Director of Community Relations and Partnerships

Organization Purpose:

Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton (FLPD) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2016 to launch, program, and fundraise for the Levitt Pavilion Dayton in partnership with the City of Dayton and the national Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation. The Levitt Pavilion is part of the national Levitt network of outdoor music venues and presents an annual summer series of 50 free professional concerts, from acclaimed emerging talent to seasoned award-winning performers in all music genres. FLPD is committed to building community through music, celebrating the diversity of the Dayton region, collaborating with community groups and other nonprofits in activating the Levitt Pavilion, and enriching lives through arts access. The Levitt Pavilion has become an anchor cultural asset in Dayton and the Miami Valley, providing residents of all ages and backgrounds the experience of high caliber entertainment in a welcoming, open lawn setting.

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Position Purpose:

The Director of Community Relations and Partnerships will provide leadership to Levitt Pavilion Dayton in the areas of donor management and partnership cultivation; and oversight of the continued engagement with existing key stakeholders. The Director of Community Relations and Partnerships is Levitt Dayton’s key community liaison, interfacing regularly with community organizations, neighborhood associations, schools,  government offices and agencies, and other local entities to create awareness of the summer concert series, develop active partnerships, and garner support for the concerts. This position is responsible for Levitt Dayton’s volunteer program, including recruitment and management, leading up to and throughout the summer concert series. This position also takes an active role in fundraising for Levitt Dayton, including cultivating and stewarding individual donors, identifying and writing grants, and supporting the delivery of benefits for corporate sponsorships. The scope of responsibility includes delivering an exceptional customer experience for the sponsors, donors, concert attendees, volunteers and others who are connected to Levitt Dayton and participating with the leadership team in the programming of a culturally diverse concert season. Qualified candidates should demonstrate a passion for and commitment to Levitt Pavilion Dayton’s mission. This position reports directly to the Executive Director and is a full-time, exempt position.

Education and Work Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (or commensurate professional experience) and minimum of three (3) years of either business development, fundraising or community engagement experience. Must show demonstrated success in developing highly loyal organizational relationships in the community. Event planning and execution helpful. Must have the ability to pass a background check and drug test.

Application Process:

Qualified candidates should send cover letter and résumé via email to The Levitt Pavilion Dayton at Closing Date: JANUARY 4, 2022

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