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Position Summary: The Director of Development and Corporate Partnerships is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of the Strand Theatre’s fundraising efforts, including (but not limited to) sponsorships, grant opportunities, individual and corporate giving, special events and capital campaigns.  The Director of Development and Community Partnerships will enhance The Flagstar Strand Theatre’s efforts to retain, diversify and develop funding partnerships that support current needs and aspirational goals. The Director of Development and Community Partnerships works closely with Flagstar Strand Theatre leadership and the Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors.   

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with the Flagstar Strand Theatre leadership and the Board of Directors to develop and implement strategic/fund development annual plans and budgets for all fund development activities to ensure financial sustainability and progressively increase revenues.

  • Identify potential partnerships with organizations and both small and large businesses.

  • Conduct and oversee prospect research and coordinate fundraising events.

  • Work with staff and board of directors to identify best fit for event sponsorships.

  • Raise funds to help offset costs associated with performances, activities, capital improvements and general day-to-day operations.

  • Lead efforts to identify, cultivate, solicit, and acknowledge current and prospective partners, corporate sponsors and individual donors.

  • Assist with the development and management of an aggressive grant and corporate development agenda, including outlining goals and identifying risks and targets for growth.

  • Serve as project manager on grant applications (both narrative and budget) and grant reports.

  • Provide regular progress reports covering organizational fund development progress, trends, and opportunities.

  • Oversee the development and implementation of brand-conscious collaterals and campaigns that show impact and demonstrate need, increasing awareness about the mission of the Flagstar Strand Theatre and supporting programming and fund development activity.

  • Manage system (including data entry), cultivate, and regularly communicate with current and prospective donors and partners.

  • Ensure a segmented stewardship plan is in place and being executed across all levels of giving on a timely basis. Develop opportunities for sponsorships of events, workshops, and signature program components.

  • Lead overseeing post-event follow up including thank you notes and post-event evaluation. Ensure all information in the database is accurate according to standards set by the organization.

  • Serve as a credible and compelling spokesperson on behalf of the organization.

  • Proactively seek out and strengthen relationships with professional organizations and associations through frequent face-to-face meetings.

  • Assess, manage/oversee fund development media relations projects.


What we’re looking for in a candidate: The Director of Development and Community Partnerships must be adaptive and entrepreneurial, with a problem-solving and positive approach to their work.

  • Proven track record of fundraising and relationship-building success.

  • Ability to plan, facilitate, and approach meetings and projects with clearly articulated goals.

  • Active listener with the ability to synthesize information and translate it into strategy or action plan.

  • Flexibility, reliability, stability, and consistency in job performance.

  • Ability to proactively communicate with all stakeholders including Flagstar Strand Theatre staff, board members, donors, partners, marketing and community-based organizations, and vendors.


Physical Demands/Work Environment: Some local travel required as part of community speaking and fund development activities, training, and meeting participation.


Some evening and weekend hours required.


Job Type: Full-time


Pay: $45,000.00 - $65,000.00 per year



  • Monday to Friday


Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

  • Commission pay



  • Bachelor's (Preferred)



  • Fundraising: 1 year (Required)

  • Sales: 1 year (Preferred)


Work Location:

  • One location


This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous

  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects

  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail

  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction


This Job Is:

  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more

  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply

  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19


COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required

  • Social distancing guidelines in place

  • Virtual meetings

  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to

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