With its 500-seat multi-purpose auditorium and 400-seat
state-of-the-art conference facility, Field Arts & Events Hall
represents the newest and most significant arts, entertainment, and
special events combination found anywhere on the North Olympic
The Major Gifts Officer will operationalize an established
Capital Campaign and major gifts fundraising strategy in
partnership with a full-time Donor Relations Manager, with a focus
on major gifts of $10,000 or more.
The Major Gifts Officer will play a critical role in implementing a
well-planned Capital Campaign strategy and action plan, with a
primary emphasis on major gifts from individuals that includes
high-value naming right opportunities. The Major Gifts Officer is
responsible for ensuring the successful close of Field Hall’s $56
million Capital Campaign by raising $9 million, in addition to
raising dollars to support endowment and programmatic goals.
The Major Gifts Officer is supported by a full-time Donor
Relations Manager, who is primarily responsible for data tracking,
corporate sponsorship solicitations, donor stewardship, and donor
communications assistance. The position will report to the Managing
Director yet will work closely with the Office Manager, Director of
Marketing & Box Office, Executive Director and Board of
Directors to help Field Hall reach its ambitious yet attainable
The Major Gifts Officer will be laser focused on achieving the
capital campaign goal of $9 million over the next two years and
will possess strong planning and organizational skills to keep the
Campaign’s action plan on track according to plan and schedule.
This position is full-time, exempt and benefits eligible. With
adequate philanthropic revenue generated, this position will extend
beyond the two-year Capital Campaign, continuing to serve as a
Major Gifts Officer in support of ongoing operating needs, with
annual fundraising targets to be determined upon completion of the
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Major Gifts Fundraising:
- Execute implementation of major gift strategies for the Capital
Campaign through all phases as well as programmatic and endowment
- Utilize Donor Perfect and Wealth Screening tools to identify
major gift prospects.
- Effectively deploy a moves management strategy in order to
advance major gift prospects from awareness to identification to
cultivation to solicitation to stewardship.
- Effectively collaborate with the Donor Relations Manager and
Director of Marketing and Box Office to develop effective
fundraising collateral and donor solicitation and stewardship
- Work with the Managing Director and Donor Relations Manager to
develop and implement consistent major gift and gift
acknowledgement policies and procedures.
- Recruit and direct volunteers as needed to assist with major
gift fundraising efforts.
- Work effectively with the Capital Campaign Committee and Board
of Directors to achieve Campaign and major gift fundraising
- Consistently and accurately track all donor engagements and
fundraising results, providing timely and accurate data to the
Managing Director for the purpose of internal and external
Events and Donor Communications:
- Assist Campaign Committee and Donor Relations Manager in
planning and implementing cultivation and recognition events.
- Collaborate with the Director of Marketing and Box Office to
develop Capital Campaign print, web and social media communications
- Initiate public relations and recognition of major gifts
throughout the campaign, including for leadership and named gifts,
in coordination with the Managing Director.
- 5+ years of fundraising and donor relations experience
required, arts organization experience preferred.
- Proven track record of success in closing major gifts of
$10,000 or more.
- Skill in planning, managing and organizing complex fundraising
campaigns and events.
- Proven ability to motivate and manage a committed group of
volunteers; comfortable providing direction and support to others
doing fundraising solicitation.
- A deep knowledge of the philanthropic community of Clallam and
Jefferson counties is preferable but not required.
- A collaborative nature with the ability to quickly establish
credibility and gain the respect and support of colleagues, donors
- Extremely well-organized and self-starter, capable of handling
multiple tasks and establishing priorities.
- A track record as an effective communicator who is
enthusiastic, articulate and persuasive, with excellent writing
- Strong passion for the performing arts, community development,
and/or conferences and events a plus
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
occasionally required to stand for short periods of time (1.5+
hours); walk; use hands; handle or feel; reach with hands and arms.
The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and
fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. Acute hearing is
required when providing phone and personal service. The employee is
occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel,
crouch or crawl. This employee must regularly lift and/or move up
to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
(with assistance if necessary.) Specific vision abilities required
by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and
$75,000 - 90,000 plus full benefits.
- Retirement match (403b), after 6 months
- 12 paid holidays
- Paid Vacation and Sick Time
Applicants must submit the following to be considered for the
• Cover letter
As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people
from any historically underrepresented group to apply including
people of color, persons with disabilities, and members of the
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with
subject line Bookkeeper - Your Name.
The position will remain open until filled.
ABOUT FIELD ARTS & EVENTS HALL
Field Hall’s mission is to provide a home for
arts and events that brings people together and strengthens our
Field Hall’s vision is to inspire, nurture and
empower the local arts community and to enrich the cultural life
and educational experience of residents and visitors by merging
arts, science, and culture and sparking economic development.
Field Hall’s values respects all peoples and
cultures through arts excellence and inclusive programming and is a
welcoming place for all in our community to connect through
Field Hall will:
- Serve, strengthen, and showcase arts and culture in
- Draw people of all ages and backgrounds to downtown
Port Angeles for a variety of activities year-round.
- Celebrate what is unique about Port Angeles
and enhance its reputation.
- Be a core piece of Port Angeles’ identity – a source of
With its 500-seat multi-purpose auditorium, 300-seat
state-of-the-art conference facility, art gallery, catering
kitchen, and coffee shop, Field Hall represents the newest and most
significant arts, entertainment, and special events combination
found anywhere in the region.
As a performing arts center, Field Hall will serve the North
Olympic Peninsula as a host for artistic programming produced by
new and existing local nonprofit performance, cultural, and
education groups and as a presenter of world-class artistic and
cinematic programming to audiences.
As a venue for conferences and events, Field Hall will serve as
a modern critically needed venue for community gatherings,
meetings, non-profit seminars, and local business events as well as
a full-service event center for regional and national conferences,
sales and marketing events, tourism conclaves, etc.
Sitting immediately adjacent to the City’s new waterfront
esplanade, the building features breathtaking views of Vancouver
Island, the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the North, and the Olympic
Mountains to the South. In so doing, its architecture captures the
vibrancy, sense of community, and natural beauty of the surrounding