POSITION OVERVIEW: The Development Managerwill be directly responsible for day-to-day management of Development systems, including gift processing, data entry, reporting, project management, and administrative support. The Development Manager plays a key role in evaluating and improving the effectiveness of the orchestra’s fundraising activities.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support Director of Development with scheduling and correspondence.
Oversee accurate and efficient Development operation systems with guidance from executive leadership.
Follow established standard procedures for donor database (PatronManager), process transactions, produce mailing lists, conduct gift entry, create donation forms, and manage pledges. Ensure all donor and gift data is entered accurately and swiftly into database. Distribute daily transaction emails.
Act as project manager for Development and Event campaigns; manage prospect trackers, coordinate mailings, report on campaign progress, and generate gift acknowledgments.
Follow reporting schedule, create reports, and pull ad hoc reports as requested. Regularly analyze metrics and report on trends, strengths, and weaknesses. Reconcile monthly revenue and forecasting.
Lead online auction initiatives; solicit in-kind donations, coordinate auction fulfillment, maintain positive and productive relationships with in-kind donors.
Manage VIP ticketing and box office relations for all concerts and fundraising events. Arrange house seats and tickets to concerts for Board, VIPs, and development prospects. Assist board with annual subscription acquisitions and renewals.
Research new foundation and corporate prospects. Assist with grant proposals, corporate decks, budgets, and supplemental materials.
Create active strategies to engage constituents with a goal of gaining philanthropic support in addition to purchasing tickets.
Minimum of 3-5 years of administrative experience non-profit Development
Experience with back-office functions related to gift processing, data entry, reporting, and Development analytics
Exemplary communication skills
Ability to manage large amounts of information
Strong proficiency with PatronManager, Salesforce, or comparable CRM system (certified Salesforce Admin preferred)Detail oriented with strong analytic skills
Project management skills: demonstrated experience in successfully juggling responsibilities and managing deadlines while maintaining a high degree of accuracy
Fluency in Microsoft Office 365, Sharepoint, Teams
The ideal candidate will also:
Exhibit passion for mission-driven nonprofit arts organizations.
Be an avid consumer of culture.
Maintain an enthusiastic and positive attitude with a sense of humor and quick wit.
Employ an open mind.
WAGES, BENEFITS, & WORKING CONDITIONS:
Non-Exempt, 37.5 hours per week, M-F, 10AM-6PM ET
Comprehensive benefit package includes medical and dental insurance, generous vacation and holiday schedule, 403b match, and more.
This position has the potential to be 100% remote and candidatesfrom outside the NYC metro area are encouraged to apply
Proof of vaccination and booster is a required term of employment for The New York Pops.
ABOUT THE NEW YORK POPS:
The New York Pops is the largest independent pops orchestra in the United States and the only professional symphonic orchestra in New York City specializing in popular music. Founded by Skitch Henderson in 1983, The New York Pops’ mission is to create greater public awareness and appreciation of America’s rich musical heritage through the presentation of concerts and education programs. The orchestra performs annually at Carnegie Hall and Forest Hills Stadium. Through its PopsEd music education programs, The New York Pops fulfills its dedication to lifelong learning by collaborating with public schools, community organizations, and senior centers throughout the five boroughs of NYC.