Job Title: Director of Development
Reports to: General Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Supervisory Responsibility: Annual Fund Manager and
Grant Writer (part-time)
General Position Summary:
Director of Development is responsible for building and cultivating strong relationships with individual donors and patrons as well as key businesses, foundations, government and other community partners to ensure that Opera Omaha maximizes sustainable contributed revenue. He/She is responsible for managing and integrating the functions of staff, Board, and auxiliary groups associated with resource development. Opera Omaha is currently in growth mode and the Director of Development will lead a team to help the company realize ambitious plans for the future including expanded programming, in-depth community engagement, and an anticipated major gifts campaign.
Essential Functions/Major responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.
The Director of Development works in close partnership with the General Director. He/She is an innovative, results-oriented person; thinks strategically, has strong interpersonal skills as well as excellent analytical, organizational, reasoning and problem solving abilities.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Education and/or Experience:
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Opera Omaha Staff, Board, Advisors, and Guild; Guest artists; volunteers and constituents; Community partners and vendors
Job Conditions and Work Hours:
Opera Omaha is a high-energy organization with a mission that can cause this position to experience high work demands under very tight timelines. In addition, work may be required outside of normal business hours, including some evenings and weekends, to support programming, performances, and other Opera Omaha initiatives.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Jenny Daggett, Director of Finance and Human Resources: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include "Director of Development” in the subject line of the email.
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