Thank you for your interest in joining the Lied Center for Performing Arts team. We encourage you to review our current openings and explore our website to learn more about Nebraska’s home for the arts!

Available opportunities are listed below, but all interested applicants must apply through the University of Nebraska website.

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Careers at the Lied Center

Development Manager
Application Review Date:
(To insure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)
12/12/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

Manage all fundraising programs at the Lied Center including individual giving, corporate sponsorship, grants and major gifts. Manager is responsible for creating and implementing an annual development plan and providing long term strategy. Responsible for hiring and supervising development staff. Manager will participate actively in direct fundraising activities and cultivations.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Minimum Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in business, art administration/arts, hospitality or related field (equivalency considered) plus three years management of nonprofit fundraising/development experience, with proven work history of raising no less than $100,000 in annual campaign support at a recognized organization (incorporated) required. Experience cultivating relationships with current and potential contributors essential. Must have experience in areas such as corporate fundraising; development of individual giving and grant writing or equivalent. Working knowledge of PC-based word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software necessary. Superior interpersonal relationship skills; strong communication skills (both oral and written); and proven management/leadership abilities required.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer Master’s degree in business, art administration/arts, hospitality or related field and two or more years of experience working in a performing arts/arts administration environment. Experience in planned giving and capital development campaigns desirable. Preferred experience in development planning. Prefer high energy, positive can-do attitude, flexibility, attention to detail, high degree of initiative and demonstrated ability to think strategically and implement strategy. Experience managing donor data using fundraising software is a plus. Performing arts background desired.

Posted Salary Negotiable
How to Apply

Click HERE You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will be required to attach your resume, cover letter and list of references as three (3) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

Natalie Stroud
402-472-4752

Job Category (old) Managerial/Professional
Job Type Full-Time
Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5) Nights & weekends required based on event schedule.