TPS Seeks Development Manager-Now Full Time

Theatre Puget Sound Development Manager

Position Description
Provide leadership in creating and implementing annual development plans in cooperation with the Board of Directors and Executive Director (ED) including regular reports. This includes but is not limited to coordinating donor events, writing and submitting grants, maintaining a Development Calendar; management of donation information, developing new and maintaining current individual donor contacts; and generally collecting funds to reach the company’s budget goals for contributed income, and all other duties as assigned.

In partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Development Manager will spearhead development efforts as Theatre Puget Sound continues to grow. The Development Manager will have the opportunity to strengthen current efforts and identify and build new development opportunities.

This position will work closely with the the Board of Directors, as well as the ED and staff. Position Terms / Benefits: 80% medical/dental premium insurance, paid vacation and sick leave. Salary low to mid $40K. Potential for negotiated bonus terms based on delivery of performance goals. The position is located on Seattle Center campus. This position has no remote or telecommuting options.

Develop and execute an annual fundraising plan
Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, government and corporations
Engage strategies to build donor and sponsor relations and manage systems for proposals, reporting and prospecting and produce regular reports
Manage individual donor list, including implementation of annual solicitation mailing, online solicitation, payments and acknowledgements
Manage prospective private and corporate donors and develop donor-specific strategies and opportunities for donations and/or sponsorships
Along with ED, prepare funding applications including government and foundation grants
Oversee organization of special events related to development
Develop and track proposals and reports and sponsor benefit delivery for all foundation and corporate fundraising
Develop communications outreach language for donors including annual report, event invitations and solicitations
Collaborate with the ED to develop and implement strategies that further engage the Board in the organization’s mission and goals

Comfortable with the level of responsibility required of fund raisers
Initiate projects and work independently while also being able to work effectively with others on the team
Excellent interpersonal skills, comfortable developing relationships and engaging a wide variety of personality types
Be organized and detail-oriented
Ability to organize and prioritize work, especially comfortable working with deadlines
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Database management experience
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Comfortable with public speaking and representing TPS as a public, vocal advocate

Send resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to with ‘Development’ in the subject line. Position open until filled with priority given to applications received by August 3rd.

Theatre Puget Sound (TPS) is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to strengthening a more multicultural artistic community and the principle of diversity. TPS does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. TPS strongly encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Founded in 1998, Theatre Puget Sound exists to promote the spiritual and economic necessity of theatre to the public and to strengthen and unify the theatre community through programs, resources, and services.

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