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Manager of Individual Giving

The Manager of Individual Giving is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising plan for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and prospective donors with emphasis on securing annual gifts from individuals that align with the fundraising priorities of TUTS. This position provides support and leadership to insure all TUTS patron clubs, annual giving campaigns and Leading Ladies activities are professionally executed and uphold the mission, vision, and values of the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Responsible for coordinating the annual fund campaign and soliciting outright annual gifts from individuals
• Manage and grow patron club memberships and participation
• Create and implement direct mail and online appeals
• Identify top donors/prospects for cultivation and future solicitations
• Conceptualize, plan and implement new development initiatives for increasing donor base and level of giving
• Conduct donor research and identify a list of likely prospects for annual gifts in the $1,000 – $10,000 range
• Conduct 10-12 strategic visits and/or other qualified contacts each month to solidify donor relationships and gain financial support. Prepare written contact reports on each contact
• Plan and coordinate special cultivation and stewardship activities
• Prepare proposals as required for individual solicitations
• Plan and implement donor stewardship activities and communications
• Attend all patron club events
• Monitor expenses for areas of responsibilities
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

• Minimum of three years of not-for-profit fundraising, and/or grant writing experience required. Experience in theater and arts are preferred.
• Experience in Raiser’s Edge and/or Tessitura a plus.
• Strong commitment to exemplary customer service and exceptional written communication skills are mandatory.
• Fundraising background, knowledge of direct mail, grant writing and basic event management.
• Knowledge of basic non-profit development principles and practices.
• Ability to solve problems with creativity and efficiency.
• Excellent planning and organizational skills.
• Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in oral and written communication on an interpersonal or group level.
• Ability to research and identify new donor opportunities
• Ability to listen effectively to assist staff and volunteers in identifying and resolving challenges.
• Ability to manage multiple priorities to ensure work is completed in a timely and productive manner.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain a sound perspective, essential for maintaining healthy relationships with co-workers.
• Ability to work effectively with a variety of people in various settings.
• A positive attitude and an earnest interest in providing good customer service
• Knowledge of Windows products, including Word and Excel.
• Exemplary attention to detail and accuracy.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.
• Ability and commitment to working with diverse groups in terms of gender expression, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class and immigrant status.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: Recruiting@tuts.com

Coordinator, Digital / Social Media

This position supports the marketing team by strategizing, creating and implementing all promotional, rich media, online advertising in support of all TUTS events, initiatives and productions. This position also creates and sends all TUTS mass e-communications, is responsible for blogs and all social media sites. As part of the PR Team, the Digital/Social Media Coordinator will also assist with general PR, marketing and communications activities and initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Coordinate, build and disseminate all TUTS e-communications including email marketing and social media content.
• Coordinate and manage all digital platforms including:
  o TUTS.com website
  o Social Channels
• Competitive Research within the theatre / entertainment industry and generally in the real world
• Compile, analyze and report on web site traffic and sales clicks-thrus from TUTS e-communication pieces
• Manage social media sites including content planning and analytical data reporting
• Oversee Social Community Management, and internal employee engagement
• Work closely with Ticketing Services to develop and manage generated content across all platforms
• Post calendar listings to external sites
• Work with Manager of Communications and Director of Marketing to develop and maintain eCommunication Policies and Procedures for the organization.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications or related field is required
• 3+ years of professional work experience in a comparable position with direct involvement with digital media
• Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
• Strong customer service and problem solving skills and the ability to work effectively with a variety of individuals and personalities
• Proficient at prioritizing while performing a variety of detailed-oriented tasks
• Ability to complete assignments on time with minimal supervision
• Ability to work well independently and with a team
• High standards of ethics and integrity
• Proficiency in the following software applications:
 • MAC Operating Systems
 • Microsoft Office
 • Google Drive
 • WordPress
 • Email Marketing (ex: Vertical Response)
 • Adobe Creative Cloud:
   o InDesign
   o Illustrator
   o Photoshop
   o Lightroom
   o After Effects
   o Premiere Pro
 • Apple Final Cut Pro
 • HTML / CSS Coding

Please send your resume and cover letter to: Recruiting@tuts.com

Submission deadline: Wednesday, March 15th and 5pm

Manager of Corporate Giving

The Manager of Corporate Giving works closely with the Director of Institutional Advancement for the strategic development and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising plan for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and respective donors. The position has specific accountability, development and implementation of an annual fundraising plan for corporate donors through contributions and sponsorships for productions, education programs and annual fund initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Secure sponsorships and grants to achieve annual fundraising goals.
• Design and implement an integrated corporate giving program.
• Develop yearly solicitation plan for a portfolio of between 75-100 donors. Schedule and solicit portfolio through written proposals, personal contact, and other correspondence.
• Assist Director of Institutional Advancement with solicitations and benefit negotiations with major ($25,000+) corporate sponsors.
• Identify opportunities and implement corporate giving program strategies in order to broaden and deepen corporate support.
• Staff the TUTS Corporate Council by building relationships with council members and supporting their fundraising efforts.
• Conduct research, follow up on leads and coordinate solicitation of prospects for new support.
• Support staff and board members on annual fund solicitations.

Ensure the successful implementation of sponsorship programs by communicating with corporate partners, servicing corporate partner accounts, coordinating interdepartmental activities, and managing on-site events related to sponsorships.
• Serve as primary liaison with corporate partners in delivery of sponsor benefits, including complimentary tickets, on-site events, logo placement, and other recognition.
• Coordinate internal departments (including special events, box office, catering, communications, education, front-of-house, marketing, and technical crew) to ensure delivery of benefit.
• Manage on-site activities related to corporate benefit fulfillment, such as company hosted events, tours, etc. Evening and weekend hours are sometimes required.
• Track data and information about corporate donors and relationships in a database to be able to generate and provide periodic corporate giving status reports.

Develop, implement and staff corporate donor events.
• Assist with participation in fundraising galas to meet or exceed fundraising goals, cultivate prospects and steward current donors.
• Serve as primary liaison for corporate sponsors by coordinating their participation in event, managing sponsorship benefits and recognition, and tracking sponsorship payment and receipt.

Other duties as needed or assigned

Qualifications

• Minimum of two years of corporate fundraising, and/or grant writing experience required. Experience in theater and arts are preferred.
• Experience in Raisers Edge and/or Tessitura a plus.
• Strong commitment to exemplary customer service and exceptional written communication skills are mandatory.
• Fundraising background, knowledge of direct mail, grant writing and basic event management.
• Knowledge of basic non-profit development principles and practices.
• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
• Ability to solve problems with creativity and efficiency.
• Excellent planning and organizational skills.
• Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in oral and written communication on an interpersonal or group level.
• Ability to research and identify new corporate support donors.
• Ability to listen effectively to assist staff and volunteers in identifying and resolving challenges.
• Ability to manage multiple priorities to ensure work is completed in a timely and productive manner.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain a sound perspective, essential for maintaining healthy relationships with co-workers.
• Ability to work effectively with a variety of people in various settings.
• A positive attitude and an earnest interest in providing good customer service to corporate donors.
• Knowledge of Windows products, including Word and Excel.
• Exemplary attention to detail and accuracy.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.
• Ability and commitment to working with diverse groups in terms of gender expression, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class and immigrant status.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: Recruiting@tuts.com

Submission deadline: Wednesday, March 15th and 5pm