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Director of Development

Company: Valley Youth Theatre
Date Posted: May 22, 2017

Director of Development
Valley Youth Theatre

Valley Youth Theatre, a professional quality theatre for audiences of all ages, Phoenix, Arizona seeks a seasoned Director of Development. The director of development is responsible for the planning and organizing of Valley Youth Theatre’s fundraising department including: major gifts programs, grant initiatives, annual fund campaigns, planned giving, special events and year-end campaigns. Director of Development reports directly to Producing Artistic Director and works closely with Board of Directors in fund raising endeavors. He/she will be responsible for creating and implementing a fundraising plan containing strategies detailing financial support to successfully maintain a large donor base and for researching and cultivating new corporate, foundation and government funding, to include the exploration, writing and submission of new and existing grants. This position also must nurture existing funder and individual donor relationships, and manage governmental agencies and corporation’s documentation requests.

A qualified applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and three to five years of experience in a non-profit development position or similar fundraising experience. Applicants must be familiar with operational processes in nonprofits and fundraising techniques. Applicant must have a passion for the VYT mission - to make a difference in the lives of children and teens. Must possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers. Must be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls -  have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships. Applicant must have the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and work in a fast-paced and changing environment. Must be a proactive problem-solver. Expertise in Microsoft Office programs are a must. Excellent analytical skills are needed. Applicant must also have superior communication, organizational, interpersonal and writing skills and have the ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends as needed.  Experience in Fundraiser Pro is a plus.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to or Mail Bobb Cooper, Producing Artistic Director, Valley Youth Theatre, 807 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004