Position Overview:

Levitt Pavilion – Greater Los Angeles & Pasadena is seeking an experienced development professional on a full-time basis.  This position reports directly to and works closely with the Executive Director in developing and implementing fundraising strategies. The Director of Development will be responsible for setting projections and meeting the organization’s annual fundraising goals through corporate sponsorships, individual donor cultivation, foundation and government grants, and special events, and will be responsible for managing support staff as our team grows. 


Organization Overview:

Levitt Pavilion – Greater Los Angeles & Pasadena’s mission is to make live music accessible to all, creating stronger and more connected communities, while celebrating the diversity of cultures, promoting appreciation of the arts, and enriching family values. We accomplish this through producing 50 high quality concerts each summer in two venues – Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles in MacArthur Park, and Levitt Pavilion Pasadena in Memorial Park. We have an active Intern and Volunteer program that provides the youth of the community the opportunity to learn music production and be a part of our team.



●      Implement fundraising strategies targeting private foundations, corporations and individual donors

●      Spearhead aggressive corporate funding campaign through concert sponsorships, prepare corporate solicitation packets and make presentations to potential corporate funders

●      Ensure recognition and benefits for sponsors and donors are delivered as agreed upon at concerts and in marketing materials

●      Coordinate individual giving campaigns and produce annual mail appeals

●      Identify, research and cultivate prospective major gifts

●      Serve as principal contact and manage relationships with donors

●      Ensure timely acknowledgement of all gifts according to IRS guidelines

●      Work with the Board of Directors in cultivating donor prospects

●      Manage all aspects of the annual gala and additional donor cultivation events, including coordinating event logistics, developing event budgets, and securing event sponsors

●      Work with grants consultant in developing and maintaining relationships with foundations and government funders

●      Monitor and ensure compliance with grant agreements and track outcomes for reporting purposes

●      Maintain and expand database of funders, donors, prospects and contacts ensuring accurate records of development activities are kept

●      Oversee online and social media appeals

●      Generate internal fundraising reports for the Executive Director and Board of Directors



●      At least three years as a Director of Development, or the equivalent, with a successful track record of meeting funding goals and at least seven years experience in progressively responsible fundraising for a non-profit organization

●      Ability to creatively generate new funding opportunities and approaches while simultaneously stewarding and growing established relationships

●      Energetic and willing to work hands-on in developing and executing a variety of fundraising activities

●      Demonstrated success in developing corporate sponsor relationships

●      Successful track record in identifying, cultivating and soliciting individual donors for gifts at all levels

●      A professional and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative and simultaneously manage multiple tasks and projects

●      Strong network and familiarity with the Greater Los Angeles and Pasadena area granting agencies and philanthropic community a plus

●      Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment

●      Strong presentation, strategic thinking and management skills with exceptional attention to detail

●      Effective communicator, excellent oral and written skills with the ability to articulate the mission of the organization to varied audiences

●      Ability to work effectively and collegially as part of a team under the Executive Director

●      Experience with e-tapestry a plus

●      A passion for the performing arts preferred



Please e-mail cover letter, resume and salary requirements to [email protected].  Note: Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. 


Competitive salary commensurate with experience. 

Levitt Pavilion – Greater Los Angeles & Pasadena is an At Will / EEO employer.


Announcement Date: 01/23/15, open until filled