Vermont Arts Council

Northern Stage – Senior Membership and Event Manager

Position Purpose:
Northern Stage seeks a development professional to join the company’s Development team as Membership and Events Manager. This position manages the successful operation of a robust Director’s Circle and Producer’s Club membership and Annual Giving program (both unrestricted and restricted) including the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors of up to the $10,000 level, while also providing support to the Director of Development.

Required Qualifications:
– At least three years of development experience, with a proven track record in managing a membership program and annual giving
– Experience managing projects from inception to successful and timely completion
– Knowledge of CRM database systems in a performing arts non-profit and proficiency in Google Workspace (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Forms)
– Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, including colleagues, Board and Committee members, and volunteers
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Strong organizational skills combined with individual initiative
– Strong analytical and planning skills
– Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with appropriate discretion

Key Accountabilities:
– Manage and oversee the daily operations of the Director’s Circle and Producer’s Club Programs, including written and telephone correspondence and benefit fulfillment
– Oversee the strategy, materials, and implementation for (bi-annual) annual appeal and donor memberships/renewals, including the management of the annual membership renewal process
– Administer all Director’s Circle member benefits, including organizing and managing all member events and rehearsals in collaboration with the Development and Campaign Manager, Director of Production, and Artistic team
– Manage and oversee all development events as they relate to donor qualification, cultivation, and stewardship
– Build and maintain relationships with donors and prospects through outreach, attending events, benefit fulfillment, and ensuring an excellent donor experience
– Increase awareness of the Director’s Circle and Producer’s Club membership Programs through coordinated marketing efforts
– Serve as primary liaison between Development and Marketing for web content, including maintaining donor benefit listings, ensuring proper donor recognition, and verifying ticket purchase paths
– Be proactive in suggesting ways to grow and improve the membership programs at Northern Stage
– Support a higher-level strategy for creating a robust donor pipeline that supports future fundraising goals. Identify prospects who are ready to move to the next level of giving
– Performs other duties as assigned

Compensation is $55,000-$64,000 annually, based on experience. This is a full-time, salaried position beginning ASAP. Some evening and weekend work is required. Benefits include PTO, opt-in 403(b), Dental, Vision, Accident, and Life Insurance. Housing is available for lease through Northern Stage.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references and 2 writing samples in PDF format to Robin Caissie, Director of Development, via Submittable: