Founded in 1842, the New York Philharmonic is the oldest
symphony orchestra in the United States, and one of the oldest in
the world. Each season the Philharmonic connects with up to 50
million music lovers through live concerts in New York City and on
its worldwide tours and residencies. David Geffen Hall, the home of
the Philharmonic, is currently under renovation and the orchestra
is performing in several different venues this season. The
new hall will re-open to the public in the fall of 2022 with
state-of-the art acoustics and more inviting spaces.
The New York Philharmonic seeks a Gift Planning
Officer. The Gift Planning Officer will serve as a
key member of the Development team. The Officer will be an
experienced development professional with the skills and drive to
implement all aspects of a comprehensive Gift Planning program. In
addition to managing a separate portfolio of donors, the Officer
will regularly collaborate with the Development Team’s front-line
fundraisers to further promote, solicit, and document bequest
intentions, and assist with processing gifts of IRA rollovers,
gifts of stocks, mutual funds, and other blended gifts.
- Manage and strategically grow a portfolio of donors in all
phases of development to meet established annual and campaign
fundraising goals and metrics.
- Oversee, coordinate, administer, and steward all revocable and
irrevocable planned gift commitments.
- Work collaboratively to support front-line fundraisers to share
gift planning knowledge to increase gifts of IRA rollovers, gifts
of stocks, mutual funds, and other blended gifts.
- Ensure that reporting and compliance related to any planned
gifts is completed in a timely manner.
- Build relationships with financial planners, attorneys, etc.,
to help build prospect and advisor pipelines.
- Coordinate activities of the gift planning society and other
- Participate in special events as needed and attend concerts
throughout the season on weeknights and weekends.
- Miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of 5 years fundraising,
solicitation, and development strategy experience, preferably in a
large institution environment. Have knowledge of estate planning,
including wills, trusts and estate and gift tax laws with direct
responsibility of planned giving goals. Know the legal
recordkeeping requirements for fundraising and documenting
donations. Independent work requires solid time management,
goal setting, attainment, and project management skills. Excellent
oral and written communication skills and strong computer skills
required. Knowledge of classical music and Tessitura is
helpful. Commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an
inclusive working environment.
The New York Philharmonic offers a competitive salary and
comprehensive benefits package to our full-time employees
- Medical Dental and Vision coverage
- Employer contributions to the 403(b) plan after one year of
- Employer paid Life and Disability insurance
- 12 Holidays
- Up to 20 Vacation days in 3rd calendar year of employment
Please submit a resume and a cover letter along with your salary
expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No phone calls, please. Although we appreciate your interest, we
will only contact applicants we are considering for interview.
The New York Philharmonic is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and does not discriminate on the basis of age, immigration or
citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender
identity, marital and partnership status, national origin, race,
religion, sexual orientation, veteran or active military service
member or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or
local laws in its employment policies.