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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.

Education and Community Outreach Initiatives

Segal & Davis Family Foundation Education Initiative

The Segal & Davis Family Foundation has served a continuing role as a driving catalyst for the WVSO's ever-expanding music education programming. The foundation made a nationally significant, four-year, $200,000 commitment to the WVSO that targets 27 of West Virginia 's most economically distressed counties.

The Segal & Davis Family Foundation recently agreed to extend this partnership past the four-year period enabling the WVSO to continue this nationally significant program.


Katharine B. Tierney Music Education Fund

The Tierney Music Education Fund is a multi-purpose program that provides Young People's Concert Scholarships to economically distressed portions of West Virginia 's remaining 28 counties not covered by the Segal & Davis Initiative. This critical fund creates an opportunity for schools located in distressed pockets of these counties to qualify for transportation and admission fee scholarships when attending a Young People's Concert Series. The fund is also an important underwriter of each of the actual Young People's Concert Series.