Posted: Jan 31, 2024

Director of Development

Salary: $75,000.00 - $85,000.00 Annually
Application Deadline: Feb 29, 2024
Arts and Culture


Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Director of Development is responsible for planning, developing, organizing, and directing all Argyros Performing Arts Center fundraising. This responsibility includes major gifts programs, annual fund, planned giving, and special events. Above all, the Director of Development is charged with developing and executing a financial plan that ensures The Argyros continues to meet its core mission and evolving artistic goals. The Director of Development is a leading role, working closely with the Board, Executive Director, Artistic Director, and other staff to develop and articulate the strategic direction of the organization, and to implement the resulting strategies and initiatives.



Fundraising and Development

  • Strengthen and diversify the fundraising program by expanding the donor base (corporate, individual, foundation, government).
  • Cultivate, retain, and steward the current list of donors.
  • Build and oversee the implementation of an aspirational, achievable annual development plan.
  • Meet and exceed fundraising goals, as determined annually during organizational budgeting.
  • Use innovative strategies and creative ideas to identify and cultivate new prospects.
  • Craft strategies to leverage The Argyros current programs, activities, and events to promote greater donor/sponsor and volunteer participation.
  • Manage public and private grant initiatives.
  • Build and implement an effective corporate development strategy.
  • Oversee effective strategies for annual fund: direct mail, online giving, events, and new initiatives.
  • Plan and execute annual fundraising/thank you events.


Operations and Communications

  • Oversee effective development systems and record-keeping procedures to track current and prospective donors and accurately report all fundraising income. Proficient in Bloomerang or other CRM fundraising platforms.
  • Prepare, monitor, and manage the annual development budget.
  • Align development-related communications with the organizational brand and provide ongoing evaluation of key messaging as it relates to development activity.
  • Collaborate with the team to develop and execute effective donor communications and materials to support the organization’s revenue goals and fundraising activities


Leadership and Outreach

  • Represent the organization externally in partnership with the Executive Director, Artistic Director, and Board of Directors.
  • Facilitate, engage, and support the Development Committee of the Board of Directors to meet fundraising goals.
  • Lead and oversee the performance of direct reports as needed.
  • Provide relevant feedback regarding programmatic enhancements and contribute to the organization’s planning processes.



Director of Development                Job Description                                                                                              


The successful candidate will have:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years in non-profit fundraising.
  • Passion for the arts and familiarity of the local Wood River Valley community.
  • Success in securing major gifts, grants, and sponsorships, as well as achieving fundraising goals.
  • Proven track record of supervising staff and successfully motivating and supporting board members and volunteers.
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets and prepare financial reports.
  • Strategic thinker and persuasive communicator who understands the value of relationships.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office and Google applications.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally in oral and written forms. Successful public speaking experience.
  • Highly organized, flexible, collaborative, motivated, and a fast learner.


This position also requires an individual who is:

  • Committed to the mission of The Argyros Performing Arts Center
  • Self-motivated, honest, thoughtful and composed
  • While exceptionally detail-oriented, can also focus on large concepts and strategic issues • Able to navigate through diverse and sometimes competing priorities
  • Able to work evenings and weekends
  • Collaborative and collegial in work relationships



This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits package. If you are a motivated and experienced fundraising professional with a passion for making a difference in the community, we encourage you to apply.

ABOUT THE ARGYROS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER:   The Argyros is a high-tech performance and event facility designed to inspire and enrich artists, residents and visitors from around the world.  Our mission is to enthrall audiences and inspire performers. This mission is fulfilled through our signature series, The Argyros Presents, which attracts pre-eminent artists from all performing arts disciplines. We further fulfill this mission by sponsoring performances and events with a wide variety of local partners, allowing them to increase their own community impact.  We are dedicated to entertaining, educating, and enriching the community while contributing to the cultural and economic development of the Wood River valley.  The Argyros Performing Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural organization. For more information, visit our web site:



 Email cover letter, CV/resume and salary requirements to: [email protected]  Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. Position is open until filled. No phone calls please.