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Employment Opportunities

 

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS:

THERE is CURRENTLY one administrative POSITION

Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager

 

AUDITIONS:

THERE ARE TWO upcoming auditions

Bass Trombone, and Principal Cello.


Administrative Positions

 

Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager

REPORTS TO:  Director of Development

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Foundation and Corporate Relations Manager is the steward of corporate and foundation relationships for the Symphony. Key duties include management of the grants process, including grant writing, department check-ins about funded projects, and reporting; stewardship and solicitation of corporate and foundation gifts; research for prospective funders; managing the PSO Ambassadors program; and working closely with the Symphony’s Development team to meet the organization’s financial goals. As a key relationship builder to the PSO, this person must have a deep understanding of the PSO’s artistic and educational programs, as well as a passion for the Symphony’s mission of serving our community by enriching lives through music.

The desired candidate will provide expertise to advance the PSO’s mission by researching and identifying sources of supporting, proactively seeking opportunities to generate new proposals based on corporate or foundation guidelines and interests, managing the grants and sponsorship calendar, and maintaining strong communication ties with corporate and foundation donors and prospects. This position collaborates with Symphony staff about funding priorities and activation of sponsorships. This position reports to the Director of Development.

A high degree of ownership and flexibility is required for this position, as it demands responsiveness to tight deadlines and execution of written communication that aligns with organizational language. It also requires a presence at concerts or events that may be scheduled afterhours. This person must be a highly motivated individual with strong organizational and communication skills, and who is willing to work as part of a team in an intimate office setting. 

This is a full time position with benefits. Compensation will be based on experience.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The Symphony seeks someone with a bachelor’s degree and 3 to 5 years working in a Development Office or other related sales experience. This person should be an energetic, ambitious, and goal-oriented individual who has the ability to work independently and collaboratively. This person should also have a talent for building strong relationships across constituencies, be able to maintain professionalism internally and externally, and be able to maintain confidentiality of donor information.

Qualifications for the job include: excellent verbal and written communication skills; knowledge of philanthropy best practices; strong computer skills; experience building relationships with funders and business leaders; prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines and financial goals; and appreciation for the Symphony’s artistic and educational programs and activities. Relational database experience is recommended.

APPLICATION: 
Please submit resume, cover letter, references, and salary history to lrobertson@portlandsymphony.org. The e-mail subject line should be titled Foundation and Corporate Relations Manager Application, and all attachments should be PDF (preferred) or Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx).

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  03/23/2020


Auditions

 

bass trombone

Bass Trombone auditions have been postponed due to COVID-19. Please check back for an updated audition date. 

 

Principal cello

Principal Cello auditions have been postponed due to COVID-19. Please check back for an updated audition date. 

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