Vice President of Philanthropy
Title: Vice President of Philanthropy
Reports To: President & CEO
Classification: Full-time; Salaried-Exempt
It's an exciting time to join The Phoenix Symphony performing arts as we celebrate our 75th 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.
The Vice President of Philanthropy will provide the leadership necessary to guide The Phoenix Symphony to a new level of financial strength and philanthropic support. This position is responsible for overseeing the planning, coordinating, and administering of activities including major gifts, principal gifts, corporate giving and sponsorship. Must bring a high level of energy and passion in support of the Symphony’s mission, values and goals.
- Creates and implements annual budget and strategic plans for activities of The Phoenix Symphony, including, but not limited to: individual, institutional, planned giving, volunteer programs and donor events, and donor and development services.
- Evaluates progress in achieving financial and moves management objectives, identifies and aligns on a set of key metrics to evaluate success, monitors progress to goals, and responds to feedback to improve results.
- Responsible and accountable for achieving or exceeding fiscal year department goals in addition to achieving and exceeding personal portfolio goals.
- Works closely with and supports fundraising activity of the Board of Directors, attends and participates in the Development Committee of the Board, and serves as primary staff liaison to the Development and Nominating Committees of the Board.
- Cultivates and nurtures relationships with top supporters to maximize philanthropic engagement with The Symphony. Leads staff, directors, volunteers, and others in similar relationship cultivation activities.
- Develops and oversees systems, policies, and procedures designed to maximize effectiveness and efficiency.
- Acts as an ambassador, representing The Phoenix Symphony at public events locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, which will include weekend and evening commitments.
- As part of overall responsibilities, will acquire new major gifts that are incremental to the annual fund.
- Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred, with a minimum of 8 years’ professional development experience in a nonprofit organization.
- A musical background is not required, but preferred.
- Must have demonstrated success in a senior development function that includes managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources and multi-million dollar campaign success.
- Significant philanthropic and managerial success overseeing a major gift fundraising program and/or campaign, preferably in a cultural institution.
- Successful cultivation and solicitation experience closing six- and seven-figure gifts from prospects and donors.
- Ability to interact positively and in a sensitive, personalized manner with major donors and leadership.
- Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with a strong ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships.
- Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical initiatives.
- Ability to work independently and as a team member who will productively engage with constituents and colleagues at every level of seniority.
- Technological strength, including familiarity with donor management systems.
- Ability to set objectives, develop plans, and implement programs to achieve goals.
- Ability to travel, and to work nights and weekends.
- 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.
- Intermediate to advanced skill level using Microsoft Office Suite with emphasis on Word, PowerPoint and Excel programs desired.
- Zoom or other type of platform proficiency to run virtual meetings.
- General knowledge of fundraising database and/or customer relation management software programs (Tessitura).
How to Apply:
Interested and qualified persons should submit the below listed information in Word or PDF format via electronic mail:
Three (3) professional references
Submit your application materials in Word or PDF format by electronic mail only to:
Director of Human Resources
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