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 Job Title   Posting Date   Organization

Major Gifts Officer

  11/22/2017   La Jolla Playhouse
 Job Description        

The Major Gift Officer will work on the team to design, develop and implement an advanced major gift program. Responsible for managing and cultivating relationships with existing major gift prospects, as well as an emphasis on identifying new individual and corporate prospects. An ability to work with high level donors and clearly communicate our organization’s mission. Expected to energize team members, persuade prospects and persevere as the program grows into a strong 5 figure and 6 figure gift program. Leveraging existing events as a tool to attract and cultivate a new pipeline of support.



• Bachelor’s degree • Excellent communication skills – oral and written – to interact with donors and the public • Exemplary donor cultivation standards • Strong organizational and planning skills, with fanatical attention to detail • Ability to work independently and as part of a team • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite • Internet navigation – ability to effectively utilize as a resource • Ability to multi-task and remain flexible • Able to build, cultivate and maintain strong relationships • Available to work nights and weekends – many theatrical events take place during those times PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: • Six+ years of experience in fundraising with a portfolio of 5-6 figure donors • Experience with databases. Tessitura or Raiser’s Edge experience is a plus. • Professional experience working for a nonprofit cultural organization. • Keen sense of curiosity and initiative, motivated to succeed • Passionate about the arts – more specifically, theatre


 Additional Information        

La Jolla Playhouse is looking for an entrepreneurial, dynamic development professional to join our team. As one of the top non-profit theaters in the country, the Playhouse is at the forefront of innovation on the regional, national and international theater scenes. Our annual operating budget is $17 million and our annual fundraising goal is $6.5 million. Reporting to the Director of Development and working with an accomplished, collaborative fundraising team, the ideal development professional will play a key role in insuring the theater’s continued success. If you have a passion for theater, the arts and San Diego please review our job description by logging onto our website, and click on the About Us tab. Apply to join us in a transformative, impactful and stimulating arts environment.


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