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RiverPark Center
Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
10 days ago


The RiverPark Center is in search of an experienced Director of Development. This full-time position serves as the principal fund development strategist and primary major gift officer of RiverPark Center (RPC). The Director of Development is responsible for the development, management, implementation, and reporting of a comprehensive fundraising program consistent with RPC’s current needs and long-term goals for sustainability and growth. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

Fundraising and Sponsorship Strategy:

Create and implement the process and structures needed to grow and sustain the financial capacity of RPC.  Develop, oversee, and implement annual fundraising and membership campaigns to attract philanthropic support for RPC.

Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual major gift prospects and donors with comprehensive giving capacity.

Oversee appropriate solicitation efforts to engage new and recurring individual and major gift donors.

Develop strategy for renewed and new corporate, small business, and private foundation support. Attend solicitations, when appropriate.

Develop, implement, and cultivate a planned giving campaign.

Collaborate with Director of Marketing to ensure agreed upon donor and community centric messaging is in line with Development activities.

Collaborate with Executive Director and Director of Marketing to identify, solicit, track, and execute show sponsorship opportunities.

Board Liaison:

Work with Executive Director, Board of Directors, and Fundraising Task Force to create and implement a strong Board giving program and empower the Board members as ambassadors for RPC.

Management of Development Activities:

Supervise the implementation of all levels of gift solicitation strategies.

Maintain adherence to the Development budget.

Provide strategic guidance when challenges arise operationally or with donors/members.


Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant professional experience.

5+ years of non-profit fundraising experience with demonstrated success in development functions.

Strong interpersonal and cultivation skills.

Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.

Ability to manage a variety of assignments concurrently and meet multiple deadlines.

Ability to work a varied schedule to include nights and weekends as dictated by the performance schedule.

Experience working with volunteer Boards of Directors and Fundraising Task Force.

Experience in using data analysis to inform donor and prospect strategies.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products with emphasis on Excel and Word.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge and appreciation of performing arts.

Experience with Raiser’s Edge software.

Experience working with reporting software and utilities.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57881522
  • Location:
    Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
  • Position Title: Director of Development
  • Company Name: RiverPark Center
  • Industry: Arts / Culture / Humanities
  • Job Function: Fundraising/Resource Development
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $55,000.00 - $70,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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