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Senior Director of Development

The Nonprofit Count Basie Center for the Arts is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Senior Director of Development.

Organization

Founded in 1926, The Count Basie Center for the Arts is New Jersey’s premier center for the cultural arts, dedicated to fostering powerful, inclusive artistic experiences and creative exchange of ideas.

The Basie mission is to inspire, educate and entertain through its distinct and engaging cultural and artistic offerings that reflect the diversity of the region.  As a nonprofit organization, the Basie is committed to enriching the community’s quality of life by generating opportunities for participation in the arts, partnering with schools, collaborating with other mission-based organizations and driving regional economic prosperity.

At the Count Basie Center for the Arts, we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. Our continued pledge to deepen our commitment to cultural competency, racial equity and social inclusion is at the heart of our mission as a nonprofit.

The Basie is winding down a very public $28 million capital campaign and is now poised to open a full-city block creative campus with a new venue and education building. This next chapter provides an opportunity for the right candidate to build long-term stability for the Basie by working closely with leadership, trustees, and key stakeholders as we implement the work set forth in our 18-month roadmap for recovery and resilience.

Position

Reporting to the CEO & President, the Senior Director of Development serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting the Nonprofit Count Basie Center for the Arts.  Working in close collaboration with the CEO/President, the candidate will be responsible for developing and executing a robust multi-faceted, multi-year development strategy to meet the Basie’s current and future resource challenges. S/he will be responsible for all fundraising and development activities, including major gifts, planned giving, as well as annual giving such as membership, grants, special events, and corporate and foundation support. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build Count Basie Center for the Arts visibility, impact, and financial resources.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the CEO to develop a clear, realistic, yet ambitious annual fundraising strategy and implement short-term and long-range fundraising plans
  • Nurture relationships with current donors, foundations and government sources, local businesses and community partners
  • Expand and diversify Count Basie Center for the Arts donor base/pipeline and work closely with Board Trustees and other team members to secure funding for new initiatives
  • Create planned giving strategy to promote and facilitate legacy gifts
  • Identify, research, cultivate and successfully solicit annual and major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations
  • Drive expansion of a major gifts program and deepen the pipeline of major gifts donors and prospects
  • Execute annual and special fundraising events working with the Director of Special Events
  • Plan strategic stewardship events and engagement opportunities to cultivate prospective donors and engage current funders
  • Provide leadership, strategic direction, oversight, and efficient coordination for the Development team to execute the development plan, and monitor progress toward clearly defined objectives and goals
  • Report regularly to the Board of Trustees about year to date financial status, progress of development activities and the plan for growth
  • Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements
  • Assist in developing and managing a comprehensive system for researching, cross-referencing, tracking, and qualifying local, regional and statewide prospects

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of senior management fundraising experience in a nonprofit organization
  • High energy and passion for the Nonprofit Count Basie Center for the Arts mission is essential
  • Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred
  • Familiarity with fundraising software applications
  • Occasional nights and weekend availability

The Count Basie Center for the Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All applications will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Applicants should forward a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and list of references to:

Ann Marie Keenan
Human Resources Director
Count Basie Center for the Arts
akeenan@thebasie.org


Part-Time Piano Instructor – Monmouth Conservatory

The historic Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, NJ is seeking a part time Piano Instructor to work at its renowned Monmouth Conservatory.

This ideal candidate is responsible for teaching private lessons in piano to students of all ages and abilities. The ability to teach piano to beginning students is necessary. This individual must show organizational skills and an ability to effectively communicate with students and staff.

The candidate will teach private lessons while incorporating elements of music theory, aural skills, practical technique, ear training, instrumental technique, and interpretation; work with administration on lesson scheduling, and attend scheduled staff meetings.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in music education or performance or equivalent experience. We require that all employees submit to and clear a fingerprint and background check.

This is a part-time, hourly position and does not provide benefits. Pay is commensurate with experience.

Candidates must furnish a complete resume, along with a cover letter summarizing their desire to work for the Basie and the famed Monmouth Conservatory. These materials should describe previous teaching and performing experiences in all art forms, ages and levels, in private or public studios or schools. Candidates should also list experience with English Language Learners or students with special needs.

Please submit materials to conservatory@thebasie.org. No phone calls, please — candidates whose experience meets our needs will be contacted directly.

The Count Basie Center for the Arts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Count Basie Center for the Arts is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual or affectational preference, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, ancestry or national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or domestic status, veteran status, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, or any other legally protected status. This policy applies to all employment actions including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, training, promotion, transfer, layoff, and termination, and job-related social or recreational programs.

 


 

Part-Time Violin / Viola Instructor – Monmouth Conservatory

The historic Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, NJ is seeking a part time Violin / Viola Instructor to work at its renowned Monmouth Conservatory.

This ideal candidate is responsible for teaching private lessons in violin/viola to students of all ages and abilities. The ability to teach violin and viola to beginning students is necessary. This individual must show organizational skills and an ability to effectively communicate with students and staff.

The candidate will teach private violin/viola lessons while incorporating elements of music theory, aural skills, practical technique, ear training, instrumental technique, and interpretation; assist students during ensemble rehearsals; work with administration on lesson scheduling and attend scheduled staff meetings. Knowledge of either Suzuki Method or Dalcroze Eurythmics a plus.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in music education or performance or equivalent experience. We require that all employees submit to and clear a fingerprint and background check.

This is a part-time, hourly position and does not provide benefits. Pay is commensurate with experience.

Candidates must furnish a complete resume, along with a cover letter summarizing their desire to work for the Basie and the famed Monmouth Conservatory. These materials should describe previous teaching and performing experiences in all art forms, ages and levels, in private or public studios or schools. Candidates should also list experience with English Language Learners or students with special needs.

Please submit materials to education@thebasie.org. No phone calls, please — candidates whose experience meets our needs will be contacted directly.

The Count Basie Center for the Arts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Count Basie Center for the Arts is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual or affectational preference, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, ancestry or national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or domestic status, veteran status, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, or any other legally protected status. This policy applies to all employment actions including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, training, promotion, transfer, layoff, and termination, and job-related social or recreational programs.

 


 

Part-Time Cello Instructor – Monmouth Conservatory

The historic Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, NJ is seeking a part time Cello Instructor to work at its renowned Monmouth Conservatory.

This ideal candidate is responsible for teaching private lessons in cello to students of all ages and abilities. The ability to teach cello to beginning students is necessary. This individual must show organizational skills and an ability to effectively communicate with students and staff.

The candidate will teach private cello lessons while incorporating elements of music theory, aural skills, practical technique, ear training, instrumental technique, and interpretation; assist students during ensemble rehearsals; work with administration on lesson scheduling and attend scheduled staff meetings. Knowledge of either Suzuki Method or Dalcroze Eurythmics a plus

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in music education or performance or equivalent experience. We require that all employees submit to and clear a fingerprint and background check.
This is a part-time, hourly position and does not provide benefits. Pay is commensurate with experience.

Candidates must furnish a complete resume, along with a cover letter summarizing their desire to work for the Basie and the famed Monmouth Conservatory. These materials should describe previous teaching and performing experiences in all art forms, ages and levels, in private or public studios or schools. Candidates should also list experience with English Language Learners or students with special needs.

Please submit materials to education@thebasie.org. No phone calls, please — candidates whose experience meets our needs will be contacted directly.

The Count Basie Center for the Arts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Count Basie Center for the Arts is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual or affectational preference, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, ancestry or national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or domestic status, veteran status, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, or any other legally protected status. This policy applies to all employment actions including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, training, promotion, transfer, layoff, and termination, and job-related social or recreational programs.

 


 

Teaching Artists (Part Time)

The Count Basie Center for the Arts Education and Outreach program is currently seeking qualified and versatile teaching artists to join an our expanding programs, plus an initiative for the 2019-2020 school year serving Monmouth and Ocean County students. At this time, targeted grades are 4th through 8th.

We seek candidates specializing in various genres, including but not limited to dance, hip-hop, cultural dance forms, creative dance and movement,  poetry, acting, improv, voice and speech, creative drama, reader’s theater, musical theater, vocal, choir and instrumental instruction, drumming, Capoeira, Zumba and more.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in your art form(s) preferred but not required
  • At least 2 years of teaching artist experience within a diverse age group and educational settings
  • Exceptional knowledge of content in your arts genre
  • Strong communication skills
  • Classroom management skills
  • The ideal candidate is someone who has a passion for arts education and is able to commit to the duration of a program (September – June) while maintaining a consistent schedule.

Compensation: Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Application should include the following:

  • Complete resume
  • Cover letter summarizing your desire to work for Count Basie Center for the Arts’ Education & Outreach Program and reflecting on your personal philosophy and approach to teaching the arts. Be sure to include any additional skills you may have that would contribute to your craft.
  • Narrative describing your teaching experience. Please include all art forms, ages and level, in-school and/or at private dance studios, as well as any experience you have had with English Language
  • Learners or with Students with Special Needs
  • Optional sample lesson plan or narrative on how to successful engage through curriculum or relating to arts integration or core curriculum.
  • Your availability for the 2019-2020 school year.

No phone calls please. Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Teaching Artists called in for interviews will be asked to prepare and conduct a sample lesson.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their resumes to ylamb@thebasie.org.

 


 

The Count Basie Center for Arts is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for military service, and mental or physical disability, perceived disability, AIDS and HIV status or any other legally protected status. This policy applies to all employment actions including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, training, promotion, transfer, layoff, and termination, and job-related social or recreational programs.