Development Director

Development Director

Hiring Organization Information

Organization Name: 
Field Arts & Events Hall
Port Angeles

Position Information

Employment Type: 
Full time
Experience Level: 
Salary Range: 
$55-60K, DOE
Job Category: 
Development | Fundraising
Organizational Overview: 


Field Hall’s mission is to provide a home for arts and events that brings people together and strengthens our community. 

Field Hall’s vision is to inspire, nurture and empower the local arts community and to enrich the cultural life and educational experience of residents and visitors by merging arts, science, and culture and sparking economic development.

Field Hall will:

  • Serve, strengthen, and showcase arts and culture in Port Angeles.
  • Draw people of all ages and backgrounds to downtown Port Angeles for a variety of activities year-round.
  • Celebrate what is unique about Port Angeles and enhance its reputation.
  • Be a core piece of Port Angeles’ identity – a source of community pride. 

With its 500-seat multi-purpose auditorium, 300-seat state-of-the-art conference facility, art gallery, catering kitchen, and retail space for a coffee shop (to be operated independently), Field Hall represents the newest and most significant arts, entertainment, and special events combination found anywhere in the region.  

As a performing arts center, Field Hall will serve the North Olympic Peninsula as a host for artistic programming produced by new and existing local nonprofit performance, cultural, and education groups and as a presenter of world-class artistic and cinematic programming to audiences.  

As a venue for conferences and events, Field Hall will serve as a modern critically-needed venue for community gatherings, meetings, non-profit seminars, and local business events as well as a full-service event center for regional and national conferences, sales and marketing events, tourism conclaves, etc.  

Sitting immediately adjacent to the City’s new waterfront esplanade, the building features breathtaking views of Vancouver Island and the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the North and the Olympic Mountains to the South. In so doing, its architecture captures the vibrancy, sense of community, and natural beauty of the surrounding area.

Role Responsibilities: 


The Field Arts & Events Hall (Field Hall) seeks a full-time Development Director.  Field Hall is in the midst of completing a $48M capital campaign.  Upon hire, Development Director is immediately responsible for leading the efforts of the capital campaign and the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of leadership donors at $50,000+ of lifetime cumulative giving.  Upon completion of the capital campaign, Development Director is responsible for the ongoing cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of all donors.   


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

Cultivation and Stewardship
In close collaboration with the Executive Director, Campaign Cabinet, and Board Members, the Development Director will manage the implementation of cultivation and stewardship plans for Field Hall’s prospects and donors.  Focus will be in cultivating donors and prospects to help Field Hall secure the remaining $13M of its $48M capital campaign goal, but it is expected that this position will help to cultivate and steward major gift prospects long after the campaign is over.  This activity will include participating in major and leadership donor events and site tours, preparing written materials, ensuring timely acknowledgments, and engaging/guiding other staff and board volunteers in their stewardship roles. 

The Development Director will personally solicit­­ major donors through face-to-face visits and written proposals, including partnering with board members, community members, program staff or executive staff as appropriate.  The Development Director will produce development materials, grant applications, and marketing communications and will actively manage and document relationships, proposal status, actions and notes to assure accurate, timely and consistent donor engagement and communications.

Prospect Identification and Discovery
The Development Director will be responsible for identifying donors and prospects with additional interest and capacity, including stewarding annual fund donors to become major donors, and major donors to become leadership donors.  The Development Director will identify direct avenues to reach out to current prospective donors, and will conduct discovery visits with donor prospects.

Candidate Qualifications: 


Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university and three to four years related experience; or five to ten years directly related fundraising experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.  CRFE designation or AFP membership a plus.  Experience cultivating and closing gifts of $10K or more preferred.


  • Experience with capital campaigns, planned giving, endowment, corporate/foundation and grants programs;
  • Passion for the mission of the organization and for fundraising;
  • Ability to employ creative and personalized cultivation, solicitation and stewardship tactics consistent with the values of Field Hall, working collaboratively with staff, board, key ambassadors, and champions;
  • Knowledge of donor databases (DonorPerfect preferred) and experience running necessary reports;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to adapt to a fast-paced working environment;
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and as a team;
  • Ability to delegate to staff and volunteers to accomplish objectives;
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple deadlines;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate a high level of professionalism;
  • Has initiative and develops original ideas, approaches, and solutions to typical, unusual or difficult situations;
  • Intermediate-to-strong technology skills including Internet usage, databases, social media, Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and Power Point;
  • Knowledge of the Clallam County community preferred; and 
  • A collaborator who brings inspiration and fun to the team.


  • Pursues work with drive, energy, and a strong accomplishment orientation;
  • Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; treats people with respect; works ethically and with integrity; upholds organizational values;
  • Reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; exhibits a high degree of emotional intelligence;
  • Adapts to changes in the work environment; and 
  • Observes safety and security procedures.


  • Ability to lift, push, and/or pull up to 15 pounds; ability to assist in setting up for events;
  • May require driving in inclement weather; and 
  • Frequent standing, sitting, and walking.
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How to Apply

Application Contact: 
Chris Fidler, Executive Director
Application Deadline: 
August 31, 2020
Application Instructions: 
Please send resume, cover letter, and at least three references to Chris Fidler, Executive Director, at