Job Type

Full Time


Details: Anticipated range: $65000 - $75000



Application Deadline:



319 12th Ave
United States



The Development Director leads fundraising strategy and execution for all development functions including individual giving, planned giving, events, corporate and foundation support, and data. Inspired by our mission and guided by our strategic plan, the Development Director will build relationships that support the choruses and grow contributed revenue.


About Seattle Men’s Chorus/Seattle Women’s Chorus

The internationally renowned Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus comprise one of the largest community choral organizations in North America, and stand out as the largest LGBTQ-identified men’s and women’s choruses in the world. As one of the Pacific Northwest’s most vibrant and successful arts organizations, our choruses bend genres and inspire social justice for an annual audience of more than 25,000 patrons. Flying House Productions is the not-for-profit organization that governs and manages our Choruses.

Our Mission

Our voices transform society through innovative and entertaining programs that build community, illuminate the experiences of LGBTQ people and their allies, expand inclusion, and inspire justice.


Major Responsibilities

·        With Executive Director, create and track a diversified annual fundraising plan and budget that includes individual and planned giving, events, corporate, and foundation support.


·        Manage a three person fundraising team (individual giving officer, events manager, patron services manager) plus grantwriting contractor and volunteers


·        Guided by the organization’s strategic plan, develop strategies to grow individual giving


·        Analyze data and implement strategies to support and improve donor prospecting, donor retention, and a moves management strategy


·        Oversee a portfolio of major donors and prospects and solicit and close gifts


·        Write and edit appeals and donor communications and be part of the social media team; manage print and digital collateral


·        Update Board of Directors on a regular basis and support and motivate their participation in fundraising


·        Oversee and expand corporate sponsorships and build awareness in Seattle’s business and civic sectors

·        Manage grant research, writing, and reporting in conjunction with contracted grantwriter


·        Serve as part of the senior management team of the organization



Skills and Qualifications

·        An entrepreneurial orientation towards non profit management


·        Demonstrable track record stewarding individual donors and experience and ease with face to face solicitations


·        Strong analytical and data skills and experience with CRM programs (PatronManager/Salesforce a plus). Self-sufficient computer skills and knowledge of MS Office expected.


·        Reliable project management skills with superb follow-through


·        Experience leading small teams and working collaboratively


·        Strong written and oral communications


·        Comfort working with diverse constituents and LGBTQ issues


·        Flexibility to work evening and weekend concerts and events


·        Personable and able to build rapport and trust with donors


·        Passion for the SMC/SWC’s intersection of the arts and social justice


Benefits include health, dental, vision, employee funded flex spending and 401K, and vacation time. Flexible schedule is negotiable.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply, please send resume and an engaging cover letter detailing the strengths you bring to this position. Electronic submission in PDF or Word strongly preferred to No phone calls please. Position open until filled.