The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is a year-round performing and visual arts facility. Located in the Adirondack Park of Northern New York, the LPCA consistently presents arts of the highest caliber in music, dance and theatre performances, film exhibitions, and visual arts presentations. In addition, the Arts Center provides arts-in-education programs and workshops for all ages and resources to help individual artists and arts organizations create a lasting impact on the field and in our communities.

Current Openings

Director of Development

Position Summary
The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) seeks a strategic, proactive, and resourceful Director of Development (DOD) to join its staff. As an experienced fundraising professional, the DOD is responsible for all areas of fundraising for the organization encompassing institutional/individual giving, special events, and Capital Campaign.

The LPCA is a community-based art center serving artists and audiences through four programmatic pillars: Presenting, Arts Education, Visual Arts and Services to Artists & Organizations. Based in New York’s Adirondack Park, the LPCA enjoys a loyal, broad base of support from residents and visitors alike.

The DOD joins LPCA at an exciting time, following the organization’s recent completion of a new Strategic Plan and Feasibility Study geared towards a multi-million dollar Capital Renovation Plan.

The DOD reports to the Executive Director and offers development-related support to the Managing Director, Communications Director, and Board of Directors.

Job Responsibilities
Strategy and Planning:
· Participate in planning and strategy with the Leadership Team (Executive Director, Managing Director, Communications Director) to develop and implement all fundraising initiatives and activities including special events.
· Create and manage a comprehensive annual development plan that includes foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individual donors.
· With the Leadership Team, plan and manage strategic and systemized touch-points and long-term relationships with donors. Steward existing relationships and cultivate new relationships as appropriate and/or assigned.

Capital Campaign:
· Work with Leadership Team to identify potential stakeholders to contribute to the capital campaign.

Development Operations:
· Ensure effective, efficient procedures for the CRM database (PatronManger), prospect research, donor segmentation, gift processing and acknowledgement.
· Manage tracking, reconciliation, and reporting of contributed revenue actuals and budgeted goals.
· Ensure accurate record-keeping departmentally, within the CRM database, and in coordination with the Executive Director across all budget areas.
· Participate in staff meetings and other development-related meetings, leading meetings as requested.

Individual Giving:
· Raise new and renew existing support.
· Expand and diversify the donor base, specifically young patrons.
· Plan and implement annual giving campaigns.
· Leverage existing and new opportunities (e.g. rehearsals, performances) for cultivation and stewardship.
· Support Board members’ personalized cultivation and fundraising efforts.

Job Requirements
· Development and fundraising experience preferred but comparable skills may be considered.
· Appreciation of or experience working in the performing arts.
· Attention to detail and thoroughness in work product
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills
· Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive personal and organizational information
· Ability to work independently, effectively, and simultaneously on multiple projects while meeting deadlines
· Willingness to work evenings and weekends
· COVID-19 vaccination recommended

LPCA is committed to being a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Salary range is $45,000 to $65,000 based on experience plus benefits package. Please send a single PDF containing your cover letter and resume to [email protected] the subject line “Director of Development.”