Events Coordinator, D.A. Blodgett St. John’s

Job Title

Events Coordinator

Organization

D.A. Blodgett St. John’s

About the Position

POSITION SUMMARY
The Events Coordinator works in support of the goals, programs, and activities of the Advancement Team. The coordinator will facilitate the work of the Advancement Team through planning, preparing, and organizing events, campaigns, activities, and special projects. The Events Coordinator will demonstrate professionalism and confidentiality in all aspects of work; have the poise and professionalism to work with a broad range of stakeholders; be detail oriented; have superior organizational skills; present excellent verbal and written skills; exhibit initiative; work independently and as part of a team. The Events Coordinator will have the capacity to deal well with a wide range of relationships and situations while maintaining the highest degree of confidentiality. This position is for 32 hours/week and is eligible for full benefits.

Department: Advancement

Reports to: Chief Advancement Officer

Beginning Pay Range: $19.50 to $20.80 per hour

Classification: Part-Time Variable Schedule- Eligible

Campus: Knapp

Job Duties

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Produce the Fall Backpack Drive fundraiser with support from the Advancement and Communications teams and volunteers.
  • Produce the Holiday Gift Drive with support from the Advancement and Communications teams and volunteers.
  • Manage third-party fundraisers including responding to inquiries, providing DABSJ overview to stakeholders, gathering all donation information for Donor Relations Manager, and working with the Communications team to acknowledge fundraisers on social media.
  • During periods of high volume, provide back-up in accepting, recording, and responding to donations. 
  • Provide support for all Advancement events.
  • Coordinate campus visit arrangements with donors, volunteers, and committees (room, lunch, tour stops, printing and assembling needed materials) using visit checklist: menu choices, number of guests, dietary restrictions, handouts, or media needs, etc.
  • Provide support to the Chief Advancement Officer.                

Supervision Received:  General Direction – Plans and arranges own work. Uses a wide range of procedures to accomplish assigned objectives.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  No supervisory responsibilities.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or GED. Associate degree preferred.
  • Administrative support or related experience required. Advancement or fundraising experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Exceptional customer service.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact positively, tactfully, and diplomatically with donors, staff, and clients.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Valid Driver’s License.  
  • Database software experience (i.e. Raiser’s Edge), preferred.
  • Attend agency donor events (seven times a year) which includes some weekend and evening hours.
  • Passion for D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s (DABSJ) mission.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Planning and Organizing:   Ability to set priorities and allocate resources properly to effectively achieve work responsibilities and objectives.
  • Detail Orientation:  Pay attention to detail, accuracy and completeness.
  • Customer Service: A desire to serve others by focusing efforts on listening and responding effectively to questions, providing services, and evaluating customer satisfaction.
  • Reliability: Ability to be dependable, trustworthy, and committed to doing the best job possible and completing work in a timely and consistent manner.
  • Problem Solving:  Ability to recognize courses of action to handle problems, gathering and organizing information, identifying cause and effect relationships, and applying contingency plans to solve those problems.

How to Apply

The contact email is humanresources@dabsj.org

About the Organization

MISSION STATEMENT:  To help children and empower families by providing safety, advocacy, and support.

VISION:  A safe, nurturing home for every child, a supportive community for every family.

VALUES:

  • Exceptional Service: Client-focused and teaming at the center of our work.
  • Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion: All are welcomed, valued, and belong.
  • Excellence: Ongoing commitment to learning and improvement.
  • Integrity: Responsibility and ownership of our actions and results.
  • Creativity: Imagination, innovation, and intelligent risk taking.
  • Passion: Relentless positive energy toward our mission and vision.

Chief Development Officer and Vice President, Judson Center

Job Title

Chief Development Officer and Vice President

Organization

Judson Center

About the Position

Job Summary:

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) serves as a key executive team member with primary responsibility for the establishment, implementation and evaluation of Judson Center’s fundraising, community relations/brand marketing, grant seeking and volunteer services strategy and plans. As the CDO, he/she oversees all fundraising activities including, but not limited to; annual appeals, special events, major and planned gifts, comprehensive and capital campaigns, grants, and endowment building. This executive position has direct responsibility for developing donor identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship programming for the agency while maintaining a personal portfolio of major donor prospects and donors.  Moreover, the CDO provides overall management, supervision, leadership, and coordination of the operational, budgetary, and personnel requirements for all of the aforementioned areas of responsibility.

General Acknowledgement:

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.

Salary range – Min: $120,000 Max: $140,000.

Reports to: President/Chief Executive Officer

Office: Administration-Executive

Status: Salary

Location: Farmington Hills, MI

Job Duties

The primary responsibilities of the Chief Development Officerare:

Fund Raising:

  1. Design and implement a comprehensive, result-oriented annual fundraising plan that includes major/planned gifts, annual appeals, special events, foundation and government grants, corporate sponsorships, planned giving and fundraising events.  Work closely with the Development Department team to appropriately assign prospects and projects. Oversee plan objectives and budget; implement and monitor plan throughout the year;
  2. Develop and sustain positive relationships with volunteers, donors, board members, foundation and corporate fund leaders and other key community stakeholders (business and civic) to promote agency philanthropic efforts;
  3. Direct the effective use of Raiser’s Edge database and other development communication tools to ensure tracking of donor and prospect contacts, maximizing relationships and creating timely and accurate reports.
  4. Provide the President, Board of Trustees and other volunteers with the appropriate action plans, implementation, evaluation, and progress reports regarding development. Prepare and submit the annual budget for all Development programs;
  5. Develop a corporate giving campaign including recognition, case statement, and prospects. Maintain and increase the individual giving programs and expand the planned giving program;
  6. Establish, coordinate, and personally participate in major/planned gift solicitations. Move prospects in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure of major gifts and/or planned gifts. Spend a considerable amount of time as needed out of the office in pursuit of this process.
  7. Create and maintain positive relationships with foundations and corporate funds to secure grant awards;
  8. Work with the Executive Team, regional office directors and program managers in the development of proposals/grants for support and special projects.
  9. Plan, direct, and evaluate all current Agency fund-raising campaigns.  Maintain an income/expense ratio of 20-25% for overall fund-raising budget;
  10. Present the needs of the Agency to philanthropic organizations, individuals, corporations, sponsors, and other prospective donors for the current and capital costs of operating the Agency;
  11. Oversee the development of and/or directly write and produce compelling institutional correspondence and donor communication pieces in support of fundraising activities including all proposals and gift agreements.
  12. Ensure compliance with all IRS rules governing charitable giving, disclosure, and reporting.

Management:

  1. Recruit, train, and motivate the professional development, community relations/brand marketing and volunteer services staff;
  2. In consultation with the President and Board of Trustees recruit and train volunteers for fund-raising, community relations/brand marketing and general agency support activities;
  3. Participate as a member of the Agency’s Executive Team, act as staff representative for the Board Development Committee, attend Board of Trustee meetings, and other committee responsibilities as assigned by the President;
  4. In cooperation with other Executive Team members, implement the directives of the President.

Community Relations/Brand Marketing:

  1. Formulate a formal annual coordinated communication program for effective integrated brand management including traditional and digital media;
  2. Direct, create and implement a public relations/community outreach program which presents the Agency’s vital mission today and inspiring vision for the future to the community and potential supporters, raising agency name recognition and brand awareness;
  3. Promote community advocacy efforts for all of the agency’s programs and services for vulnerable children, adults and families;
  4. Develop relationships with media and sponsors to maintain a consistent presence in the media for the Agency and for the consumers we serve;
  5. Work in collaboration with Executive Leadership Team to create and implement the crisis communication plan;
  6. Develop opportunities for the Agency, employees and/or consumers to be recognized for outstanding service or progress to promote a successful image of the Agency.

Volunteer Services:

  1. Design and implement a comprehensive, result-oriented annual volunteer services program;
  2. Work closely with the Development Department team to appropriately assign volunteer service prospects and projects. Oversee plan objectives, monitoring plan results and implementing plan objectives to achieve the growth and depth of volunteer engagement at Judson Center;
  3. Oversee the development of and/or directly write and produce compelling institutional correspondence and donor communication pieces in support of volunteer activities;
  4. Develop opportunities for informal and formal volunteer recognition.

Other: 

  1. Completes all other assignments or duties designated as appropriate to position;
  2. Job requires both on-site work and frequent off-site meetings. Ability to travel and attend meetings and functions at various hours, including early morning, evenings and weekends, is required;
  3. Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain effective working relationships with the President, Board of Directors, donors, other key community stakeholders, peers, team members, subordinates and volunteers;
  4. Completes all other assignments or duties designated as appropriate to position.

Requirements

The Job Qualification Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill,

and/or ability required.

 Minimum Requirements:

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Nonprofit Management, Communications, Marketing or a related field.
  2. Five (5) years of progressive experience in Fund Development, Marketing and Public Relations with at least five (3) years of administrative/management experience directing all aspects of a comprehensive Fund Development Department demonstrated with demonstrated success.
  3. Enthusiasm and appreciation for the value of nonprofit social service organizations and the vital role of philanthropy to fulfill their mission and vision
  4. Experienced in writing, articulating, and implementing strategic Fund Development Department Plans, including all areas of fundraising, community relations/brand marketing and volunteer services.
  5. Effective presence, verbal/written communication and presentation skills necessary to interact with a variety of internal and external constituencies as well as engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships. Highly developed public and interpersonal speaking skills, including the capacity to inspire and motivate staff, donors, prospects, board members and volunteers.
  6. Demonstrated experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time, including “closing management” skills (i.e.; researching, cultivating, soliciting, and closing major gifts).
  7. Strong organizational and time management skills. Ability to set priorities, manage simultaneous priorities and meet deadlines.
  8. Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives.
  9. Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the agency.
  10. A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time.
  11. Computer literate with demonstrated knowledge of automated information management systems related to developing, monitoring, and managing all aspects of a comprehensive Fund Development Department.
  12. Ability to provide culturally competent services that shows sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.

Preferred Requirements:

  1. A Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Nonprofit Management, Communications, Marketing or a related field.
  2. Ten (10) or more years of progressive experience in Fund Development, Marketing and Public Relations with at least eight (5) years of administrative/management experience directing all aspects of a comprehensive Fund Development Department with demonstrated success.
  3. Advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and donor database management (particularly Raisers’ Edge).

Education, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  1. Certified Fund Raising Executive certification is preferred.
  2. A valid Michigan driver’s license, with appropriate insurance and ability to travel as needed.

Organization Core Competencies:

  1. Customer Service – regularly respond to customers in a courteous and timely manner with focus on providing quality services.
  2. Job Knowledge – demonstrate mastery of basic principles, techniques, and skills related to job, consistently applying technical and procedural competence.
  3. Professionalism – consistently present a positive image of self and the agency, operating with integrity and credibility.
  4. Planning & Organization of Work – reliably demonstrate time management skills through advance planning to deliver high quality work product within deadlines.
  5. Relationship / Leadership – exhibit ability to develop cooperative relationships based on mutual respect and trust, treating others fairly, consistently listening, openly and actively encouraging others to express candid and differing views.
  6. Judgement & Problem Solving – show ability to review facts and information using sound judgment to arrive at the most effective solution and when appropriate seek supervisory assistance.
  7. Quality & Accuracy – consistently present work product that is thorough, accurate, and effective in accomplishing intended purpose of assignments.
  8. Initiative & Independence – demonstrate ability to effectively complete work tasks with minimal direction from supervisor and take initiative to increase effectiveness of work and that of the department.
  9. Reliability / Dependability – exhibit consistency in performance and reliably follows through on tasks and assigned responsibilities.
  10. Temperament – maintain emotional control, a positive perspective, and effectively respond to stress on the job.

Working Conditions:

  1. Generally an office environment with frequent off site meetings at multiple site locations.
  2. Ability to travel and attend meetings and functions at various hours, including early morning, evenings and weekends is required.

Physical requirements:

Mental demands of this position can be high.  Must be able to organize and prioritize work.  Required to perform activities that entail:  sitting, standing, communicating verbally and in writing, use of fine motor skills, driving.

Direct reports:

Director of Special Events and Corporate Relations, Director of Annual Giving and Marketing, and Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving.

This description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of a person so classified.  The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies and perform other duties as assigned for the good of the consumers, the program, the department and the agency. 

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, please go to the website at https://www.judsoncenter.org/careers-and-jobs/open-positions/

About the Organization

Our Mission:  To provide expert, comprehensive services that strengthen children, adults and families impacted by abuse and neglect, autism, developmental, behavioral and physical health challenges so they can achieve whole health, well-being and maximum potential.

Donor Relations and Grants Manager, Air Zoo

Job Title

Donor Relations and Grants Manager

Organization

Air Zoo

About the Position

Position Summary:     

Strong problem-solving, detail-oriented individual with superior organizational, verbal, and

written communication skills dedicated to advancing the Air Zoo’s mission by developing

cultivating, and supporting our contributors.  Must work well in a team environment as well as

possess the ability to work independently.  This effective communicator and writer will have strong

project management skills and a sound understanding of marketing and promotions practices to

ensure campaign or event success.  If you are ready to shout out to the world about how supporting

the Air Zoo leads to a stronger community, this position is for you.

Salary Range: $42,000 – $47,000 annually.

Supervisor: Director of Development.

Status: Full-time, Exempt.

Job Duties

Responsibilities

Fundraising Campaigns and Events:

  • Create effective fundraising campaigns which may include annual fund and endowment campaigns, major gift solicitations, corporate sponsorship campaigns, membership campaigns, and foundation proposals.
  • Organize campaigns and events working with marketing, events, education, collection, exhibits, accounting, and others as necessary.
  • Contact potential donors.
  • Cultivate donor relationships with existing donors.
  • Oversee the in-kind donation request process for the Air Zoo, including non-collections items received and the dissemination of passes and tracking of annual requests, and other in-kind admission programs.

 Administrative Support and Stakeholder Communication

  • Partner with marketing department for the development and distribution of marketing materials, including monthly newsletter and scheduled communications.
  • Manage calendar of events and activities.
  • Support Director of Development and President/CEO as needed.

Record Donations and Data Management

  • Maintain confidential donor database and ensure accuracy of records.
  • Promptly record and track donations in CMS system working with accounting as necessary.
  • Oversee Inspire scholarship funds including disbursement of funds as appropriate.
  • Ensure donor, sponsor, member, and partner acknowledgement and benefit fulfillment.
  • Power User for Development in Tessitura (training provided). 
  • Adhere to Tessitura Consortium standards and the Air Zoo regarding the use of Tessitura.

Grant Writing and Management

  • Participate on internal committees as applicable to initiate grant opportunities, specifically benefiting education, operations, collections, exhibits, and restoration.
  • Be well versed in current programs that could be supplemented with additional funding.
  • Identify and write grants, including researching, matching opportunities with internal stakeholders, applying, and fulfilling follow up requirements.

Requirements

Education and Experience Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience in event coordination, administrative support, project management, and/or grant writing in a nonprofit environment.
  • Proven success managing projects, events, and or grants.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills especially with regards to grants and donor communication.
  • Database experience and solid computer skills in Microsoft products and Adobe.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required 

  • Excellent written, visual, and oral communications skills with the ability to engage, inspire, and influence a broad array of internal and external individuals and groups. 
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule of evenings and weekends, as needed. 
  • Ability to think strategically and seamlessly turn strategy into action. 
  • Ability to effectively solve problems and handle complex situations. 
  • Ability to undertake multiple concurrent tasks and work in an environment where interruptions are common. 
  • Must maintain confidentiality. 
  • Well-developed organizational, administrative, and management skills. 
  • Ability to interact with the public, staff, and volunteers in a positive and enthusiastic manner. 
  • Superior interpersonal skills to foster effective working relationships at all levels. 
  • Well-groomed appearance and compliance with the dress and personal appearance policies. 
  • Professional work and punctuality habits. 
  • Ability to work with a widely diverse group of individuals. 
  • Must be able to lift and move containers and boxes, bend and reach overhead. 
  • Preferred but not required: Possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to meet minimum driving requirements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resumes to careers@airzoo.org

Development Director, United Methodist Community House

Job Title

Development Director

Organization

United Methodist Community House

About the Position

General Summary

The Development Director of United Methodist Community House will have an exciting opportunity to champion our community’s most vulnerable to make long-lasting impact and long-overdue systemic change. Additionally, this position will be joining our team at an exciting juncture in our history. We will be preparing to launch a capital campaign that will catapult our organization forward and simultaneously even more firmly root us as an anchor of stability and support for our southeast Grand Rapids neighbors.

This position will provide oversight for the annual fund program, and play a critical role in the capital campaign working alongside other UMCH staff members, our consultant, and high-level volunteers. These two roles will offer a unique opportunity for professional growth and development while also providing great satisfaction in being a part of an innovative project that will impact our entire city for generations to come.

The successful candidate must have strong organizational skills to track critical details, as well as the ability to build relationships and steward donors and prospects.

Level/Salary Range: Starting range: $50,500.00  – $65,000.00 Annually.

Department: Administration.

Location: 904 Sheldon Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507.

Job Duties

Essential Functions Annual Fund:

  • Steward annual donors and supporters to build strong connections and achieve fund development goals following an intentional plan with clearly identified touchpoints throughout the year. 
  • Identify and implement strategies to cultivate existing donors and attract new ones, specifically growing our major gift supporters.
  • Coordinate and direct the annual fund program initiatives, including mailings and annual fundraising drives and events.
  • Cultivate corporate sponsorships and strategic partnerships, including recognition and stewardship programs.
  • Serve as the staff liaison to the Resource & Development Committee; recommend and achieve annual goals as established by the Agency’s strategic plan and Board of Directors.
  • Serve as an authorized speaker for various engagements and community interactions; champion the UMCH story. 
  • Oversee the fundraising database and platforms to ensure proper donor tracking, data entry, and donor acknowledgement.
  • Coordinate the development of collateral to support fundraising activities, work in tandem with social media manager; coordinate with design experts and photographers for end products/tools. 
  • Work collaboratively with the grants manager, to ensure coordinated messaging and direction. Research high-level opportunities.
  • Perform other related duties as requested

Essential Functions Campaign Coordination:

  • Serve on the campaign core team as the primary support to leadership, the consultant, and campaign volunteers.
  • Coordinate campaign meetings and campaign volunteer activities.
  • Prepare materials for team members, including progress reports, donor solicitation packets, tour packets, letters of introduction, etc.
  • Maintain prospect and campaign donor lists, and tracks volunteer assignments by prospect, activity, and deadline.
  • Help manage, support, and encourage campaign team members soliciting gifts, including:
    • Ensuring volunteers have information needed to make their calls.
    • Following up to ensure calls are being made/completed.
    • Documenting results of volunteer calls, including appropriate information for donor database.
  • Research potential grant opportunities in relationship to the campaign, and assist in writing and coordinating submissions and reports, working with UMCH grants manager.
  • Help develop and maintain campaign materials.
  • Handle arrangements for donor cultivation meetings, tours, and campaign events.
  • Ensure campaign gifts are tracked and systems in place to capture invoicing preferences and that invoices are sent and payments received.
  • Create reports on status of campaign (pledges/contributions compared to goal, etc.).
  • Provide donor background to volunteers prior to solicitation calls, as requested.

Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Passion. The ability to champion the Agency’s mission.
  • Knowledge. Minimally a bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience. Must possess two years’ experience in Funds Development or related field
  • Confidence and comfort in prospecting, cultivating, and soliciting new donors for financial support and volunteer time, working alongside UMCH leadership
  • Creativity and vision. Ability to compose organizational planning, management, execution and communication skills
  • A self-starter. Initiate, motivate and work independently, as well as in a team environment
  • A love of people. Enjoyment in finding the connections of prospects and donor’s personal values to those of UMCH
  • A flexible and patient demeanor with program participants, colleagues and members of the community-at-large. Ability to connect with individuals from diverse socio-economic backgrounds
  • Must be able to lift program/office materials up to twenty (20) pounds.

Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or like field.

Skills Required: Relationship building, community engagement, leading annual campaigns, desire/comfort level with technology and systems, strong communicational/organizational skills.

Skills Preferred: Salsa Labs, social media engagement, Microsoft 365 Applications, foundation directories.

Travel Required: Intermittent local travel.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified, and may change at the discretion of the incumbent’s manager/supervisor.

How to Apply

The contact for resumes is: 

Carla Moore 

cmoore@umchousegr.org 

Also accepting applications on Indeed

Annual Fund and Benefits Manager, Grand Rapids Symphony

Job Title

Annual Fund and Benefits Manager

Organization

Grand Rapids Symphony

About the Position

The Grand Rapids Symphony seeks a skilled annual fund manager to join our team in achieving our broadbase fundraising and corporate giving program objectives.The Annual Fund & Benefits Manager will report to the Assistant Director of Development and be responsible for identifying, cultivating and deepening intentional relationships with current and prospective broad base annual fund donors (donations under $1,000). This involves composing, planning and implementing large scale annual fund print, email and social media campaigns focused on renewing and securing new donors from high interest pools such as season ticket holders and multi single ticket buyers. The position also involves collaboration with our Director of Development executing prospect research and developing inclusive solicitation strategies to elevate the giving of a handful of major donors, as well as managing all donor benefits and stewarding donors throughout the giving process.

Along with broad base and major donor benefits management, this individual will also ensure that all current and new corporate sponsors receive the applicable benefits associated with their level of giving.This is an office-based full-time professional position with occasional night/weekend hours.

What we’re offering:

  • Join the team! When you join our team, you become part of our culture and the Symphony story.
  • Variety – every day is different and creativity is encouraged!  
  • Robust compensation and benefits package including health and dental insurance, PTO and 401k.
  • Two complimentary tickets to most Symphony concerts – attendance is encouraged!

Job Duties

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with development team to determine annual fundraising objectives and benefits opportunities.
  • Plan, develop and execute annual fund solicitation campaigns and collaborate with Director and team in strategy and messaging.
  • Design and implement a donor communication strategy.
  • Track and assess annual fund fundraising metrics.
  • Design and implement an inclusive donor stewardship and benefits program.
  • Manage corporate sponsorship benefits implementation and fulfillment.   
  • Work collaboratively with marketing, patron services and development staff on fundraising initiatives, as well as donor & corporate sponsor appreciation and cultivation events.   
  • Responsible for establishing meaningful connections with individual donors with portfolios up to $1,000. Execute on a strategy to identify opportunities to move and manage up qualified donors to other major gift officers.

Requirements

Required Skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to articulate concepts in clear and understandable terms that resonate across constituencies, as well as corporate and community groups.
  • A driven, versatile and flexible self-starter. We’re looking for someone who can thrive in our fast-paced environment and is very detail-oriented.
  • A candidate who loves technology. Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite expected. Experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Interest in and passion for music or the performing arts is a significant plus.
  • Reports to Assistant Director of Development.
  • Candidate will need to provide proof of full vaccination status against COVID-19.

Our ideal candidate will have at least two years of Development/Annual Fund experience and an undergraduate degree. They will also have a strong background in fundraising best practices and some experience utilizing donor databases to manage donor and solicitation campaigns and records. Candidates with a strong for-profit sales and relationship management background will also be considered.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter to Natalie Schwarting, Director

of Administration and Board Relations at nschwarting@grsymphony.org by January 28, 2022.

About the Organization

Celebrating its 92nd season, the Grand Rapids Symphony is Michigan’s second largest performing arts organization and has received national recognition for the high quality of its concerts as well as Gateway to Music, a network of education, engagement and access programs.  The Grand Rapids Symphony presents more than 400 performances and enhances the lives of 200,000 attendees annually. Nearly half of those who participate are students, senior citizens and people with disabilities reached through inclusive education and access programs. For complete information about the Grand Rapids Symphony visit www.grsymphony.org

We are an equal opportunity employer.