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Children’s Theater of Madison | Director of Strategic Development

May 13, 2022 12:34 AM | Mathias Lemos Castillo (Administrator)

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Director of Strategic Development 

WHO WE ARE: Children’s Theater of Madison (CTM) is a company dedicated to sparking imagination and building community through the creation and experience of theater. For over 55 years, CTM has been part of the cultural fabric of South-Central Wisconsin, providing exceptional theater productions and educational programs for youth and families. 

Every CTM employee is engaged in our mission of ongoing equity, diversity, and inclusion work as we strive to be an anti-racist organization. Inclusion is a core value at CTM and creating an inclusive workplace and work culture is essential. To read our Inclusion Statement and learn more about our organization, click HERE.

JOB SUMMARY: CTM is looking for an analytical and strategic-minded individual to create visions and plans for overall fundraising to include corporate, foundation, and individual giving. This position is integral to supporting the achievement of our mission and maximizing our impact in the community.  


  • Create a comprehensive development program, with the goal of assessing CTM’s fundraising potential to create short and long-term plans 

  • Manage a portfolio of donors, strengthening donor relationships to the organization and soliciting appropriate gifts 

  • Support Executive Director and Artistic Director in managing their donor portfolios 

  • Promote and guide best practices and innovative approaches to individual major giving, corporate and foundation grants, planned giving initiatives, annual appeals, and events 

  • Establish and monitor key metrics to make forecasts and evaluate ongoing performance, ensuring CTM will meet and exceed annual fundraising goals 

  • Write and manage department budgets, ensuring fiscal responsibility and return on investment

  • Oversee the development and implementation of policies and procedures for gift processing and donor acknowledgment, database management, and financial reporting 

  • Attend CTM events and activities and foster pride and excitement in fundraising efforts 


  • 3 years minimum of progressively responsible experience in a comprehensive non-profit fundraising role.   

  • 2 years in a position with staff management responsibilities preferred

  • Prior experience with arts nonprofit is a plus 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:  This is a full-time, salaried position, $52,000 – $60,000 annually. Benefits include employer-paid medical and dental insurance, retirement saving options, paid holiday, vacation, sick, and personal leave.


  • Applications will be reviewed as they come in

  • Interviews will happen between May and June

  • We hope to have the position filled by early July

  • Start date is July 15, 2022


Please send the following to employment@ctmtheater.org attention Allen Ebert, Executive Director:  

  • A letter of interest or video describing your experience as it relates to this position, and what excites you about this position with CTM.  

  • Resume or Work Experience History 


EOE: Children’s Theater of Madison is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.

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