Senior Director of Individual Giving

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Newark, New Jersey

With its debut in 1997, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) became the State's premier cultural pacesetter and one of the 10 largest performing arts centers in the country. NJPAC has made national and international headlines for being a catalyst in the renaissance of nightlife and economic promise in New Jersey's largest city. Located in the vibrant center of downtown Newark - a city it serves through its programming, education initiatives, and civic commitment - NJPAC takes a leadership role in embracing diversity on its stages and beyond its walls.

In addition, NJPAC has all the ingredients to be the national role model not only in terms of performance, but to set the pace for philanthropic partnerships. It has the best of class Board of Directors with major corporate, foundation and individual support to match.

Building on this extraordinary strength, NJPAC is making a major investment in development in order to increase its fundraising capacity. By building and expanding the Development department, there will be added strength and consequently greater impact. This increased approach will aggressively identify donors in New Jersey and beyond, allowing NJPAC to redefine what success means.

“NJPAC stands as a testament to the power of big dreams.”

— William J. Marino, Co-Chair, NJPAC Board of Directors

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Vice President, Development, the Senior Director (SD) of Individual Giving is a vibrant, engaging and meticulous leader. The SD manages and inspires the Individual Giving team of five and is responsible for maximizing contributed revenue from individual members and donors. The SD collaborates with the Vice President and Senior Vice President to develop and implement strategies to increase individual giving, including planned giving, for the annual fund and the anticipated capital campaign.

Overseeing a staff of five, the SD will manage a portfolio of approximately 125 major donors and prospects; oversee a vibrant, multichannel membership program; supervise a Donor Services program that delivers best-in-class service and stewardship; and participate in the planning process for proposed capital campaign. Five to seven years staff experience in successful major gift fundraising, preferably in arts and culture, is required.