Director of Development

ORGANIZATION: Austin Symphony Orchestra
JOB TITLE: Director of Development
REPORTS TO: Executive Director

JOB SUMMARY: The Development Director is responsible for the leadership of a comprehensive and cost effective fund development program. Working with the Executive Director and key ASO Board committees, the Development Director develops, implements, monitors and evaluates all fund development activities in a manner that maximizes contributed income for the orchestra’s annual operating and capital needs. S/he maintains and develops donor relationships and maintains an ongoing, active, and aggressive program to identify potential new donors. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, oversight of the ASO’s Annual Fund, corporate donors and sponsorships, and grant programs as well as fundraising events and planned giving programs.


Annual Fund Campaign
• Set budget and campaign goals for season with Executive Director and Finance Director
• Develop Annual Fund Campaign plan, working with Annual Fund Committee & Exec Director
• Oversee the design and printing of fund drive mailings
• Track all gifts, pledges and payments for the Annual Fund campaign in Pro Venue
• Create and maintain prospect lists
• Coordinate mailings with Marketing Director
• Acknowledge all gifts in a timely manner
• Track donor benefits
• Plan phonathons and recruit Board volunteers for the phonathons
• Oversee the preparation of materials for phonathons, including pledge cards, tracking sheets, and volunteer gifts
• Determine and book host site for phonathon
• Provide Marketing Director with various lists for program book

• Works in partnership with the Executive Director, Corporate committee and Board on all aspects of developing new corporate sponsorships and sponsorship renewal campaign.
Foundation and Government Grants
• Research prospective Foundation and government funders• Coordinate with Education Director and Executive Director on education oriented grants
• Write grant proposals, Cultural Arts Projects and foundations
• Write final reports for foundation and government grants
• Follow up on all grants

Database Maintenance
• Oversee the update of mailing lists, patron records
• Oversee the entering of gifts, pledges and payments for individuals, foundations and corporations
• Coordinate with Box Office on posting schedule and other Pro Venue functions.

Board Liaison
• Coordinate Board of Directors, Executive Board and other special committee meetings, with Executive Director, President; prepare agendas, minutes and related materials
• Oversee and maintain accurate Board files for annual audit and legal purposes

Special Events
• Plan and manage special events, in conjunction with Board committee

• Work with the Executive Director to establish fundraising goals and expenses as part of the annual budget process.
• Oversee the maintenance of all donor files and records; develop and administer all donor benefits programs in accordance with IRS guidelines.
• Facilitate weekly acknowledgement letters to donors as well as a monthly list of major donors to the Executive Director for acknowledgement.
• Provide periodic progress reports on all campaigns; prepare listings and financial statements as needed by the Board and staff.
• Train, manage, and evaluate the performance of all development staff, including interns and volunteers.
• Maintain contact with industry colleagues and other fundraising professionals to keep abreast of current trends.
• Manage and oversee 2 Assistant Development personnel

• Serve as ex-officio member of the Development oriented Board Committees and in conjunction with committee chairs recruit other volunteers to participate in the development program.
• Report to the Board and Executive Committee on progress of all fund-raising campaigns; provide other reports and statements as requested.
• Develop Board and volunteer leadership through participation in Board committee meetings and ongoing donor cultivation efforts; participate in identifying and recruiting new leadership.
• Identify, recommend, and help recruit committee members for the Development and Special Events.
• Recommend fundraising policies and procedures to the Executive Director and Board with the goal of building a year-round development program that demonstrates the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct.

Additional Information
Salary is competitive within the industry, commensurate with experience and expertise, and includes a competitive benefits package.

Please email Anthony Corroa at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and attach your cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references as a single Adobe PDF file. Please make your subject line: Development Director Position. No phone calls or physical mail please.

The mission of the Austin Symphony Orchestra Society, Inc. is to enhance the cultural quality of life for the adults and young people of Austin and Central Texas by providing excellence in music performance and educational programs.

Deadline for applications: November 15, 2019

Austin Symphony Orchestra Society, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring. A period of evaluation will be required.