• Development Director

    Black Theatre Network Lorton, VA 22079

    Job #1882193798

  • The Black Theatre Network (BTN) a service organization whose members include theatre-makers (actors, directors, playwrights, designers, etc.), scholars, students, and educators, seeks an experienced arts development person to create the role of Development Director. For 35 years, BTN has been successfully administered by a volunteer executive board of directors, with two part-time paid employee positions - a business manager and a web manager. A substantial grant from the Black Seed Initiative has made it possible for BTN to initiate the process of identifying and hiring a part-time development director. The ideal candidate will have a familiarity with BTN and global majority theatre environments.

    PRIMARY DUTIES INCLUDE:

    • Reporting to the Executive Director on a bi-monthly basis
    • Identifying and cultivating corporate sponsors for on-going support of BTN and reporting results to the Executive Board on a quarterly basis
    • Overseeing grant applications from public and private sources, to fund specific BTN Programs:
    • For Students:

    Randolph Edmonds Scholarship Award

    All StudentQuest programs

    Judy Dearing Des

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    gn Award

    • The Presidential Pathfinder and the Winona Lee Fletcher Awards
    • The Marvin Sims Institute for educators' professional development and training

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • 6-8 years of fundraising experience with an arts or education organization
    • Proven ability to execute a successful, targeted fundraising campaign
    • Familiarity with foundations, corporate and government arts education funding sources
    • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

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    4 Year Degree