Posted on July 25, 2012
Bel Canto Chorus
Bel Canto Chorus - Development Director
The Development Director reports directly to the Executive
Director and works closely with the Board of Directors. Primary
responsibilities include the development, management, implementation,
and evaluation of an overall fundraising program consistent with Bel
Canto Chorus’ mission and goals.
- Develop strategies and programs to increase both the
number of individual donors and average giving levels.
- Create partnerships with local and national businesses
through corporate sponsorships and grants.
- Research, identify, and cultivate sources of foundation
and government funding, write grant applications, and submit all
- Work with volunteers to plan special fundraising events
II. Board of Directors
- Provide strategic guidance and planning to the Fund
Development Committee for all campaigns including capital, endowment,
annual giving, etc.
- Recommend fundraising policies and procedures to the
Executive Director and Board with the goal of building a year-round
- Report to the Board and Fund Development Committee on
progress of all fundraising events and campaigns.
- Develop forecasts, goals, and budgets for all
- Maintain all donor files and records; develop and
administer all donor benefits programs in accordance with IRS
- Develop and maintain internal and external contacts to
optimize fundraising efforts including contributors, corporate sponsors,
and business/community leaders.
- Oversee creation of written and graphic materials
related to donor management.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Experience working with a Board of Directors in a
nonprofit organization; arts-related experience is preferred.
- Record of increasing philanthropic revenue from diverse
- Experience in the development and implementation of a
broad-based fundraising program including donor development,
cultivation, and successful solicitation.
- Knowledge of “best practices” in
- Experience managing volunteers and working within a
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Microsoft
Access. Experience with fundraising database systems (e.g.,
Raiser’s Edge, DonorPerfect) is preferred.
- Independent self-starter with a high level of
professionalism, maturity, judgment and confidence.
Salary range: $30,000-$40,000 based on experience. Full-time
preferred; open to other arrangements for the right candidate.
To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, references, and grant
writing sample to Executive Director Marla Hahn, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications
will be accepted through August 15, 2012.