Chief Audience Development Officer

Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

Appleton, WI

Work Location: In-office

Nonprofit Service Organization

  • Full Time
  • Appleton, WI (Remote)
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Nonprofit Service Organization
  • $95,000.00
  • $113,000.00

Website Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

Job Summary

As a team member of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, you will help build a positive working environment as well as inspire, transform and build our community through exceptional live experiences.

Under the general supervision of the Center’s President, the Chief Audience Development Officer provides strategic oversight of all marketing, fundraising and ticket sales activity for the Center. Serves as member of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center executive leadership team with a focus on developing community relationships and patron involvement.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities

Organization Leadership

Contribute to the development of the Center’s strategic goals and objectives as well as the overall management of the organization
Make departmental decisions that reflect and fall in line with the mission, vision, and values of the Center
Manage Northeast Wisconsin Professional Advisory Committee meetings to ensure strategic engagement of the next generation of leaders to bring the Center’s mission, vision, values, and key measures to life
Serve as the staff lead assigned board of directors engagement efforts and effectively communicate important community needs and concerns to the president
Work collaboratively with the executive leadership team and staff to maintain a positive, supportive and mission and values focused work culture
Represent the organization externally as necessary, particularly with donors, artists and their representatives, educators, and community organizations
Department Leadership

Develop and manage the Annual Partner and Keystone Campaign strategic plan and necessary staff support, including:
Work with senior staff and board of directors to establish the campaign strategies and goals
Cultivate, strengthen and maintain positive relationships with current and prospective donors
Establish and manage department budget
Strategic oversight of all Center marketing initiatives to ensure consistency in brand and maximization of all Center relationships and sales opportunities
Strategic oversight of all ticket sales from season, group, package and single ticket initiatives
Secondary Functions

Provide oversight of the professional development and training of the audience development team
Work with CFO on creating and management of annual budget and forecasts
Represent the Center in the community by building relationships with arts and service organizations and businesses
Serve as the ambassador among the Center staff and volunteers to encourage understanding and appreciation of the various audience development campaigns
Complete other projects and duties as assigned
Job Qualifications

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree plus five to seven years of experience in nonprofit arts leadership preferably in the areas of development, marketing or other nonprofit environment. At least three of the five to seven years of fundraising experience in leadership and/or management role. Experience in performing arts fundraising preferred.

Required Knowledge and Competencies:

Experience in developing and managing major campaigns including donor benefits, cultivation, face-to-face solicitation and stewardship, event marketing and sales efforts
Possess and demonstrate interpersonal relationship skills in order to be able to work independently and in a multi-layered fast paced team environment while fostering positive relationships, teamwork and cooperation so that the Center can be successful in meeting its goals and objectives
An energetic self-starter
A strategic thinker and planner
Exceptional organization, oral and written communication skills
Knowledge of donor management software required, Raisers Edge experience preferred
Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point
Education/Certification and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in arts management, marketing, communications, public relations or related discipline

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