About CMS

Employment Opportunities

Associate Director, Individual Giving

Responsibilities

Position reports to the Director of Development and manages Individual Giving staff of two.

  • Develop annual strategies to grow and direct all activities of the Annual Fund Friends and Patrons from donor identification to cultivation, solicitation and stewardship throughout each performance season, meeting or exceeding the annual budgeted goal
  • Work interactively with the Director of Development and Executive Director to enhance and increase Individual Giving at the Leadership Levels
  • Collaborate with the Director of Development and Executive Director on strategies for upcoming campaigns and special projects
  • Oversee the work of the Individual Giving staff: Manager of Individual Giving, Patrons; Manager of Individual Giving, Friends
  • Develop and maintain a tracking system for research, engagement, and solicitation in Tessitura
  • Provide income analysis for meetings as requested
  • Attendance throughout the season at concerts in Alice Tully Hall, Rose Studio and Kaplan Penthouse
  • Support the Director of Development with the Global Council and Development Committee as requested
  • Generate correspondence for Executive Director and Director of Development as needed
  • Miscellaneous duties as required

Qualifications

  • A minimum of five years of related development experience, preferably within a performing arts organization. A Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Exemplary leadership skills and ability to exercise sound judgment, adhering to the highest professional and ethical standards
  • Outstanding writing, planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Ability to successfully manage a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with Board members, colleagues, and the public.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point; Tessitura experience highly preferred

Submission Procedure

Please submit a cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume to sgriffin@chambermusicsociety.org. Subject line: Associate Director, Individual Giving. Qualified candidates will be notified. No phone inquiries please.

Manager of Individual Giving, Patrons

Responsibilities

Position reports to the Associate Director, Individual Giving.

  • Manage, grow, and direct activities of the CMS Patron Program, including research and solicitation
  • Work with Friends Manager on the planning and production details for cultivation events, invitation mailings, and set-up.
  • Attendance at evening and weekend concerts in rotation with other members of the Team
  • Process Patron gifts, acknowledgments, and benefits and provide ticketing support as needed
  • Generate reports on income analysis and benefit fulfillment
  • Generate correspondence for the department as needed
  • Reports to Associate Director, Individual Giving
  • Miscellaneous duties as required

Qualifications

  • A minimum of three years of related development experience, preferably within a performing arts organization. A Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Exemplary leadership skills and ability to exercise sound judgment, adhering to the highest professional and ethical standards.
  • Excellent Research Skills
  • Ability to successfully manage a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with Board members, colleagues, and the public.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point; Tessitura experience highly preferred

Submission Procedure

Please submit a cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume to sgriffin@chambermusicsociety.org. Subject line: Manager of Individual Giving, Patrons. Qualified candidates will be notified. No phone inquiries please.

Executive and Development Assistant

Description

The Executive and Development Assistant provides general support for office operations assisting the staff by answering telephones, distributing mail, scheduling office-wide meetings and appointments, and assisting with special projects as they arise. The assistant provides direct support to the Executive, Administrative, and Development Directors; manages the Executive Director’s calendar and travel; drafts correspondence; interacts with board, major donors and the executive staff of other arts organizations; prepares materials and rooms for meetings; assists the Director of Development and the Development Team prepping grant materials, appeals, various cultivation activities, special prospecting projects, and donor research.

Qualifications

Qualified candidates should possess an excellent phone manner; strong writing and communications skills; good interpersonal skills; the ability to multitask; and relevant office experience, including a working knowledge of databases as well as MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point).

Submission Procedure

Please submit a cover letter and resume to kkriha@chambermusicsociety.org. Subject line: Executive and Development Assistant. Qualified candidates will be notified. No phone inquiries please.