Job Title: Development Associate, Institutional Giving
Reports to: Director, Corporate Relations
Status: Full-time, non-exempt
Summary: The development associate, institutional giving work closely with the directors of corporate and foundation relations to successfully achieve contributed income goals and develop deep relationships with donors through excellence in donor stewardship and engagement. This position handles stewardship/benefit fulfillment and administrative processes for the Institutional Giving team in the Houston Symphony’s Development Department. This key position is part of a large, dynamic advancement team that supports the work of Houston’s world-class orchestra.
Essential Job Functions:
Stewardship: fulfills benefits for Symphony’s corporate, foundation and government donors and key institutional stakeholders. Activities include, but are not limited to:
Primary contact for all institutional donor ticketing needs
Plan and execute all aspects of institutional donor events and engagement such as pre- and post-concert receptions, dinners, meet and greets and private rehearsals and attend as needed
Coordinate corporate ensemble performances and attend as needed
Prepare and fulfill annual donor benefit packages and discount codes by August 15
Tracking institutional benefits and activation
Compilation and preparation of corporate fulfillment packets by August 15 each season
Create vouchers and ticket packages as needed for Institutional donors and stakeholders
Manage logistical aspects of corporate concert buyouts including event execution in partnership with Jones Hall staff and Artistic/Operations and team
Manage sponsorship calendar for all institutional donors
Manage a portfolio of Institutional donors from $1,000-$10,000 level annually
Prepare proposals and reports as needed for Institutional donors
Create and maintain updated materials for prospect meetings and prepare packets as needed
Manage annual update to Houston Symphony profile on Donor Houston, BBB, and similar resources
Identify new corporate and foundation prospects and conduct preliminary research on potential new donors
Coordinate prospect mailings with direction from Director, Corporate Relations
Administration and Correspondence
Create and send institutional correspondence, including thank you letters and charitable contribution receipts
Manage Institutional giving budget and subscriptions
Maintain up-to-date Tessitura and paper files for Institutional partner records
Attend and report on PSC Inventory meetings and manage Institutional comps
Attend performances and donor events as required
Act as a representative from the Development department at concerts and Houston Symphony functions
Perform additional duties as required by the Houston Symphony Society
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
Proficient in Microsoft Office and Tessitura.
Experience with Desktop publishing (Publisher) preferred, along with spreadsheets, reporting and mail merge functions.
Professional demeanor, detail oriented with ability to work successfully in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple projects.
Ability to work well with others.
Strong organizational, administrative, and writing skills.
Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Internal Number: 20210005
About Houston Symphony
Founded in 1913, the Houston Symphony is one of America’s oldest performing arts organizations with a distinguished musical history. The Houston Symphony performs over 170 concerts for more than 350,000 people every year, featuring an innovative and broad spectrum of classical, popular, education and community-based symphonic programming.