The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra currently has the following employment opportunities available:
Reporting to the President of the MSO, the Vice President, Development serves as the chief institutional advancement officer. The Vice President is responsible for both the strategic planning and the operational execution of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s philanthropic mission. S/he will direct all fundraising activities of the MSO, including but not limited to individual giving, institutional giving, volunteer programs, donor events, campaign planning, and development resources.
The MSO Development Team is the arm of the MSO that is chiefly responsible for all cultivation and solicitation of personal, corporate, foundation, and government entities for the purpose of engaging our community, building relationships and securing necessary funding that works to support the current and future needs of the organization.
The Development Team interacts with all artistic and administrative segments of the MSO. Therefore, the work of the team is highly collaborative and involves working with MSO musicians, administrative staff/departments, patrons and members of the MSO Board of Directors.
This position supervises the Director, Annual Fund; Forte Director; Development Communications Manager; and Special Events Manager.
This position requires seven to ten years of progressive development experience and a comprehensive knowledge of all major advancement functions. A proven track record of success in donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship at the major and principal gift levels is required. The ability to assess and hire talent, set the vision, get buy-in on goals and create strong teams based on high individual accountability are traits we seek. A leader who is capable of coaching and mentoring staff in a changing environment is required. The ideal candidate will have experience effectively managing a multi-functional department, including budget administration; developing, writing and executing development plans; planning/overseeing major projects, strategic planning experience; proven skills in working effectively and positively across functional areas within an organization; excellent and effective written and verbal communication skills; proven ability to build positive, professional relationships with internal and external contacts. He or She will promote a culture of collaboration within and between departments. Perception and adaptability to the levity or gravity of a given situation, the desire to work as part of a team, and a sense of humor are all desirable. A Bachelor’s degree and ease in working with donor databases is required. He or she will also have a keen appreciation for the organization’s history, mission and contributions to the arts. The successful candidate will welcome the opportunity to attend evening and weekend concerts on a regular basis, to participate in special events, and to become a visible and active member of the Milwaukee community.
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The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer.