Director of Corporate and Individual Giving
Reports to: Artistic and Executive Director
The Jacksonville Children's Chorus provides high-quality choral music education to children of diverse backgrounds, fostering teamwork, self-discipline, accomplishment and pride while fulfilling an important cultural need in Northeast Florida and sharing the beauty of the choral art form through artistically excellent performances. Children who join performance choirs have an opportunity to receive a high-quality music education and learn the values of teamwork and self-discipline in an organized choral setting. In their pursuit of artistic excellence, each participating child spends extensive hours per year in rehearsal and performance. Additionally The Jacksonville Children's Chorus fills an important need in the community, rounding out cultural offerings in the region for child and adult audiences alike. Chorus singers take pride in participating in events that shape the cultural landscape.
"The kids in the red vests and blazers" have become a recognized group at major community events and celebrations, including inaugurations, City Hall Christmas parties, and for the benefit of local charities. The Chorus has sung in Holiday Pops performance of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, performed in five major operas, self-produced more than forty concerts, commissioned eleven new musical compositions and arrangements, and sung every genre of music from Bach to Bluegrass.
The Chorus has taken the stage at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, has hosted and performed with the Westminster Choir, the St. Olaf Choir, the African Children's Choir, Grammy-winner David Holt, Broadway Baritone Leon Williams, and local university and church choirs. Its singers have recorded, rehearsed, performed, and taken a bow for seventeen years.
The Director of Corporate and Individual Giving reports to the Artistic and Executive Director (AED) and attends the Development Committee meetings as needed. Together, he/she work closely with the Executive Director to sustain current fundraising initiatives and develop strategies to broaden the fundraising potential of the JCC. The Director of Corporate and Individual Giving will steward existing donors and be responsible for researching and designing individual solicitation materials that will secure funding from a variety of JCC constituencies, including parents. He/she will also be responsible for developing and implementing donor incentives packages and for cultivating, prioritizing and tracking donor prospects on an ongoing basis. The Director of Corporate and Individual Giving will help achieve JCC's ambitious development plan to connect donors more closely to the organization, making JCC a more effective, sustainable and innovative fundraising organization. The position plays a vital role in developing sophisticated corporate and individual giving revenue strategies for the JCC that will impact its growth over the next several years. The Director of Corporate and Individual Giving works closely with the Development Committee of the Board, the Finance Director and Artistic and Executive Director.
The Director of Corporate and Individual Giving is responsible for four broad areas of JCC operations.
Representative tasks and duties include:
We seek an individual with an inspired and strategic outlook, who is committed, persuasive, and passionate about JCC. She/he must have exceptional organizational and administrative skills, with the ability to plan, set and meet goals and objectives and follow-through. The Director of Corporate and Individual Giving should have excellent customer service instincts and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to "move" an audience through compelling and articulate written and verbal communications. She/he should have an entrepreneurial and creative approach to development, as well as a genuine affinity for the mission and values of the organization including high levels of respect for others. He/she should also be very comfortable in a fast-paced environment that has experienced rapid growth and ongoing change. The overall ability to set, pursue, and attain achievable goals, regardless of obstacles and circumstances, will be a key quality.
The candidate will have a minimum of 5 years professional fundraising, marketing or sales experience, including, but not limited to, individual, foundation and/or corporation solicitations; demonstrated ability to research and generate leads; excellent networking skills; deep seated interest in building the development function of a growing/learning organization; proven problem solving skills; ability to work independently and as a team player; high level of analytical and organizational skills, exceptional writing skills; detail oriented, and ability to handle multiple projects; seasoned experience with donor database management (e.g. eTapestry). The candidate must exercise initiative in a hands-on environment, be able to work well with a diverse constituency, and have a commitment to excellence and to the mission of the JCC.
The Jacksonville Children's Chorus offers a competitive compensation.
HOW TO APPLY
For immediate consideration submit letter of interest, writing sample and resume to:
Artistic and Executive Director
Jacksonville Children's Chorus
225 E. Duval Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Application deadline is Friday, May 31, 2013.
NO PHONE CALLS
The Jacksonville Children's Chorus is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.
Title: Administrative Assistant
The mission of the Jacksonville Children's Chorus is to provide a high-quality choral music education for children of diverse backgrounds, fostering teamwork, self-discipline, accomplishment and pride while filling an important cultural need in the community and sharing the beauty of the choral art form through artistically excellent performances.
Administrative Assistant works closely with the AED, as well as independently, to perform a wide range of complex administrative and clerical duties, including but not limited to: project and event administrative management, grant proposal research and tracking, calendar and travel coordination and assistance with Board relations and other strategic organizational activities and communications.
Associate's degree or equivalent
Minimum 2-3 years direct experience in an arts or nonprofit organization preferred.
Excellent organizational, research, planning and implementation skills are essential as well as strong attention to detail, ability to follow-through, to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and to adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment. Strong written and verbal communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills are required. Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team
Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint), Outlook and Internet
Proficiency in CMS for websites and database software such as E-Tapestry is a plus.
APPLICATION DEADLINE January 25, 2013