To plan, implement, and manage philanthropic activities of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra by engaging the community in the mission of the Symphony and generating revenue to support organizational projects and programs via fundraising best practices.
Develop and manage a high-quality, growing philanthropy program through the achievement of clearly defined, measurable goals.
Serve as primary fundraiser, achieving short- and long-term financial goals.
Lead stewardship program, working with Board of Directors Development Committee and current donors, and engage and cultivate new volunteers and supporters to grow donor portfolio.
Oversee database management to ensure accuracy of donor profiles, records, and reporting.
Attend community events to support external relations and build supporter portfolio and business partnerships.
Assist with DSSO donor events, activities and concerts
Develop reporting mechanisms through technology to ensure effective data management
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
How to Apply
Please review this job description for the DSSO’s Development Director Position. If you are interested, then we invite you to apply by June 15, 2022. To apply, please email BrandonVW@dsso.com with the following:
A Cover Letter stating how your experience is relevant to this position,
Your Resume, preferably no longer than 3 pages,
A list of three references who can speak directly to your experience and work habits (will not be contacted until confirmed with the applicant).
Only complete applications will be considered. Note that each applicant’s candidacy will be confidential. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.
Experience: Minimum 2+ years related to fundraising or arts management. Experience working with an arts or cultural institution is preferred. Love of orchestral music in a live performance setting is essential.
Skills: Computer literate with Microsoft Office and donor database software, excellent writing, analytical, and research skills, ability to meet aggressive goals in a fast-paced environment, excellent time management skills, outstanding interpersonal skills and able to accomplish tasks with minimal supervision.
Additional Salary Information: The salary range is $45,000 to $55,000, with opportunity for bonus if revenue targets are achieved. DSSO will pay 70% of an individual’s fee on our employee BCBS MN plan. Position starts with 10 Days of Paid Vacation, 6 Sick Days and One Personal Day. Potential resources for relocation may be available.
About Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra
Duluth Superior Symphony seeking Executive Director applications