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Porchlight Music Theatre is Chicago’s home for music theatre, celebrating the past, present and future of this unique American art form for over 25 years. As an Artist In-Residence at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts in Chicago’s Gold Coast, we present our Mainstage and Porchlight Revisits series in this intimate, historic 218-seat venue. Other programs bring us to neighborhoods across the city, and our award-winning productions delight 35,000+ patrons each season. After the pandemic shuttered stages last spring, Porchlight has been an industry leader with virtual programming, offering a wide range of both free and premium programs. 


Porchlight seeks an outcome-driven, full-time Development Manager to join our fast-paced team. This position manages a successful annual giving program, including developing and implementing data-based strategies to achieve goals, preparing and executing fundraising appeals, acknowledgements and reports, and cultivating strong relationships by engaging and stewarding donors through multiple touchpoints.


Responsibilities:

Manage the annual giving program and fundraising events, ensuring goals are met through the effective engagement, empowerment and mobilization of diverse partners and stakeholders.


Annual Fund & Database Management (60%)

With Development staff, develop and execute fundraising plans, prepare and ensure accuracy of quarterly fundraising appeals (renewals and acquisitions), manage logistics of successful mailings to strategically segmenting lists, ensure quality and accurate database management, and generate reports that track and analyze participation and progress.


Event Coordination & Support (30%)

Coordinate a portfolio of events, including Mainstage opening night celebrations, ICONS Gala, Chicago Sings fundraising concert, and other smaller donor events. Serve as a knowledgeable and enthusiastic representative, and implement engagement strategies for converting event attendees to donors.


General Development Support (10%)

Reconcile income and expenses monthly with Finance and work with Development Director to create and manage the department budget. Manage the Porchlight Young Professionals group. Collaborate with Development Director, Executive Director and other staff to manage relationships with major donors, corporate sponsors, foundations, vendors, in-kind donors, individual sponsors and board members. 


Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years experience working with individual donors as part of a comprehensive development program
  • Experience with CRM database management; Patron Manager (Salesforce) knowledge a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong customer service orientation, with proven relationship-building skills
  • Proficiency with Word and Excel
  • Ability to assess and solve problems and adjust to changing circumstances or goals
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize multiple deadlines
  • Superb attention to detail and accuracy, ultimate confidentiality of donor information
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Cultural competency to work with individuals and groups from diverse racial, religious, ethnic, educational, ability, and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as members of the LGBTQ and gender non-conforming communities
  • Availability to work weekday evenings and weekends as required
  • Commitment to excellence and a passion for the mission of Porchlight Music Theatre


Position is currently hybrid with both in-person and remote work days.

Porchlight Music Theatre is Chicago’s home for music theatre, celebrating the past, present and future of this unique American art form for over 25 years. As an Artist In-Residence at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts in Chicago’s Gold Coast, we…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 2, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    July 30, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

At least $55,000

Benefits

Individual PPO health insurance with 80% employer contribution; voluntary dental and vision coverage; generous paid time off (PTO) and 10 paid holidays.

Individual PPO health insurance with 80% employer contribution; voluntary dental and vision coverage; generous paid time off (PTO) and 10 paid holidays.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location
4200 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60639, USA

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