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JOB DESCRIPTION

 
Position:                                  Development Manager

 

Department:                           Development

 

Reports To:                            Vice President of Development and Marketing

 

Statement of the Job:  Responsible for day-to-day management of donor relations, including event planning and sponsorship management.  Responsible for maintaining current donor database, coordinating donor solicitations, fulfilling donor benefits, developing corporate proposals, coordinating sponsorship program benefits and event planning.

 

Essential Functions:

 

·          Coordinate all aspects of annual donor solicitations, including serving as liaison to the telefunding vendor.

·         Enter and update data to ensure corporate and individual donor database is current and accurate; prepare various reports, as requested.

·         Develop corporate sponsorship proposals; assist in presenting to prospects.

·         Coordinate sponsorship program benefits and liaison with sponsors.

·         Fulfill corporate and individual donor benefits.

·         Administer Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP)

·         Plan and execute donor receptions and other WVSO hosted events; including the invitations, registration, facility rental and catering coordination.

·         Assist the West Virginia Symphony League (volunteer fundraising group) with fundraising events, including but not limited to the WVSO Gala, Symphony Sunday, Dancing with the Stars and Fashion Show.

·         Serve as liaison to the Symphony Tomorrow group within the WVSO

·         Vendor relations, as needed.

·         Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education, Experience and Skills:

Bachelors degree required; proficiency in Microsoft Office; experience with Raisers Edge preferred; two to three years fundraising experience required; proven track record in previous positions of building relationships with customers, clients or donors; excellent communication skills.

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable

individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

 

Position requires attendance at evening and weekend concerts and events.

 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while

performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume and salary expectations to Lisa Lopinsky, Vice President of Development and Marketing, at llopinsky@theclaycenter.org or P.O. Box 2292, Charleston, WV  25328.

Extra-Curricular Programs at the WVSO

Student Musician Card Program

The WVSO offers all Kanawha County Schools String Program students and all West Virginia Youth Syomphony, Tri-State Youth Symphony, Teays Valley Strings, Boone County Strings and New River Youth Symphony members a “Student Musician Card,” which allows each student free admission to Symphonic, Family Discovery and Montclaire String Quartet subscription concerts, based upon availability. Students may obtain a student string card from their string or orchestra instructor or may contact the WVSO Education Department directly. Each student will then be issued a free ticket at the Box Office the night of the performance (based upon availability) to present to the usher for entry into the concert hall.

West Virginia Youth Symphony

The West Virginia Youth Symphony is an independent organization that offers students in elementary school through their freshman year in college an opportunity to receive quality music instruction and ensemble performance experience. Students audition for placement in one of three ensembles: Cadet Strings (beginning level students), Youth Strings (intermediate level students) or Youth Orchestra (a full orchestra open to string, brass and woodwind students). The WVYS also sponsors a Wind Ensemble comprised of the Youth Orchestra's brass and woodwind sections and a chamber program open to all participating students.

Parents, teachers and students interested in receiving additional information should contact the Youth Symphony General Manager at (304) 561-3542.