The Choral Arts Society of Washington is recognized as a leading arts organization in Washington, DC and as one of the country’s premier symphonic choruses. Founded by Norman Scribner in 1965, Choral Arts welcomed Artistic Director Scott Tucker for his inaugural 2012-2013 season. Choral Arts presents its symphonic chorus of over 190 professional-caliber volunteer singers in an annual season subscription series at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and other DC-area venues. Choral Arts performs with the National Symphony Orchestra and many of the leading conductors and orchestras of the world. Engaged in an active program of touring, recordings, commissions, local and national radio broadcasts and education and community programs, Choral Arts has an annual budget of $2 million and an existing $4.5 million endowment.
Reporting directly to and working with the Executive Director, the Associate Director of Development will direct all fundraising activities. Specific areas of responsibility include planning, monitoring, supervising, implementing and evaluating ongoing development efforts raising $1.5 million, which includes major gifts, direct appeals, grant writing, foundation and corporate giving, sponsorships, planned giving, the annual gala benefit and special events.
The Associate Director of Development will participate in cultivation and solicitation activities and will maintain relationships with donors. S/he will be a liaison to the Board of Directors, the Development Committee and Gala Finance Committee for the participation of these individuals in fundraising. S/he will plan and manage the department’s budget and provide regular reports to the Executive Director and the Board. S/he will supervise development staff members along with interns, volunteers and temporary staffers to implement short and long-term development strategies. The Development Assistant, who is responsible for maintaining the patron database, tracking gifts and grants, and general department administration, will report to the Associate Director.
A full description is available at choralarts.org
The successful candidate will have 5+ years of progressive, effective and comprehensive development experience.
Demonstrated leadership, entrepreneurial, analytical and creative skills required.
Must have exceptional supervisory, organizational, and planning skills in addition to communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with a gift for diplomacy.
The ideal candidate will be able to work collaboratively as well as independently in a fast-paced environment, and will have successful experience working with Boards, volunteers and representatives of the funding community.
Knowledge of CRM systems (PatronManager preferred), facility with digital marketing platforms, and strong competence with Word and Excel is required.
Knowledge of music/arts is preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits package includes medical with drug, dental and eye plans; voluntary retirement plan.
The mission of The Choral Arts Society of Washington is the pursuit of excellence in choral repertoire and performance, and the commitment to promote and share the art of choral music through education and public outreach.
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