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Development Director

Company: Cucalorus Festival
Date Posted: January 8, 2018

Cucalorus seeks an outgoing, motivated, and detail-oriented human for the position of Development Director to lead fundraising efforts that support the foundation’s programming, communications and operational activities. The Development Director works in a collaborative environment with other key staff at Jengo’s Playhouse in historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. The Cucalorus Development Director manages multiple fundraising campaigns including grants, sponsorship, crowdfunding, box office, donors, and earned revenue. As a senior staff member, the Development Director will play a hands-on role at the annual Cucalorus Festival through all three programs: Film, Stage and Connect. The Development Director will play a leadership role in shaping the Cucalorus Connect Conference by developing key business relationships to generate speakers, sponsors and attendees. The Development Director works with hundreds of sponsors and thousands of attendees to create the perfect customer experience.

The Development Director will work closely with the Executive Director and other staff to grow the organization’s annual revenue. The Development Director must enjoy data-crunching and socializing in equal measure. Cucalorus is a highly creative and collaborative enterprise with a deep respect for artists and high standards for integrity.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years experience in development and financial management. The Development Director manages numerous seasonal support staff, including volunteers and interns who support the foundation’s work. Candidate must live in Wilmington, NC or be willing to relocate. Experience with Filemaker Pro is preferred. Experience with Quickbooks is also a plus.

Salary based on experience with an opportunity for bonus compensation related to fundraising performance measures. Position is one of four full-time salaried jobs with Cucalorus.

To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter and resume in a single PDF with the Subject Heading “Best Job Ever” to Applications will be accepted through Thursday February 8, 2018 and the Development Director position will begin immediately after the candidate is selected.