Title Development Campaign and Events Coordinator
Organization ZACH Theatre
Closing Date
Location Austin, TX

POSITION SUMMARY: A member of the six member development team for ZACH Theatre, the Campaign and Events Coordinator works closely with the Associate Director of Development to provide administrative support for ZACH’s advancement campaign and to coordinate donor fundraising, stewardship and cultivation events. Responsibilities include logistical execution and fundraising efforts around ZACH’s three-year advancement campaign and annual Red, Hot & Soul gala in addition to annual donor cultivation and stewardship events; development and execution of campaign and events communication plans and marketing collateral; maintenance of donor relationships, benefit fulfilment, gift processing, prospect research, and planning around the advancement campaign and special events. This position works closely with board trustees, all internal departments and external vendors on planning and fundraising. Works flexible hours, including nights and weekends.

● Administer gifts associated with three-year advancement campaign. Serves as key administrator between staff leadership, campaign chairs, and campaign donors.
● Maintain all fund development functionality in Tessitura CRM database, including but not limited to constituent entry, list management, gift processing, pledge tracking, billing, invoicing, and acknowledgment of advancement campaign and special events gifts.
● Implement stewardship of campaign and special events donor benefits across various channels including but not limited to print and digital recognition, concierge ticketing, and goods and services.
● Logistical execution of donor cultivation, stewardship and elevated fundraising events. Serves as key liaison in event coordination between development team members, external vendors and internal departments.
● Develops and executes fundraising efforts including but not limited to sponsorships, table and ticket sales, and live, silent and special appeal auctions to meet fundraising goals for special events and other assigned projects.
● Events-related vendor management including solicitation, relations and contract coordination.
● In collaboration with the marketing department, develops and executes communication plans and marketing collateral for special events and the advancement campaign. Creates and maintains print and digital marketing collateral including but not limited to programs, invitations, website, graphics, advertisements, pledge forms, letters and emails.
● Coordinates preparations for Board, Executive Committee, and Advancement Campaign Committee meetings, including sending invitations and recording RSVPs, arranging catering, facilitating meeting presentation materials, and transcribing meeting minutes.
● Serves as a team member of the Development department, attending meetings and events and assuming duties shared by all department members.

● Builds Collaborative Relationships
● Solves Problems Resourcefully
● Manages through processes and systems
● Deals with Change Effectively

● All work is performed with a direct reflection of the Mission, Vision, and Values of ZACH Theatre.
● Other duties as assigned by management.

● Must be able to stand for long periods, listen and talk on the phone, perform work on a computer, interact with patrons and donors, and lift up to 20 pounds of materials.
● Frequent evening and weekend work.

● Bachelor’s degree and at least 1-2 years of nonprofit development and/or customer service experience is preferred.
● Experience administering a major fundraising campaign preferred. Including donor prospecting, data analysis, and designing tracking systems.
● At least 2 years involved in event coordinating is preferred. Experience in event coordinating and fundraising within a not-for-profit organization is preferred.
● Experience in developing event sponsorship packages and associated materials and experience with auctions and/or raffles is preferred.
● Experience with donor interaction is preferred. Including working with committee members, board members, donors and volunteers.
● Experience negotiating with and managing vendors in dynamic environments with understanding of contracts as they pertain to events is preferred.
● Experience with special project or project management is preferred.
● Experience in working with theatre production staff a plus.
● Basic marketing and PR experience a plus.

● Professional and personable demeanor with superior time management and attention to detail.
● Excellent verbal and written communication and customer service skills including donor solicitation and acknowledgement, ability to speak before groups and lead meetings, and ability to write copy for marketing collateral.
● Ability to manage deadlines and prioritize multiple projects and shifting priorities with demonstrated organizational skills and ability to continually develop and refine processes for maximum efficiency.
● Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment (within the development department, as well as other administrative and programmatic areas).
● Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite. Demonstrated thorough understanding of donor relations/CRM software (ig. Tessitura, Raiser’s Edge, etc.). Demonstrated thorough understanding of event management/auction software (ie. Greater Giving, Auction Source, etc.). Demonstrated thorough understanding of prospecting software (ie. Wealth Engine). Knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign a plus.

● Reports to: Associate Director of Development
● Supervises (if any): Interns and volunteers as applicable
● Supports: Donors, Board of Trustees, Board Development Committee, Board Gala Committee, Board Advancement Campaign Chairs and Committee, Development Team
● Peer collaboration/communicates with: Marketing and Patron Services, Finance, Education, and Production staff

A non-profit organization, ZACH creates intimate theatre experiences that ignite the imagination, inspire the spirit, and engage the community. As Austin’s leading professional producing theatre, ZACH employs more than 300 actors, musicians, and designers annually to create its own diverse array of nationally recognized plays and musicals under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley and Managing Director Elisbeth Challener. Each year, ZACH serves nearly 140,000 Central Texans – 57,000 of which are children and youth who participate in our education and outreach programs, as well as inspiring camps and classes.

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter detailing experience to jobs@zachtheatre.org

Website http://zachtheatre.org/