The Oregon Bach Festival, the University of Oregon’s Grammy-winning summer music festival, is seeking a dynamic, creative Director of Corporate & Donor Relations to seek philanthropic gifts from corporations, foundations and individuals. Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of 24,447. The Eugene metro area (pop. 351,715) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. We are about an hour’s drive from the Pacific coast and the Cascade Mountains. The University is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-12 conference.
General Position Description:
This post has directorial responsibility for corporate and donor relations at the Oregon Bach Festival, and reports to the OBF Executive Director and works in conjunction with the Director of Development for University Arts and the Associate Director of Development for University Arts. Duties include:
Manage and solicit annual corporate sponsorships.
Develop strategy to sustain and increase corporate gifts and/or sponsorships to OBF (including Chamber Music at Beall.)
Maintain relationships with corporate sponsors through personal visits, related events and mailings.
Meet personally with current corporate sponsors to recap previous Festival sponsorship and solicit for upcoming Festival.
Manage corporate benefit system.
Actively solicit in-kind sponsorships, including hotel, airlines, caterers, wineries, etc.
Collaborate with OBF Board members to identify and develop strategies for corporate solicitations.
Develop a strategy and schedule for solicitation of foundation and government grants.
Research and write all grant proposals, including developing budgets in coordination with Business Accountant and other OBF directors.
Work with the university’s Office of Research Services and Administration to manage federal, state, and local grants at the proposal and reporting stages; serve as de facto Principle Investigator for grants.
Assist in coordination of all OBF Events in conjunction with OBF event coordinator under direction of OBF and Development leadership.
Serve as staff liaison with OBF Board Special Event committee.
Initiate, design and coordinate Fall and Spring Festival Solicitation mailings with UO Annual Giving and OBF Communications Director.
Participate in personal solicitation of individual gifts as requested by Director of Development for University Arts.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Two years' direct experience with corporate fundraising or securing sponsorships with successively high levels of achievement either in a volunteer or professional capacity.
Effective interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills required.
Grant writing experience.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with university staff, faulty, and others.
Proficiency in the use of personal computers with standard office software.
Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
Strong sense of donor driven customer service.
Experience in or working knowledge of an arts performance environment.
Knowledge of corporate and foundation philanthropic structures, processes and procedures.
Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in coordinating events.
The salary range is $50,000-$55,000, dependent on qualifications and experience. The University offers an excellent package of employee benefits, including health and dental insurance, employer-paid retirement, sick and vacation leave, and tuition benefits for employee and eligible dependents.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, answers to the supplemental questions (below), and the names and contact information of four references.
Electronic submissions are preferred and should be sent via email as one single PDF or Word document to OBFsearch@uoregon.edu . Or mail to:
Oregon Bach Festival
1257 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1257
To ensure consideration, application should be received on or before January 14, 2013; position will remain open until filled. Applicants for this position should be aware that background checks are required of the finalist.
To assist us in making the selection for the Director of Corporate & Donor Relations position, please respond to the following questions on a separate sheet(s) of paper. Number your responses to correspond to the questions.
1. Please describe fundraising or sponsorship accomplishments you have been involved in, and the role you played in each.
2. Describe your experience as a grant writer.
3. Describe experience you have had with special events and the role you played (i.e. planning, managing, etc.).
4. Describe your experience promoting and enhancing diversity and equity.
The University of Oregon is an AA/EO institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We invite applications from candidates who share our commitment to diversity.
University of Oregon - 21 months ago