Director of Foundation and Government Giving

Director of Foundation and Government Giving

CATEGORY: Non-Theatrical

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Ashland, OR 97520
US

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

The Director of Foundation and Government Giving works closely with the Director of Development to maintain and increase foundation and government giving in the highly competitive field of performing arts fundraising; with the expectation of securing $3M - $10M in commitments annually. Must have experience in and knowledge of the national arts funding environment. The Director is responsible for identification, cultivation and solicitation of gifts and grants from local, regional, national and international foundations, local municipalities, and state and federal sources for OSF annual operations, special projects and capital campaigns.The Director works with a 12-member development staff and supervises a three-person grant writing and grants management team: Associate Director of Institutional Giving and Analytics, Principal Gift Strategist, and Institutional Giving Administrator, plus additional grant writing support.

Essential Functions include (but are not limited to):

  • Work closely with the Development Director to create a comprehensive annual plan for foundation and government support from both new and renewing sources.
  • Implement plan through research, writing, personal contacts, and the activation and coordination of OSF senior leadership (Artistic Director, Executive Director, board members, others as appropriate) in the cultivation and solicitation of foundation and government decision-makers.
  • Interpret OSF’s budget, mission and goals to conceive and synthesize compelling case statements, and work directly with Artistic Director, Executive Director, other senior staff and multiple OSF departments to create competitive funding proposals.
  • Attend ED&I, sexual harassment and any other anti-bias trainings and workshops as scheduled by OSF.
  • Model and support the mission and values of OSF.
  • Steward and lead communication strategies for foundation and government sources, including the coordination of on-site visits to OSF and travel to foundations and government agencies by OSF staff and board
  • Work directly with Executive Director and Director of Development to set goals for foundation and government annual, capital and special project support
  • Monitor foundation and government giving goals and report monthly and annually to the Director of Development and senior leadership
  • Oversee funder recognition. 
  • Work closely with the Principal Gift Strategist to oversee preparation of customized narratives and budgets for special project appeals to major individual donors.
  • Work with members of the Board of Directors to identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors.
  • Represent OSF before peer institutions and major institutional grantors ($20,000+) throughout the region and around the country.
  • Monitor foundation and government giving trends on local, state and national levels.


Requirments
Thorough understanding of and successful track record in managing employees to success. Grant writing and grant management experience, preferably in non-profit institutions; expertise in budgeting and financial management; knowledge of regional and national philanthropic community; leadership qualities, ability to inspire and motivate others, strong work ethic; high energy, positive attitude, flexibility, teamwork and attention to detail; ability to work collaboratively, listen well and draw the best from colleagues and employees; good computer skills and knowledge of fundraising database programs (knowledge of Tessitura is a plus); ability to relate effectively with a diverse range of people; skill in fostering innovation, ability to see new opportunities and position the theatre to exploit opportunities to increase contributed income; passion for the art form.

The following qualifications are required:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience. 

Master’s degree preferred.

Thorough understanding of and successful track record in managing employees to success. 

Grant writing and grant management experience, preferably in non-profit institutions

  • Expertise in budgeting and financial management

The following qualifications are desired:

Knowledge of regional and national philanthropic community; leadership qualities, ability to inspire and motivate others, strong work ethic; high energy, positive attitude, flexibility, teamwork and attention to detail

Ability to work collaboratively, listen well and draw the best from colleagues and employees

Good computer skills and knowledge of fundraising database programs (knowledge of Tessitura is a plus); ability to relate effectively with a diverse range of people

  • Skill in fostering innovation, ability to see new opportunities and position the theatre to exploit opportunities to increase contributed income; passion for the art form.

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