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The Annapolis Opera Company (AOC) seeks a Development Director (DD) to lead the organization’s fundraising activities. This position is a unique opportunity for a fundraising professional who is interested in joining an energized organization with exciting, expanded artistic initiatives. These initiatives position the company for new connections to prospective donors and strengthen relationships with current donors.

Reporting to the General Director, the Director of Development (DD) will work closely with the Board of Trustees, General Director, and Artistic and Music Director. The DD will spearhead all efforts related to fundraising with a particular focus on growing the number of donors through increased cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities. An emphasis will be placed on pipeline development and substantial growth in the major gifts program.
The DD must be well organized, self-directed, detail-oriented, and have excellent writing and people skills taking the lead on developing a comprehensive annual fund strategy and cultivating and soliciting donors. Importantly, the DD must exhibit expertise in supporting Board members as effective fundraisers. The DD will ensure the development function integrates closely with the organization’s marketing and communications function.

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To apply, please email a cover letter, resume to Kathy Swekel at kswekel@annapolisopera.org. No calls please.

Applications will close October 1, 2023.

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