1600 W Douglas Ave Wichita, KS 67203

(316) 687-5880

Development Director


Job Posting 


As a thriving, mission-driven organization, Ballet Wichita performs throughout the year in large scale productions and in smaller, accessible programming in venues, city parks and theatres across the region. BALLET WICHITA’s audiences value the arts and are actively engaged in community.

Across our growing company, we are building a workplace and team where collaboration is essential, all voices are heard, and inclusion is the key to our success.

BALLET WICHITA seeks to hire a part time, dynamic, mission-driven, Development Director to lead BALLET WICHITA’s fundraising. Reporting to and partnering closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, the Director will manage a prospect portfolio of major donors, volunteers, utilize fundraising best practices, develop individual donor strategy, execute Moves management (cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship) to help achieve short and long-term fundraising goals, and continue building a strong culture of philanthropy for Ballet Wichita.


•  Manage and grow prospects working to secure significant gifts
•  Outline donor strategies for the prospect portfolio and create a pipeline to track activity and progress
•  Qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward this portfolio, using moves management tools and fundraising best practices to ensure prospects and donors are moving through the appropriate prospect cycle
•  Create and implement an annual giving campaign
•  Identify opportunities for recurring gifts
•  Ability to be self-reliant and create engaging donor proposals, reports, and impact from existing templates
•  Communicate frequently with the Executive Director, sharing activity and progress regularly
•  Work with the BW team to utilize templates to create donor proposals, stewardship touches, and other donor materials as required
•  Implement a Planned Giving effort for blended gifts as appropriate
•  Maintain and update donor information promptly in the donor database to ensure accuracy
•  Partner with local Arts agencies to increase BW awareness
•  Exemplify fundraising best practices and a high level of ethics in all activities


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in work experience preferred
WORK LOCATION: Wichita, KS. Some remote work is allowed.

Required Skills

•  3+ years of frontline fundraising experience
•  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
•  Proven track record cultivating and closing significant gifts and pledges
•  Strong ability to create and execute donor strategy, apply moves management, and implement fundraising best practices
•  Advanced interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to work closely and professionally with a wide range of constituents, including staff, board members, external partners, and donors/prospects
•  Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and excellent attention to detail
•  Proven ability to manage multiple projects, to set and adjust priorities, and work under pressure while maintaining composure and a sense of humor
•  Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet concurrent deadlines, organize time and priorities, and to do so in collaboration with diverse stakeholders
•  Cultivate and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace
•  A self-starter is who able to be motivated in a remote setting
•  Cultivate and support an inclusive and equitable workplace culture

The anticipated salary range for this Part Time opportunity is $35,000 – $40,000

BALLET WICHITA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. BALLET WICHITA is committed to being an inclusive workplace that welcomes diverse and unique perspectives, all working toward the same goal – to bring people and the arts together celebrating dance and building on a 48-year history as a valued cultural institution throughout the state. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, religious belief, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, gender non-conforming status, or nationality.

We’d love to hear from you!

•  To apply, please send a resume to: employment@balletwichita.com along with a list of 3 references including an email and phone number for contacts and a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position, including an overview of your relevant experience.
•  Review of applications begins February 20, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.


1600 W Douglas Avenue
Wichita, KS 67203

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