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Seattle Men's Chorus & Seattle Women's Chorus


Director of Development

Job Location: 

Seattle, WA

Closing Date: 
Type of Position: 


Salary and Benefits: 

anticipated range is $65,000-$75,000, negotiable.

Benefits include: health (nominal employee contribution to premium), dental, vision, employee funded flex spending and 401K, and PTO and Paid Sick & Safe Time.  9 paid holidays + 4 floating holidays.

Description of Position Duties: 


The Director of Development leads fundraising strategy and execution for all development functions including individual giving, planned giving, events, corporate and foundation support, and data analysis. Inspired by our mission and guided by our strategic plan, the Director of Development will build relationships that support the choruses and grow contributed revenue.

Major Responsibilities

  • With Executive Director, create and track a diversified annual fundraising plan and budget that includes individual and planned giving, events, corporate, and foundation support.
  • Manage a three person fundraising team (development manager, events manager, patron services manager) plus grant writing contractor and volunteers
  • Guided by the organizations strategic plan, develop strategies to grow individual giving
  • Analyze data and implement strategies to support and improve donor prospecting, donor retention, and a moves management strategy
  • Oversee a portfolio of major donors and prospects and solicit and close gifts
  • Write and edit appeals and donor communications and be part of the social media team; manage print and digital collateral
  • Update Board of Directors on a regular basis and support and motivate their participation in fundraising
  • Oversee and expand corporate sponsorships and build awareness in Seattles business and civic sectors
  • Manage grant research, writing, and reporting in conjunction with contracted grant writer
  • Serve as part of the senior management team of the organization
Description of Position Qualifications: 

Skills and Qualifications

  • An entrepreneurial orientation towards nonprofit management
  • Demonstrable track record stewarding individual donors and experience and ease with face to face solicitations
  • Strong analytical and data skills and experience with CRM programs (PatronManager/Salesforce a plus).
  • Self-sufficient computer skills and knowledge of MS Office expected.
  • Reliable project management skills with superb follow-through
  • Experience leading small teams and working collaboratively
  • Strong written and oral communications
  • Comfort working with diverse constituents and LGBTQ issues
  • Flexibility to work evening and weekend concerts and events
  • Personable and able to build rapport and trust with donors
  • Passion for the SMC/SWCs intersection of the arts and social justice


  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience in the nonprofit sector
  • Track record of progressive responsibility for revenue development
  • Experience managing teams preferred
Information Required to Apply: 

To apply, please send resume and an engaging cover letter detailing the strengths you bring to this position.

Other Information: 

Preliminary review will begin November 20. Position open until filled.

Submit Information to: 

Electronic submission in PDF or Word strongly preferred to staffing [at] No phone calls please.