Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Development Manager is responsible for managing and expanding fundraising operations for the Society. This role works closely with other members of the staff, ensuring retention and stewardship of current donors as well as identifying and developing new sources of contributed income.
As a leader in the arts and cultural sector in Central Florida, the Bach Festival Society has a robust network of supporters. The Development Manager will be responsible for deepening these connections and forging new relationships with individuals, corporations, and institutions.
Develop and manage implementation of annual development work plan
Manage grant research, writing and reporting
Oversee implementation of annual fund campaigns
Manage system for major gifts and prepare appropriate person for solicitation
Manage a portfolio of donors
Develop and implement a corporate giving program
Manage newly-established planned giving program
Develop and implement stewardship plan
Support Board of Trustees Development Committee
Input gifts, donor contacts, and notes to Patron Manager
Bachelor’s degree or post-secondary training
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in development
Knowledge of and appreciation for choral and classical music
Must be comfortable engaging with donors and stakeholders through an array of communication methods
Ability to manage logistical details
Pleasant demeanor and excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to work with accuracy and to maintain confidentiality
Ability to work independently and also as a member of a team
Commitment to meeting deadlines
Ability to work well under pressure
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Patron Manager or other Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software
Must be available evenings and weekends for concerts
Additional Salary Information: Salary:Mid-40s
Benefits: Group health after 90 days’ employment. Paid time off accrued beginning from date of hire.
Lauded by The Wall Street Journal critic Terry Teachout as “by any possible standard, one of the finest organizations of its kind in America,” the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park has earned an international reputation for excellence among oratorio and choral societies. Founded in 1935, the Society presents choral, orchestral and chamber music as well as education and outreach programs from i...ts home on the Rollins College campus in Winter Park, FL. The Society presents the annual Winter Park Bach Festival in February and April in each year, with additional performances from October through April.
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