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REPORTS TO:  Executive Director

SUPERVISES:                      Volunteers and Future Development Committee

JOB SUMMARY:               The Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra (GPO) is seeking a motivated and passionate Development Coordinator to energize the growth of the GPO. The Development Coordinator is responsible for the creation, management, implementation, and evaluation of an overall fundraising program consistent with the GPO’s needs and goals. To that end, the Development Coordinator designs and executes all planned giving programs – fundraising events and benefits, sponsorship, and grants.

The Development Coordinator will manage and execute the remaining fundraising events for the upcoming season. This individual should keep abreast of recent research on fundraising, as the Coordinator will also pitch and create new events to meet the financial goals of the GPO.

The Coordinator will be responsible to designing and pitching a new sponsorship program. It will fall on the Coordinator to appropriately manage sponsor files – corporations, individuals, and in-kind donors.

Grant applications that provide arts funding will be identified and completed by the Development Coordinator. Funding organizations may include – federal, state, and local government agencies and private foundations/corporations.

The Coordinator will be able to recommend development policies and procedures on the overall fundraising to the Executive Director and Board with the goal of building a sustainable year-round development program. The GPO sees continued growth and development potential for the coordinator position.


 Events & Benefits

  •  Identify goals the GPO Executive Director and develop a plan for achieving those
  • Assist the Executive Director and Board in establishing appropriate goals for the Annual Fund Drive and all other fundraising campaigns deemed necessary (endowment, capital, planned giving, etc.) each year.
  • Plan, manage, and implement all phases of the Annual Fund campaign; oversee the solicitation and acknowledgment process, maintenance of records, and establishment and disclosure within IRS guidelines of donor benefits; monitor progress and adjust as needed.
  • Work with volunteers/Development Committee to plan all special fundraising events and benefits; participate in establishing the budget per event, monitor progress and adjust as necessary; and oversee the development and production of all materials used in campaigns; manage the execution of each Organize staff (if applicable) and volunteers to carry out all fundraising campaigns and events; evaluate effectiveness of each campaign.
  • Establish a master calendar that outlines all fundraising events and campaigns; coordinate all activities with the GPO’s master calendar.
  • Develop and maintain internal and external contacts to optimize fundraising



  • Develop, pitch, and implement an approved sponsorship levels – corporate, individual, and in- kind; research and identify potential sponsors; prepare proposals and work with Board to identify matches between the GPO’s program and each company’s
  • Develop a comprehensive marketing package and verbiage for the sponsorship levels that communicates the GPO, based on long-range plan; update annually. Work with Board to develop and direct year-round program to cultivate new prospects and seek out new funding opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain system for ongoing contact with contributors, corporate sponsors, and business and community leaders; support Board and staff efforts to solicit in-kind contributions. Oversee the maintenance of all donor files and records; develop and administer all donor benefits programs in accordance with IRS guidelines.



  • Research all grant possibilities and write reports and backup materials to support each application; prepare and submit applications for corporations, foundations, and government agencies that provide arts funding; follow up on each proposal.
  • Create and pitch system to organize grant application and status to Executive Director and Board


GPO Representation

  • Create the Development Committee of the Board and other volunteers enlisted to participate in the development program.
  • Report to the Board and Executive Committee (if needed) on progress of all fundraising programs – events, sponsorships, and grants; provide other reports and statements as requested. Recommend fundraising policies and procedures to the Executive Director and Board with the goal of building a sustainable year-round development program.
  • Attend other civic and cultural events in the community; represent the GPO by speaking at public events as requested.


Basic Requirements

  • Associate degree required – BA or BS preferred in non-profit management or related field
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Proficient with sponsorship solicitation
  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Knowledge in Salesforce a plus
  • Budget experience preferred
  • History of sales or business development preferred
  • Proficient with social media platforms
  • Ability to work independently


To Apply


Send a cover letter, resume, and sample fund-drive solicitation letter to Nick Kenny, Executive Director, nick@greeleyphil.org, or Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, PO Box 1535, Greeley, CO 80632. All materials must be sent as a PDF.


Review of applications will begin on November 18th, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.


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