Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, the Institutional Giving Manager is responsible for supporting the AMFS advancement office by overseeing giving from organizations and institutions, including private foundations; corporations; and local, state, and federal government agencies.
Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward support from private foundations, including prospect research, cultivation strategies, and the generation of concept papers, letters of inquiry, full grant proposals and reports
Lead efforts to identify prospective sources of public support, respond to requests for proposals, and submit comprehensive funding proposals and reports to government agencies, including local, state, and federal grant opportunities
Design and implement a corporate relations program with an emphasis on engaging and procuring new regional and national sponsorships as well as developing cause-related marketing partnerships
Assist with Annual Fund contributions and event revenue from local businesses
Work closely with other AMFS departments and colleagues to clarify and coordinate approaches to corporations for support, including charitable giving, advertising, and gifts-in-kind
Sustain strong relationships with external constituencies by leveraging the AMFS brand and providing strategic vision to partnership development
Collaborate with key AMFS board members and staff to define institutional priorities that align with institutional funder interests, including budget-relieving and budget-enhancing opportunities
Work with the Finance department and other internal stakeholders to create accurate project and program budgets as well as expense reports for funders
Working with the Vice President for Advancement, develop and oversee annual revenue goals for foundations, corporations, and government support
Regularly utilize the department's constituent relationship management software to create and maintain proposal tracks, action steps, relationships, and notes to document progress
Salary and Benefits:
Salary range for this position is between $60,000 and $65,000.
While this is a full-time position, we would be willing to discuss possible part-time or remote work for the right candidate.
Full employee medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage
$25,000 life insurance policy
Option to put aside money pre-tax for health and dependent care expenses.
Pre- or post-tax retirement plan with company match after two years of service
Medical expense reimbursement plan to offset the insurance deductible.
Cash health and wellness benefit
An employee assistance program
Paid holiday schedule of 18 days including a six-day post-festival break and a holiday break from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day
Paid vacation of 13 days the first year that grows up to 26 days after five years.
Paid sick time of 15 days per year.
Season pass to the festival.
Aspen Chamber discount on ski passes
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At AMFS, we are committed to becoming an anti-racist organization and believe that when people feel respected and included they can be more creative, innovative, and successful. While we have more work to do to advance diversity and inclusion, we’re investing to move our organization and classical music industry forward. In order to create and maintain a diverse community, AMFS does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to IGM@aspenmusic.org.
Qualifications and Skills:
A Bachelor's degree is required
A minimum of three to five years' experience in grant writing and proposal development, either in a nonprofit or an equivalent setting, is required
Superior written and verbal communication skills. Able to write and speak persuasively about the organization to various constituencies
Demonstrated experience with donor management software (Raiser's Edge preferred) and proficiency with Microsoft Office software
Excellent interpersonal communications skills, including active listening and interacting with donors, volunteers, community, and staff
Excellent planning skills and a proven ability to assess priorities and manage a variety of complex activities simultaneously
Founded in 1949, the Aspen Music Festival and School is regarded as one of the top classical music festivals in the United States, noted both for its concert programming and its musical training of mostly young- adult music students. The typical eight-week summer season includes more than 300 musical events— including concerts by five orchestras, solo and chamber music performances, fully staged opera productions, master classes, lectures, and children’s programming—and brings in 70,000 audience members. In the winter, the AMFS presents a small series of recitals and Metropolitan Opera Live in HD screenings.
The Aspen Music Festival and School offers musicians a choice of twelve programs of study: Orchestra, Brass Quintet Studies, Solo Piano, Collaborative Piano, Opera Coaching, the Aspen Opera Center, the Aspen Conducting Academy, the Susan and Ford Schumann Center for Composition Studies, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, the Center for Advanced Quartet Studies, and Classical Guitar.
The Benedict Music Tent, which opened in 2000, is the Festival’s primary concert venue and seats 2,050. Concerts are held in the Benedict Music Tent on a nearly daily basis during the summer, an...d seating on the lawn just outside the Tent, where many choose to picnic during events, is always free. The design has open sides; the curving roof is made of Teflon-coated fiberglass, a hard material also used by the Denver International Airport.
The 500-seat Joan and Irving Harris Concert Hall is located next door to the Benedict Music Tent and was opened in 1993 at a cost of $7 million. The Wheeler Opera House—a Victorian-era venue owned by the City of Aspen—is the home to Aspen Opera Center productions in the summer and the AMFS’s Metropolitan Opera Live in HD screenings in the winter.