Leadership Annual Giving Officer

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Leadership Annual Giving Officer


The Cleveland Orchestra has been for decades a point of pride in its hometown.  It is universally admired for its world-class credentials, its gifted musicians, and its acoustically perfect and visually stunning concert hall.  The orchestra welcomes people of all ages, all walks of life, and invites them to experience something that is unique in the world.

The Cleveland Orchestra is seeking a Leadership Annual Giving Officer who will engage prospects, donors and other members of the community in philanthropic support of The Cleveland Orchestra.  This individual will actively manage a donor portfolio, identify and qualify new donors, make discovery calls, and build a pool of new prospects and past donors who have the capacity to increase their annual support.  The Leadership Annual Giving Officer initiates gift strategies and cultivates and solicits prospects through personal visits and written communication. He or she will work closely with colleagues to implement strategic approaches to increase the donor base and build a robust pipeline for major gift support for the Orchestra.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study;
  • minimum three years of experience in non-profit fundraising in a complex institution;
  • understanding of annual giving programs and application of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques;
  • outstanding organizational skills and high attention to detail;
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • the ability to be discreet and maintain a high degree of confidentiality;
  • strong problem-solving skills combined with a collaborative approach;
  • proficient with Microsoft Office and the ability to learn and skillfully use various database and planning software;
  • able to travel between Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center and work a flexible schedule that includes evenings, weekends and some holidays.
  • knowledge of orchestral music is highly desirable.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefit package, including a 403(b) plan with employer match, along with the opportunity to work with a world-renowned Orchestra. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, and salary requirement to hr@clevelandorchestra.com.