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The Thousand Islands Playhouse (TIP) in seeking an experienced fund-raiser to fill the full-time position of Director of Development (DOD).

Working closely with Richard Van Dusen, the General Manager, and Ashlie Corcoran, the Artistic Director, The DOD helps to create and implement a dynamic plan for fund-raising to broaden the donor base and increase overall financial support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government. The DOD leads the development efforts to support the mission and vision of the TIP. TIP’s annual operating budget is approximately $2.1 million with an annual season of 10 productions (214 performances). The annual fund-raising goal for contributed revenue is approximately $500,000.

Duties include: Creating and implementing the annual fund-raising goals and expense budget, as well as providing budget updates and reports. Working with the Board of Director to generate excitement and participation in development activities. Serving as a liaison between TIP and its contributors. Organizing and attending donor events and receptions. Planning and executing annual fund appeals. Working to improve TIP’s Patron program and more.

We seek an individual with 8+ years of experience in fund-raising, preferably in a cultural organization; a bachelor’s or master’s degree; and a thorough grounding in all aspects of fund-raising including planned giving, capital campaigns, major gifts, corporate sponsorships; event coordination, and board development. A passion for Canadian theatre and Canadian artists would be important in working in this collaborative environment.

The position requires strong interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills and an entrepreneurial approach to development planning. Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills and the ability to work with committees, funders, sponsors, and individual donors are important.

Application Process:
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Deadline for applications: April 29, 2016. Please submit a resume, list of references, and salary expectations to:

Margaret Genovese
Senior Partner
Genovese, Vanderhoof & Associates

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