Director of Development (HS)

Harlem Stage is a performing arts center that celebrates the profound influence Harlem has had on American arts and culture. For 37 years, Harlem Stage has presented a wide array of performances by legendary musicians, dancers, and theater both traditional and nontraditional.  By fostering talent, commissioning works and providing support, Harlem Stage allows visionary artists of color the space and freedom to explore and create new work that is innovative, relevant and socially significant.  


Harlem Stage is seeking a Director of Development to lead and execute a robust fundraising plan designed to strengthen and expand all development efforts including increased donor engagement and support, cultivating and stewarding new donors, managing existing relationships and growing new relationships with institutional funders (foundation, corporate, government), and managing special events and the annual Gala. Reporting directly to the CEO/Artistic Director and working with the Managing Director, the DOD will work closely with the Board of Directors in implementing a Major Donor program, raise new funding for the WaterWorks commissioning fund, and play a critical leadership role in the execution of The Campaign for Harlem Stage, a $25 million comprehensive campaign designed to consolidate all of Harlem Stage’s development activities over the next five years. 

This is a challenging role that requires someone with strong business acumen and experience in developing new fundraising streams and ramping-up existing fundraising efforts. Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree, graduate degree preferred; minimum 5 years’ relevant development/fundraising experience; proficiency in Microsoft Office and Database Management.


Click here for more information about the position. To apply, send cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please put Harlem Stage in the subject line of your email.

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  • Erin Roberts
    published this page in Job Board 2021-03-24 13:39:05 -0400