Reporting to the CEO and President, the Senior Vice President, External Affairs will be a key strategic and leadership role for Artis—Naples. The position will be critical to the success of the Future—Forward Campaign for Cultural Excellence, as well as drive the overall revenues for annual operations. The Senior Vice President, External Affairs will develop and implement strategies and tactics to generate contributed revenues budgeted in FY19 of $9.2M and admission revenues of $18M. This partner will work closely with CEO and President on the next phase of the $150M Future—Forward Campaign for Cultural Excellence. In a fast-paced, dynamic environment, this position will manage a team of fundraising professionals to build, sustain and monitor philanthropic relationships with major and planned giving prospects and charitable foundations. The position will develop and execute a clearly defined marketing and communications strategy to support business growth and enhances brand equity and awareness. The role will implement, develop and manage patron support strategies, policies and programs, as well as oversee the creation of all visual identity content.
The Senior Vice President, External Affairs will work closely with the CEO and President, the Board of Directors, the leadership team, various departments and volunteers.
Supervises: Vice President, Development Vice President, Marketing and Digital Initiatives Patron Services Director Creative Services Director
Education and/or Experience • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred. • Ten years of previous exempt level fundraising experience, including a track record of success in directing and executing annual and special gift giving campaigns. • Experience in managing a successful capital campaign and personally securing gifts of $1M or more. • Experience in marketing, advertising and public relations, including the use of digital media.
Other Skills & Abilities • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Strong interpersonal and patron relation skills including presentation skills. • A demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others. • Experience managing and mentoring members of a team and ensuring the cooperation of different teams within a larger organization. • An ability to think ahead and plan over a 1-2 year time span. • Technical skills in strategic planning and marketing, business and market development, market research and planning and promotions/advertising. • Keen aptitude with financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting; ability to analyze and interpret trends in fundraising data, box office statistics, and other key metrics.
Artis—Naples is the premier destination for the visual and performing arts in Southwest Florida. We are driven to inspire, educate and entertain by presenting world-class events that enrich our community. With the generous support of our patrons, we offer a unique range of programs — including music, film, dance, comedy, lectures and exhibitions featuring internationally acclaimed artists. Our interdisciplinary approach cultivates a broader appreciation for art in its many forms.
The Kimberly K. Querrey and Louis A. Simpson Cultural Campus includes two performance halls, Frances Pew Hayes Hall and Myra J. Daniels Pavilion, The Baker Museum, and the Stabile Education building.