COLORADO SPRINGS PHILHARMONIC Now entering its 95th Season, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic is one of the most exciting performing arts organizations in Colorado, experiencing a renaissance in its service to the community and the Pikes Peak region. Recent institutional advancement efforts have led the institution toward a whole new level of service. The Philharmonic employs 76 part-time musicians and produces a nine-month concert season comprising three Concert Series – Masterworks, Philharmonic Pops, and Signature Series – in addition to holiday concerts, summer engagements, chamber music, and schooltime concerts. In all, 45 concerts are presented each year at the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, the Ent Center for the Arts at UCCS, and in various other venues throughout the region. Led by Music Director Josep CaballéDomenech, the Philharmonic performances reach more than 200,000 people every season through events and broadcasts. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic is an orchestra of the future, with bold plans to reach deeply into the fabric of the community with exciting, entertaining and meaningful offerings.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the President and CEO, the Director of Development is a valued senior member of the leadership team, responsible for the strategic development, management, implementation, and evaluation of all fund-raising programs that support the Philharmonic’s programs and mission. As a key senior leader, the Director of Development assists the Managing Director in the creation and implementation of strategic initiatives, and monitors daily operations, while serving as a problem solver and sounding board for new ideas.
? Lead the Development Department in planning and executing all annual fund campaigns, sponsorship, capital, endowment, and planned giving programs, as well as oversee volunteers in the execution of fundraising events and benefits.
Manage contributed revenue programs of more than $2 million annually in support of the Philharmonic’s growing portfolio and reputation for artistic excellence and community engagement.
Serve as liaison between the Philharmonic and the Board of Directors and any appropriate committees and task forces related to fundraising activities.
Interact on a regular basis with Philharmonic Board Chair, CEO, other board members, and community and civic leaders.
Significantly expand total giving through increases in the number of active donors, average donation amount, and total donation amount.
Grow the roles of major donors through personal cultivation of prospective donors and corporate sponsors, increasing the number of Maestro’s Circle member households, Philharmonic Ventures sponsors, and other major campaigns.
Provide direction to the President and CEO for the portion of his/her time allocated for fund raising for the Colorado Springs Philharmonic.
Provide positive leadership of Development staff; foster teamwork and respect; and form trusting professional bonds with administrative, artistic, and board leadership; and demonstrate a passion for the Philharmonic’s brand and culture.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible fundraising or related experience, preferably with an orchestra, other arts/culture organization.
Master’s degree preferred but not required.
Appreciation of symphonic music and cursory understanding of the arts world.
Demonstrated success in achieving progressively increasing revenue goals in a volunteer-centric environment, ability to work in a fast-paced, high-energy atmosphere, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Energetic, flexible, self-motivated, and adaptable person.
Familiarity with high-volume direct mail and/or tele funding strategies and operations.
Superb verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to develop and prepare sophisticated campaign materials, budgets, written correspondence and reports.
Excellent critical thinker, strategic planner, and problem solver.
Initiator who meets deadlines and maintains an active presence at Philharmonic concerts and events.
COMPENSATION and BENEFITS Competitive compensation, depending on qualifications.
APPLICATION Submit a cover letter, resumé as a PDF attachment: Nathan Newbrough, President and CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include individual health and dental insurance, IRA contributions, paid time off, parking, and on-site gym.
About Colorado Springs Philharmonic
Making music at the foot of Pikes Peak, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic produces 46 concerts annually under the direction of music director Josep Caballe-Domenech.