The Major Gift Officer will be an integral part of the advancement department reporting to the Vice President and Chief Development Officer. In collaboration with institutional and oneDSO teams, this position will: 1) manage a dedicated portfolio of individual donors, 2) develop and implement institutional fundraising strategies, prospecting, manage timelines and ensure donor stewardship and 3) support the collective efforts of global fundraising for the DSO. This individual must manage and develop a robust portfolio.
Build and facilitate plans to cultivate existing donors including one-on-one meetings, invitations to events, participation in events and thoughtful cultivation with the goal to open new opportunities for funding and to deepen existing relationships.
Utilize volunteers and staff team members to identify and research new donors. Build and facilitate plans to engage prospects in DSO events and activities, develop solicitation strategies, follow through and cultivate opportunities, and steward and recognize new gifts in cooperation with the stewardship department.
Manage all deadlines within portfolio including database records that support the prospecting, research, solicitation, cultivation steps, contact information updates, and reports etc.
Collaborate with members of Advancement and other oneDSO teams to ensure that annual fund goals are met, special projects are funded, special program donors are cultivated and future pipelines are developed.
3-5 years of fundraising experience
Proven track record in relationship management
Must be professional in demeanor and appearance
Must be able to work in a team oriented environment
Ability to meet deadlines and handle a wide variety of responsibilities
Must be detailed oriented
Must have be proficient in all Microsoft applications
The internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the fourth-oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros and collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists. Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, became the 12th Music Director of the DSO during the 2008-09 seas...on. The DSO offers a year-round performance schedule that includes classical, pops, jazz, young people’s concerts and festivals. The DSO makes its home in historic Orchestra Hall, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, and actively pursues a mission to impact and serve the community through music.