Development Manager

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/11/2018

Application Deadline

07/23/2018

Address

401 South LaSalle Street
Chicago
Illinois
60605
United States

Description

The Chicago Philharmonic Society is seeking a full-time development manager who is an organized, detail-oriented writer and self-starter to join our administrative team. We are a unique, musician-governed organization presenting top-level symphonic and chamber concerts at venues around the Chicago area. Our educational outreach initiatives reach over 1,000 participants yearly, and we are a proud partner of the Joffrey Ballet, Ravinia Festival, and other arts organizations.


Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute development strategy, including annual and long-range goals for grants, individual contributions, annual report, endowment, and sponsorship
  • Write applications – comprised of project descriptions, budgets, etc. – for grants offered by foundations, government agencies, and corporations
  • Develop and sell sponsorship packages for concerts and outreach programs
  • Plan and execute annual individual fundraising campaigns, including writing materials and compiling recipient lists
  • Oversee individual major gifts strategy
  • Research and track new grant and sponsorship opportunities
  • Create, track, and report on annual development budget
  • Cultivate relationships with funders, including institutions and individuals
  • Report periodically to board regarding development efforts and progress toward goals, and serve as staff liaison to Development Committee of the board
  • Provide subscription concert-day assistance
  • Miscellaneous administrative duties
  • Oversee and direct Development Associate

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree required/Master’s degree preferred in arts administration, music, nonprofit management, writing, law degree or other related field
  • At least two years’ experience in development/grant writing for musical, artistic, or other nonprofits
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of orchestral/classical music a plus
  • Proficiency in Ovation, Tessitura, Access, and/or other donor database software


Required experience

  • Development/grant writing: 2+ years

Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to development@chicagophilharmonic.org by July 23 2018. No phone calls please.


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