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Individual Giving Manager – Transport Group Theatre Co.

Transport Group Theatre Company

Category: Other

Label Info
Type Paid
Location 520 8th Ave Suite #311, New York, NY 10018
Start August 15, 2023
Compensation This is a full-time exempt position based in Manhattan with a salary of $65,000, plus monthly health insurance reimbursements. The position provides hybrid flexibility with some in office hours on a weekly basis to be determined by Senior Management. The Individual Giving Manager’s presence will be required at fundraising and cultivation events on select days, including occasional evenings and weekends. Transport Group is committed to supporting diverse work styles catered to each employee's specific needs.

Job Description

Transport Group provides a home for ground-up, extensive development processes for our new works and revivals alike that put artistic exploration at the forefront. Our
development approach is customized for each project to ensure that we are organically forging a production that only could have emerged from the voices and imaginations of the artists – performers, writers, designers, musicians – in the room.
We often don’t know where a new work is going at the outset, but we commit fully to
taking the journey from commission to production. This commitment, alongside the paid time and resources we provide throughout the development process, offers Transport Group artists the space, means, and stability necessary to fully embrace risk and experimentation. This level of development support is especially unique for musicals: while most of these programs become homogenized as they are put through the regional/commercial pipeline, we offer a customized development process. We are
proud to be a rare organization that supports the full life of a new musical, from
commission through development to premiere, allowing a uniquely American voice to emerge.

Transport Group is in the process of implementing the results of a comprehensive review - led by AdvanceNYC - of our fundraising capacity and approach. This process involves transitioning from a history of events-based, transactional practices, to a program that emphasizes a relational, major gifts approach to development. Toward that end, we seek an experienced development professional to help actualize our vision of a donor-centered culture of philanthropy, with a development program that balances special events-based appeals with increased attention to ongoing donor cultivation and stewardship.

Reporting to both the Artistic Director and Executive Director, the ideal candidate will play an active role in strategizing and implementing short and long-term fundraising goals for the organization. This person will provide departmental leadership and collaborate with board and staff alike. The candidate will have a passion for theatre, non-profit fundraising, and development. This person will be a creative thinker and problem solver.

Transport Group seeks a candidate pool from a variety of backgrounds and experience to encourage new perspectives and practices within the organization. We seek applicants who are determined to advance our mission and values, work in a collaborative environment with varying viewpoints, are committed to flexibility, personal and professional growth. This position will include career advancement and training opportunities.
• Building and maintaining authentic and effective relationships with individual
• Maintaining a current and accurate database and CRM, and utilizing both to
strengthen relationships with donors and report to the staff and Board.
• Creating an annual Development Plan - that includes, major gifts, annual giving
and special events - and managing the plan’s timeline in coordination with the
company calendar of communications, productions and other events.
• Implementing a comprehensive strategy for donor cultivation and stewardship
including new, lapsed, and current donors.
• Managing all fundraising events, including the Annual Transport Group Gala
• Managing the development budget, including contributed revenue goals
• Serving as primary liaison among the Board of Directors, Artistic Director and
Executive Director related to fund development activities.
• Developing campaign themes.
• Collaborating with the Marketing Manager to insure alignment of
• Writing copy for appeals and other activities, as well as timely and personalized
acknowledgement letters.
• Executing other extra-cycle initiatives - e.g. Giving Tuesday communications- as
• Performing other roles as needed, with priority given to the responsibilities listed

• Minimum three years relevant experience in a non-profit setting
development/philanthropy setting
• Bachelor’s degree (preferred) or equivalent experience
• Experience with CRM/donor management databases (knowledge of Audience
View is a plus)
• Outstanding organizational skills; attention to detail; professional presence;
strong donor relations skills; ability to manage multiple priorities while maintaining
strict confidentiality
• Superior analytic, writing, editing, proofreading, and verbal communications skills
• Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with
leadership, prospects, donors, and artists
• Community relations skillset with the ability to communicate and work effectively
within a diverse community
• Bring a high degree of creativity, resourcefulness, and energy to expanding how
we engage and cultivate donors in order to exceed our goals
• Ability to foster effective working relationships within a team environment
• Comfort and confidence communicating by phone, email, and in person
• Intermediate or advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, other tools
• Drive to collaborate to achieve common goals; problem-solver; detail-oriented;
support driven; capacity to work independently on multiple projects at a time
• Demonstrate the initiative to learn and enhance skills that promote anti-racism,
cultural competency, and an understanding of oppression and its impact
• Occasional availability to work evenings, weekends, and non-traditional work
hours in alignment with Transport Group’s performance and event calendar as needed.

How to Apply

Qualified individuals, please submit your cover letter, outlining why you would like to join our team, and resume to [email protected] with Individual Giving Manager - Your Name in the subject line. No phone calls, please.