COLORADO SPRINGS PHILHARMONIC
Now entering its 96th Season, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic
is one of the most exciting performing arts organizations in
Colorado, experiencing a renaissance in its service to the
community and the Pikes Peak region. Recent institutional
advancement efforts have led the institution toward a whole new
level of service. The Philharmonic employs 76 part-time musicians
and produces a nine-month concert season comprising three Concert
Series – Masterworks, Philharmonic Pops, and Signature Series – in
addition to holiday concerts, summer engagements, chamber music,
and school time concerts. In all, 45 concerts are presented each
year at the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, the Ent
Center for the Arts at UCCS, and in various other venues throughout
the region. Led by Music Director Josep Caballé Domenech, the
Philharmonic performances reach more than 200,000 people every
season through events and broadcasts. The Colorado Springs
Philharmonic is an orchestra of the future, with bold plans to
reach deeply into the fabric of the community with exciting,
entertaining and meaningful offerings.
Reporting to the President and CEO, the Director of Philanthropy
is a valued senior member of the leadership team, responsible for
the strategic development, management, implementation, and
evaluation of all fund-raising programs that support the
Philharmonic’s programs and mission. As a key senior leader, the
Director of Philanthropy assists the Managing Director in the
creation and implementation of strategic initiatives, and monitors
daily operations, while serving as a problem solver and sounding
board for new ideas.
Lead the Philanthropy Department in planning and executing all
annual fund campaigns, sponsorship, capital, endowment, and planned
giving programs, as well as oversee volunteers in the execution of
fundraising events and benefits.
Manage contributed revenue programs of more than $2 million
annually in support of the Philharmonic’s growing portfolio and
reputation for artistic excellence and community engagement.
Serve as liaison between the Philharmonic and the Board of
Directors and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Foundation, as well
as any appropriate committees and task forces related to
Interact on a regular basis with Philharmonic Board Chair,
CEO, other board members, and community and civic leaders.
Significantly expand total giving through increases in the
number of active donors, average donation amount, and total
Grow the roles of major donors through personal cultivation of
prospective donors and corporate sponsors, increasing the number of
Maestro’s Circle member households, Philharmonic Ventures sponsors,
and other major campaigns.
Provide direction to the President and CEO for the portion of
his/her time allocated for fund raising for the Colorado Springs
Provide positive leadership of Philanthropy staff; foster
teamwork and respect; and form trusting professional bonds with
administrative, artistic, and board leadership; and demonstrate a
passion for the Philharmonic’s brand and culture.
Participation as a representative of the Philharmonic at
concerts and other events.
Other duties as assigned, such as taking orders for the annual
subscription campaign or other similar patron-focused
Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible fundraising or
related experience, preferably with an orchestra, other
Master’s degree preferred but not required.
Appreciation of symphonic music and cursory understanding of
the arts world.
Demonstrated success in achieving progressively increasing
revenue goals in a volunteer-centric environment, ability to work
in a fast-paced, high-energy atmosphere, and ability to manage
multiple projects simultaneously.
Personal charisma in interpersonal relations.
Energetic, flexible, self-motivated, and adaptable person.
Familiarity with high-volume direct mail and/or tele funding
strategies and operations.
Superb verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to develop and prepare sophisticated campaign
materials, budgets, written correspondence and reports.
Excellent critical thinker, strategic planner, and problem
Initiator who meets deadlines and maintains an active presence
at Philharmonic concerts and events.
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