Chief Development Officer

The Center for Arts and Innovation
Florida, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 5, 2024

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Chief Development Officer

The Center for Arts and Innovation

Boca Raton, FL


The Center for Arts and Innovation (The Center) will serve as a vibrant, world-class cultural facility for innovation, education, business, and community. Located in Mizner Park – the heart of downtown Boca Raton, FL – the completed facility will have national impact and become one of the first truly 21st century creative campuses. The Center will serve as a dynamic, innovative, and vibrant fulcrum for artists, organizations, businesses, institutions, students, creative entrepreneurs, and the public at large. To design The Center’s innovative spaces, the organization has selected Renzo Piano Building Workshop as its architecture firm, founded by internationally renowned architect Renzo Piano, an internationally acclaimed architect and 1998 Pritzker Prize winner known for creating The Centre Pompidou, The Shard, The Whitney Museum of American Art, the New York Times Building, and many other landmark projects around the world.


The Center is preparing to embark on a comprehensive campaign with the vision of funding, constructing, and operating The Center within five years. In fulfillment of this vision, the organization has partnered with philanthropic consultants to design the structure, objectives, and plan of the campaign while it secures the position of the Chief Development Officer and other development staff.


During this exciting and unprecedented formative period, The Center seeks an entrepreneurial, passionate, and enterprising leader to serve as the inaugural Chief Development Officer (CDO). The CDO will serve as an integral leader for The Center – today and in its future – with responsibility for implementing a dynamic strategic plan for the comprehensive campaign. S/he will partner with The Center’s fundraising counsel and consultants on campaign planning, prospect identification and solicitation, fundraising communications, fundraising strategies, staff direction, campaign planning, and reporting to the Board of Directors.


The CDO will report to the Chair and CEO and manage a team of three (3) professionals: Director of Engagement and Stewardship, Director of Donor Development, and Development Coordinator. S/he will partner with the Chair and CEO to identify, recruit, and engage members of The Center’s Campaign Committee (known as the Vanguards) and will collaborate closely with the Chief Marketing Officer to establish The Center’s Communication and Marketing Plan and ensure its implementation. The CDO will also work closely with the CFO to manage costs and establish budgets for the Development function.


The Center for Arts and Innovation has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to facilitate this executive recruitment. Please send confidential inquiries and applications directly to Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC via e-mail at


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