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Development Manager (Full time)

The Development Manager works closely with the Director of Development to achieve fundraising goals as designated by the Board of Directors. This position is involved in all aspects of fundraising for the orchestra, with the exception of grant writing, and is responsible for maintaining the campaigns pertaining to gifts of up to $5,000 for individual and corporate donors and sponsors. This includes renewals, upgrades, and new acquisitions as designated by the Director of Development.

Special focus will be placed upon creating strategies to acquire new donors. This manager processes donations on a daily basis and generates donor acknowledgments and other mailings as needed for all fundraising programs including regional campaigns. This position is also responsible for developing, implementing and delivering appropriate donor benefits.

This position works with the Director of Development to plan and execute special fundraising and donor appreciation events, including managing venues and caterers, invitation and RSVP lists, and budgets for all events.

Requirements: The successful candidate will be able to build strong relationships with individuals across all community demographics and enjoy designing experiences and benefits that build loyalty in our patrons. S/he will have a personal commitment to a culturally rich community, demonstrate the ability to work in a fast paced, high energy environment and manage time and priorities well. S/he will possess a spirit of collaboration, humility about what s/he doesn't know, a desire to learn, and a positive approach to problem solving. Well-developed communication skills are essential. Confidence with a variety of computer programs is needed as are accuracy and attention to detail. Previous experience in fundraising will be extremely helpful, particularly in the areas of volunteer relations and donor database management.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, long-term disability and life insurance, 403b plan, paid vacation, holiday and sick leave.

Application procedure: To begin the application process, please answer the questions below. Two pages total, maximum. Selected candidates will be asked to submit a resume; please do not do so unless asked. Responses and contact information should be sent via email to, or mailed to Joan Baumgartner Brown, Director of Development, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, 4901 Fuller Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46835.

1. Describe three key personality traits you possess that make you well-suited for nonprofit fundraising work.

2. If you were given your boss' position in your current job (or last job), what would you change and why?

3. One of our ongoing challenges is to motivate small businesses to become involved with The Phil as supporters. What are two strategies that you would employ to increase the success of our Business Partners campaign?

4. Tell me about the role the arts have played in your life, past and present, and why you believe arts matter to Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana.

Application deadline: September 30, 2014

Data Resources Coordinator (Part time)

The Data Resources Coordinator is the "data champion" for The Phil. S/he is passionate about and promotes the concepts of data governance and data management throughout the organization. S/he is responsible for developing and implementing solid guidelines, procedures and processes to ensure data quality improvement through data stewardship. S/he supports the business goals of The Phil by entering, extracting and reporting on data for the Development, Education, Marketing and Operations departments.

Requirements: The successful candidate will have excellent data entry skills, attention to detail, and able to work independently. S/he will be able to maintain confidentiality, identify and solve problems, analyze information accurately, and be results driven. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high energy environment is essential. Formal computer training and prior data entry experience is preferred.

Compensation: This is a part-time, hourly position. Rate of pay is commensurate with experience. Benefits include 403b plan, paid vacation, holiday and sick leave.

Application procedure: A letter of application and resume should be sent via email to or mailed to J.L. Nave III, President & CEO, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, 4901 Fuller Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46835. No phone calls, please.

Application deadline: September 19, 2014