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The compensation range for this position is commensurate with experience, between $75,000 – 90,000. Benefits include generous paid vacation days, personal days, and sick time, as well as health, vision, and dental insurance, 403(b) with a 3% match, life insurance, and short- and long-term disability insurance.
Ability to work from home effectively and efficiently in addition to LACO’s regular, required in-office attendance. A primary laptop computer for work at-home and in-office is provided. Valid driver’s license is required.
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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) is seeking an organized and driven development professional to serve as the Senior Manager of Annual Giving. This individual will serve as part of a seasoned team of three that is committed to growing philanthropic support at the nation’s premier chamber orchestra. To apply please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. The primary responsibility for this role is donor engagement, stewardship, and solicitation focused on individual donors up to $10,000. Demonstrable, critical skills for a successful candidate include strong interpersonal skills as there is particular emphasis on outreach with donors and growing revenue from annual funds and mid-level supporters. Solicitations will be made in person, over the phone, and via mail and email. This role will collaborate with colleagues from the artistic and marketing departments to lead LACO’s 25+ year new music commissioning program, Sound Investment.
This position reports to the Director of Development.
Manage a portfolio of individual donors who give up to $10,000 annually; maintain personal contacts and involvement activities for these donors.
Work in coordination with the Director of Development and communications team to design and manage direct marketing efforts focused on messaging to annual fund and mid-level donors, including multiple direct mail/email appeals annually and regular digital communication.
In coordination with Director of Development, achieve financial objectives by preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective actions.
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter of introduction outlining your specific experience and qualifications and resume in PDF format to email@example.com. Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls, please. Background checks will be required on all final candidates.
Three to five years of progressive professional fundraising experience required or commensurate; a background in performing arts and working knowledge of classical music is a plus.
Experience engaging directly with donors and employing moves management processes to encourage increased giving.
The individual should have experience building out successful donor acquisition and annual fund engagement programs.
Comfort with managing up and communicating your ideas and recommendations clearly and convincingly.
Excellent analytical skills and the ability to offer creative solutions.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g., Excel) and knowledge of and experience with CRM databases (Patron Manager and/or Salesforce CRM software a plus).
Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion.
Beloved by audiences and praised by critics, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, known to Angelenos as LACO, is a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks as well as a champion of contemporary composers. Headquartered in the heart of the country’s cultural capital, LACO has been proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” (Public Radio International), “LA’s most unintimidating chamber music experience” (Los Angeles Magazine), “resplendent” (Los Angeles Times), and “one of the world’s great chamber orchestras”(KUSC Classical FM).
Iona Brown and Orchestra
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with music director Iona Brown.
LACO was founded in 1968 as an artistic outlet for the recording industry’s most gifted musicians. Founder, cellist James Arkatov, envisioned an ensemble that would allow these conservatory-trained players to balance studio work and teaching with pure artistic collaboration at the highest level. The Orchestra presented its first performances with the financial backing of philanthropist Richard Colburn and managerial expertise from attorney Joseph Troy, who also became the Orchestra’s first president. Sir Neville Marriner, Gerard Schwarz, Iona Brown, C...hristof Perick and Jeffrey Kahane, LACO’s illustrious music directors, each built upon a tradition of joyous music-making performed by exceptional artists. Jaime Martín, praised as “a visionary conductor, discerning and meticulous” (Platea Magazine), joined LACO as Music Director at the start of our 2019/20 season.
LACO has made 31 recordings, toured Europe, South America and Japan, performed across North America, and garnered eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming. The Orchestra’s offices are located in downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s mission is to enrich and connect our community through intimate and transformative musical experiences which exemplify and foster artistic excellence, education and innovation.
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra seeks to be a cultural force in Los Angeles and recognized as a premier orchestra worldwide.