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Senior Development Officer 

Description

Position: Senior Development Officer

Department: Development

Reports to: Director of Development, Individual Giving

Classification: Fulltime, Exempt

 

SUMMARY

The Senior Development Officer serves as a Major Gifts Officer, managing a portfolio of individual and select corporate donors and major gift prospects and actively working to upgrade their support whenever possible. The Senior Development Officer works closely with the Director of Development to manage special underwriting opportunities for the HGO Studio (HGO’s training program for young singers and opera coaches), including those for current HGO Studio artists, guest faculty, HGO staff, and former Studio artists returning to the mainstage.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward an assigned portfolio of Patrons Circle ($5,000+), Trustee ($10,000+), and Underwriter individual and corporate donors ($25,000), qualifying for upgrade, major gift, and planned gift potential whenever possible
  • Work with current HGO Patrons, Trustees, and Board members to identify and leverage their relationships in the identification of potential new and increased corporate and individual donors to HGO
  • Assist in the management of HGO’s Studio Committee efforts and quarterly meetings
  • Coordinate and manage special underwriting opportunities for the Houston Grand Opera Studio, in support of HGO’s training program for young singers and opera coaches, including those for current Studio artists, guest faculty, HGO staff, and former Studio artists returning to the mainstage
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all donor activity through Tessitura, HGO’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM), using Plans and Donor Information Sheets
  • Assist the Development team in staffing special events and performances, as required

 

 

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