The Van Wezel Foundation in Sarasota is entering a new period of philanthropic growth and will embark on a capital campaign to raise funds to support building a new performing arts center.

The Foundation Board of Directors is actively seeking an entrepreneurial, collegial fundraising leader to serve as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This role offers the unparalleled opportunity to raise funds to directly enhance and develop a world-class cultural complex for Florida’s Gulf Coast.

The ideal candidate will have the stature and proven ability to develop meaningful relationships with the Foundation Board, Executive Director of the Van Wezel, the City, philanthropists, volunteers and the community. In addition to leading the campaign, the CEO will advance philanthropy, community understanding and goodwill for the Foundation. The successful candidate will serve as a key ambassador and advocate for the Foundation, inspire support, and promote public awareness about the achievements and success of the campaign.

The CEO will have primary responsibility for the ongoing success and strategic growth of the capital campaign, annual fund, and the Gala.   The CEO will guide the identification and development of strategic partnerships that align the Foundation’s mission, programming and educational priorities with the desires of philanthropic individuals, corporations and foundations.  In order to best position the Foundation for philanthropic partnerships, the successful candidate will build strong relationships both externally and internally.

Details and an online application can be found here.