Employment Opportunities

Director of Development

Department: Development      Job Status: Full Time 
FLSA Status: Exempt      Reports To: President/CEO 
Amount of Travel Required: 5% 
Job Type: Regular      Positions Supervised: Patron Services, Grant Writer 
Work Schedule: 8:30AM-5:00PM M-F       
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POSITION SUMMARY
Responsible for all fundraising activities for the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra including the Annual Fund Campaign and Concert Sponsorship Program, working cooperatively with the board, President, and other staff. The director of development serves as staff liaison with fundraising projects of the West Virginia Symphony League. The director of development supervises two development assistants, one full time and one part time. The position reports to the President. 
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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Essential Functions Statement(s)
•     Responsible for all fundraising activities for the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra including the Annual Fund Campaign and Concert Sponsorship Program, working cooperatively with the board, President, and other staff. 
•     Coordinate annual campaign to raise unrestricted dollars for operational support including: personal solicitation, direct mail, events, and grant applications to foundations and governmental agencies.  
•     Develop and implement strategies to obtain funds from state, county, and local governments. 
•     Assists in developing a communication plan to support development activity that raises the profile of The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, demonstrates accountability, provides recognition, keeps donors and public aware of the needs, priorities and investment opportunities within the organization. 
•     Create a cultivation plan for donors and community influences to become active stakeholders in the organization through their involvement in the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra programs as advocates, ambassadors and supporters. 
•     Provide training and mentoring of development staff.  
•     Advise and assist the president in planning and executing policies and programs.  
•     Develop outreach opportunities for the president and trustees to elevate the profile of the organization and keep its mission before the public.  
•     Other duties as assigned. 


POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Competency Statement(s)
•     Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others. 
•     Autonomy - Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. 
•     Business Acumen - Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues. 
•     Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word. 
•     Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely. 
•     Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal. 
•     Presentation Skills - Ability to effectively present information publicly. 
•     Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions. 
•     Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task. 
•     Enthusiastic - Ability to bring energy to the performance of a task. 
•     Management Skills - Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively supervise others. 
•     Consensus Building - Ability to bring about group solidarity to achieve a goal. 
•     Delegating Responsibility - Ability to allocate authority and/or task responsibility to appropriate people. 
•     Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals. 
•     Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards. 
•     Persuasive - Ability to influence others to change position or to adopt a specific point of view. 
•     Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem. 


SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education:  Bachelor's Degree (four year college or technical school): Required

Experience:  2 plus years of experience in Fundraising
The position requires a highly motivated self-starter with excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. At least 2 years of fundraising experience in a comparable position required. Bachelor's degree required. Strong computer skills including database, word processing, and spreadsheet required. Supervisory experience is helpful. Knowledge of classical music is extremely helpful

Computer Skills:  Proficiency in MS Office products ( Word, Excel, Outlook, etc...). Database management software, Raisers' Edge preferred. 
 
Other Requirements: Excellent written and verbal presentation skills; strong management and leadership ability, including effective supervision of staff; accountability for resource management and deadlines; high level of self motivation; a strong team player who works well in a collaborative environment; strong planning skills; and an interest in and understanding of the performing arts, the visual arts and science. 
 

TO APPLY: please send a cover letter and resume to Joe Tackett, President, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, PO Box 2292, Charleston WV  25328 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  
 

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE FOR STRING EDUCATION

Duties: Teach string students in two schools (Pinch Elementary and Elkview Middle School) in Kanawha County approximately 15 hours of contact with students each week. 

Compensation: $15,000 annual salary plus individual health insurance provided by the WVSO. A background check is required.

Requirements: experience as a beginning to intermediate level string instructor.  Teaching certification is helpful but not required. Residency in or willingness to relocate to Kanawha County, WV is required. 

Availability: Contract begins August 11, 2014 and runs through August 10, 2015.   

Note: If you are a current member of the WVSO, you will be given preferential hiring status for this position.  If hired, the salary is paid by the WV Symphony Regional Outreach Group and is in addition to per-service wages you currently receive for each concert. 

TO APPLY: please send a cover letter and resume to Betty King, Education, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, PO Box 2292, Charleston WV  25328 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Application deadline July 18, 2014. 

Equal Opportunity Employer


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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.

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