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
Lima, Ohio VMCCC Office
Full-time contract position
$50,000 - $60,000
Based on experience
Encouraged to apply by:
January 11, 2021
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references in one document to Abe Ambroza, CEO Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
AMY NUSBAUM (V)
JAY PHILLIPS (V)
KAREN MILLER - LIFETIME MEMBER
JAMES E. BOURK - LIFETIME MEMBER
GEORGE DUNSTER - LIFETIME MEMBER