Oakland Symphony seeks an energetic and creative Associate Director of Development to manage the Symphony’s fundraising efforts. The role fits into a small, dedicated staff where creative duties are shared, initiative is valued and culture is of prime importance.
This position requires supreme organizational skills to ensure the internal operations of the organization are on track and are organized while managing a blizzard of details elegantly. Overall, this person is responsible for planning, supporting, and assisting in all development activities for the Oakland Symphony including community campaigns, corporate campaigns, foundation and government grant writing/reports, the annual gala, and the individual/board planning process.
Reports to: Director of Development and Communications
How to Apply
Email cover letter, CV/resume, salary requirements, and writing sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Reference “Associate Director of Development” in the subject line. Position is open until filled. Principals only. No phone calls please.
Oakland Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Plan, create, and implement development revenue and expense budgets
Maintain the calendar for grants, sponsorships, direct mail, gala, and annual fund
Work closely with marketing staff in what is a highly integrated approach to building patron loyalty across the organization deadlines
Communicate the calendar to other staff and make sure the organization stays ahead of deadlines
Maintain accurate project statistics, donor records, budget reports, and grant documents
Research, write and submit all grants and final reports
Implement all aspects of donor recognition and benefits (sponsors, grants, and individuals)
Oversee Development Associate and Special Events Coordinator positions and duties
The Oakland Symphony is celebrated as one of the most distinct regional orchestras in the country, serving a diverse population through its unique convergence of artistic excellence, community service, and education programs. Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra was founded in 1963 and has been providing world-class orchestral training to young musicians for over 50 years. Oakland Symphony Chorus is l...aunching its 56th season of serving the community through vocal training and performance opportunities for all.
The Symphony, the Youth Orchestra, and the Chorus have the shared aim of making classical music accessible to all members of our community by presenting unique programs and attracting a wide-ranging, culturally diverse audience. We strive to bring together people who might otherwise never have met, to sit side-by-side and share a meaningful cultural experience.
In addition to presenting unconventional, approachable concerts, the Symphony invests heavily in education and outreach, working with schools and in the community to introduce people of all backgrounds to the joys of playing an instrument and experiencing classical performance.
Along with our education programs, we foster the future of classical music through partnerships with contemporary musicians and composers. Throughout the years, the Symphony has fostered collaborations with local arts organizations, from children’s choruses to jazz ensembles. The Oakland Symphony Chorus collaborates with a number of regional performing arts groups including Berkeley Symphony, California Symphony, and the Young People’s Symphony Orchestra, as well as regularly collaborating and performing with the Symphony and Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra. The Chorus serves as a premier resource for continuing education in the choral arts and holds open auditions throughout the year.