The Associate Director, Foundation and Government Relations, contributes to the success of the Symphony’s fundraising efforts by managing the Symphony’s relationships with foundations and government agencies and directing all efforts to raise funds from these sources. A significant focus of the Associate Director’s work is on expanding the sustainable base of revenue from these sources.
Manage a portfolio comprising of 30 to 40 of the Symphony’s foundation and government agency relationships.
Supervises Grant Program Manager.
Plan and execute a successful, dynamic program to align resources from foundation and government partners with key Symphony mission initiatives.
Successfully build relationships with the foundation and government grant-making community.
In collaboration with the Grant Program Manager, research all available granting opportunities.
Recommend projects for funding opportunities. Develop presentation strategy and solicitation documents. Set goals and monitor the progress of the effort.
Oversee development and production of proposals and applications for partners in the Associate Director’s portfolio in collaboration with the Grant Program Manager, and the Director, Institutional Giving . Ensure required internal approvals are secured and final documents are delivered in advance of due dates.
Work collaboratively with program areas to ensure compliance with all terms and conditions of grants. Ensures that donors receive proper recognition for their grants.
Master knowledge of the nature, scope, and impact of Symphony programs.
College degree or equivalent experience required
Five to seven years of experience in non-profit fundraising, preferably in foundation and government relations and proposal writing
Superior ability to manage details and juggle multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to work well with a variety of people in a very fast-paced, highly dynamic environment
Strong word-processing and spreadsheet skills required (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel)
Experience using non-profit fundraising database software, preferably Tessitura
Passion for music and knowledge of the orchestral world
About San Francisco Symphony
The San Francisco Symphony is widely considered to be among the most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions in the U.S. Under the artistic direction of Michael Tilson Thomas since 1995, the Orchestra is a leading presence among American orchestras at home and around the world, celebrated for its artistic excellence, creative performance concepts, active touring, award-winning recordings, and standard-setting education programs. In December 2018, the San Francisco Symphony announced Esa-Pekka Salonen as its Music Director Designate along with a group of eight Collaborative Partners from a variety of cultural realms who collectively form a new artistic leadership model. Salonen will begin his appointment as the SFS’s 12th Music Director in September 2020, at which time Michael Tilson Thomas will become the Orchestra’s first Music Director Laureate, following his remarkable 25-year tenure as Music Director.
The San Francisco Symphony presents more than 220 concerts and presentations annually for an audience of nearly 450,000 in its home of Davies Symphony Hall and through its active national and international touring. A cornerstone of the organization’s mission..., the San Francisco Symphony’s education programs are the most extensive offered by any American orchestra today, providing free comprehensive music education to every first- through fifth-grade student in the San Francisco public schools, and serving more than 75,000 children, students, educators, and families annually. The SFS has won such recording awards as France’s Grand Prix du Disque and Britain’s Gramophone Award, as well as 15 Grammy Awards. In 2004, the SFS launched the multimedia Keeping Score on PBS-TV and the web. In 2014, the SFS inaugurated SoundBox, a new experimental performance venue and music series located backstage at Davies Symphony Hall. SFS radio broadcasts, the first in the nation to feature symphonic music when they began in 1926, today carry the Orchestra’s concerts across the country.
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The San Francisco Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer.