Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 09-Mar-2019 to 08-Apr-2019
  • - Indianapolis Symphonic Choir
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Full Time
  • competitive benefits package

The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir seeks an exceptional and experienced individual to serve in the critically important role of Director of Development. As a member of the Choir's senior management team, and reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will establish and achieve annual fundraising goals totaling approximately $750,000.
 
Organization Overview:
The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir is proud to be one of the nation's most established and dynamic musical institutions and 2018-2019 marks its 82nd Season. Among the most active symphonic choruses in the United States, this organization reaches more than 25,000 persons each season with more than 25 performances and a comprehensive education and community engagement program. The nearly 200 volunteer singers demonstrate the Choir's commitment to musical excellence through their talent and dedication during each 44-week season. The organization is led by a professional staff and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

The Symphonic Choir is the choral partner of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, having been founded in 1937 at the Orchestra's request to perform the great choral-orchestral repertoire. Over the years, this partnership with the ISO has remained at the very core of the Choir's existence. This partnership exhibits the very best of collaborative ideals–two successfully independent arts organizations combining their strengths to create beautifully lasting musical results. In 2018, the Choir joined the ISO at The Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.) for the SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras.

Position Duties:
•         Develop and implement annual fundraising plan, based on different giving levels, across the donor life cycle.  (e.g. prospects, early donations, major gifts, endowment and legacy gifts).
•         Research and identify best practices to expand the donor database.
•         Plan and oversee all fundraising activities, including annual fund campaign, corporate sponsorships, planned giving, endowment, and special events
•         Develop and implement strategies to meet the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir's general operating, endowment, planned giving, and special project funding priorities
•         Working with Executive Director and key members of Board, cultivate and solicit individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies capable of making major annual gifts, as well as planned and endowment gifts
•         Implement a comprehensive donor stewardship program including acknowledgement plan, donor recognition events, and donor communications. Establish quarterly goals for direct interactions with donors. Accurately record significant interactions in database.
•         Develop close working relationships with individual donors, foundations, government agencies, and corporations in Indianapolis and beyond
•         Attend Indianapolis Symphonic Choir events regularly to nurture and grow relationships with donors and prospects
•         Collaborate with various board committees, including Development, Endowment, and Gala
•         Plan, implement and manage major events (e.g. season opening, gala). Provide post-event analysis, including financial report and plan for guest stewardship.
•         Oversee a contracted grant writer and ensure applications and reports are accurate, complete, and delivered on-time. Perform research to identify, qualify and contact eligible foundations for new funding opportunities.
•         Pull and review reports from donor database to ensure donor information, engagements, pledges and gifts, are accurately recorded
•         Other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications:
•         Bachelor's degree and at least three years development experience – ideally in the arts
•         Knowledge of classical music and music education strongly preferred
•         Experience with the Indianapolis philanthropic community desirable
•         Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
•         Experience with PatronManager database preferred
•         Team player with positive attitude, patience, focus, and resolve
•         Outstanding written and oral communication skills, strong organizational skills, impeccable attention to detail, and technological savvy
•         Systems-oriented with superior project management skills, ability to set and meet deadlines
•         Strong social and interpersonal skills, a high energy level, unquestioned integrity and discretion, a passion for the mission, and a good sense of humor

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