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Development Officer


Tampa Theatre


Tampa, FL, USA

Primary Job Function

Development / Fundraising

Type of Position


Education Requirement

Bachelor's Degree

Experience Requirement

3-5 years

Salary Range

$65,001 - $80,000

Salary Terms


Remote Options

Hybrid (Some In-Person Required)

How to Apply:

To apply, visit:


Applications must be submitted through the Tampa Theatre web portal.  Phone calls nor walk-ups will be accepted.

Description / Details:


Job Description



Reporting to the Vice President & Director of Development, the Development Officer is dedicated to advancing relationships with donors who have potential to make major gifts ($25,000 or more) to Tampa Theatre. The Development Officer is responsible for the planning and implementation of the Theatre’s major and planned giving program, with a primary focus on the $25M Second Century Capital Campaign and growing the Theatre’s endowment.


This position is a hybrid position and requires significant time meeting with donors and prospects outside of the office environment.



  • Developing and managing a portfolio of qualified major gift prospects of up to 100 prospects.
  • Advancing the major gift donor relationship through engagement, solicitation and stewardship activity designed to deepen donor’s understanding and build donor trust and confidence that leads to gift commitment.
  • Creating a personalized donor relationship strategy for assigned major gift prospects.
  • Creating compelling proposals, stewardship reports, and acknowledgements.
  • Achieving assigned performance metrics to ensure major gift goals are achieved. These metrics include:
    • Number of meaningful contacts
    • Number and amount of solicitations
    • Dollar amount raised
    • Discovery calls conducted
  • Supporting the VP and organization leadership with their major gift assignments.  This includes development of donor relationship strategy, preparation for calls including cultivation and solicitation.
  • Lead regular prospect review meetings with the team.
  • Analyzing program results and developing reports and materials for leadership.
  • Tracking annual goals and budget projections.
  • Managing the Marquee Society of planned giving donors, including stewardship, coordinating meetings and appreciation events, developing a communications strategy and developing new prospects.
  • Building and managing major gift tracking system in donor database and ensuring all donor communications are entered in a timely manner.


Other responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring data is processed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Financial and donor comparisons and reporting to management.
  • Supporting all development department events.
  • Always demonstrate professional conduct.
  • Perform other related duties as requested.



  • Bachelor’s degree in an arts/humanities discipline, philanthropy, non-profit management, or related field.
  • CFRE and/or advanced degree preferred.
  • 3 or more years experience in direct solicitation of individual gifts.
  • Ability to work in remote locations, including home and rotating office locations.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, based Theatre events and donor needs.
  • The successful candidate will:
    • Be goal-oriented.
    • Possess a proven track record of fundraising for non-profit organizations.
    • Demonstrate superior communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Be a self-starter.
    • Be extremely organized.
    • Prove adept at follow through to build and deepen relationships.



  • Annual salary is $70,000 – $80,000 commensurate with experience.
  • Competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, AD&D, 401k match.
  • Complimentary movie admission for employee and family.
  • All the popcorn you can hold.



Tampa Theatre is an historic movie palace of national significance located in the heart of downtown Tampa. Built in 1926 and designed by famed theatre architect John Eberson, Tampa Theatre is considered the most intact atmospheric movie palace in the world. Today, the Theatre presents films, concerts, community celebrations, and special events year-round in addition to its efforts to passionately protect and preserve this unique community gathering place.



The Tampa Theatre is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in employment for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, military status, sexual orientation, or any other trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

How to Apply:

To apply, visit:


Applications must be submitted through the Tampa Theatre web portal.  Phone calls nor walk-ups will be accepted.