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 season. 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. For more information visit www.dso.org.
We seek an energetic, driven, and creative advancement colleague to provide effective stewardship to major donors. The Campaign Stewardship Coordinator collaborates with multiple units across the Advancement team to help develop and execute stewardship and donor engagement strategies and tactics aimed at increasing donor retention, communicating gift impact, recognizing donors, and deepening donor relationships. The focus of this position is to serve the team in a very collaborative and proactive nature, working with all areas of the DSO to identify activities that meet strategic priorities and take ownership of the planning, preparation, and execution of donor engagement activities as well as coordinate and support volunteer leadership and campaign committee activity.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and execute effective and proactive stewardship and donor engagement strategies
Develop and maintain systems for appropriate stewardship at all levels of campaign giving
Develop special stewardship projects and personalized experiences and activities to cultivate and steward donors, including ongoing and/or weekly stewardship events
Create and execute meetings, events, and donor gifts that help to advance strategic fundraising objectives, in close collaboration with volunteer and executive leadership
Assist the campaign team with establishing policies and procedures to ensure that stewardship actives are delivered on time and within budget
Assist the campaign team in developing annual stewardship plans linked to strategic goals
Schedule and coordinate volunteer leadership and campaign committee activity; prepare agendas, materials, and record minutes at committee meetings
Foster a culture of collaboration and establish working relationships with colleagues from all departments, DSO musicians, as well as executive and volunteer leadership
Support the Associate Director, Major Gifts Officer on the expansion of DSO’s planned giving program, the 1887 society
Serve as project coordinator for all donor recognition activities, including event planning, management, and logistics; closely track all event details in the DSO’s event management software
Ensure accurate donor recognition in print and online; coordinating with the Communications department appropriately
Regularly attend DSO concerts and events, including the Donor Lounge as part of the overall cultivation strategy
Provide support for signature events as needed
Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree required
Prefer a minimum 1-2 years’ experience in fundraising, marketing or sales, with an emphasis on donor management or project/event planning in a non-profit environment
Familiarity with Tessitura or Raiser’s Edge platforms, a plus
Demonstrated ability to provide donors, leadership and community partners with exceptional customer service and first-class experience
Project management skills with a track record of exceeding expectations while delivering on- time and on-budget results in a complex, fast paced environment
Reporting Responsibility: Campaign Research Specialist
Personal Attributes and Competencies
Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Superior time management, attention to detail, and organizational skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to provide superior patron interactions
Dynamic self-starter who can think strategically and provide solutions
Ability to work well under pressure; persistence, perseverance, tenacity, integrity and patience
Strong and collaborative team member
Must have evening and weekend availability
Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the position title in the subject line, along with any additional materials specified in the job description.
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.