Major Gifts and Planned Giving Coordinator

NC Symphony
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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Major Gifts and Planned Giving Coordinator Immediate Opening (October 2017) The Coordinator of Major Gifts and Planned Giving is an essential member of a two-person team that is responsible for securing $1.25 million in major gifts in the 2018 fiscal year and increasing financial support from major givers ($10,000+), legacy donors and endowment donors to support the Symphony’s mission and programs. Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving the Coordinator of Major Gifts and Planned Giving takes a lead role in prospect research, donor relations, reporting, scheduling and database entry for the major gifts and planned giving programs. The Coordinator of Major Gifts and Planned Giving serves as a prospect researcher for the Philanthropy Department, and helps coordinate the Symphony’s stewardship and recognition of our highest level supporters. Compensation is competitive, commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes health insurance through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, long-term disability, life insurance, and an employee assistance program, an optional 403(b) retirement plan and optional dental insurance. POSITION: Coordinator of Major Gifts and Planned Giving DEPARTMENT: Philanthropy REPORTS TO: Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving REPORTING POSITIONS: CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time/Non-Exempt MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: • Research major gifts prospects and prepare in-depth profiles for the Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving, in support of developing a robust pipeline of prospective donors. • Guide preparation of research profiles and prospect review meetings. • Coordinate and support the Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving, the Vice President of Philanthropy and the CEO in campaign planning and execution. • Support the Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving in creating proposals, donor meetings, donor relations, and sending appeals, acknowledgement letters and general correspondence in a timely fashion. • Provide support for the Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving through maintenance of proposal and sponsorship calendars, scheduling visits, major gifts prospect database, phone back-up, file maintenance, and handling of individual donor ticketing, parking and other VIP benefits and requests • Provide up-to-date reporting on fundraising progress and contacts with donors to the Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving and the Vice President of Philanthropy and manage the entry of reports into the database. • Work collaboratively with department members to track major, planned, estate and endowment gifts, to ensure proper donor recognition and stewardship • Assist in planning and execution of all individual concert sponsor events as well as individual donor cultivation and stewardship events, supervise volunteers, and represent the Philanthropy team at these events. Participate in concert duty on a regular basis. • Work with the Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving to develop the North Carolina Symphony’s planned giving program and Lamar Stringfield Society legacy group including management of digital and hardcopy mailings. • Collaborate with colleagues across departments to carry out strategies and activities to increase patron value, loyalty and engagement • Assist with the development and/or preparation of printed materials, digital materials, meeting information, patron event items as requested and in support of the Philanthropy Department’s work, with a focus on Major Gifts and Planned Giving The duties listed above are not all inclusive. The person in this position is expected to perform other work-related duties as assigned even though they may not be considered primary duties. QUALIFICATIONS: • Knowledge of non-profit fundraising strategies, operations and procedures • 1 to 3 years of relevant work experience in fundraising, prospect research and/or donor relations • Superior verbal and written communication skills • Strong interpersonal, relationship and customer service skills • Excellent judgement and professionalism in dealing with people, being collaborative, responsive and supportive • Demonstrated success working with high level donors and trustees • Strong research, analytical, planning, and organizational skills, and superior attention to detail • Ability to function at a high level under deadline pressure • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, taking responsibility for the completion of each by its respective deadline • Self-motivated and enthusiastic with ability to work independently • Team-oriented, flexible, positive, personable and willing to learn • Must be able to support and implement the mission, vision and values of the North Carolina Symphony; knowledge of and interest in orchestral music is a plus • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint • Familiarity with a donor database such as Archtics is a plus • Ability to travel and work outside traditional office hours • Bachelor’s degree required The Organization: Founded in 1932 and subsequently the first state-supported symphony in the country, the North Carolina Symphony is a vital and honored component of North Carolina's cultural life. Its 175 performances annually are greeted with enthusiasm throughout the state, in communities large and small, in concert halls, auditoriums, gymnasiums and outdoor settings. Under the artistic leadership of Music Director Grant Llewellyn, the orchestra has grown in stature and sophistication, now advancing a well-earned reputation for innovative programming and collaborative projects. Devoted to bringing music to the entire state of North Carolina, the Symphony carries out an extensive education program, unrivaled by any U.S. orchestra. Approximately 40 concerts per year are performed free for school children throughout the state and are part of the schools' music education curriculum. In addition, among many education initiatives, the North Carolina Symphony stages the annual Youth Concerto Competition, honors an outstanding music educator, and offers master classes for both adults and young people. The North Carolina Symphony can be heard on local radio stations or through its numerous CD releases, including two celebrated titles on the BIS label, American Spectrum with saxophonist Branford Marsalis and an album of concertos with pianist Yevgeny Sudbin. The orchestra’s latest recording is Britten’s Cello Symphony & Sonata with cellist Zuill Bailey on the Telarc label, described by CD Hotlist as “recommended to all classical collections.” Top soloists from the classical and pops worlds—including Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Lang Lang, Joshua Bell, Yuja Wang, Lynn Harrell, Pink Martini, Ben Folds, Randy Newman and Idina Menzel—have joined the orchestra and taken advantage of two of the country’s finest performance venues, the spectacular Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh and Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. The orchestra has also appeared twice at Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and Orchestra Hall in Chicago. The Area: The Symphony’s home base of Raleigh is the state’s capital, located in the Piedmont (central) region of North Carolina. Raleigh is the largest city in a 3,500-square mile Metropolitan area known as the Triangle (Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill) and is the fifth fastest growing metropolitan area in America. Located within the area is Research Triangle Park, home to several corporate and regional headquarters: Fidelity Investments, Duke Medicine, IBM, Red Hat, SAS, Quintiles, GlaxoSmithKline and Cisco all have large presences, among many others. New home construction is steady and there is a stable real estate market for existing homes. Compared to other markets, housing is very affordable. The home of many creative and well-educated citizens, Raleigh has been lauded as a “Best City for Business and Careers” by Fortune magazine and a “Best Place to Live in America” by Money magazine. It provides its people and businesses with a world-class combination of economic vitality, low unemployment, tremendous educational opportunity, environmental quality and exceptional quality of life. The park system offers a vast network of recreational greenway trails that connect neighborhoods. Thirteen institutions of higher education provide affordable and premium education, opportunities for adult and extension classes and a well-educated citizenry of students, graduates and faculty. The Triangle is also an area of tremendous resources where cultural and performing arts organizations thrive. Other major institutions include the North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina Museum of History, Carolina Ballet, American Dance Festival, Ackland Art Museum, Nasher Art Museum, Marbles Kids Museum, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Morehead Planetarium, and Carolina Performing Arts at UNC-Chapel Hill. There are film, music, dance and crafts festivals, local theater groups and touring Broadway shows. The Triangle is also a vital sports center. It is host to the NHL’s Stanley Cup-winning Carolina Hurricanes, baseball’s Durham Bulls, and the sports programs of ACC members Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.

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TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary history to: Karen Smith Fernandez Director of Major and Planned Gifts 3700 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 130 Raleigh, NC 27612 No phone calls please.