Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks a

Development Director


This is an exciting time to work at Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT), one of the nation’s leading ballet companies. We are emerging from the pandemic in a position of strength and well-positioned for the future. We are financially solid and debt free. Our Board is actively engaged in oversight and stewardship. Our 250 employees are resilient, committed and energized. Programmatically, OBT is robust. Our professional company of 26 dancers perform a season of five shows featuring both classical and contemporary work. OBT2, our junior company, boasts 18 dancers of exceptional talent. Our nationally-renowned School continues training 250 students from across the county. And our community education program reaches tens of thousands of students in classrooms across Oregon.

OBT is supported by an actively engaged Board, respected executive leadership, 250 committed and talented staff, healthy finances, and a pre-pandemic budget approaching $9 million. For more information, recent news, and a full job description, information, visit: www.obt.org.


OBT is committed to the vitality of ballet as an art form that is accessible to everyone. We seek people who have lived, volunteer and/or have professional experience partnering, communicating, and engaging with communities of color, including Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and other communities.


The Director of Development leads OBT’s strategy to raise $2.4 million annually now and at least $3.4 million annually within five years. A member of the senior leadership team, they participate in strategic decision-making and serve as a critical thought partner to the Executive Director, Artistic Director and Board of Directors. This position will build an exceptional fundraising program that includes robust prospect relationship management, strategic institutional partnerships, and effective pipeline management through a successful, data-driven annual giving program. In addition to maintaining a personal portfolio of current and prospective major donors, they will manage prospect portfolios for executive leadership and the Board of Directors.


7-10 years progressive development experience raising at least $2 million annually through major gift solicitation and prospect relationship management. Leadership experience planning and implementing annual operating, endowment, planned giving, and/or capital campaigns. Prior experience managing or supporting annual fundraising events. Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to influence, build consensus, and motivate a wide range of stakeholders including staff, leadership, and constituents.


Starting salary of $90,000. – $120,000. annually DOE, and full benefits, including: employer-paid health and life insurance and 23 days off annually.


Email cover letter, resume and salary history to jobs@obt.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. A full job description can be obtained HERE.

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