Development Director

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  • Boulder, CO
  • Job listing expires on: August 1, 2022

Website Local Theater Company

Local Theater Company (LTC) in Boulder, Colorado is seeking a highly motivated and established development professional to continue the growth of our Company including donor stewardship, corporate sponsorship and grant and foundation support.

The Director of Development is responsible for maintaining and growing LTC’s comprehensive fundraising programs in furtherance of our mission. This is a part-time position (approx. 25 hours per week). The Director of Development maintains strong working relationships with LTC’s board of directors and manages individual, corporate and foundation philanthropy. The Director of Development serves as LTC’s lead major gift officer and oversees all development events with the support of Executive Producer.

Responsibilities include: providing leadership to ensure that LTC’s fundraising programs are strong and progressively increasing, especially with respect to: the Fierce Fund (LTC’s sustaining fund), individual contributions, and all grants (including SCFD, Boulder Arts Commission, Shubert Foundation).

Essential Duties:
Develop and execute a successful development plan and budget that aligns with LTC’s strategic priorities.
Design, implement and coordinate reporting to the Board as to the development budget, goals, and progress.
Successfully establish and maintain strong relationships with current and potential donors as well corporate sponsors
Lead planning and implementation of special campaigns (capital and reserves campaigns) as approved by the board.
Oversee the submission of foundation LOIs, grant requests, proposals, and reporting.
Lead and assist with Board and Committees engagement in development activities including identifying prospects for sponsorships and events planning for engagement, including annual gala, fundraising events and other donor stewardship events.
As part of the management team, engage in strategic decision-making, short/long-term strategic planning, and development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies, and practices.
Relate well interpersonally – establish, maintain, and foster positive relationships externally and within LTC. Build a consensus among staff and volunteers to enhance excellence in development programs and activities.

Qualifications and Experience:
The ideal candidate has a passion or curiosity for new play development and theater.
Minimum of four years of relevant and increasingly responsible experience in annual and major gifts, capital campaigns, sponsorship, and program management
Proven analytical, problem resolution and decision-making skills, coupled with the ability to create and execute realistic priorities in an emerging fundraising office
Demonstrated experience in building successful relationships with staff, volunteers, and donors
Knowledge of national arts philanthropy and Colorado fundraising climate preferred

Physical Functions: Sitting for up to 4.0 hours at a time and using computer and phone for lengthy periods

Rate: This is a part-time position. approx. 25 hours a week. $40K annually.

LTC is an equal opportunity employer. Women and POC candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a detailed cover letter, CV and three references. To apply, please visit our website https: and click “Apply Now”.

The Organization:
Local Theater Company is a non-profit theater company dedicated to discovering, developing and producing exceptional new plays. Founded in 2011 by Pesha Rudnick and Megan Mathews, the company offers artists an innovative and nurturing environment to grow their work and builds audiences for new plays. The company currently consists of an eleven person Board of Directors, five staff members and 22 associate artists. In 2021, Local Theater Company was named “Best Theater of the Decade” by BroadwayWorld.comRegional and recognition for “Best Season Planning for the Future” by Westword Magazine. In 2019 Local was named, “Best Theater in Colorado” by the editors of 5280 Magazine and has earned over twenty nominations and awards from the Colorado Theater Guild. For more information on our company and collaborations please visit

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
Office hours are generally 9am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday with some evenings and weekends required, such as performances, fundraisers, and participation in Board meetings. Flexible scheduling and remote office currently available.
Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility Statement
Local Theater Company is firmly committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons. All decisions regarding the terms, privileges, and/or conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, classification, recruitment, discharge, compensation, placement, promotion, transfer, renewal of employment, tenure or terms, and benefits, will be made without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, order of protection status, marital status, disability, military status, unfavorable discharge from the military, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, housing status, parental status, source of income, certain arrest or criminal history records, genetic information, protected activity (such as opposition to or reporting of prohibited discrimination or harassment), or any other status or classification protected by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws. Local Theater Company prohibits discrimination, retaliation, and harassment of individuals on any of the bases listed above and any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and/or local law.
Local Theater Company will reasonably accommodate qualified employees with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of their jobs. Any violation of the equal employment opportunity policy must be reported immediately to Misha S. Zimmerman, Producer, Local Theater Company
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