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Director of Development

  • 21 Feb 2024
  • 31 Mar 2024
  • Dramatists Guild Foundation, New York

Director of Development

The Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) seeks their next Director of Development who will join a talented and collaborative group of leaders dedicated to the DGF mission, to nurture dramatists by ensuring they have access to financial support, mentorship, and other practical resources.

Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) is a national charity that fuels the future of American theater by supporting the writers who create it. DGF fosters playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists at all stages of their careers through mentorship programs; awards, grants and stipends; free space to create new works; and emergency aid to writers in need of immediate support. DGF distributed more than $3.5 million in immediate financial relief to writers during the nation-wide theatrical shutdown and continues to uplift writers and their careers through $1 million in annual support. Through continued conversations with writers about their needs in the ever-changing theatrical landscape, grants to support housing costs, mental wellness, transportation, natural disaster relief, and more have launched since 2020. By supporting and nurturing the creators of today, we protect the stories of tomorrow.

The new Director of Development will usher in a new era of advancement at the Foundation, bolstering their efforts to raise essential funds to support the Foundation’s growing list of programs and services for the American theater community and its playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists. They will have the opportunity to develop a larger institutional giving portfolio in line with DGF’s programs, assemble a more robust individual giving program, and build strong relationships with DGF’s community of major donors and Board members. The Director of Development will also play a large role in planning and executing an annual gala and other special events throughout the year as well as in completing the final steps of an endowment campaign.

The priority application deadline for this search is March 1, 2024. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration. While we will still accept and consider applications after this date, we encourage you to apply as early as possible for the best chance at being considered for the position. Please note that meeting the priority deadline does not guarantee an interview. 

The search is being led by Search Consultant Brenna Thomas.

The salary range for this position is between: $110,000 - 130,000.

Learn more and apply HERE.

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