Development Manager

Eugene Symphony Association

Enriching lives through the power of music.

Eugene, OR

Work Location: In-office


  • Full Time
  • Eugene, OR (Remote)
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Symphonic
  • $50,000
  • $60,000

Website EugeneSymphony Eugene Symphony Association

Enriching lives through the power of music.

The Position
As an integral member of the Association’s administrative team, the Development Manager will oversee, plan, and/or manage a wide variety of fundraising activities, including but not limited to: events; direct mail, email, and social media campaigns to generate individual giving; grant applications to charitable foundations and governmental agencies; delivery of benefits to patrons, corporate sponsors, and foundations; individual donor cultivation and stewardship; and other initiatives as determined by the Development Director.

This position regularly interacts with staff at all levels and with a wide range of constituents, including regular contact with members of the Board of Directors, donors, volunteers, patrons, and musicians in a fast-paced environment. Expert written and verbal communication skills, strong decision-making ability, and fine attention to detail are all required.

Candidate Profile
The successful candidate will work well under pressure and will be able to manage competing priorities and deadlines effectively. They will be a self-starter with high energy, maturity, integrity, and self-confidence. The ideal candidate will welcome the opportunity to be an active participant in the life of Eugene and the Willamette Valley community.

The candidate will have a minimum of two to four years’ experience in a fundraising environment including a history of managing direct mail campaigns, donor acknowledgments, benefit fulfillment, and recognition. Experience in managing small-and large-scale donor events is required. Experience managing an annual calendar of grant application and reporting deadlines is preferred. Experience in arts administration or a performing arts environment is preferred. The candidate is expected to maintain a high level of professionalism in manner and appearance.

The Association uses PatronManager (cloud-based Salesforce platform) for cataloguing donor data and incorporates data imported from the Hult Center for the Performing Arts ticket office, which uses Tessitura. Strong skills in PatronManager or other Salesforce-based or fundraising platform preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint is also required. This position requires the ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time, as well as the ability to lift approximately 20 pounds. Employment is subject to annual criminal background check.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the position, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and qualifications for this role.

NOTE: All current administrative employees are vaccinated against COVID-19. Prospective employees must provide proof of vaccination unless they qualify for federally mandated exceptions for sincerely held religious beliefs or medical disability.

Compensation and Benefits
This position is full time, exempt. Salary range is $50,000 – $60,000. Benefits offered include two weeks of paid vacation; nine paid holidays plus some schedule flexibility; employer matching contribution of 4.0% of annual salary into retirement account; sick leave; dedicated professional development resources and sabbatical leave policy; paid parking; and ticket privileges to Eugene Symphony events.

Please send a letter of application that describes both interest in the Eugene Symphony and qualifications for the specific position. Also include a résumé and contact information for at least three references. All applications will be confidential and references will not be contacted without the candidate’s consent.

Please submit all requested materials as a combined PDF by email to:

Eugene Symphony Human Resources

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