Employment opportunity at The Music School of Delaware

Development Officer Position


In conjunction with the Board of Directors and the President/CEO, the Development Officer (FT) prepares and executes an annual fundraising plan that includes specific goals to increase philanthropic giving to The Music School of Delaware (a statewide community music school with locations throughout the state of Delaware, and also serving residents of PA, NJ and MD).

The Development Officer adheres to the Code of Ethics for fund raising according to the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, and manages the fundraising process utilizing monthly action steps as part of the school’s annual plan.

Coordinates all fundraising activities for the Music School including:

The Annual Fund and Scholarship/Financial Aid Campaign
Identifies and ranks prospects for giving by amount and type of gift
Seeks first-time donors and retains current donors
Conceptualizes and implements (as approved) Major Gift, Planned Giving, Grants and Patron Recognition/Cultivation
Programs and events, sponsorship solicitation and recognition programs
Maintain school’s database and patron database; development correspondence, record-keeping reports
Assist with publications and provide copy related to fundraising activities of the school
Supervises Development Staff (1.5-2 FTEs) and works with PR, Marketing, Alumni Relations and other staff
Reports to President/CEO

Qualifications and Contact Information: Minimum 5 years’ experience (Arts/Education background preferred); bachelors degree in related field.

Track record of proven growth; excellent communication/interpersonal skills; Raiser’s Edge knowledge/expertise; high organizational skills required. Competitive salary/benefits. Hiring immediately.

Send resume with cover letter and salary expectation to: Development Search, The Music School of Delaware, 4101 Washington Streeet, Wilmington, DE 19802. Or email to jobs@musicschoolofdelaware.org. No telephone inquiries, please.