Reports to Director of Major and Planned Gifts
Work Schedule Full time/40 hours a week – Monday to Friday; some evenings and weekends required
Status Exempt
Compensation $1,200 per week, equivalent to $62,400 annualized.
Benefits Eligible
Department Institutional Advancement

About The Company

At Center Theatre Group, we believe theatre creates an extraordinary connection between artists and audiences. As one of the nation’s most influential non-profit theatre companies, we provide the broadest range of theatrical entertainment in the country at the Ahmanson Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum, and the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Whether it’s producing new work through our robust artistic development programs or engaging people of all ages and backgrounds across Los Angeles through our community and education programs, we put theatre at the center of it all.

Center Theatre Group commits to creating a safe space where the values of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion are rooted in all levels and 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 an Individual Giving Officer to join the company’s Institutional Advancement team, reporting to the Director of Major and Planned Gifts. This position will focus on maximizing support from individuals who give $2,500 to $14,999 annually and will manage a personal portfolio of 125+ individual giving donors and prospects. 

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Engage in front-line communication with membership donors and answer calls to the member phone line.
  2. Manage a personal portfolio of 125+ individual giving members, donors, and prospects, making personal solicitations that complement direct response appeals through email and direct mail channels focusing on gifts from $2,500-$14,999 which is our CTG Insider group.
  3. Ensure that assigned prospects and donors are appropriately cultivated and solicited to achieve individual fundraising goal.
  4. Work with major and individual giving, operations, and stewardship colleagues to ensure that assigned prospects and donors are actively stewarded and receive timely and accurate benefits fulfillment.
  5. Proactively gain an in-depth knowledge of donors to ensure personal solicitations align with donors’ interests.
  6. Maintain an in-depth understanding of Center Theatre Group’s funding priorities and passionately and persuasively articulate them.
  7. Ensure accurate recording of reports on all prospect and donor activities and interactions.
  8. Act as an Institutional Advancement liaison to CTG Box Office, Subscriptions, VIP Desk, and Audience Services in supporting member ticketing and subscription needs.
  9. Act as a public face of CTG to the member/annual donor community, attending and stewarding supporters at member events and through personal email and mail communications. Collaborate with Annual Fund colleagues to implement on-site donor engagement strategies that welcome, engage, and raise the profile of CTG programs.
  10. Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to CTG’s equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives as well as an ongoing commitment to our continuing work to ensure an anti-racist work environment.
  11. Assist colleagues throughout Institutional Advancement with administrative duties as needed to support individual giving programs.
  12. Attend CTG and external events, lunches, and/or dinners to cultivate or steward current or prospective donors.
  13. Manage additional responsibilities as assigned.

CTG provides a dynamic working environment in which duties and responsibilities may change. Employees are expected to be flexible and responsive to changes in the scope of their duties. 

Qualifications

Two or more years of progressively responsible fundraising experience, with demonstrated success in closing gifts through personal solicitation. Experience in fundraising for performing arts and membership programs is a plus. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with high-level donors are required; must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications and database systems such as Tessitura. The successful candidate will be personable, an excellent communicator and writer, and will work independently to achieve fundraising goals. Candidates should have a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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 (including booster). New employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination prior to the first date of employment.

CTG offers a comprehensive benefits package including retirement plan options; escalating paid vacation, paid sick, personal days, and holidays. Full-time employees receive full health benefits including medical, dental, vision, flex spending accounts, employee assistance program, life, AD&D, and long-term disability insurance.

To Apply

Please write a cover letter that describes why you’re the best person for this job. Send resume and cover letter, along with salary desired to: ADVANCEMENTJOBS@CTGLA.ORG. Please include “Individual Giving Officer” in the subject line.

No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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. Center Theatre Group 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.