SUMMARY The Manager of Individual Giving is responsible for planning and implementing individual donor giving programs including direct mail and telefunding. The Manager collaborates with other members of the Development Department in cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors in various Symphony giving circles. Additionally, the Manager maintains a portfolio of current and prospective donors.
Oversee telefunding and direct response campaigns;
Develop strategies for attracting and stewarding new donors;
Maintain a portfolio of major donors, primarily in the $2,000-$9,999 range;
Work with Director of Development and others to manage donor benefits, donor recognition, and stewardship;
Collaborate with other members of the development staff to identify, cultivate and steward donors of all levels;
Meet agreed upon fundraising and donor contact goals, using sound judgment in developing personalized solicitation proposals;
Work with the Symphony volunteer auxiliaries as required;
Oversee cultivation/stewardship events for $2,000-$9,999 Symphony Society donors;
Oversee the development of the annual Symphony Society literature;
Attend concerts, special events and Symphony events on evenings and weekends; and
All other duties as assigned.
Supervises: No direct reports
Schedule: In addition to regular office hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.), some weekend and evening work is required.
This position offers competitive compensation, depending on experience, and a generous benefits package.
Bachelor’s degree required
Minimum of three years’ experience in nonprofit fund development
Direct experience in donor solicitation and relationship-building, direct mail, and event planning
Familiarity with and/or interest in symphonic music desired, but not required
Excellent interpersonal, time-management, and organizational skills
Highly motivated, resourceful problem solver with creativity and commitment to achieving annual financial goals
Strong attention to detail
Experience with a donor management system; experience with Tessitura a plus
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Physical Demands: Position requires the ability to sit at a desk and operate a computer for prolonged periods. Some lifting required. Ability to drive a car and climb stairs also required.
About Kansas City Symphony
Our Vision: To transform hearts, minds and communities through the power of symphonic music.
Our Mission: Great Performances for greater audiences.