Development Director

Homestake Opera House
Job Description
The Development Director (DD) reports to the Executive Director (ED) of the Homestake Opera House (HOH) governed by the board of directors (BOD). The DD manages activities for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and appreciation of donors and maintains patron database (Little Green Light). The DD plans and executes development activities in collaboration with the ED and Development Committee (DC). Other duties not specifically listed may be required as the HOH is a small but dynamic non-profit.
Essential Functions:
  • Facilitate Fundraising:
    • Work to achieve fundraising goals and objectives established by the BOD.
    • Frame and execute organizational fundraising to include:
      • Annual strategies for direct mail, digital communication, and other strategies.
      • Major Gifts –
        • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and extend appreciation to individuals, businesses, and foundations.
      • Planned Giving –
        • Engage in specific major gift initiatives such as capital, endowment or other or specific multi-million-dollar campaigns.
      • Development Grants –
        • Works with ED, to select and write grants and oversee grant applications and reporting related to fundraising activities.
      • Special Events –
        • plan and coordinate fundraising events.
  • Organize, recruit, and lead the Development Committee. Provide clear expectations and opportunities for committee members to participate in development activities.
  • Actively engage donors, HOH members and patrons, members of the Black Hills community, and local government and businesses.
  • Manage donor and volunteer database. Utilize data to frame and execute systematic strategies for timely and effective communication with donors and volunteers.
Support Legacy and Foundation Funding for Sustainability of HHOH:
  • Cultivate legacy program and donors to build upon HHOH’s endowment.
  • Research and report endowment opportunities and investment.
Provide effective communications:
  • Act as a representative and advocate of the HHOH with all media, government agencies, foundations, business groups, and arts organizations.
  • Use external presence and relationships to create new opportunities.
Position Information:
  • Hours:
    • Actual hours will vary from week to week, depending upon events occurring during evenings, weekend, and holidays, and travel required for fundraising activities.
  • Location:
    • The DD will have an office located within the HHOH building and while travel will be required at times, the DD is expected to maintain regular office hours.
  • Wages:
    • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Evaluation:
    • 90-day performance evaluation after position date and annual evaluation thereafter.
  • Benefits
    • Five(5) Days of paid time off upon hiring with an increase upon one year of employment.
    • 5 paid holidays per year.
To Apply
Send cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to by 5pm October 8, 2021.
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