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Annual Fund Manager

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Full Time
Posted August 23, 2021
Company Overview

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is one of the largest non-profit theatre organizations in the nation, presenting Broadway tours and producing theatre, cabaret, musicals, and innovative, immersive experiences. Last season the DCPA engaged 892,000 visitors and generated nearly $131 million economic impact in ticket sales alone. Additionally, DCPA Education engaged nearly 142,000 students of all ages through classes, in-school programs, and student matinees.

“We engage and inspire through the transformative power of live theatre.”


Culture Statement 

For more than 40 years, creativity and community have been the foundation of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ success. As a leading cultural organization in the Rocky Mountain West, we are actively participating in a cultural evolution of belonging and anti-racism. Our commitment to reflect the diversity and priorities of our community — in our workplace, audience and programming — has never been more present.

We believe that the theater can transform us — and be transformed by us. We invite you to be part of our Team.


Job Purpose

Under the direction of the VP, Development, the Annual Fund Manager is responsible for annual contributed revenue goals from entry level individual gifts received through direct mail, subscription/single ticket gifts, ticket donation program and personal cultivation up to $4,999.  This individual shares responsibility for goals and achievements outlined in the annual Development Plan.  Additionally, this individual carries a major gifts portfolio and works to qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward those donors.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create, strategize, organize and successfully execute up to ten annual fund campaigns annually including Colorado Gives Day and the Women’s Voices Fund.
  • Assess data and apply learnings to future annual fund appeals.
  • Work with peers in the Development Department to create a pipeline for major gift cultivation and stewardship and advance the sustainer gift program.
  • Manages a portfolio of up to 75 major gift donor prospects and work to move them through the moves management system.
  • Coordinate with the Associate Development Director, Donor Relations to ensure donor benefit fulfillment.
  • Work with Events Manager on donor cultivation and recognition.
  • Assist in managing website content for development and on-line appeals targeting individual gifts.
  • Maintain donor communication and engagement throughout the year by phone, email and written correspondence.
  • Assist in coordinating development copy for newsletters, e-mails, Applause magazine, and other marketing materials.
  • Maintain and create systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness of individual giving.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.



  • Multiple years of experience managing annual fund campaigns.
  • At least five years of direct fundraising experience.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including drafting, proofreading and finalizing materials.
  • Strong interpersonal and listening skills, creativity and critical thinking.
  • Good sales skills; not afraid to directly make fundraising solicitations.
  • Ability to work in collaboration with team members across the organization.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software and AudienceView database system, or similar technology.
  • Ability to initiate projects and initiatives, and seek out solutions.
  • Detail oriented, organized and able to meet deadlines.
  • Uses discretion and maintains confidentiality.


Supervisor Responsibilities

This individual manages the Development Coordinator who oversees donor recognition letters, research efforts, database management and donor data analysis.


Working Conditions

This position operates in a hybrid office environment in which select days may be remote.   This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as a computer, phone, photocopier and filing cabinets.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, and consistently communicate over the phone, email and in person throughout scheduled shift. The employee frequently is required to move around the office and work environment, use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. A portion of time may be spend lifting, moving, and holding items up to 25 pounds.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Denver Center for the Performing Arts has implemented a COVID-19 requirement, all employees must be vaccinated and present proof of their vaccination.

COMPENSATION:  $60,498 – $68,000 Annual Salary 


Full time positions include the following benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Insurance and Pet Insurance

401k Plan with employer contributions

Time off benefits including personal days, sick days, vacation days and 10 paid holidays.


In order to provide high quality, culturally competent care to our patrons, students, guests and team members, it is of highest importance that our hiring practices reflect our values by offering an environment that celebrates diversity and embraces inclusion. All of our team members – regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, language, abilities/disabilities, socioeconomic status, geographic region, or other defining characteristics – should feel welcome and valued. 

Compensation: $60,498 - $68,000 annual salary

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