Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) is a professional quality youth theatre for audiences of all ages in Phoenix, Arizona. We are seeking a seasoned Director of Development to join our team in carrying out our mission to inspire young people to be the best that they can be through a wide variety of performing arts opportunities.

Primary areas of responsibly: Fund raising and oversight of fund-raising events, researching and writing grants, departmental administration, and meeting departmental financial goals.

This position is responsible for cultivating new corporate, foundation and government funding; nurturing existing funder relationships, managing governmental agencies (local, state and Federal) documentation requests including budget preparation and controls. Responsibilities also include managing fundraising initiatives including grant writing, sponsorships, solicitation of contributors from individuals, government, foundation and corporate sources, oversight of special events and upcoming capital campaign and participating with the Management Staff to accomplish the overall goals and objectives of Valley Youth Theatre.

Job Requirements:
The ideal candidate must be flexible and possess excellent communication, planning, and analytical and organizational skills with knowledge of non-profit performing arts and a strong sense of teamwork. The ideal candidate should have the ability to work effectively and successfully with a wide variety of people and personalities as daily contact with donors, sponsors, customers, vendors, parents, children, volunteers as well as all VYT staff is required. A working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word is mandatory as well as an understanding of software used to submit grants online. Working knowledge of Fund Raiser Pro software is preferred.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Arts Administration, Communications or equivalent. Salary range: commensurate with experience.


Organization/Company: Valley Youth Theatre
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: 04/15/2020
How to Apply: If you want to raise money, write grants, and make a difference in the lives of children and teens submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirement to [email protected] or Mail to Suzie Martin, Managing Director, Valley Youth Theatre, 807 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004