City: Minneapolis, MN
Salary: $44,000- $52,500 / yr.
Is this a remote / work from home position?: No
Reports to: Campaign Director
The Guthrie Theater engages exceptional theater artists in the exploration of both classic and contemporary plays connecting the community we serve to one another and to the world. Through its extraordinary artists, staff and facility, the Guthrie is committed to the people of Minnesota, and from its place, rooted deeply in the Twin Cities, influences the field as a leading 21st century arts organization.
Every year more than 500 people, both on stage and off, help ensure our success in creating and supporting the highest level of theater. As an organization, we are committed to our values of Artistic Excellence, Community, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Fiscal Responsibility.
The Guthrie Theater would like to acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the Dakota People and honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations, including the Ojibwe and other Indigenous nations.
The Campaign Coordinator reports directly to the Campaign Director, while working closely with the Director of Development, Campaign Chairs, Committees, and other staff to help keep the Campaign on schedule and progressing with a high level of visibility and momentum that engenders a sense of excitement, optimism and confidence in achieving the Campaign goal. The Campaign Coordinator will coordinate external and internal Campaign initiatives to ensure high levels of stewardship and communication with donors and prospects at all levels of giving. The Campaign Coordinator will support the Campaign in concert with the organization’s annual fund plans.
This position is full-time, exempt and benefits-eligible. This is a fixed-term position with an anticipated duration of two – three years. This position will conclude following the completion of the Campaign. Compensation for this position ranges from $44,000 – $52,500 annually, plus benefits.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Donor and Prospect Coordination
• Works with staff and Campaign leadership to schedule meetings with prospective donors.
• Coordinates meeting logistics including making reservations, coordinating tours, and sending any necessary information to donors and solicitors prior to meetings.
• Customizes and updates materials for donor meetings as directed by solicitors.
• Provides necessary follow-up from major donor meetings.
2. Campaign Committee Coordination
• Works with staff and Campaign leadership to schedule committee meetings and ensures that all of the necessary material is organized and available at the meeting.
• Attends each committee meeting and keeps accurate meeting minutes.
3. Prospect Research and Administration
• Works with the Development Database Specialist to manage all Campaign gift correspondence, including timely acknowledgements, pledge payment reminders, pledge agreements and preparing and submitting reports to donors and those required by granting foundations and institutions.
• Conducts prospect identification and research for prospective donors, gathers information about both new prospects and current donors, and records assessments in Tessitura database.
• Provides suggestions to staff and Campaign leadership about potential meeting/engagement opportunities.
• Maintains ongoing Campaign progress dashboards, prospect pipeline and donor solicitation plans.
• Maintains Campaign budget tracking.
4. Communication and Marketing
• Develops and executes communication plans for donors with committee and staff.
• With the Development Events Manager, coordinates Campaign-related events, including development of invitation lists, sending invitations, RSVP tracking, arranging food and beverage, managing budgets, working with hosts, preparing remarks and conducting follow-up communication.
Qualifications or requirements
• Experience working in a non-profit, development or administrative support position.
• Experience, ability, and commitment to working with individuals and teams that are mixed across lines of difference such as race, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class and immigrant status.
• Experience conducting prospect identification and research for development goals.
• Prior experience working on or supporting a fundraising campaign preferred.
• Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills.
• Knowledge of basic accounting principles required to enter and balance gifts accurately and ensure accurate reporting.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office® products, specifically Word, Excel, and Outlook.
• Experience using a CRM database.
• Strong desire to contribute towards the success of the performing arts.
How to apply
Applicants must submit the following to be considered for the position:
• Cover Letter
The Guthrie is dedicated to building an equitable environment that is mixed across lines of difference and strongly encourages applications from Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender and nonbinary candidates. This position will remain open until filled and until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.