Director of Foundation & Government Giving
Oregon Shakespeare FestivalAshland, OR
Full Time Job
The Director of Foundation and Government Giving works closely with the Director of Development to maintain and increase foundation and government giving in the highly competitive field of performing arts fundraising; with the expectation of securing $3M - $10M in commitments annually. Must have experience in and knowledge of the national arts funding environment. The Director is responsible for identification, cultivation and solicitation of gifts and grants from local, regional, national and international foundations, local municipalities, and state and federal sources for OSF annual operations, special projects and capital campaigns. The Director works with a 12-member development staff and supervises a three-person grant writing and grants management team: Associate Director of Institutional Giving and Analytics, Principal Gift Strategist, and Institutional Giving Administrator, plus additional grant writing support.
Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience. Master's degree preferred.
Work Experience: 10-15 years increasingly successful track record and responsibility for securing institutional gifts for arts organizations. Significant history of supervising employees and managing fiscal and administrative systems. Knowledge of current foundation and government arts funding landscape.
Qualifications/skills: Thorough understanding of and successful track record in managing employees to success. Grant writing and grant management experience, preferably in non-profit institutions; expertise in budgeting and financial management; knowledge of regional and national philanthropic community; leadership qualities, ability to inspire and motivate others, strong work ethic; high energy, positive attitude, flexibility, teamwork and attention to detail; ability to work collaboratively, listen well and draw the best from colleagues and employees; good computer skills and knowledge of fundraising database programs (knowledge of Tessitura is a plus); ability to relate effectively with a diverse range of people; skill in fostering innovation, ability to see new opportunities and position the theatre to exploit opportunities to increase contributed income; passion for the art form.
With professionalism and diplomacy, balance funding opportunities, the realities of OSF operational needs and the practicalities of program delivery.
Hold the Development Department to the highest standards in writing (from storytelling to grammar and spelling) and adherence to OSF mission, values and branding.
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