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Annual GIving Manager Posted Oct 05
Colorado Symphony Association , Denver, CO

Title: Annual Giving Manager

Reports to: Director of Development

Area of Responsibility: Development

Status: Full-Time Salaried, Exempt

Basic Function:

Works directly with Chief Advancement Officer and Director of

Development to cultivate, solicit and steward contributions from

individuals and business and civic leadership, ensuring strong

fiscal support for the Annual Fund, Colorado Symphony Ball, and

Colorado Symphony Education Programs. Represents the organization

at public events to enhance relationships in the community and to

build the donor base. The Annual Giving Manager will create and

implement strategies to ensure revenue targets are hit, while

maintaining high flexibility in response to shifting


Primary Duties and


Prospect and Cultivate Relationships

Work daily to cultivate existing and new corporate donor

relationships with the intent of sustaining and ultimately

increasing giving. This includes prospects for all relevant

campaigns, including Annual Individual Giving, Annual Corporate

Underwriting, Colorado Symphony Ball, and Colorado Symphony

Education Programs.

Collaborate with members of the Board of Trustees and

Development Committee to identify, solicit, and cultivate corporate

prospects. Attend Development Committee meetings and meet

one-on-one with members to leverage individual and corporate


Manage goals associated with donor cultivation, solicitation,

stewardship and giving.

Represent the organization at Symphony events and concerts as


Contract Development, Renewal, and


Pitch corporations on becoming Season or Series Sponsors by

detailing different campaign opportunities including marketing

impressions and benefits received. Run meetings with corporate

prospects and current partners to provide corporate partner


Collaborate directly with the Chief Advancement Officer and

Director of Development to manage associated processes, including

communications, program implementation, proposal construction and


In assistance with the Development Associate and Grant Writer,

work daily to ensure timely, accurate completion of follow up,

proposals, pledges, benefits fulfillment, and fund agreements.

Work with Director of Development to document and track YTD

giving and all associated strategies in the database system.

Maintain regular campaign status reports.

Symphony Ball

Cultivate new corporations by taking the necessary relationship

building steps that lead to Ball Table sales exclusively and/or

within a contract.

Work with Event Coordinator and Chief Advancement Officer to

execute logistics surrounding the Colorado Symphony Ball, including

adequate assessment of the budget, layout of event space and

benefit fulfillment for ticket and table buyers. Serve as main

event liaison for all corporate attendees.

Corporate cultivation should continue as part of a stewardship

program once gifts are made. Report to corporations on the use of

their gifts, thank them, and keep them involved in order to

cultivate them for steadily increasing sponsorship levels over a

long period of time.

Internal Business Operation

Budget and Planning

Assist the Director of Development in developing and management

of the department's budget in accordance with guidelines set by the

Chief Financial Officer.

Assist in budgeting corporate goals.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Attends concerts of the orchestra regularly.

Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of




Bachelor's degree required; significant work experience can

substitute for the degree.


3+ years of experience in areas related to corporate


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Must have excellent written and verbal communication


Exceptional interpersonal skills, both in person and by phone,

with patrons, trustees, staff members and volunteers.

Consistent professionalism at the highest level with great

donor sensitivity.

High degree of flexibility in response to daily shifting


Demonstrated success in developing cultivation and solicitation

strategies with knowledge of fundraising best practices.

Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage

multi-functional or diverse areas, as well as autonomously managing


Knowledge of the Colorado Symphony's season programs and


Ability to create and improve operational efficiency.

Background in classical music is preferred.

Equipment to be used

Microsoft software including word, excel, publisher, power

point applications.Tessitura & SharePoint knowledge preferred.

Physical Demands

Must be able to handle the physical demands commensurate with

an active administrative position and concert schedule including

lifting up to 25 lbs. of equipment.


Personal vehicle necessary to transport equipment to off-site

events if necessary.


Evening and weekend hours required from time to time.

Supervisory Responsibilities


Employment Type: Permanent

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