Jacob’s Pillow (the Pillow) is a nationally and internationally renowned center for dance, home to the longest-running and largest dance festival in the U.S. (celebrating its 88th Festival in 2020), a recipient of the National Medal of Arts, and a National Landmark. Comprised of three stages, multiple studios (including a new, state-of-the-art facility), The School at Jacob’s Pillow, a renowned Archives, and situated on a 220-acre campus in the Berkshires, the Pillow’s mission is to support dance creation, presentation, education, and preservation, and to engage and deepen public appreciation and support for dance.
The position of Deputy Director of Philanthropy is a tremendous opportunity for an experienced Major Gifts professional to sustain, deepen, and expand a variety of fundraising avenues for the Pillow, including highest level Membership, capital campaign outreach, planned giving, and program underwriting by high net worth individuals. The Deputy Director of Philanthropy reports to the Director of Philanthropy and is responsible for managing a portfolio of approximately 200 donors and prospects. This position may be based either at Jacob’s Pillow’s home in the Berkshires in Becket, Massachusetts or in New York City. During the ten-week Festival (mid-June through late August) the position will be based on-site for most of every week. Travel to engage with prospective funders throughout the year may also be required.
The Deputy Director is responsible for identifying, cultivating and stewarding prospects, conducting prospect research, managing, tracking and reporting on donor gifts, and closing a significant number of major gifts each year, working closely with senior staff at the Pillow and the Board of Directors.
All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
If you are interested in learning more or being considered for this upcoming search, please email your cover letter and resume in confidence to:
Development Guild DDI