Employer Name: The Music Center
Job Title: Senior Director, Advancement Services 
Salary Range: is commensurate with experience


Job Summary: The Music Center is one of the largest and most highly regarded performing arts centers in the country. As L.A.'s performing arts destination, The Music Center has long been at the forefront of presenting innovative and critically acclaimed programs and events. With four iconic theaters and four renowned resident companies. Center Theatre Group, the LA Master Chorale, the LA Opera and the LA Philharmonic and recognized for its illustrious dance programming, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, The Music Center is a destination where audiences find inspiration in the very best of live performance, as well as nationally recognized arts education and free and low-cost arts engagement experiences. With The Music Center On Location, the non-profit performing arts organization brings events and activities to locations outside of its Downtown Los Angeles campus. The Music Center also programs and manages Grand Park, a 12-acre adjacent greenspace, with year-round free programming. The Music Center's Advancement Department has an immediate opening for a Senior Director, Advancement Services. Reporting to SVP of Advancement, the Senior Director will design and help execute a comprehensive plan to maximize the success of various fundraising efforts at The Music Center. The Senior Director will be responsible for conceptualization, planning and implementation of prospect management system for the purpose of attaining the short and long-term fundraising goals. The Senior Director will also provide strategic guidance and track all fundraising activities of the advancement office while establishing strong working relationships with leadership and development staff. 


Job Duties: PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Plan and implement programs that include measurable targets for each fiscal year and track the performance of gift officers. Ensure dynamic processes in all phases of donor qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship to expand and diversify The Music Center¿s prospect pool. Oversee database of donors, prospects, and other relevant constituents regarding gifts and pledges, correspondence, biographical information, research, and relationships, with the goal of providing current, consistent and accurate data. Drive the moves management process in collaboration with the SVP and AVPs to ensure regular reviews and assessments of current prospects. Design dashboard for gift officers and run statistical, financial, and constituent reports as needed. Manage the donor database in a manner that ensures protocols for entering and maintaining information are followed. Assess and update The Music Center's gift acceptance policies in collaboration with Finance on an annual basis to ensure appropriate compliance and alignment with giving trends. Assess and update The Music Center's giving vehicles in collaboration with Finance to ensure fundraisers have accurate and timely information. Oversee the gifts acknowledgement process and tracking including tax receipts and acknowledgement letters. Oversee regular updating and maintenance of the development pages on The Music Center website and ensure that giving mechanisms are maintained on the website and social media. Oversee the production and maintenance of the donor honor roll in both print and Web-based publications. Serve as the primary liaison for The Music Center with the Tessitura consortium. Assess training needs and approaches for data and technology systems; partner with the advancement staff to improve and standardize procedures and processes. Oversee the fiscal activities of the advancement team including budgeting and reporting. Develop and recommend a yearly budget and mid-year projections in coordination with the Finance Committee and prudently manages organization's resources within those budget guidelines. Establish strong working partnerships throughout The Music Center particularly with Finance, Marketing and Programming, forging and managing collaborative working relationships at all levels. Supervise Assistant Director of Database and Prospect Researcher and develop systems and procedures to ensure operational efficiency and maximize fundraising effectiveness. 

Job Requirements: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the advancement services field. Leadership experience in building fundraising programs and fostering a culture of collaboration and cooperation. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from key leaders. Superior analytical, planning, problem solving, and supervisory skills, with reliably sound judgment, self-direction, attention to detail, and high energy. Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, collaborative, and visionary approach to organizational management preferred. Excellent listening, writing, and speaking skills. Genuine interest in The Music Center¿s mission and strong commitment to the arts. Graduate degree is a plus. SALARY: This is a full time exempt position; salary is commensurate with experience.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] or fax to: 213-972-8029. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Please No Phone Call Inquiries 
Job Listing: 
First Name: Cynthia
Last Name: Covarrubias
Title: HR Manager
Address 1: 135 N. Grand Ave
City: Los Angeles
State: California
Zip: 90012
Phone: 213-972-0721
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.musiccenter.org

 
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