Vice President, Development

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

The Vice President, Development (VPD) is an accomplished fundraising leader who is mission-focused, strategic and process-minded. Reporting to Senior Vice President Peter Hansen, the VPD is second in command of the department and is responsible for the management of all staff and the day-to-day operations. The VPD also oversees a portfolio building on his/her demonstrated solicitation experience.

The selected candidate will be expected to achieve all fundraising goals and metrics; study trends; track progress; and analyze all existing policies and procedures, making improvements as required. Qualifications include a minimum of 10 years’ experience in a similar position in a major nonprofit organization and a confirmed interest in the performing arts.