Monday, 13 November 2017 20:51

Director of Development

Sponsoring Organization

San Diego Repertory Theatre



San Diego, CA


Until Filled



Position Summary: San Diego Repertory Theatre is seeking a seasoned, innovative, and motivated senior development leader desiring to use their skills to make a positive impact on the REP and the San Diego community. As the REP embarks upon its fifth decade, this individual will play a critical leadership role in guiding the organization through its next phase of growth, building upon the momentum of its 40th anniversary recognition and its newly renovated facilities, and leveraging the clear strategic vision laid out for its ongoing multi-year capacity building campaign. Reporting to the Executive Director, this key member of the leadership team will be responsible for all aspects of development, leading and inspiring their staff of 3 fundraising professionals to execute their comprehensive fundraising strategic plan to meet a contributed revenue goal of $2.5 million, aided by the sophisticated Tessitura software. Resulting resources will enable the REP to deliver on its mission of celebrating the diversity of our community and its commitment to artistic excellence and community engagement.

Qualifications: Sophisticated understanding of the tools of fundraising; exceptional leadership, motivational, organizational, communication skills; passion for the arts; proven success. Minimum 7-10 years of experience, advanced degree preferred.

Organization: San Diego Repertory Theatre, now in its 42nd season, is San Diego’s third largest professional non-profit theatre. Its provocative work of world premieres and brilliant contemporary plays have been recognized with over 200 awards for artistic excellence. The REP is recognized as a national leader in audience engagement, and has a unique artistic reputation for celebrating and engaging diverse communities, having produced over 70 plays by artists of color and hosting two annual festivals celebrating Jewish and African American culture as well as an annual Latinx New Play Festival. The REP produces and hosts over 550 events and performances a year on its three stages and art galleries, as the resident and managing company of the city’s Lyceum Theatre.

Inquiries and Applications: For more information go to: salary based on skills and experience. Send resume and cover letter outlining demonstrable accomplishments to:


The REP is committed to equity and inclusion; we encourage candidates who identify as a person of color; person with a disability; or LGBT+ to apply.

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