Associate Director of Board Relations, American Repertory Theater
Associate Director of Board Relations
American Repertory Theater
Duties & Responsibilities
Reporting to and working in concert with the Director of
Development, the Associate Director of Board Relations will serve
as the primary liaison to the theater's Board of Trustees (BOT) and
Board of Advisors (BOA). The Associate Director of Board Relations
will determine strategies to achieve aggressive board giving
targets through annual and special event support, and will be
responsible for raising approximately $1.4M per year in board
Working closely with board and executive leadership, as well as
with other staff members within the development department and
across the institution, the Associate Director of Board Relations
will craft and implement strategies that will increase the
theater's capacity to deliver on its mission. These include, but
are not limited to: setting agendas for board and committee
meetings and scheduling, staffing, and notating said meetings;
managing the board nomination, onboarding, and orientation process;
facilitating succession planning and good governance practices;
fostering a culture of philanthropy within both the BOT and BOA;
promoting and assisting the boards' own fundraising efforts;
ensuring timely and accurate reporting; developing and managing
board communications; and maintaining a high level of engagement
for all Trustees and Advisors.
In addition, the Associate Director of Board Relations will serve
as a leader within the development department, directly supervising
the Development Fellow. This role will work with A.R.T. staff and
board members to plan and execute special events such as the annual
gala, opening nights, and other donor cultivation events, and will
represent the A.R.T. at these events, within the community, and at
Harvard University. The Associate Director of Board Relations will
participate in department and A.R.T. initiatives, represent the
department in the absence of the Director of Development, and
perform additional duties as needed to help advance the theater's
Trustee and Advisor Engagement and Communication:
Liaison between BOT/BOA and A.R.T. leadership and staff for
Coordinate regular communication with the trustees, including
messages from Harvard University leadership, invitations to events,
media clips, and other materials.
Develop and schedule orientation and onboarding sessions for new
members of the boards.
Prepare and update orientation materials for new members.
In collaboration with the A.R.T. leadership team, develop
off-boarding and engagement plans for trustees whose terms are
Monitor activities of individual BOT and BOA members and
collaborate with the Board Chair and A.R.T staff to recognize
members' contributions to the Board and A.R.T.
Coordinate post Board meeting correspondence.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent and five years of related
Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Progressively complex, advanced project management, event
planning or communications experience in fundraising and/or a
higher education setting.
Experience working with relevant external constituents,
including board members, volunteers, vendors, campus constituents
(i.e., president's office, marketing-communications, colleges,
athletics, alumni association, etc.).
Experience with Tessitura donor database or similar system
Ability to work evenings and weekends as required.
Alumni Affairs and Development
USA - MA - Cambridge
00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Hourly Rate From
Monday through Friday, 9-5, evenings and weekends as required
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected
veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and
pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected
July 31, 2018
About this Organization:
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research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a
difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and
Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree
candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional
students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world.
Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.