Development Manager | Chicago Philharmonic

The Chicago Philharmonic Society is seeking a full-time development manager who is an organized, detail-oriented writer and self-starter to join our administrative team. We are a unique, musician-governed organization presenting top-level symphonic and chamber concerts at venues around the Chicago area. Our educational outreach initiatives reach over 1,000 participants yearly, and we are a proud partner of the Joffrey Ballet, Ravinia Festival, and other arts organizations.
 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute development strategy, including annual and long-range goals for grants, individual contributions, annual report, endowment, and sponsorship
  • Write applications – comprised of project descriptions, budgets, etc. – for grants offered by foundations, government agencies, and corporations
  • Develop and sell sponsorship packages for concerts and outreach programs
  • Plan and execute annual individual fundraising campaigns, including writing materials and compiling recipient lists
  • Oversee individual major gifts strategy
  • Research and track new grant and sponsorship opportunities
  • Create, track, and report on annual development budget
  • Cultivate relationships with funders, including institutions and individuals
  • Report periodically to board regarding development efforts and progress toward goals, and serve as staff liaison to Development Committee of the board
  • Provide subscription concert-day assistance
  • Miscellaneous administrative duties
  • Oversee and direct Development Associate
     

The Chicago Philharmonic Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of the organization's work.

Requirements
Skills & Qualifications: 
Skills & Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor degree required/Master’s degree preferred in arts administration, music, nonprofit management, writing, law degree or other related field
  • At least two years’ experience in development/grant writing for musical, artistic, or other nonprofits
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of orchestral/classical music a plus
  • Proficiency in Ovation, Tessitura, Access, and/or other donor database software
     

Required experience

Development/grant writing: 2+ years

 

 

To Apply: 

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to development@chicagophilharmonic.org. No phone calls please.