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Individual Giving Officer

Company: Seattle Opera
Location: Seattle
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionIndividual Giving OfficerJoin our growing team and help inspire our SO community!Scope and Principal AccountabilitiesThe Individual Giving Officer works collaboratively with company leadership and the Development team to effectively grow donor relationships and raise resources to create opera and sustain all of the company's programs. This position is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors and prospective donors giving $5,000 and more on an annual basis. This full-time, salaried exempt position reports to the Associate Director of Development – Individual Giving. Primary duties:

  • Manage a primary relationship portfolio of approximately 110-125 donor households, as well as an active donor qualification portfolio of identified prospects.
    • Create customized engagement and solicitation plans for each household.
    • Provide effective stewardship to individual donors; report on results of their support, develop and document plans for continued engagement. Performance metrics include, but are not limited to: face-to-face visits, non-solicitation contacts, documented call reports, and proposals submitted.
    • Monitor and record all meaningful contacts with donors in Tessitura.
    • Collaborate with the Stewardship team to ensure benefit/recognition fulfillment and excellent customer service.
    • Work events in person and online (e.g. donor lounge, McCaw Hall, annual gala, dinners and receptions) to cultivate prospects and steward donor relationships.Secondary Duties:
      • Partner with board and other volunteers, actively engaging them in all stages of the donor relationship cycle, including face-to-face visits.
        • Holistically support all areas of department strategy and all campaigns including but not limited to Annual Giving, fundraising events (Big Opera Party), planned and legacy giving.
        • Serve as an ambassador of Seattle Opera at external events.
        • Perform other duties as assigned in order to successfully achieve Development goals.QualificationsUndergraduate degree or equivalent work experience required. Three to five years of experience in fundraising and successfully working with major donors. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. CRM proficiency required and Tessitura experience preferred. Desired Attributes
          • A passion for relationship building and making a difference.
          • An interest in opera and the arts and culture sector.
          • A great listener with a professional attitude, who is highly motivated, collaborative, and accountable.
          • As a performing arts organization, every staff member must be able to perform well under pressure, with a proactive attitude and ability to work with a wide variety of personalities.
          • And last, but certainly not least, a sense of humor! Data shows that women and BIPOC candidates more frequently do not apply to a job because they don't feel that they meet all of the qualifications listed. Our job descriptions are general overviews, not a mandatory comprehensive list. If you feel passionate about our efforts and believe that you have the skills to contribute to the growth of our organization, we want to hear from you!Special RequirementsEvening and weekend work as required for events and department activities. COVID-19 Vaccination All employees must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, to include all doses and booster shots.Background Check Seattle Opera engages a third-party vendor to conduct background checks for all employees. Offer of employment is contingent upon the candidate successfully passing the background check. Any information unrelated to job duties will not be evaluated or have an adverse impact on employment.CompensationSalary Range: $66,000-73,000 DOE.benefitsSeattle Opera provides a generous benefits package to full time employees including:
            • Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance
            • Life, Accident and Disability Insurance
            • Employee-funded 403(b) Savings Plan
            • 2 weeks of vacation time per year (Starting Accrual Rate)
            • 13 paid holidays plus 3 personal days per year
            • 12 days of sick time per year
            • Choice of either a fully funded transit pass (Orca Business Passport), or 50% funded, special rate parking passequal employment opportunitySeattle Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal access and opportunity to anyone who qualifies, regardless of sex, race, age, color, religion, mental or physical disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and/or military status. Seattle Opera is committed to racial equity and to dismantling historic barriers of oppression. Learn more about our Commiment to Equity: Seattle Opera Equity PlanapplicationApplications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with priority consideration given to those received by June 20.Powered by JazzHRhy01YzvOAB

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