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september, 2021

sepEMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IN THE LCD | Development Operations Program Manager @ J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts

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Development Operations Program Manager – 25634BR
Visual and Perform Arts


Position Description

Designs implements and manages an assigned program. Typical duties can include but are not limited to: Identify funding opportunities, conduct program assessments, prepare program reports, oversee and manage program marketing and communications, manage program databases, supervise program staff, plan research activities, coordinate program events, participate in strategic planning, manage program files, establish program standards and objectives, direct logistical activities to promote the success of programs, develop and implement project timelines and ensures deadlines are met, oversee program budget, ensure goals and objectives of grants are met, assists in proposal writing, comply and analyze program statistics.


About the Department and/or College

The J.T & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts is made up of the School of Music, School of Art and the School of Theatre and Dance.


Major/Essential Functions

Assisting the Director of Development with prospect and donor relations, conducting donor research, preparing briefings and biographies, drafting reports, and coordinating special stewardship opportunities, and assisting with donor communications and outreach.  Maintaining records, pulling lists and reports, assisting with endowment account research using the University database.  Overseeing gift transmittals and facilitating efforts related to annual giving.  Leading logistics and planning for select Development-related special events, including guest list development, invitation processes, event staffing, and follow-up.  Leads or assists on other College events as may be assigned or appropriate.  Providing financial tracking related to Development budgeting, maintaining lists of Development-related expenses and receipts, and updating the annual budget when necessary.  Working with colleagues to maintain inventory of items for college promotion including alumni gifts as well as development, marketing, and special recognition materials. Manage the grant application and reporting process for the CH and Helen Jones Foundations across the Schools, in coordination with Institutional Advancement. Oversee scholarship letters process and distribution to endowment donors, working with Schools throughout the year to supervise letter collection progress. Serve as the main liaison between Schools and Institutional Advancement on Development-related scholarship matters.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and four years of experience developing or managing programs or projects. Additional job related experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced experience in Microsoft Office
  • Previous experience in event planning/management
  • Previous experience in development
  • Previous experience working with databases
  • Appreciation for the Arts


Occasional Duties

The successful candidate will:  be able to express ideas/information in a complete, clear, concise, organized, and timely manner.  Have experience with and commitment to working with a diverse group of employees and customers.  Strong interpersonal skills.  Be effective and efficient through time management and resourcefulness while anticipating and responding to college needs.  Work well with deadlines by being proactive.  Work with minimal supervision. Have intermediate Microsoft Office skills.


Month Long Event (september)