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Director of Individual Giving

Company: Peace Center
Date Posted: August 2, 2017

The Peace Center, South Carolina’s premier performing arts venue located in downtown Greenville, is seeking applicants for an exciting opportunity as Director of Individual Giving. As a key member of the Development team, the Director of Individual Giving is responsible for developing, planning, and managing the Peace Center’s individual giving programs and initiatives. Key responsibilities include:  1) setting and achieving goals for individual fundraising programs; 2) cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of philanthropic support from individual donors and prospects; and 3) creating fundraising collateral and campaign materials.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not limited to)

  • Create and implement individual giving campaign strategies including the following components:
    • Strategies to pursue new and increased giving from individual donors and prospects
    • Strategies to achieve capital and endowment campaign goals
    • Focused efforts to advance Board giving
    • Strategies advancing ticket sales for Peace Center events coordinated with donor cultivation and solicitation
    • Effective donor benefit structures and efficient benefit delivery
    • Peacekeeper and Peace Outreach program calendar and milestones
    • Coordination with other departmental initiatives including institutional giving programs, special events, communications, and collateral
  • Develop and manage collateral and donor communications including:
    • Campaign letters for individual giving and other solicitation materials
    • Acknowledgement letter and receipts
    • Other transaction-related collateral to donors and prospects
    • Donor benefit listings and materials
    • Status and update reports for individual donors
  • Support all departmental writing and collateral requirements
  • Conduct research to identify prospective individual donors to enhance institutional knowledge and capacity
  • Supervise development support staff in duties pertaining to provision of benefits to individual donors to achieve high results and encourage sustained and higher levels of donor/patron support and participation
  • Represent the organization at public events as assigned
  • Lead campus tours with donors and potential donors as assigned
  • Attend performances and meet/greet patrons as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned and deemed necessary to the position


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years of professional fundraising experience, with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Experience in the performing arts preferred
  • CFRE preferred
  • Demonstrated skills in prospect identification, research, and cultivation
  • Demonstrated success in securing individual gifts in support of diverse programs and initiatives
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with colleagues, volunteers, and donors
  • A professional demeanor coupled with the highest level of integrity and work ethic
  • A commitment to outstanding customer service
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects with minimal supervision
  • Experience using donor and ticketing software. Knowledge of Audience View software technology is desirable


If you meet the qualifications stated above and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please send your resume, including cover letter and salary requirements to:

The Peace Center

Human Resources


No Phone Calls Please


The Peace Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Diversity