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The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) is pleased to announce its search for a new Chief Development Officer (CDO). The CDO reports to the President and is responsible for leading and implementing the organization’s overall fundraising strategy. The SPCO’s Annual Fund is its largest source of revenue and is critical to the financial health of the organization. One of the CDO’s top priorities is to drive and increase the SPCO’s Individual Giving activities such as prospecting, cultivation, solicitation and securing major gifts to reach the Annual Fund’s goals. The CDO is a strategic member of the senior management team and is the primary board liaison for the Development Committee. Additionally, the CDO co-leads the Arts Partnership Annual Fund, and therefore must be comfortable and effective working within a collaborative fundraising model.
With a $10M annual operating budget and $50M endowment, the SPCO is entering its 65th year in operation and is widely regarded as one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world. This is a phenomenal opportunity for a donor-centric leader who is eager to make a big impact on a smaller organization with a world-class reputation for innovative programming whose mission is to make its music accessible to as many people as possible. The values of innovation, accessibility, inclusion, and excellence should resonate with candidates who wish to be considered for this role. Deep commitment to its local community is at the core of the SPCO’s Inclusion and Diversity goals; therefore, the CDO and other senior management are expected to reside in the greater Minneapolis – St. Paul region.
The ability to drive donor-related activities that lead to securing major (5+ figure) gifts is critically important, as is the ability to lead a high-performing team of development professionals. Candidates should be comfortable working with a Board of Directors who are actively involved in fundraising. Staff management experience is required, with a demonstrated track record of setting and achieving ambitious team and individual revenue goals. Experience fundraising for an arts-related organization is ideal; having a strong appreciation for music/performing arts is a must.
Ballinger Leafblad is pleased to partner with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra on its search for a new Chief Development Officer (CDO).
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world. In addition to artistic innovation, the SPCO is nationally recognized for a commitment to broad community accessibility, innovative audience outreach efforts, and engaging educational and family programming. Through its various series the SPCO performs more than 140 concerts in 20 venues across the Twin Cities metro area each season, a unique commitment to geographic accessibility for a major orchestra. The SPCO also offers the most affordable tickets of any major orchestra in the United States, with more than 50 percent of tickets available for $12 or less, and free tickets for children and students.
Our music has the power to inspire, challenge, uplift, bring people together and connect people with their humanity, and we believe that EVERYONE deserves to experience our transformational performances. We believe that in a time of increasing inequality, the SPCO is an asset that should be available to as many people as possible in our community.