Coordinate day-to-day gift processing activities, ensuring accurate processing and stewardship of gifts.
Process a timely and accurate acknowledgement of gifts received by the DSO.
Provide reports and other tools to keep organizational leaders and advancement team apprised of major giving
Insure the swift payment of all pledge balances through the coordination and preparation of regular pledge reminders and Invoices.
Update contact information and salutations in the DSO database while preparing acknowledgements. Other duties as assigned
Associate’s degree or equivalent experience required
Experience in a nonprofit organization and an understanding of fundraising required. A minimum of one year of fundraising, database, or transferable experience preferred
Superior computer skills required. Demonstrated experience with mail merges a plus
Experience with fundraising or patron databases required. Familiarity with Tessitura a plus
Personal Attributes and Competencies
Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with staff and donors
Excellent time management and organizational skills and an ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Ability to focus intently on the task at hand with the utmost attention to detail and an intense commitment to accuracy
Ability to treat confidential and private information with discretion
Interest in the arts and/or classical music a plus
About Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Internationally acclaimed conductor Leonard Slatkin is Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL). He also maintains a rigorous schedule of guest conducting and is active as a composer, author, and educator.
Highlights of the 2015-16 season include a three-week Brahms festival in Detroit; engagements with the St. Louis Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and NHK Symphony in Tokyo; debuts with Beijing's China Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra; and a summer tour of Japan and China with the ONL.
Slatkin’s more than 100 recordings have garnered seven Grammy awards and 64 nominations. His recent Naxos recordings include works by Saint-Saëns, Ravel, and Berlioz (with the ONL) and music by Copland, Rachmaninov, Borzova, McTee, and John Williams (with the DSO). In addition, he has recorded the complete Beethoven and Tchaikovsky symphonies with the DSO (available online as digital downloads).
A recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, Slatkin also holds the rank of Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor. He has received Austria’s Declaration of Honor in Silver, the Americ...an Symphony Orchestra League’s Gold Baton Award, and the 2013 ASCAP Deems Taylor Special Recognition Award for his book, Conducting Business.
Slatkin has conducted virtually all of the leading orchestras in the world. As Music Director, he has held posts with the New Orleans, St. Louis, and National symphony orchestras, and he was Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He has served as Principal Guest Conductor of London’s Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and the Minnesota Orchestra.