Hiring: Director of Development

Full Time, Managerial

The Cleveland Pops Orchestra seeks a fundraising professional to join our entrepreneurial, mission focused organization in growth mode. YOU ARE AN IDEAL CANDIDATE IF YOU ARE:

  • A highly relational person who enjoys meeting and developing connections with people within and outside an organization
  • Able to prioritize, meet deadlines, stay organized and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • A strategic thinker who is comfortable developing and driving execution of a comprehensive fundraising plan
  • A team player who enjoys collaboration while developing compelling fundraising strategies


  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Three years minimum experience in professional fundraising, particularly major gift fundraising.
  • Knowledge of how to utilize fundraising databases, Patron Manager preferred.
  • Must embrace the mission of The Cleveland Pops Orchestra and its strategic plan.
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and volunteers
  • Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense, and good listening ability.

Actual Job Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and execute The Cleveland Pops Orchestra’s annual fundraising plan, including individual, corporate, and institutional divisions
  2. Grow a major and planned gifts program including identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors.
  3. Coordinate fund raising special events, including annual gala
  4. Work closely with The Cleveland Pops Orchestra President and Board of Directors and serve as primary staff liaison to Board Development Committee
  5. Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems and maintain a gift recognition program and the creation of publications to support fund raising activities.
  6. Continue to write present grants and research new grant possibilities.

Salary/Benefits: Competitive with experience and other qualifications -$60,000 to $68,000

Reports to:  President    

Send all resumes to:  Shirley Morgenstern