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Current Openings

Individual Gifts Officer

Position Summary
Carolina Ballet, one of the top ten ballet companies in the country, is currently accepting applications for an experienced development professional. The Individual Gifts Officer is a full-time position responsible for managing (cultivating, soliciting and stewarding) a portfolio of 130 donors and prospects of $1,000+ and requires event staffing on nights and weekends.

The successful candidate will: have a passion for the performing arts; enjoy actively soliciting and stewarding gifts in support of the Ballet; be willing and able to deliver independently or collaboratively; and work well in a fast-paced environment.Reports To: Director of Development

Responsibilities Include
Gift Procurement
– Quarterly gift goals will be set annually based upon prospect/donor portfolio and in consultation with the Director of Development, Executive Director and Artistic Director.
• Manage a portfolio of approximately 130 current and prospective donors with gift potential or behavior of $1,000+.
• Cultivate, solicit and steward identified prospects and donors via regular communication (phone calls, meetings, tickets, backstage tours, studio visits, etc…).
• Minimum of 15 face-to-face personal visits per month and weekly reporting on all other communications.
• Maintain accurate and reliable records for identified prospects and donors within the Ballet’s Development database on a weekly basis.
• Report revenue projection changes to the Director of Development on a weekly basis.
• With the Director of Development, continue to identify new major gift prospects and refine the prospect management system to support the Development team, Executive Director, Artistic Director, and Board members.
Additional Responsibilities
• Attend and staff Carolina Ballet performances, which includes weeknights and weekends, to cultivate current donors and new prospects 
• Attend Carolina Ballets Special Events to cultivate and steward donors
• Carry out such other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Director of Development

Qualifications
• Minimum of 2 years direct solicitation experience;
• Excellent computer skills – all Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Experience with development software  (RaisersEdge, Sage, or similar products)
• Demonstrated success in partnering with board members, key donors, and volunteers
• Ability to manage multiple tasks in large, complex projects with a corresponding capability to assess the broader picture;
• A high degree of responsibility, initiative, professionalism, and follow-up;
• Excellent oral, written and presentation skills;
• Self-starter able to work independently with little or no supervision
• Ability to lift a minimum of 40lbs

Salary: Salaried exempt with benefits & commensurate with experience

Deadline: Application will be accepted through Friday, November 14, 2014
Anticipated Start Date: January 5, 2015
**NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE**

Please submit applications online to (state “Individual Gift Officer” in the subject line):
Jill Diaz, Director of Development
jdiaz@carolinaballet.com
Applications must include: cover letter, resume and salary requirements.
Carolina Ballet is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Sales Representatives

Carolina Ballet needs Sales and Customer Service Representatives. Base pay $10.00 per hour + commissions and bonuses.

Primary Responsibilities: Placing phone calls on behalf of the Ballet to either solicit funds or sell subscriptions.
Secondary Responsibilities: Generating good public relations regardless of the results of the call on behalf of Carolina Ballet. Capture and correct patron data for database cleaning.

NO SPECIALIZED BALLET KNOWLEDGE IS NEEDED.

Work Location: North Raleigh administrative office @ 3401-131 Atlantic Avenue. (near the intersection of Atlantic and New Hope Church Road.)
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (CAT: Capital Area Transit) IS ABOUT A 2-BLOCK WALK FROM THE OFFICE. THIS JOB MUST BE PERFORMED AT CAROLINA BALLET OFFICES; NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO WORK FROM HOME.

How to Apply

CALL 919.747.8491, LEAVE A MESSAGE; REFERENCE THE WEBSITE—DO NOT SEND RESUMES.

Carolina Ballet is an equal opportunity employer.