Reports to Director of Institutional Advancement
Work Schedule Full time/40 hours a week – Monday to Friday; some evenings and weekends required
Work Location Los Angeles. Some in-person office time, meetings, and event attendance required.
Status Exempt
Compensation $2,115.39/week, equivalent to $110.000.28 annualized
Benefits Eligible
Department Institutional Advancement

About The Company

Center Theatre Group (CTG) is one of the largest, most influential theatre companies in the country by virtually every measure. Over the past 50 years, it has entertained millions of audience members and produced some of the most important shows of our time, many of which have been World premieres and have gone on to award-winning Broadway runs and beyond. As CTG enters its next 50 years, it is uniquely positioned to expand the impact of its work with audiences, community, and artists—while making Los Angeles a global destination for theatre lovers and creators alike.

CTG commits to creating a safe space where the values of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion permeate all aspects of our work. We aim to attract, nurture and retain staff in a supportive home where we can be our best selves. We celebrate our commonalities and embrace our differences in order to ensure that everyone has access to our work onstage, behind the scenes and in the community.

Position Summary

Center Theatre Group seeks a development professional to join the company’s Institutional Advancement team as Director of Annual Giving, reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement. This position manages the successful operation of a robust individual annual fund/ membership program including solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship of donors up to the $2,500 level, while also providing operational support to the Individual Giving and Major Gifts officers.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Supervise Donor Stewardship & Communications Coordinator and Telefunding Manager.
  • Oversees the design, management, and execution of all acquisition, renewal, and benefits programs for individual donors who give up to $2,500 annually.
  • Oversees mass communications to Institutional Advancement constituents and manage audience segmentation strategy for all Institutional Advancement communications.
  • Works with the Director of Major and Planned Gifts, and the Advancement Operations staff to ensure that the donor pipeline for Center Theatre Group is robust, strategically integrated and well-coordinated.
  • Demonstrates an ongoing commitment to our equity, diversity, inclusion, and access initiatives and an ongoing commitment to an anti-racist culture at CTG.
  • Creatively collaborates with colleagues to integrate direct mail, email, website, social media, telefunding, and uses ongoing results analytics to fine-tune renewal and appeal strategies.
  • Prepares and monitors the Annual Giving Income and Expense Budget.
  • Manages the Center Theatre Group Affiliates, a membership group of CTG supporters and volunteers.
  • Ensures a robust telefunding effort by providing leadership to the Tele-funding Manager to ensure that an efficient and effective campaign achieves maximum fundraising results.

Other Responsibilities

  • Act as primary liaison to Printer and Mail House  
  • Act as primary liaison to CTG Communications/Marketing/Graphics teams
  • Be/become I.A. team Tessitura super user  

Qualifications

  • Seven or more years of fundraising experience, with a proven track record in growing annual fund and/or membership giving.
  • Advanced knowledge of CRM database systems in a performing arts non-profit (Tessitura preferred) and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience managing projects from inception to successful and timely completion.
  • Previous successful supervisory experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • The ideal candidate will be an exceptional problem solver with both a creative mind and analytical skillset and a passion for the mission of Center Theatre Group.

All employees are required to pass a background check.

It is CTG’s intention to have a workforce which is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. New employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination prior to the first date of employment.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ability to sit, type and work at a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to communicate through incoming and outgoing phone calls.
  • Willingness and ability to work 40 hours per week. Flexibility to work overtime as needed.

Compensation

CTG offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package including retirement plan options, escalating paid vacation, sick, personal days and holidays, and health benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts and employee assistance program.

How To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter along with salary desired to ADVANCEMENTJOBS@CTGLA.ORG. In the cover letter, tell us why you are the ideal person for this job, indicate how you became aware of this position (i.e. name of website, current employee, other source), and provide your desired salary range. No phone calls please. We will contact qualified individuals to set up interviews.

Center Theatre Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, color, ancestry, disability, age, national origin, pregnancy, veteran/military status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by law. CTG will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. We support, promote, and embrace a diverse workforce.