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Chief Advancement Officer (Hybrid Location)

Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association
Texas, United States
$100,000.00 - $130,000.00
Closing date
May 22, 2024

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association in the search for a Chief Advancement Officer.

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Advancement Officer will lead all advancement efforts of the Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association (LEPAA), encompassing a dynamic and integrated approach to fundraising, marketing, and strategic partnerships. The Chief Advancement Officer will oversee comprehensive fundraising strategies, including managing relationships with donors, grantors, and foundations, and spearhead the design and execution of the Premium Seat License (PSL) program. The Chief Advancement Officer will foster effective collaboration with Buddy Holly Hall staff, ASM Global, and other key stakeholders to further LEPAA’s mission and enhance its impact on the performing arts community in Lubbock and beyond.

Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association, a nonprofit organization with oversight of the world-class Buddy Holly Hall in Lubbock, Texas, is dedicated to building community through extraordinary experiences, creative collaboration, and inclusive access to the arts, entertainment, and education. Partnerships with Lubbock Independent School District, Texas Tech University, Ballet Lubbock, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation, and others ensure arts education remains a priority for students of all ages. LEPAA envisions a community where every person experiences the transformative power of the arts. 

Imagine a gift to the community, funded by the community, so incredible that it forever changes the landscape of entertainment, education, and economic impact across the South Plains. The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences is a 220,000 square foot performing arts and education campus, privately owned, and operated by LEPAA and privately funded through the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations. Located in downtown Lubbock, The Hall boasts two theaters, events space, a full-service restaurant, and a 22,000 square foot pre-professional ballet school. The Buddy Holly Hall is a cultural hub of Lubbock and a cornerstone of downtown revitalization. The possibilities of education outreach through LEPAA and The Buddy Holly Hall are exciting and endless.

Developing and enhancing the Lubbock cultural arts community for the betterment of the community is one of the pillars of LEPAA’s mission. The Lubbock Cultural Arts District has a tangible impact on both the local and state economy. Nearly 3,500 full-time jobs are supported by the arts in Lubbock within 51 arts organizations and the arts industry generates $4 million in revenue for the local government. The work of the arts district allows 1.4 million people to attend local arts and culture events each year. Beyond Lubbock, the arts generate $5.5 billion for the Texas economy and Texas’ creative sector currently employs nearly 800,000 innovation workers in good, high paying jobs.

A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least five years of advancement leadership experience is preferred for this position. The Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association will consider candidates with a broad range of backgrounds. If you are excited about this role and feel that you can contribute to LEPAA, but your experience does not exactly align with every qualification listed above, we encourage you to apply. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of the Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

The salary range for this position is $100,000 to $130,000 annually.

The Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association is committed to the inclusion of all qualified candidates. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or participating in the selection process, please contact Jeanette Rivera-Watts at

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