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 as well as with its digital recording series; international broadcasts on television, radio, and online; and as a resource through its varied education programs and expansive digital archive.
The Institutional Giving Officer will serve as a key member of institutional giving team raising funds from foundations and government agencies in support of New York Philharmonic’s artistic and educational programs, community outreach activities, new media initiatives, and special projects.
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
- Identify, develop, and implement strategies for cultivation and solicitation of current and prospective institutional donors to achieve revenue goals of $3+ million annually.
- Manage a personal portfolio of key foundations, helping to initiate and steward these relationships, and serve as first point of contact.
- Work with city, state and federal agencies to remain aware of upcoming RFPs and identify possible funding opportunities and to leverage government relationships for Philharmonic-related events and causes.
- Write high level foundation and government grant applications and reports.
- Help maintain internal grant proposal and report calendar and revenue tracking.
- Work closely with colleagues throughout the Philharmonic to gather and verify information for proposals, applications, and reports, including Artistic, Education, Finance, and Marketing staff.
- Generate and regularly update program budgets, financial reports, and supplemental materials for proposals and reports.
- With Associate Director, Development Operations, develop and maintain crediting for institutional supporters including donor-specified language for printed and online materials.
- Perform other special projects as requested by the Director, Special Gifts and Campaign Support and Director, Institutional Giving.
- Participate in special events as needed.
- Miscellaneous duties as required.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred, and a minimum of five years development experience, preferably in institutional giving, with full knowledge of foundation and government solicitation and stewardship process. The candidate will have a proven track record of initiating and maintaining effective relationships with donors, strong writing and organizational skills with experience writing and editing high level proposals and grant applications, and the ability to work independently and manage multiple projects within a fast-paced work environment. Good computer skills, including Word and Excel, and experience with a fundraising database are essential. Experience at an arts organization and knowledge of classical music preferred. Ability to occasionally work evenings or weekends to attend performances and or cultivation events is needed.
The New York Philharmonic offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, long term disability insurance, generous vacation and sick days, 403(B) plan match, commuter benefits, and more.
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.