Are you passionate about our theater and interested in joining our team? The Klein is looking for qualified candidates for the following position:

Director of Development

Re: Director of Development, Klein Memorial Auditorium Foundation, Inc.

Those interested should submit a resume and two professional references to:

Position Description:

The Klein, Bridgeport’s 1,447-seat performing arts center serving the greater Bridgeport region, is looking to hire a full-time director of development and communications who will lead a broad spectrum of fundraising and marketing activities, including grant writing, individual giving, events planning, and sponsorships.  Funds raised support Klein Theatre Arts, (a tuition-free arts education program), entertainment programs and events, capital projects and capacity building.


Job Requirements:

- Bachelor's degree in sales, marketing, or a related field, or equivalent experience plus 3-5 years of fund development experience in a non-profit organization with diversified fund development programs; at least 2 years of which at a leadership level

- Experience with grant writing and research

- Proven success in developing and executing effective fundraising plans, meeting fundraising goals, soliciting individual, corporate, and foundation donors, and maintaining up-to-date data base of contributed income.  Familiarity with Donor Perfect is a plus.

- Experience in recruiting and supervising volunteers in fundraising activities

- Experience with public speaking and communicating effectively in person, in writing, and electronically, to a variety of audiences.  Excellent interpersonal, relationship, and staff development skills; must be a team player; Excellent analytical, problem solving, and strategic thinking skills.  Ability to keep a flexible schedule with some early morning, late evening and weekend work.


The Klein is sustained by the generosity of our community.  We offer a wide range of programming and the ONLY tuition- free after school arts program in Bridgeport, Klein Theatre Arts. The Klein is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Your donations are tax-deductible. 


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