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Employees of the Playhouse are part of a dedicated, hard-working team that helps fulfill the mission of the Playhouse.
Individual Giving Manager
The Playhouse currently seeks an Individual Giving Manager to develop and execute annual fundraising initiatives for individual donors.
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Individual Giving Manager works closely with other development staff to carry out the Playhouse’s fundraising efforts in support of its mission and values. The IGM is responsible for the theater’s direct response program, managing donor cultivation and stewardship initiatives, and maintaining the department’s online presence, among other duties. This is a full-time, exempt position that includes regular weekend and evening work.
- Understanding of and commitment to the mission of Westport Country Playhouse.
- Experience in developing and managing direct response initiatives, including writing and designing appeal packages.
- Strong attention to detail, with demonstrated budget and project management skills.
- Excellent communication and customer service skills, with the ability to recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers and negotiate with and hire vendors.
- Creative, flexible and adaptable to a fast paced, evolving work environment; ability to prioritize work, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines under pressure.
- Professionalism, maturity, and an ability to work with confidential information.
- Ability to understand and work with standard office software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, web-based content management systems, Adobe Creative Suite, relational databases and related programs; experience with Tessitura preferred.
- Physical dexterity required to lift and carry 25 lbs, walking over all types of terrain.
- A Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of fundraising experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Competitive salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits; collegial and supportive work environment.
Please submit cover letter and resumé to: Individual Giving Manager Search, Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880 or email@example.com .