The Lexington Philharmonic is seeking a Development professional to oversee our fundraising initiatives and donor relations. The successful candidate will be responsible for collaboratively working with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, Music Director and others to actualize a comprehensive resource development and stewardship program for the Lexington Philharmonic. The Development Manager works in close collaboration with the Executive Director and is the primary staff liaison with the Board Development Committee, the Foundation and the Guild. The Development Manager coordinates with all areas of LexPhil to ensure that development goals, plans and benefits are integrated with marketing and programming plans to accomplish the strategic goals of the organization.
Plan, lead, and implement all phases of the Annual Campaign; oversee the solicitation and acknowledgment process, maintenance of records, establishment and disclosure of donor benefits, and reporting.
Assist the Executive Director in establishing appropriate annual goals and strategies for the Annual Campaign and all other fund-raising activities in support of LexPhil’s mission (endowment, capital, planned giving, Guild, etc.).
The Annual Campaign includes, but is not limited to:
o Individual giving
o Corporate and institutional partnerships
o Government, foundation and private-sector grants
o Special fundraising events
o In-kind support from various industries
Provide leadership and tools to inspire and support the engagement of the Development Committee, Board, and others to actively participate in all areas of fundraising for the Lexington Philharmonic.
Ensure a year-round cultivation program to develop new relationships and funding opportunities.
Coordinate and manage flexible, but consistent benefit fulfillment to individual, corporate and institutional donors.
Research and prepare grant applications; ensure compliance with grant timelines, terms and conditions; maintain records and materials to support each application; prepare grant reports; and maintain ongoing relationship with grant makers.
Work with the Chairperson of the Foundation to ensure integrated planned giving between the Lexington Philharmonic Society and the Lexington Philharmonic Foundation.
Oversee the development and production of all materials used to support LexPhil’s development efforts, campaigns and special events, in coordination with LexPhil’s overall brand.
Develop budgets for each event and campaign and track progress of all campaigns in relation to goals.
Coordinate special events to ensure optimum impact across the organization.
Work with the Executive Director and Development Committee to evaluate effectiveness of each campaign.
Oversee the maintenance of all donor files and records; develop and administer donor benefits in accordance with IRS regulations.
Hire, train, manage, and evaluate the performance of development support, including interns and volunteers.
Actively cultivate and maintain internal and external contacts to optimize fund-raising efforts; represent LexPhil at other civic and cultural events in the community; represent LexPhil by speaking at public events as requested.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to translate artistic vision and goals to relevant appeals;
• Experience with all areas of fundraising including grant writing, individual & major gift solicitation, corporate sponsorship, planned giving and special events;
• Successful fundraising track record including guiding and motivating Board Members and other stakeholders to engage in fundraising for LexPhil;
• Proficiency in the use of computers for all types of communication as well as data base management (experience with Patron Manager preferred);
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to execute plans effectively in a fast-paced environment;
• Strong understanding of current best practices in fundraising and philanthropy;
• Five years of experience in fundraising/development;
• Track record of ethical team leadership and donor-centric practices;
• Bachelor’s degree in philanthropy, marketing, communications, public relations, arts administration, or a related field and/or relevant experience/track record in fundraising;
• Deep appreciation of the role and value of the arts in a vibrant community;
• Knowledge of orchestral and classical music helpful;
• Ability to be on ones feet for extended periods of time and lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds;
• Reliable transportation and good driving record;
• Some evenings and weekends required.
This is a full time employment position. Compensation and benefits are competitive with similar sized organizations and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The marginal functions of this position have not been included. This job scope is not intended to imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the individual in this position. Other job-related duties and responsibilities may be assigned.
To Apply: Please email your resume and letter of interest to the Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to apply is September 25, 2018. No phone calls, please. The Lexington Philharmonic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and organizational need.
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About Lexington Philharmonic
The Lexington Philharmonic (LexPhil) is a dynamic, evolving orchestra located in Lexington, Kentucky. Founded in 1961, LexPhil is central Kentucky’s largest professional music organization, serving a diverse population in central and eastern Kentucky. Each season, LexPhil presents over 200 concerts and educational programs advancing its core values of artistic excellence, innovation, collaboration and accessibility.
The Lexington Philharmonic is comprised of two entities. The Lexington Philharmonic Society (Society) is its general operating entity and the Lexington Philharmonic Foundation (Foundation) maintains its endowment. The Society also has a volunteer-based Guild, which executes select fundraising special events. The Development Manager is employed by the Society, and provides support to both the Society and Foundation.