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Director of Development
Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Ashland, OR

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is seeking a dynamic professional with extensive knowledge of all facets of philanthropic strategy and management, and a high degree of cultural competency to join our senior management team as Director of Development.

A visionary strategist who formulates comprehensive plans to raise annual and special project funding from OSF’s expansive base of patrons, the Director of Development will work closely with the Executive Director, Artistic Director and Board, serve on the senior management team, and supervise a talented Development team that has launched a multi-faceted new strategic initiative. Duties include but are not limited to mapping strategies and programs to engage major donors and prospects, preparing for a major capital campaign in the future, prioritizing the role of technology in fund development, strengthening and supporting the Board’s role in fundraising, collaborating with OSF departments in meeting OSF organizational goals and strengthening a culture of philanthropy.

Required qualifications include a BA or equivalent professional experience; significant experience in the major gifts arena; track record of achieving contributed revenue goals; knowledge of the national and/or west coast philanthropic community; success in leadership and management; strong communication skills; knowledge of CRM/fundraising database program; fluency in equity, diversity and inclusion work; knowledge of or passion for theatre; and a warm, gregarious approach.

OSF offers a competitive salary based on experience and excellent benefits, which include vacation; medical, dental and vision insurance; life and long-term disability insurance and a matching retirement program.

At OSF we believe that diverse ideas, cultures and traditions reflect the broad diversity of the nation and enrich our insights into the work we present on stage. We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, including play selection, casting, marketing and public relation efforts, education programs, strategic recruitment of staff and volunteers, and the composition of the Board of Directors. People of color and members of underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.  

To obtain a detailed position profile or to apply, qualified candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, resume and salary history to the consulting firm retained to assist in the search, noting “OSF Director of Development” in the subject line of the email: Christine O’Connor, Principal, AlbertHall&Associates, LLC, Email:


Deadline: 04-30-2016

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