Director of Annual Giving
Levine Music is a welcoming community where children and adults
find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing,
listening to, and participating with others in music. Levine’s core
values – excellence and opportunity –
infuse everything we do. Our distinguished faculty offers a broad
and well-rounded curriculum that provides a
strong musical foundation for students of different
ages, abilities, and interests. We strive to make Levine’s
education available to everyone. Hundreds of students receive
substantial scholarship assistance; many hundreds more receive free
instruction through fully funded in-school programs.
Position: Director of Annual Giving
Job Site: Levine Music, DC
Reports to: Vice President of
The Director of Annual
Giving has principal responsibility for implementing Levine’s
fundraising strategy in support of the Annual Fund and Annual Gala,
including launching a recurring giving program. The Director
oversees all mail and electronic solicitations pertaining to the
Annual Fund and maintains a personal portfolio of donors giving
under $1,000 providing stewardship through an effective annual
giving calendar and communications plan. Additionally, working the
Gala Committee, the Director implements all solicitation strategies
related to the March Gala, Levine’s largest annual fundraiser. This
position frequently liaises with the Finance Department and works
closely with the Development Manager to ensure all gift entry is
done effectively, efficiently, and acknowledged in a timely
Duties and Responsibilities (including, but not limited
Annual Fund – Initiate, coordinate, draft,
and implement standard solicitations for all annual donors giving
under $1,000, including direct mail, in kind donations, online
giving, and pledge reminders. Maintain Annual Giving calendar to
maximize cultivation events and keep annual giving cycle on
track. With the VP of Development, establish long-term goals and
objectives towards new lower dollars donor acquisition and
Recurring Giving Program – Design,
promote, cultivate, and steward the successful launch of Levine’s
first ever campaign for recurring gifts.
Gala Sponsorship – Working with the VP of
Development, coordinate and manage the timeline, collateral
production, and solicitation of sponsorships for the annual Gala.
Ensure successful communication with sponsors confirming benefits
delivered, and attendance confirmation.
Donor Stewardship – Cultivate and help
maintain good relations with frequent contact with donors, while
also developing new relationships with prospects. Draft
acknowledgment letters and track follow-up. As required, and in
partnership with the Director of Development Services, oversee
additional stewardship needs by President & CEO and others
including emails/videos, holiday card mailings, invitations to
special events, and personal calls.
Development Communications – Write,
design, and send out regular correspondence on programs and events
relevant to Development’s strategic goals and objectives in
partnership with Communications department on a pre-established and
coordinated timeline with distribution to Levine’s mailing list.
Monitor and update the Development section of the Levine
Donor Research – With other members of the
Development team, support the efforts of the Development Committee
by participating in prospect research, identifying major donor
prospects, and collaborating on solicitation strategies.
Database Management – Partnering with the
Development Manager, ensure timely recording and acknowledgement of
gifts. Participate in maintaining accurate, up-to-date records in
Raiser’s Edge. Generate monthly reports towards benchmark outreach
and fundraising goals for development departments.
Volunteer Management – Work with the
Director of Development Services to recruit, train, motivate and
manage volunteer leadership to accomplish annual fund and event
Special Event Oversight – Design,
implement and oversee Levine’s newest Development series, Family
Rug Concerts, while brainstorming other events to build community
and engage our youngest families. Also provide support for all
Development events as necessary. Attend and staff several events
Other duties as assigned.
Proficiency in MS Office applications, especially MS Word,
Excel, and Outlook.
Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge, or other fundraising database
3-5 years of experience in Development work, or related
Highly detail-oriented and organized.
Commitment to good judgement, tact, sensitivity, and discretion
in handling of confidential information, materials, and
Self-starter, responsible and reliable.
Strong written, verbal, and electronic communication skills.
Night and weekend availability
A sense of humor
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Levine Music is an Equal Opportunity
Levine Music’s employment policy
is committed to anti-discrimination of employees or
applicants based on sex, gender identity or
expression, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed,
national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran
status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law
concerning any employment practices.