The Development Officer for Institutional Giving is a full-time employee of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) reporting to the Associate Director of Development. The position supports all aspects of foundation, corporate, and government fundraising, which accounts for more than 25 percent of annual contributed revenues for CMS. This key role will assist in further strengthening an already robust institutional giving program at a pivotal moment of growth for the institution. The 2022-23 season will see CMS restore its activities and budget to pre-pandemic levels and position the organization for further expansion.
Philanthropic support will be essential to its future success.
Over the past two years, CMS has nearly doubled its individual donor base and expanded the roster of institutional funders. In the 2022-23 season, retaining those new donors is a strong priority. Working closely with the Associate Director of Development, the position will participate in implementing strategies to renew, increase, and secure new annual fund gifts from institutional sources.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Institutional Giving Program
Support Associate Director of Development as needed in all aspects of maintaining and growing the robust institutional giving program
Research foundation and corporate funders to assess philanthropic priorities, affinity with the CMS mission, and likelihood of giving
Research individuals with family foundation or donor advised funds
Work with Directors of other departments to gather information and statistics on CMS programs for reports and proposals
Serve as the principal grant writer for the team
Work with Finance Department to create accurate project budgets
Maintain institutional funder records, both electronic and paper files
Maintain Tessitura Plans for foundation, corporate, and government funders, as well as updating the grants calendar spreadsheet, in collaboration with the Associate Director of Development
Prepare acknowledgements for grants received
Enter gifts in Tessitura as needed
Design and Creation of Collateral Materials and Presentations
Format and organize supporting materials for reports and proposals
Design and update PowerPoints for CMS presentations, sponsorship pitch decks, and in-person and online donor events
Work with Marketing team to provide content and images for annual online Impact Report
Staff concert intermission receptions on rotation with Development team (includes evenings and weekends)
Help to staff special events including Brandenburg Holiday Celebration, Spring Gala, Opening Night, and other events as directed
Assist with individual prospect research and entering biographical information into Tessitura, as needed
Assist with annual appeals and department mailings, as needed
Assist with Development related meetings, such as the Global Council or Board Committees, as needed
Three to five years’ experience working in the development office of a similar or larger
organization than CMS
Excellent writing, communication, research, and organizational skills
Exceptional attention to detail
Strong computer skills; knowledge of Tessitura a plus
Salary and Benefits
Annual salary $65,000 to $70,000
Excellent benefits package including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, disability insurance, voluntary 403(b) plan, pre-tax FSA and transit card
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, (CMS) is one of eleven constituents of the largest performing arts complex in the world, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, which includes the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera. CMS has its home in Lincoln Center's magnificent Alice Tully Hall. Through its many performance, education, recording, and broadcast activities, it brings the exhilarating experience of great chamber music to more people than any other organization of its kind. Under the inspired leadership of Co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, CMS presents a wide variety of concert series and educational events for listeners of all ages, appealing to both connoisseurs and newcomers. The performing artists constitute a revolving multi-generational and international roster of the world’s finest chamber musicians, enabling CMS to present chamber music of every instrumentation, style, and historical period. Annual activities include a full season in New York, an equally full season of national and international tours, nationally televised broadcasts on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center, an international rad...io series, and regular broadcasts on SiriusXM and American Public Media’s Performance Today. Audiences worldwide enjoy an extensive selection of New York performances through live streams on the CMS website.