Overview

Job Title: Development Officer, Mid-Level Giving
Department: Development
Reports to: Director, Individual Giving
Status: Full-time, Exempt

Summary:

Houston Symphony is seeking a Development Officer who is excited to join the most dynamic performing arts organization in Houston. Top candidates demonstrate success in a fast-paced environment, are self-motivated, hard-working, and resourceful. Applicants should be inspired by the mission of the Houston Symphony and share a passion for its work.

The Development Officer will be responsible for growing the Symphonys Mid-Level Giving Program by managing an individual portfolio of 150-200 donor households contributing $1,000 to $5,000 annually and producing events (virtual & in-person) to steward this giving group and cultivate those ready to be solicited for a Major Gift.

Essential Job Functions:

-Manage a portfolio of 150-200 donor households contributing $1,000 to $5,000 with a focus on members with the potential to increase their giving to a Major Gifts level.
-Responsible for meaningful cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors including face-to-face visits, as well as email, telephone, and mail communications.
-Plan and implement a calendar of dynamic and engaging events specific to each of the Mid-Level membership groups with a focus on those capable of upgrading their membership to the Conductors Circle.
-Coordinate involvement with Board members, leadership volunteers, interdepartmental colleagues in Artistic, Marketing, and Education, as appropriate.
-Attend concerts and private donor events on evenings and weekends with the goal of building relationships with donors and prospects.
-Perform additional duties as required by the Houston Symphony Society.

Qualifications:

-Bachelors degree and a minimum of three years of fundraising experience.
-Experience in an arts organization preferred. Passion for the performing arts required.
-Computer literacy, including word processing, database, and spreadsheet proficiency.
-Professional demeanor, detail oriented.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
-Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple tasks.
-Ability to work evenings and weekends, including some holidays.

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The Houston Symphony is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, veteran status, or any other protected class.

About Houston Symphony

Mission of the Houston Symphony:
The mission of the Houston Symphony is to inspire and engage a large and diverse audience in Greater Houston and beyond through exceptional orchestral and non-orchestral performances, educational programs and community activities.

The Houston Symphony is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, veteran status, or any other protected class.