Individual Giving Officer

 

JOB POSTING

Title:                         Individual Giving Officer 

Reports to:               Executive Director

Benefits:                  Yes

Hours:                       Full-time, remote, including some in-person weekends and evenings for performances and special events. 
          

OVERVIEW

Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) harnesses the power of music to connect our city’s diverse communities, cultivate empathy and inspire social inquiry. Children, ages 7–18, come together across differences of race, religion, and socioeconomic status in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music. BCC bridges Greater Boston’s many diverse groups and fosters a sense of belonging and inclusion. Through intensive choral training and once-in-a-lifetime performing experiences locally, nationally, and around the world, BCC enhances the education and social development of youth as future leaders and global citizens in the 21st century.  

PURPOSE
Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) seeks to engage an organized, insightful, and dedicated fundraiser who can unlock the potential of individual stakeholders' philanthropic investment. The ideal person will be a charismatic, relentless, and inspiring advocate for BCC’s mission. This individual will work independently and as part of an ambitious, data-driven, and cohesive fundraising team. They will be key in developing new and meaningful strategies to yield consistent support from existing members of our community while creating avenues for advancement and growth. This individual will collaborate dynamically with BCC’s Executive Director while maximizing the influence, resources, and insight of its Board of Directors to ensure that our pool of individual stakeholders is diverse, vast, and dedicated. The Individual Giving Officer will also work closely with the Marketing, Development, and Program departments to assist in the design and execution of fundraising events. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward annual donations at the major gifts level ($1,000-9,999) working with department colleagues and volunteers where appropriate. 
  • Build and manage a portfolio of up to 150 prospects with a focus on those individuals with a potential of $1,000 or more and will work with volunteers to identify and qualify new major gift prospective donors. 
  • Support the Executive Director in meeting and exceeding targets for giving, stewardship, donor retention and acquisition.  
  • Liaise with Marketing and Communications personnel to design and maintain communication strategies for existing and prospective donors.  
  • In collaboration with artistic program personnel, identify common areas of interest between donors’ philanthropic interests and BCC’s programmatic and operational activities. 
  • Assist in the design of donor-centric events. 
  • Envision, develop, and execute strategies designed to engage and incentivize volunteer groups to fundraise on behalf of the organization. 
  • Foster a culture of philanthropy amongst the BCC community, new and old, and parents with the help of, and in collaboration with, BCC Board of Directors  
  • Provide strategic and data-driven leadership for the design and execution of the annual direct mail program, using multi-channel methods with a keen eye toward maximum ROI 
  • Provide reports as needed for board and committee meetings, at the request of the Executive Director  
  • Liaise with colleagues to ensure accurate gift processing, tracking and follow-up 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • 3 years of direct fundraising experience, preferably focused on individual donors 
  • Ability to manage, plan, lead, and inspire. 
  • Extensive donor database experience, knowledge and experience of Raiser’s Edge highly desired 
  • Ability to execute annual giving campaigns and direct, personal solicitation 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including written communications, with the ability to connect with a variety of audiences 
  • A cordial and diplomatic demeanour. Utmost respect for donor confidentiality. 
  • The right candidate will be a capable, independent worker with strong entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment 
  • Commitment to BCC’s mission and values of quality, diversity, inclusion, social inquiry, cultural equity, and the potential of transformative philanthropy 

 

COMPENSATION

Salary range for the role of Individual Giving Officer at Boston Children’s Chorus is $60,000-65,000 annually. BCC offers a competitive benefit package including health insurance, 3% 403(b) employer contributions, generous PTO, short term disability, and more. 

HOW TO APPLY
For immediate consideration submit a letter of interest, writing sample and resume to: Irene Idicheria, Boston Children’s Chorus, 20 Old Colony, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02127 or email humanresources@bostonchildrenschorus.org Please apply by September 6, 2022.   

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. 
Boston Children's Chorus seeks to engage and retain a diverse workforce who represent the diversity of our singers and community in the City of Boston. BCC affirms the plurality of lived experiences amongst staff and seeks to elevate and center the experiences of those who have been marginalized and disenfranchised by systems of oppression. BCC encourages all to apply and will not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender and gender expression, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.