The Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra seeks a highly self-motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills to operate the full range of development activities: annual fundraising, cultivation and stewardship of individual and corporate major donors, grant writing, special events, and the coordination of volunteers.
The Director of Development plans, manages, and executes all aspects of the fund development program. This position reports directly to the Executive Director and works collaboratively with the members of the Board of Directors and other staff to secure the annual contributed revenue budget and achieve other long-term organizational goals.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In collaboration with the Executive Director, Board, and Development Committee, provides leadership, strategic analysis and plans for fundraising
Conceives and executes a comprehensive development strategy and operating plan to ensure that revenue goals are met
Identifies annual and long-range funding priorities
Evaluates, analyzes, and reports on all components of the fund development program, including progress/outcomes
Develops and executes a well-coordinated plan to cultivate and steward major donors and foundations
Designs and manages a comprehensive development infrastructure that supports and increases the base of donors and subscribers
Plans and executes the annual giving campaign to secure unrestricted, contributed general operating revenue
In collaboration with the Executive Director, Board, and Development Committee, identifies new sources for individual, corporate, and foundation gifts
Writes proposals, reports, and budgets for donors and funders
Coordinates a major gifts program that includes prospect research and cultivation, preparation and scheduling of solicitation, and appropriate follow-up
Engages, motivates, and enhances capabilities of Executive Director, Board members, and other HSO staff to ensure that appropriate major gift solicitation and follow-up occurs
Serves as primary staff liaison for the Board Development Committee
Prepares and assists in preparation of fundraising communications and solicitation materials
Serves as staff liaison for volunteer groups and special event committees
Develops and manages the Development budget
Supervises staff to ensure maintenance of a secure patron/donor database system, accuracy of gift recording, timely donor recognition, and reconciliation between development and finance departments
Perform other duties as assigned by Executive Director
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree and at least five years experience in a senior development position and/or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Proven track record in major gift stewardship and grant writing. Experience cultivating major donor relationships.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Love of the arts
Genuine interest in bringing great music to the community
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Knowledge of Hawai‘i funding community
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to maintain collaborative and positive interoffice relationships
Ability to speak effectively with, and respond to questions from, patrons and the general public
Appreciation for the level of detail, discretion and good judgment necessary for effective solicitation and cultivation of donors and supporters
Able to prioritize and manage multiple activities, and meet multiple deadlines
Sound professional and personal characteristics, including integrity, confidence, enthusiasm, analytical ability, the capacity to lead, and the ability to maintain donor confidentiality
Excellent time management skills and attention to detail
Excellent computer skills and comfort with technology, including understanding of spreadsheets, word processing, mail merge, and cloud-based donor management solutions
Ability to meet deadlines under pressure and maintain office relationships with respect and humor
Must possess valid driver’s license and access to a reliable automobile with appropriate insurance coverage.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation commensurate with experience.
HSO offers an employer-paid health plan for employee with partial dependent coverage, and a 403(b).
The Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra was founded in 2011 and made its debut in 2012. The new HSO carries on the legacy of the Honolulu Symphony, which was founded in 1900 and performed for more than a century. The orchestra employs 84 professional musicians and presents classical masterworks, pops, educational and community programs. The mission of the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra is to present the highes...t-quality performances of great music, bringing national and international distinction to the orchestra and its community; to delight and educate audiences of all ages and backgrounds, and enhance the cultural vitality and quality of life in these Islands; and to operate in a financially sound manner.