Associate Director of Planned Giving and Major Gifts, JOffrey Ballet

The Associate Director of Planned Giving is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of planned giving donors and prospects. This newly created position manages strategic planning, solicitation process, direct communications, and stewardship activities to retain and acquire donors for planned giving campaigns. Collaborate with Development team for support of special campaigns.

Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to; develop and manage a relationship portfolio of prospects with ability to provide planned gifts to Joffrey Ballet, direct the strategic identification, cultivation, and solicitation of donor prospects, and implement effective fundraising strategies for increased giving, participate with the development staff to integrate major donor development campaign in all fundraising activities, maintain systematic approach to stewardship contacts with donors, cultivate relationships with various estate planning professionals regarding gift opportunities for clients, manage the recognition process for those who provided for Joffrey Ballet in their estate or other financial plans, oversee the management of Joffrey Ballet’s relationship with estates where the Joffrey is named as a beneficiary, prepare written proposals, informational materials, endowment agreements and other materials needed to secure major gifts and planned gifts and record and track all portfolio donor and prospect management cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities within Tessitura.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

Undergraduate degree preferred. 3+ years of experience working with high-net-worth individual donors, with demonstrated ability to understand the needs and interests of leadership and major gift donors in order to develop relationships between them and the Joffrey. Interest in dance, dance education and outreach, and in building donor relationships in support of the Joffrey’s mission is highly desirable. Tessitura experience preferred. Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments. Must have a solid commitment towards diversity, inclusion, and equity.

WORK SCHEDULE:

Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5pm, additional hours as required, including regular attendance at evening and weekend performances and events.

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to hr@joffrey.org.


Director of annual campaign, Joffrey ballet

The Director of the Annual Campaign is responsible for increasing the number of annual donors between $1 and $24,999 to the Joffrey, building loyalty, engagement, and maximizing revenue from this group. This individual will work closely with the Joffrey’s Audience Development team to increase donor retention and renewal rates, while engaging new donors, through communications, engagement and solicitation strategies. Managing a portfolio of high-potential donors and prospects for gifts at this level, with a special focus on funding for scholarships and community engagement programs, and be the development liaison to the Joffrey Academy and Community Engagement Committees, coordinating their involvement in Joffrey fund raising priorities. The Director of Annual Campaign will oversee the Assistant Director of Individual Giving and Development Associate to implement and oversee processes that that facilitate continuous identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors.

Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to; manage relationships with approximately 50-75 current and prospective annual leadership and major gift donors (primarily individuals and foundation donors of $10,000 and above), maintain stewardship contacts with donors and volunteers, staff executive and board leaders in their roles as fundraising advocates and solicitors, plan and manage a year-long 360° donor communication campaign including stewardship reports, mailings, email, website, telephone, video and social media, aimed at stewardship and donor engagement, working closely with Joffrey’s Marketing and Communications team.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

Undergraduate degree required. Five years of experience working in the field of development, including substantive experience with individual giving, donor and volunteer relations. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills including the ability to speak and write persuasively about the needs and goals of the Joffrey. Interest in dance, dance education and outreach, and in building donor relationships in support of the Joffrey’s mission is highly desirable. Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas, including development information systems. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments. Must have a solid commitment towards diversity, inclusion, and equity.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5pm, additional hours as required, including regular attendance at evening and weekend performances and events.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to hr@joffrey.org.

 


Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies, Depaul

Tenure Track

Academic Year: 2018-2019

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Theatre School at DePaul University invites applications for a full time, tenure track position in the Theatre Studies department available in the fall of 2018.

Responsibilities: Teaching a range of classes in the BFA Theatre Studies curriculum, advising students, supervising student work on productions, facilitating internship placements, recruiting students and involvement in The Theatre School’s production activities.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

We seek a dynamic individual with substantive experience in arts administration with a focus on theatrical performance and production and demonstrated success as an arts leader. The ideal candidate will be able to advise theatre management majors, teach an Introduction to Theatre Management course, and offer other courses that contribute to or expand on the existing Theatre Studies curriculum. These areas may include but are not limited to: other courses in the Theatre Management curriculum, education and engagement, theatre for young audiences, directing, dramaturgy, applied theatre, international and contemporary performance, and dramatic literature and history from a global perspective. The school seeks a faculty member who brings a critical perspective to issues of diversity and multicultural education. MFA, PhD or professional equivalent required, with experience in post-secondary teaching preferred. The applicant must demonstrate a commitment to continuing work in the profession as well as a commitment to full-time teaching, collegiality, and the collaborative process. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply. As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, DePaul University provides job opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The Theatre School trains students to the highest level of professional skill and artistry in an inclusive and diverse conservatory setting. The school educates enterprising artists, thinkers, innovators, leaders, and globally conscious citizens who transform communities across DePaul, Chicago, the nation, and the world. The expert, passionate faculty and staff are committed to advancing the vibrancy of live theatre and performance while continually adapting to a broadening and changing profession and striving to be a model of diversity and inclusion for the University and the field. The school produces public programs and performances that challenge, entertain, and stimulate the imagination.

DePaul University is a thriving multi-faceted Catholic, Vincentian, and urban university with ten schools and colleges, two campuses, and enrollment of over 23,000 students. The Theatre School, located on the university’s Lincoln Park campus, enrolls 350 students in 10 undergraduate and 3 graduate programs. Our faculty (27 Full time and 74 part time) includes leading Chicago theatre artists across all disciplines. Faculty members are active participants in the thriving Chicago theatre community.

Required Documents

  • CV
  • Cover Letter

Optional Documents

  • Portfolio

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Coordinator of portfolio programs, Marwen

SUMMARY

The coordinator of portfolio programs works in the College, Career, and Alumni department to primarily support the artistic development and portfolio work of Marwen students. This position contributes to maintaining high-quality, comprehensive portfolio, college, and career programming to support students, families, and alumni. S/he will also work with the education team to support Marwen’s mission.

ABOUT MARWEN

Founded in 1987, Marwen’s mission is to educate and inspire young people from under-resourced schools and communities in Chicago through the visual arts. Marwen provides free out-of-school visual art, college planning, and career development programs year-round to students from nearly every Chicago neighborhood. Practicing artists design and teach courses in a wide range of disciplines, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, animation, design arts, and mixed-media.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Portfolio Programs

  • Serve as Marwen’s expert counselor in the arts by providing individual support to middle school students applying to high school arts programs, high school students applying to art colleges and programs, and alumni applying to arts-related jobs; the counseling caseload range is about 25-40 individuals
  • Coordinate portfolio development courses throughout the year focused on various elements of building portfolios for art schools, programs, and scholarships
  • Facilitate portfolio workshops and events, including documentation and portfolio review and critique events
  • Research and write best practices portfolio resources and handouts
  • Coordinate Marwen’s Portfolio Lab space, including equipment monitoring, teaching artist and course utilization of space, and individual student appointments for documentation
  • Create and coordinate a documentation program initiative to provide technical support and learning opportunities for students, teaching artists, and alumni to document work

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Extensive knowledge of the portfolio development and documentation processes and experience in counseling young people in building a body of artwork
  • Strong foundation in the college application process with prior counseling experience specifically with students and families from under-resourced schools and communities
  • Specialized knowledge of art schools and arts programs and an awareness of college options locally, regionally, and nationally
  • Comprehensive understanding of the financial aid process, with a focus on scholarship opportunities in the arts
  • Background in the arts, education, and youth development and a demonstrated and sincere desire to work with youth and experience building relationships with students and families
  • Vision for students’ artistic growth and supporting young people to develop their artistic voice, and connecting students to education and career opportunities in the arts
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including after-school hours and Saturdays
  • Ability to prioritize tasks efficiently, have excellent communication skills, maintain databases, be detailed-oriented

Marwen is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, we strongly emphasize the importance of diversity in our workforce. Marwen will also prioritize candidates with demonstrated proficiency in Spanish.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to portfoliocoord@marwen.org with “Coordinator of Portfolio Programs” in the subject line. Applications must be submitted by Thursday November 30. No phone calls please. 

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Associate director of corporate partnerships, joffrey Ballet

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

Develops the overall sponsorship program by identifying, cultivating and stewarding corporate prospects and corporate donors to maximize sponsorship revenue. This individual is responsible for an annual financial goal as well as the strategic expansion of the program while working closely with the Chief Executive Officer and the Development and Marketing teams

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and implement overall corporate sponsorship sales strategy.
  • Research and identify ways to maximize all partnerships and review status of leveraging possibilities of potential and current relationships.
  • Conduct ongoing research and be knowledgeable of current trends in sponsorship and corporate responsibility; apply research and knowledge to identify prospects and match them with sponsorship opportunities.
  • Establish, cultivate and maintain relationships with corporate program officers and marketing executives.
  • Arrange corporate meetings to secure sponsorships and grant funding and prepare appropriate briefing materials for executive leaders and Board members.
  • Develop growth strategy for new and current corporate donors and giving program for local businesses.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to create ideas within the space of corporate sponsorship and to implement sponsor activations.
  • Write, assemble and submit corporate funding requests, including letters of intent, solicitation letters, proposals, budgets, acknowledgements and presentations.
  • Conduct value assessment for event proposals and partnership packages.
  • Prepare and negotiate master sponsor sales materials, proposals, contracts and promotional agreements.
  • Monitor graphic standards for logo usage, promotional restrictions and sponsor recognition program to ensure agreement is being delivered.
  • Ensure prompt acknowledgement of corporate and foundation gifts and sponsorships.
  • Attend Development and, as needed, Marketing team meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum 3 years of experience with demonstrated success in external relations, fundraising, corporate marketing or business development is ideal. Experience working with a cultural organization is preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with strong analytical and research skills are essential. Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative, strategic, organized, highly computer literate and able to work creatively within a group. Display knowledge of and interest in the corporate sponsorship and giving community. Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, donors, program participants, and other supporters. Deep commitment towards diversity, inclusion and equity. Tessitura experience is preferred. An undergraduate degree in public relations, communications, marketing or similar disciplines is strongly preferred.

WORK SCHEDULE:

Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5pm, additional hours as required.

APPLICABLE PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES:

General mobility in office areas. Ability to operate data processing and other office equipment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

To apply, email hr@joffrey.org.


 

Artistic Project Manager for Envisioning justice

Illinois Humanities is embarking on a two-year initiative called Envisioning Justice, which will engage Chicagoans from all neighborhoods, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds in a citywide conversation about the impact of incarceration on local communities. Using the arts and humanities, the initiative seeks to strengthen efforts to transform our criminal legal system away from dependence on the present system — and towards the goals of justice, accountability, safety, support, and restoration for all people impacted by crime and violence.
Envisioning Justice programming will take place at five Chicago neighborhood community hubs, in Cook County Jail, and in other locations throughout the city and state. Programming will culminate in a large-scale exhibition that documents the series and aggregates work created by communities during the initiative and exhibits work from commissioned artists. To drive this effort, Illinois Humanities is seeking an Artistic Project Manager with significant experience in both arts administration and programming and in criminal justice reform.

For a full job description detailing responsibilities and qualifications, please go to https://www.ilhumanities.org/work-with-us/

TO APPLY:

By October 20th, send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Search@ILHumanities.org. References will not be contacted unless candidates reach the finalist level. The subject line should say: Illinois Humanities Search for Artistic Project Manager followed by your last name.”

Position will remain open until it is filled.
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Curator, Envisioning Justice

Illinois Humanities is embarking on a two-year initiative called Envisioning Justice, which will engage Chicagoans from all neighborhoods, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds in a citywide conversation about the impact of incarceration on local communities. Using the arts and humanities, the initiative seeks to strengthen efforts to transform our criminal legal system away from dependence on the present system — and towards the goals of justice, accountability, safety, support, and restoration for all people impacted by crime and violence.
Envisioning Justice programming will take place at five Chicago neighborhood community hubs, in Cook County Jail, and in other locations throughout the city and state. Programming will be punctuated by multiple “open houses” showing work in community hubs, and will culminate in a large-scale exhibition that aggregates work created by communities during the initiative, work from commissioned local artists, and other work as determined by the Curator. To drive this effort, Illinois Humanities is seeking a Curator with significant experience in medium- to large-scale exhibitions and a deep understanding of issues related to criminal justice. This is a freelance, contract position with flexible hours. A greater time commitment is to be expected leading up to and during the opening of the exhibition in May 2019.

For a full job description detailing responsibilities and qualifications, please go to https://www.ilhumanities.org/work-with-us/

TO APPLY:

By October 20th, send a cover letter, resume, and three references toSearch@ILHumanities.org. References will not be contacted unless candidates reach the finalist level. The subject line should say: Illinois Humanities Search for Curator followed by your last name.”

Position will remain open until it is filled.
www.ilhumanities.org