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Communications Manager

The Communications Manager works to advance Gibney as part of a coordinated Marketing Team consisting of the Director of Marketing and Marketing Assistant. The Communications Manager is a full-time position reporting directly to the Director of Marketing.


• Generate strategic and engaging content across multiple channels, including Facebook, Instagram, and email.
• Absorb and distill complex information to create clear and well-designed communications.
• Be an expert in Gibney’s brand, voice, and programmatic offerings.
• Analyze the efficacy of marketing campaigns through regular reporting, using Google Analytics and other tools, and make recommendations for improvement.
• Manage social media and email scheduling and content calendar.
• Create flyers, postcards, posters, and other promotional materials, adhering to brand guidelines.
• Create and disseminate Gibney’s monthly digital and printed newsletters.
• Update website, including creation of pages for performances and events and regular audits to ensure that information is up to date.
• Manage Gibney’s digital signage display system to promote performances, programs, and other organizational initiatives.
• Work with Gibney resident artists, presented artists, and faculty to create relevant and compelling marketing materials including interviews and blog posts.
• Assist with the creation of Gibney’s Annual Report and Biannual Season Brochures.
• Other duties as needed.


• Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a related field.
• Minimum of two years relevant experience.
• Exceptional writing and storytelling skills.
• Strong attention to detail in written communication and design.
• Strong commitment to and understanding of the mission of Gibney.
• Ability to proactively organize and prioritize a large volume of work.
• Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs and interest in design.
• Experience with marketing software and platforms, including MailChimp or other email marketing software, Facebook Advertising, and Google Analytics preferred.
• Basic knowledge of HTML and Content Management Systems (WordPress) a plus.


To be considered for the position, please email the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the filename to position@gibneydance.org. Include “Communications Manager” as the email’s subject line. Submissions must include a substantive cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three professional references.

Director of Development

Gibney seeks an energetic, experienced, intelligent, resourceful, and skilled development professional to join a forward thinking team at an exciting moment of growth. The successful candidate will be a polished professional who can manage a team and balance big picture strategic thinking with daily execution of multiple fundraising requirements. Gibney is looking for a grounded and experienced individual with significant prior experience, a deep love of dance and the performing arts, an affinity with the organization’s dedication to community, and a demonstrated commitment to development as their own career path.

Summary Statement: The Director of Development will be responsible for creating and implementing the annual development strategy for Gibney. Reporting to the Artistic Director & CEO and managing an Institutional Giving Manager, Development Manager, and Development Intern, the Director of Development will be responsible for achieving the organization’s fundraising goals, which include sustaining a $5.5M Annual Operating Budget and managing a $6.25M Next Phase Campaign.


The Director of Development will plan, direct and coordinate all development activities, major fundraising activities and special projects, by fulfilling the following responsibilities:


• Create and implement a detailed annual development plan and strategy.
• Lead and manage the organization’s overall development efforts to raise $2.5 million annually from a balanced range of sources: 60% foundations, 15% individuals, 10% government, 5% corporations, and 10% events.
• Manage the organization’s $6.25M Next Phase Campaign.
• Develop and grow the organization’s individual donor base; manage the annual giving campaign; and build new and robust relationships with existing and new major gifts donors who can commit to the future of Gibney at high levels.
• In partnership with the Artistic Director & CEO, grow the size of the Board of Directors and foster and enhance the Board’s fundraising capacity and ability.
• Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate and foundation sponsors and manage the annual institutional giving program, including establishing short- and long-range goals for public and private grant sources (government agencies, corporations and foundations); writing proposals and reports, and ensuring organizational compliance with grant requirements.
• Plan and execute an annual Benefit to meet a $300-500,000 goal and implement other fund raising and cultivation event.
• Supervise database and coordinate activities of staff engaged in maintaining records of contributors and grants. Maintain security and quality controls, and generate reports.
• Maintain accurate accounting of all unrestricted income and its sources. Interface with the Development and Finance teams to fulfill information requests and maintain reporting accuracy.
• Prepare and manage annual fundraising revenue and expense budgets and work closely with the Finance team to develop financial models and projections for Gibney’s long-term strategic growth
• Supervise all employees in the Development Department, including an Institutional Giving Manager, Development Manager, and Development Intern. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
• Train and lead other staff to support fundraising and cultivation efforts.


• Work closely with the Artistic Director & CEO to manage relationships with Board Members
• In coordination with the Artistic Director & CEO, prepare all logistics and materials for Gibney Board of Directors meetings
• Manage the Development and Benefit Committees of the Board of Directors, in conjunction with Committee Chairs; Serve on the Finance Committee of the Board.
• Assist Artistic Director & CEO and Finance team with the preparation of financial documents and reports for the Board Finance Committee


• Maintain excellent communication channels with the wider Gibney staff in order to accurately reflect programs to donors and ensure organizational compliance with grant requirements.
• Manage weekly Development Department meetings.


• Perform office management and other administrative duties as needed.


• Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Professional development training preferred
• 5-10 years of nonprofit fundraising/development experience, preferably with significant foundation and major donor fundraising experience
• Demonstrated commitment to culture, performing arts, and social justice issues; familiar with campaign strategies; comfortable in an entrepreneurial environment
• Proven track record of achieving revenue targets and/or a quota of over $1M annually
• Proven management and leadership capabilities
• High energy, focused, strategic, entrepreneurial, high level of attention to detail, high degree of personal investment and initiative
• Strong verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively
• Strategic and resourceful. Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new contacts and constituents
• Strong partnership-building and event planning skills
• High level of comfort with technology and experience with database programs
• Excellent written communication, research, and organizational skills.
• Ability to develop and manage budgets and prepare financial reports.
• Ability to work well under pressure and be able to handle several projects at one time.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and database management experience (Salesforce/PatronManager preferred).


To be considered for the position, please email the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the filename to position@gibneydance.org. Include “Director of Development” as the email’s subject line. Submissions must include a substantive cover letter, résumé, contact information for three professional references, and up to three development writing samples that demonstrate the full range of your work as a strategic thinker and writer.

All expressions of interest and conversations will be held in the strictest confidence; references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission. Incomplete submissions will not be considered nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax. No calls please.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review Gibney’s website at www.gibneydance.org before submitting materials for consideration. Gibney will not consider submissions from applicants that do not have the required experience. Gibney will not consider submissions through employment agencies or online services.



We are also always looking for volunteers for our Center Programs and Performances. Volunteering at Gibney Dance is both fulfilling and fun, and many of our volunteers return to donate their time again and again. It can also be a great way to be introduced to the organization if you’re interested in a position in the future.

lease contact volunteer@gibneydance.org and ask to be included on the Volunteer Mailing List, or contact housemanager@gibneydance.org if you are interested in ushering for an upcoming performance.