Job Title: Leadership Giving Officer
Reports To: Vice-President of Philanthropy
Classification: Regular, full-time, Salaried-Exempt
Do you love music? Are you passionate about creating a thriving arts culture in Maricopa County? Are you an action-oriented fundraiser? If this describes you, apply today!
It is an exciting time to join The Phoenix Symphony performing arts as we celebrate our 76th Anniversary. As one of the greater Phoenix area’s most iconic institutions, we are seeking dynamic, outgoing, goal-oriented team members to join our team and help propel the Symphony into its next phase of artistic and organizational growth.
Purpose of the Position:
The Leadership Giving Officer for The Phoenix Symphony will raise $1,000,000 in contributed revenue from a portfolio of 150 current donors to the symphony. This position reports to the Vice President of Philanthropy.
- Manages the identification, solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship of donors giving at the $1,500+ level, working in collaboration with the Vice-President of Philanthropy to secure and steward gifts.
- Serves as primary relationship officer for a portfolio of approximately 150 current and prospective donors.
- Works collaboratively with the President & CEO, Vice-President of Philanthropy, and Director of Corporate Partnerships to develop and execute strategies and plans to move individuals up the ladder of engagement, loyalty, and giving.
- Manages the major gift portfolios of the President & CEO and Vice-President of Philanthropy.
- Manages the benefits, recognition, and reporting programs for individual donors.
- Initiates contact and secures face-to-face cultivation and solicitation meetings with donors and prospects, including hosting donors at concerts.
- Prepares solicitations, proposals, and donor correspondence.
- Continuously manages and updates portfolio activity in the Tessitura donor database.
- Performs other responsibilities or assignments as needed, including weekend concert duty.
- At least three (3) years progressive fundraising experience, with proven record of accomplishments moving individuals to higher levels of giving through cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; experience securing gifts of $5,000 and higher is preferred.
- Extensive knowledge of fundraising approaches.
- Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, relationship-building, communications, prioritizing, negotiating, and influencing.
- Knowledge of planned giving vehicles, experience with gift planning marketing platforms, and successful record of soliciting and stewarding legacy gifts.
- Demonstrated success working with high level donors and trustees, maintaining the highest levels of discretion and integrity.
- Ability to travel and work outside traditional office hours.
- Team-oriented, flexible, positive, personable, and willing to learn.
- Must be able to support and implement the mission, vision, and values of The Phoenix Symphony; a knowledge of and interest in orchestral music is a plus.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs and online file sharing platforms such as Google (drive, sheets, docs).
- Experience with donor databases and donor moves management.
- The Phoenix Symphony offers employees generous paid personal time off (PTO); paid holidays; health, dental, and vision insurance; short- and long-term disability; and group life insurance. Employees may also opt to participate in a retirement program, when eligible.
- Bachelor’s degree required or combination of equivalent work experience.
- At least three (3) years or more of experience required.
- Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
- Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
- Must be able to work weekend Concert Duty as required.
The description of Working Conditions and Physical Demands is representative, not exhaustive; some may be added, deleted, and/or modified, as organizational needs change.
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Phoenix Symphony is and Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and persons of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, veteran or disability status, or other non-merit factor