Description

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Job Description: The position works to broaden RDT’s base of financial support from contributed income, challenge grants, and sponsorships from foundations, corporations, individuals and tax-based public agencies. The DoD works in a highly collaborative fashion with staff, dancers and board and functions as an additional “face” of RDT in the community. This position manages the fundraising activity of volunteers and board members focused on special events (e.g., annual fundraising gala) that support specific programs and/or the general operation of the Company.

Core Responsibilities:
• Prospect, identify, cultivate, secure and track corporate, foundation, and government sources of contributed income through grant applications, sponsorships, formal and informal requests and grant usage reports.
• Manage the annual fund (individual giving appeals).
• Grow the major donors group by continually stewarding current donors, prospecting new ones, and securing donations at the $1,000+ level.
• Process and report on all contributed income (cash and in-kind). Acknowledge / provide receipt for all donations. Report on donations to the Company. Direct all donor stewardship.
• With board committee, plan and execute the annual gala, along with other fundraising events (e.g., crowd-funding) as well as “friend-raising” events and receptions
• Other duties as delegated by the ED/AD
Additional Responsibilities:
• Secure in-kind donations and partnerships with other non-profits, businesses and organizations.
• Monitor development-related income and expenses for the operating budget, and special events.
• Track and request disbursement of pledged funds, including from the NEA, State and local agencies.
• Monitor development-related income and expenses for the operating budget, and special events
• Work collaboratively with the ED/AD to represent RDT in the community through education, advocacy (on the Hill) and networking opportunities, especially with business sectors.
• Work collaboratively with the Executive Director | Artistic Director to represent RDT in the community through education, advocacy and networking opportunities.
• Engage volunteer support for assistance with accomplishing all goals referenced in this description.
• Serve as staff liaison for general board activity as requested by the Executive Director and/or Board. (Coordination of meetings, agendas and minutes, orientations).
• Advise on program development and prospecting of program partners and Company opportunities
• Maintain a quarterly record of activity reflective of personal commitment plans as designed by RDT’s Board.
Required Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university
• 2 years’ experience in grant writing (work sample requested. Post-graduate degree can substitute for work experience)
• Excellent communicator, one-on-one, email, phone, and written correspondence
• Intermediate-to-advance experience with MS Office (Word, Excel)
• Experience working with a database (Access, or other)
• Team worker, willing and able to work some evenings and weekends (Particularly during “show weeks”)
• 1 year of event planning experience (fundraisers, receptions and/or networking events)

Preferred Experience:
• Master’s degree
• 4+ years’ experience in cultivating major gifts, working with nonprofit board/board development, strategic social media management (blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc.), major gala planning and execution.
• Experience with and love for the performing arts
Location: 138 West 300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Status: Open

Information

How to Apply: Submit resume/cv & a cover letter describing your qualifications, 1 sample of your writing , and 3 professional references with name, work relationship, phone # to lcs@rdtutah.org. No phone calls.
Closing Date: 8/24/2018
Your Website: Visit organizational website.