Cultural Arts Development Officer
The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University (GSU) invites applicants for a Cultural Arts Development Director position. We seek an individual eager to serve with a spirit of generosity, empathy and inclusion.
GSU is the only regional public comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving more than 5,500 students annually. Governors State University is a cultural destination with its 750-acre campus encompassing the world-renowned Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, a state-of-the-art 1165-seat Center for Performing Arts (CPA) venue, and the Visual Arts Gallery with work displayed across the campus. GSU is conveniently located within easy reach of Chicago 37 miles from the Millennium Park) and surrounding communities with a wealth of cultural and natural attractions (learn more at www.visitchicagosouthland.com).
This Cultural Arts Development Director is responsible for strategic fundraising direction for all cultural entities: Center for Performing Arts (CPA), the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park (theNate), Visual Arts Galleries, and Chicago Southland International Film Festival (CSIFF).
S/he reports to the CPA Executive Director and is responsible for execution of fundraising strategy for the Center for Performing Arts. Primary focus will be on foundations and individual giving. Secondary focus will be on working with campus partners to support cultural scholarships, special events support, sponsorships, and integrated digital presence. This person will liaison with donors, institutional funders, Board of Advisors, municipalities, and the public.