The Assistant Director of Donor Relations
will help lead the strategic planning, coordination, and implementation of a
donor-centric stewardship plan to assist the Development Department reach its
financial and non-financial goals. Under
the direction of the Director of Donor and
Volunteer Engagement, this position will partner with all areas within
Development to determine the best strategies for effective stewardship of
donors through recognition, benefit fulfillment, engagement, gift acceptance
and acknowledgement and reporting. In
this collaborative role, the Assistant Director of Donor Relations will be a
driving force in inspiring and thanking our generous patrons as well as keeping
stewardship top of mind to colleagues across the organization.
collaboration with the Chief Development Officer and Director of Donor and Volunteer Engagement, design, document, and
implement an integrated donor relations program that encompasses stewardship
reports, communications, donor recognition lists, event/dedications, plaque
installations and the naming of spaces, positions and programs.
with Development Information Systems (DIS) a method for tracking donor
relations plans and information in Tessitura, the BSO’s patron and ticketing
the Director of Development Communications develop a communications strategy
for the donor relations team, including fund reports, impact statements,
recognition lists, annual report, among others.
Overseer the creation of donor lists for program books, annual reports,
and other communications opportunities. Coordinate with DIS as needed on any
customized gift acknowledgements.
and manage information tracking processes regarding naming opportunities,
plaquing, special acknowledgements and any other donor recognition. Develop and
assess policies and procedures across the organization. Maintain detailed inventory of naming
opportunities and track deferred recognition.
Working with Chief Development Officer and Director
of Donor and Volunteer Engagement develop standards for recognition
gifts and event dedications.
and coordinate stewardship plan for the Great Benefactors (lifetime donors or
$1 million or more), including events, recognition and plaquing.
on gift acceptance policies, systems and documentation.
support the stewardship responsibilities of the development staff including
assisting them in coordinating stewardship plans for donors.
opportunities and execute plans for increased donor recognition and stewardship
the projection and management of the annual Donor Relations budget.
oversight and direct management of two (2) donor relations staff members.
small portfolio of donors, particularly those who have been generous to the
organization over their lifetime.
related duties as specified by the Director of
Board, Donor and Volunteer Engagement.
5 or more years of progressively more
responsible administrative experience in a non-profit, preferably an arts
organization. Donor relations or
stewardship experience is required. Collaborative
team player who interacts effectively with colleagues on organizational goals
through strategic thinking. Demonstrated
supervisory experience with a team of one or more staff members. Must be comfortable interacting with board
members, donors, musicians and senior management. Ability to work on multiple projects
concurrently and work well under pressure.
Strong administrative and organizational skills and the ability to
handle detailed work accurately and independently. Excellent written and oral communication
skills. Proven ability to adhere to
timelines and budgets. A pleasant,
friendly, and confident demeanor. Experience
in office procedure, data management and software applications. College degree or equivalent required. Requires some nights, weekends and travel
with occasional overnights.