The Newman Center hosts nearly 500 events annually, presented by Newman Center Presents, University of Denver constituents, and external clients and partners. The Newman Center Presents series showcases touring performing arts companies from around the country and the world. The Presents series also provides significant K-12 arts education opportunities, university connections, and community engagement programming. The Newman Center is home to the Lamont School of Music and the University of Denver theatre department. NCPA is also an in-demand performance venue for numerous rental clients including the Denver Post Pen and Podium Series, Friends of Chamber Music, Denver Brass, Wonderbound Dance, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Urban League of Denver, The CELL and many others.
The Assistant Director of Development and Individual Giving reports directly to the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Development as part of the Development team in Advancement. This position is focused on increasing the number of individual donors and overall individual giving to NCPA. This position will be responsible for solicitation and cultivation of gifts from individuals, focusing primarily on gifts under $5,000. The incumbent will serve in a highly outbound capacity carrying between 150-175 qualification and solicitation meetings per year. Upon qualifying prospects, the incumbent will solicit for a gift, recommend the relationship be fostered through alumni engagement, connect the individual with the career center, and/or involve other development officers to develop a strategy for soliciting a larger gift.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience. (Veterans with equivalent combination of military certification/education and experience may substitute for the degree qualification).
- 3 years of relevant fundraising experience, constituent relations, membership or customer service experience including experience managing annual giving programs / working with annual giving donors.
- Experience working in a donor database / CRM.
- Experience and demonstrated ability to identify, qualify, solicit, and steward gifts from individual donors.
- Experience and demonstrated success in raising annual and/or major gifts for an institution of higher education, large nonprofit, or similar complex setting.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; frequent night and weekend event attendance required. May include some in-state travel responsibilities.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Monday, November 8, 2021
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 10.
The salary range for this position is $60,000 - $70,000.
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.
Please include the following documents with your application:
2. Cover Letter
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