EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITES

Development Director

for the Civic Center Foundation

About the Position

The Development Director is responsible for creating and implementing a development outreach plan for Civic Center Foundation in Lima, Ohio which serves as a separate fundraising arm of the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center (VMCCC). The VMCCC commemorates the services of all members and veterans of the armed forces of the United States and serves as Allen County’s convention facility and center for the performing arts.

 

The Development Director is also responsible for the annual campaign and event planning and execution, donor cultivation, volunteer engagement, and community collaboration. The individual is also responsible for organizing key fund development activities for the Civic Center Foundation’s service area. This includes a concerted fundraising program, an enhanced annual campaign, targeted prospecting and outreach, stewardship activities, and planned giving.

 

The individual must be committed to the Civic Center Foundation's mission that serves as the support mechanism to further aid in the long-term sustainment of the Veterans Memorial Civic and Conventions center, as well as expanding programming and bringing world-class entertainment allowing our region to be inspired and influenced by the performing arts. The individual must also have a passion for fundraising and must be able to motivate and support board members, volunteers, and donors to reach targeted annual fundraising goals. Experience in growing an annual fund, direct mail, event management, and donor stewardship is desired. The ability to identify and enhance key relationships, be held accountable to productivity standards, and solicit significant gifts and endowments is essential. 

Development Director responsibilities:

  • Develop and oversee our annual fundraising program and capital campaign.

  • Identify prospective individual and corporate donors and develop strategies to cultivate those relationships.

  • Maintain ongoing communications with private and corporate donors.

  • Research donor relation programs at local, state, and federal art institutions.

  • Research and apply for arts-related grants.

  • Ensure timely and accurate report deliveries to funders.

  • Collaborate with VMCCC CEO on the management and planning of fundraising events and donor receptions.

  • Train volunteer solicitors for fund-raising campaigns.

  • Develop print and digital marketing collateral related to fundraising in collaboration with our marketing agency.

  • Communicate with the Board Development Committee regarding fundraising milestones and needs for support from the board, and report program status to the board at monthly meetings.

  • Attend VMCCC Trustee board meeting as a non-voting representative of the Civic Center Foundation. 

Development Director skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Communications, or related field

  • Proven fundraising experience

  • Foundation relationship and grant writing experience

  • Familiarity with CRM software

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

  • Excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills 

Location:

Lima, Ohio VMCCC Office

Hours:

Full-time contract position

Compensation:

$50,000 - $60,000

Based on experience 

Encouraged to apply by:

January 11, 2021 

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references in one document to Abe Ambroza, CEO Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center at aambroza@limaciviccenter.com.

Civic Center Foundation

The Civic Center Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that serves as the support mechanism to further aid in the long-term sustainment of the VMCCC. The Crouse Performing Arts Fund, the Gilbert Wellman Maintenance Fund, and the Operations Fund are three specific funds to which individuals may make tax-deductible contributions and charitable gifts. 

JASON SCHUMACHER - PRESIDENT

MATT MITCHELL - FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

ANDREW FARLEY - TREASURER

STEPHEN BRYAN (V) - ASST. TREASURER

MARIA SANKO - PAST PRESIDENT

CHRISTINE O’NEILL

CHERYL MORGAN

AMY NUSBAUM (V)

FRED ODUM

JUDY GILBERT

TRACIE SANCHEZ

BRUCE PERRY

BRAD WENDEL

JAY PHILLIPS (V)

KAREN MILLER - LIFETIME MEMBER

JAMES E. BOURK - LIFETIME MEMBER

GEORGE DUNSTER - LIFETIME MEMBER 

Access our website to purchase tickets to VMCCC events. We cannot guarantee tickets purchased through third parties.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact our box office at 419-224-1552.

For Lima Symphony Orchestra tickets, please contact the Symphony office at 419-222-5701.

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