Job Summary: The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts seeks a Vice President of Development to develop and implement approaches to meet annual fundraising goals, achieve strategic priorities, and fulfill the long-term organizational vision of CAPA and its shared services organizations alongside the President and CEO. This position is responsible for the planning, management and oversight of fundraising programs for CAPA, CATCO, Opera Columbus, the Drexel Theatre, the McCoy Center for the Arts, and the Lincoln Theater. This position also provides leadership and oversight to two Directors of Development, and ensures that directors are meeting revenue and engagement goals for their assigned companies.
The Vice President of Development is a key member of the leadership team, and collaborates with the President and CEO in developing the Board of Trustees and advancing donor engagement and community partnerships.
Collaborates with the President and CEO to plan and implement a development strategy that is aligned with CAPA’s mission and long-term vision.
Assists in development of board of trustees, board committees, board nominations, and other board duties as assigned by the President.
Works with the President and CEO on the planning and implementation of a capital campaign in support of capital expansion projects.
Oversees and manages the fundraising programs for CAPA, CATCO, Opera Columbus, the Drexel Theatre, the McCoy Center for the Arts, and the Lincoln Theater.
Responsible for the equitable allocation of fundraising resources among all organizations to ensure fairness and to avoid conflicts of interest between companies.
Provides leadership to two Directors of Development, ensuring revenue goals are achieved for assigned companies with regards to annual fund giving, fundraising events, major gifts, grants, institutional giving, sponsorship and endowment.
Ensures donor prospecting, donor records, and donor recognition programs are effectively aligned to support organizational objectives.
Oversees grants programs, including direct supervision of Grants Manager who provides prospect research and proposal generation.
Provides leadership to CAPA’s Inclusion and Community Development Manager and supports CAPA’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Attends and advocates for CAPA at development functions, receptions, and performances.
Works closely with Executive, Operations, Communications, Marketing and Ticket/Box Office departments in planning and coordination of related activities.
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communication, Business or related discipline; Master’s degree preferred
Minimum of 10 years’ experience in nonprofit fundraising, including experience managing capital campaigns
A demonstrated track record of accomplishment as a successful front-line principal/major gift fundraiser, including the identification, solicitation, and stewardship of high-capacity donors
Direct experience working in close partnership with senior leadership and board of trustees on major philanthropic initiatives
Proficiency in computers and experience with fundraising databases
Requires schedule flexibility to accommodate needs of the organization
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strategic mind and ability to see the “big picture”
Knowledge of fundraising fundamentals and comprehensive campaign management, soliciting and closing major gifts from individuals and businesses, designing and overseeing annual fund campaigns, and experience with planned giving and capital campaigns
Ability to construct and manage high-performing teams by setting challenging goals, motivating others to excel, and providing mentorship and support
Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, the ability to prioritize urgent or last-minute requests, and a willingness to assist when the need arises
Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; Must be an enthusiastic communicator with the ability to motivate and inspire others
Ability to be a passionate advocate for the arts
To Apply: Email resume, cover letter and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org
About Columbus Association for the Performing Arts
Owner and operator of downtown Columbus’ historic Ohio, Palace, and Southern Theatres, and manager of the Riffe Center Theatre Complex, Lincoln Theatre, and Shubert Theater (New Haven, CT), CAPA is a non-profit, award-winning presenter of national and international performing arts and entertainment.
Present and produce artistic programming of the highest quality to serve and ed...ucate diverse audiences and feature renowned artists of all cultures
Operate and maintain world-class performance venues
Strengthen our arts communities by providing facilities for resident companies and through partnership and collaboration, support those organizations
Bolster the economies of the downtown communities we serve.