Manage all fundraising programs at the Lied Center including individual giving, corporate sponsorship, grants and major gifts. Manager is responsible for implementing an annual development plan and contributing to long term strategy. Responsible for hiring and supervising development staff. Manager will participate actively in direct fundraising activities and cultivation.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination. Application review: 06/01/2021
Bachelor’s degree in business, art administration/arts, hospitality or related field (equivalency considered) plus three (3) years management of nonprofit fundraising/development experience, with proven work history of raising no less than $100,000 in annual campaign support at a recognized organization (incorporated) required. Experience cultivating relationships with current and potential contributors essential. Must have experience in corporate fundraising, development of individual giving and grant writing or equivalent. Working knowledge of PC-based word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software necessary. Superior interpersonal relationship skills; strong communication skills (both oral and written); and proven management/leadership abilities required. High energy, positive, can-do attitude, flexibility, attention to detail and high degree of initiative. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and implement strategy. Good computer skills and knowledge of database programs. Ability to develop and manage budgets and prepare financial reports.
Internal Number: S_200068
About Lied Center for Performing Arts-University of NE-Lincoln
The Lied Center for Performing Arts is a state-of-the-art performing arts venue located on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is currently ranked among the top 100 theaters in the world. Every year, iconic artist from the worlds of music, theater, dance, and more perform at the Lied, with recent artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Idina Menzel, Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr., Trevor Noah, American Ballet Theater, St. Louis Symphony, and many more. The Lied also hosts major touring Broadway musicals like Phantom of the Opera, Waitress, Kinky Boots, and Jersey Boys. The Lied’s mission is to educate, inspire, and entertain the people of Nebraska, and we take the education component of our mission seriously. Nearly 100% of the artists who visit the Lied each year work with UNL and community students while they are in Lincoln, and we also take programs to communities throughout the state. In addition to what is on stage, the Lied offers a wide array of virtual and live webcast programming, making the arts accessible to people regardless of circumstances. The Lied Center is deeply committed to furthering work around anti-racism, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion, ...both on stage and off. We believe the arts are a powerful force for change! The Lied is a fast-paced, exciting, and unique place to work, with opportunities to learn about arts management and presentation, technical production, arts education and community engagement, and venue management, and much more.
As a part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Lied Center employees enjoy the excellent health, education and retirement benefits that the university offers. Find out more at employment.unl.edu.