Director of Development

Director of Development

CATEGORY: Administrative

Thunder River Theatre Company
Carbondale, CO 81623


Corey Simpson

Job Details


The Director of Development provides leadership in all aspects of fundraising including prospect research, grants, a diverse portfolio of fundraising and capital campaigns, donor communications and stewardship. This position works closely with the Executive Artistic Director (EAD), Managing Director and the Board of Directors to promote the organization’s mission and to expand philanthropic support. Responsible for working with EAD to set financial goals for annual development activities. Leads donor stewardship activities including strategic management of donor database, acknowledgment of donor gifts, development and implementation of stewardship and cultivation activities, identification and cultivation of major gift, corporate sponsorship, underwriting, and legacy giving prospects. Manages fundraising and prospecting events and supports community outreach. Develops foundation and corporate grant requests and manages grant reporting requirements. Position the theatre to enter into a potential future capital campaign. The ideal candidate takes initiative, is highly organized and detail-oriented, professional, outgoing and has a proven track record of fundraising success. Passion for theatre is a must.

Four years development and/or campaign experience with a minimum of Bachelor’s degree required. High-energy, analytical self-starter, able to work well independently and with a group. Exceptional organizational, relationship-building, and communication (written and verbal) skills. Highly ethical, discreet and responsible with confidential matters. Experience in proposal writing (must be able to provide writing samples upon request), event management, and staffing a capital campaign preferred. Flexibility to shift hours with advance notice to work evenings and/or weekends for fundraising events, opening night receptions, and private events. Proficiency in Google Suite and MS Office products, knowledge of donor database management, and internet research experience.

Full application and instructions found at No calls please.


August 28, 2019 -



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