Director of Development

WHO: Irish Repertory Theatre

SEEKING: The Irish Repertory Theatre, an award-winning $2.5 million Off-Broadway theatre company now in its 24th season while undertaking a $20 million capital campaign is in search of an experienced Development Director.

RESPINSIBILITIES: The Development Director will work very closely with the Artistic and Producing Directors, the entire Irish Rep team, and its dedicated and very active Board of Directors. The core responsibilities of this post include, but are not limited to, generating unearned income for annual operations via all possible foundation, corporate, and governmental sources and, in collaboration with the Membership Manager, individual donors; prepare ongoing activity or final reports for grant makers; strategizing and implementing new funding programs; liaison with the Board and administrate monthly Board meetings, and, facilitating donor-related events. The other major responsibility of this post is fund raising generating unearned income for the Irish Rep's capital campaign and participating in all capital campaign-related meetings and functions. Annually, the entire Irish Rep team works collaboratively in the undertaking of its benefit gala. This post, in conjunction with an event planner, will take a major leadership role in seeing that the gala continues to be a resounding success. In addition, like all members of the Irish Rep team, this post will contribute to the general administrative support for the whole institution.

REQUIREMENTS: Those interested in applying should have at least five year's experience working in performing arts fund raising, preferably theatre, a bachelor's degree or higher, advanced working knowledge of MS Office, working knowledge of a fund raising database (we use Fundraiser Professional), excellent writing and organizational skills, can effectively multi-task, understands financial statements and can generate financial reports or budgets as needed, possesses capital campaign experience, and absolutely must be a team player in an energetic office environment. 

WHEN: Job Start Date: 12/1/2011

PAY: Compensation commensurate with experience and our operating budget. 

HOW TO APPLY: Send letter of interest with salary expectations, résumé, and references as attachments, to Mr. Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director, Development Director via e-mail only to (please reference 'Development Director Opportunity' within the subject line). For additional information, please visit or Please, no phone inquiries.

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