The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra in Wilmington, North Carolina seeks an experienced Development Director who is creative, organized, goal oriented, confident, passionate about the arts and their affect on a growing Region, and who possesses a steady temperament, outgoing personality, high energy level and good sense of humor. This is a new full-time exempt position requiring some evening and weekend work.
The Development Director collaborates with the Board of Directors and the Executive Director to create an annual fund development plan that will increase revenues to support the Wilmington Symphony's mission and strategic plans.
The Development Director is responsible for overseeing implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising which will include donor stewardship and prospect research, major gifts and sponsorship, individual and corporate donations, grant writing and reporting, and in-kind support. She or he is also responsible for overseeing special events and for utilizing information technology and software to support fundraising efforts.
Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, the Development Director will spearhead development efforts as the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra continues to grow. Because this is a new position within the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build the development function.
BA (required); MA (a plus); CFRE (an asset);
Five-plus years' experience in development with proven results;
Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills;
Solid skills in a PC based environment in Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint;
Knowledge of donor software is essential; familiarity with GiftWorks is a plus;
Knowledge of federal and state legislation affecting charitable organizations;
A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work independently and as part of a team, to take initiative, and to manage multiple projects;
Familiarity with symphony orchestras or the cultural arts environment is also a plus.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include 100% group health insurance premiums paid by employer
About Wilmington Symphony Orchestra
First organized in 1971, the Wilmington Symphony’s 47-year tradition of service enhances the quality of life in southeastern North Carolina, starting with a series of Masterworks and Symphony Pops concerts each year that showcase the talents of our area’s own musicians.
The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra remains committed to youth education and outreach as an organizational priority, annually producing an array of vibrant and vital youth programs that include a regional Youth Orchestra, a Junior Strings program, and a Young Artists Competition.