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Director of Philanthropy – posted June 15, 2017

Southern Rep Theatre
seeks an energetic, experienced individual for a new position as Director of Philanthropy (DOP). The DOP will take the lead for strategizing, implementing, and reporting on all aspects of Southern Rep’s Annual Fund and Capital campaigns, with an emphasis on expanding and stewarding major gifts initiatives.
The DOP is tasked with prospect research and stewardship of existing donors, focusing on cultivation and retention of individuals and the expansion of major gifts initiatives for both annual operating and capital needs. The DOP will participate directly in solicitations with other members of Board and staff leadership. The ideal candidate will be passionate and creative about connecting prospects with the Southern Rep programs that excite and retain their interest.

This is a leadership position, reporting directly to the Producing Artistic Director and Board of Directors. The DOP will work closely with the Board Vice-President of Development as part of promoting active Board engagement with potential donors and crafting cultivation and retention plans for key prospects.

The DOP will work closely with the Managing Director and Patron Services Coordinator on implementation of Annual & Capital Campaign mailings and materials; the DOP also participates in the planning of special events that support these campaigns, including the Annual Gala and donor cultivation activities. The DOP advises and coordinates cultivation of foundation and corporate contacts but is not responsible for grant writing and reporting.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5-7+ years direct individual fundraising experience and a proven record of success, particularly within the New Orleans philanthropic community. A successful DOP will take a leadership role within a collaborative, small staff environment.

Salary and benefits package commensurate with experience with potential to grow upon demonstrated success in the position. Full-time/exempt.
Southern Rep Theatre is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and seeks diversity in its workforce. Southern Rep is dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including age, sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.

Position starts Aug. 1, 2017. Applications accepted through June 30, 2017.

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• Location: New Orleans

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