The Richmond Symphony makes music an integral part of the lives of those living, learning and working here by embracing the Richmond region’s unique vitality and diverse constituents.
The Richmond Symphony seeks a music loving and organized individual to serve as the Donor Relations Assistant to join its friendly advancement team. Under the supervision of the Donor Relations Manager, the Assistant is responsible for a variety of administrative tasks to support the Advancement team (part of the Advancement and Patron Communications department) with overall fundraising, prospecting, and donor stewardship work. Day to day responsibilities of the Assistant includes data entry and reporting, managing volunteer opportunities, supporting fundraising campaigns, working concerts, and assisting with the execution of special events.
The Richmond Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Symphony embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. To learn more about the Richmond Symphony visit www.richmondsymphony.com.
Assists in the execution of the individual giving solicitation cycle including direct mail / phone campaigns and donor cultivation procedures
Management of accurate data across company databases
Creates compelling stories and content for different stakeholders
Assists in executing special events
Serves as the first point of entry for the donor database including inputting transactions, tracking cultivation touch points, generating acknowledgement letters, etc.
Organizes volunteer opportunities for solicitations and cultivation processes, (e.g. envelope stuffing, phone banking.)
Provides staff support to select Board meetings and committees including:
Coordinating meetings both in person and online via Zoom
Recording and distributing minutes for both Board and committee meetings
Distributing electronic material and other correspondence needed in advance of Board and committee meetings
Maintains a visible presence at concerts and cultivation events as appropriate
Providing aid in developing presentation materials
Booking appearances and public speaking engagements as appropriate
Support events managed by the Richmond Symphony League
Performs other duties as assigned by Director of Advancement and Patron Communications
Successful performance in this position requires an individual with excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail and efficient time management. A successful candidate can collaborate creatively and work effectively with internal and external partners, and execute tactical activities that accomplish departmental and organizational goals.
Commitment to the principles of teamwork and shared responsibility
Ability to multi-task and meet simultaneous deadlines
Ability to act with discretion in handling confidential conversations, correspondence and records
Ability to relate to a diverse group of people including staff, musicians, members of the board, and community members
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Ability to proactively identify and relay issues to other members of the Advancement team
Experience with non-profits
Experience working in customer relationship management (CRM) databases – Bloomerang preferred
Experience with classical music organizations preferred
Position will a dedicated have work space in the Richmond Symphony office.
Some flexibility regarding remote working is available, however this role is largely office based due to the nature of the work.
Work is performed in a friendly and fast paced hybrid office environment.
Attendance and participation at concerts, events and activities will be expected
Benefits include health insurance, self-funded dental insurance, 403(b) account, paid time off, and optional instrument insurance
Changing lives through the power of music.
The Richmond Symphony performs, teaches, and champions music to inspire and unite our communities.
Founded in 1957, the Richmond Symphony is the largest performing arts organization in Central Virginia. The organization includes an orchestra of more than 70 professional musicians, the 150-voice Richmond Symphony Chorus and more than 260 students in the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra programs. Each season, more than 200,000 members of the community enjoy concerts, radio broadcasts, and educational outreach programs. The Richmond Symphony is partially funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.