosaic Theater Company of DC
District of Columbia, United States
$70,000.00 - $80,000.00
Closing date
Sep 7, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Membership, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events, Programs, Grant Making, Program Administration and Management, Administrative, Arts Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Since 2015, Mosaic Theater Company of DC has produced bold, culturally diverse theater that illuminates critical issues, elevates fresh voices, and sparks connections among communities throughout our region and beyond. Our values are collaboration, community, curiosity, equity, anti-racism and inclusivity. Mosaic Theater Company is led by Artistic Director Reginald L. Douglas and Managing Director Serge Seiden. 

This is an amazing opportunity to strategize, lead, be creative, and collaborate with a diverse group of passionate individuals with a shared mission and work with a company entering a new chapter of strategic growth.

Mosaic Theater Company produces six full productions, year-round new play development activities, and robust community and audience engagement programs each season at the historic Atlas Performing Arts Center in northeast Washington, DC. 

For more information about our upcoming season, our passions, and our projects, please visit


Director of Development


Position Description: 

    Reports to the Managing Director and works very closely with the Artistic Director. Manages two full-time direct reports: the Manager of Institutional Giving and the Donor Relations & Data Manager  Collaborates with other department heads to promote cross-departmental productivity.  (For example: reconciliation with Business; coordination on events, newsletters, invitations and publications with Communications; coordination on events with the Production; collaboration with Artistic on grant language,  “moves management” strategy and events.)  Contributes to many theater-wide decisions including the annual budget and season calendar.  Participates in all Board meetings.  Works closely with the Chair of the Development Committee of the Board and serves as the staff liaison to the Committee and to the Full Board.



    Create a written annual development strategy in coordination with the annual budget and the strategic plan.  Identify, cultivate, and manage individual and institutional giving prospect lists and apply effective cultivation and solicitation strategies to expand contributed income. Implement cultivation and stewardship strategies to achieve contributed revenue goals from individuals & Board, foundations & government as well as cash, in-kind and trade contributions from corporate/business sources. Manage prospecting, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors. Plan and execute benefit and cultivation events. Contribute to publication of Annual Report and Season Brochure. Cultivate vendor and partner relationships.  Budget and track development expenses  Report to leadership and the Board of Directors on ROI, revenue and constituent growth. Ensure CRM donor data integrity (Patron Manager).  Stay current with changes pertinent to fundraising within the community, to the organization's mission and programs, and to the development profession.




    Minimum two years non-profit fundraising or equivalent; with track record of success Organized and inspiring team leader, who is able to work collaboratively with diverse groups of people, and to motivate staff, donors, volunteers.  Strong interpersonal, supervision, administration and management skills.  Detail-oriented, persistent, resilient, and of impeccable integrity.  Resourcefulness, creativity, and strong problem-solving skills. Familiarity with donor tracking systems and fundraising software and tools including Patron Manager and iWave preferred. Ability to forecast and evaluate the potential of fund-raising campaigns and activities. Demonstrated commitment to accountability and measuring outcomes. Flex hours with some evening and weekend availability required

Salary Range: $70,000-80,000



    Hybrid work policy Four weeks paid time off plus holidays Health, Dental and Vision Insurance Simple IRA 

Mosaic Theater Company of DC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants who understand and embrace the Mosaic’s mission to make transformational and socially-relevant art. Mosaic Theater is committed to providing a safe environment for all its employees free from discrimination on any ground and from harassment of any kind. We believe that corporations’ bad behavior disproportionately hurts the most marginalized people in society — including black, Indigenous and people of color, LGBTQ people, women, and people from working class backgrounds. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we encourage and welcome applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

To apply, please submit both a Cover Letter AND Resume to Include the position title and your name in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please indicate where you found this ad.

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