Director of Fundraising & Development

Working closely with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, and Development Consultant, the Director will fundraise through a pivotal moment of organizational evolution, directing the contributed revenue program and serving as a key Major Gift Officer. This outward-facing role will help the organization develop relationship redundancies to strengthen them for the long-term. The successful Director will be able to work collaboratively with staff, volunteers, and industry experts; is a self-starter and creative; is curious and consistently willing to learn and ask questions; possesses a strong attention to detail; and has a continued desire to serve the community through orchestral and operatic music.


• Cultivate, solicit, and steward portfolio of current, unrenewed, lapsed and new individual and institutional donors of $1,000 and up

• Work with the Board of Directors and volunteers on new major donor acquisition, bringing prospects to concerts, and attending meetings with Board contacts

• Meet or exceed budgeted contributed revenue goals

• Lead the development department and ensure the LVP continues to cultivate support at a high-level

• Serve as the staff lead for the Development Committee and all volunteer solicitors and stewards

• Work with the Annual Fund & Database Manager (AFDM) to track all meeting and solicitation activity in database, using data and moves management to advance relationships

• Lead stewardship efforts for Major Donors, inviting them to the Donor Lounge, Receptions, Dress Rehearsals, and other events as appropriate

• Represent the LVP at functions, events, galas, dinners, etc., learning about the community and networking with area leaders


• 3-5 years of increasingly responsible experience in non-profit management (Arts preferred)

• Proven record in raising funds

• Ability to communicate and build relationships with a wide range of individuals

• Ability to provide leadership and manage a team

• Ability to make decisions and solve problems, independently and collaboratively

• Ability to attend events at nights, on weekends, etc. as necessary

• Attention to detail and consistency in following calendars and hitting deadlines

• Passionate about the arts, with interest in symphonic music a plus

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