Development Coordinator

Description:

Job Description:

This position is responsible for supporting all fundraising efforts of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, with primary emphasis on detailed donor database management, donor correspondence, and event support. This position requires acute attention to detail and supreme organizational and communication skills to ensure the internal operations of the organization are on track and organized.

Position Responsibilities:

Administrative and clerical support for the Development Department
Support for all fundraising activities, including the Annual Fund, Special Events, and Volunteer Management
Recording and responding to all donations according to protocol
Management of the Raiser’s Edge Database
Producing reports and correspondence with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness
Providing great customer service while dealing with donors, volunteers, and ASO patrons
Maintaining accurate files and detailed donor records
Assisting with stewardship efforts, ASO concerts, and all other special events
Assist with logistics, reservations, and tracking for Opus Ball, ASO’s annual fundraising gala
Assisting with stewardship, fundraising, and tracking for the ASO’s capital campaign
Coordinating with the Finance and Marketing Departments as needed
Thoroughly and accurately performing all other duties as assigned
Full-time position, Monday – Friday, with some nights and weekends required, especially during the concert season. Reports to the Associate Director of Development. Works closely with the Event and Stewardship Director and Chief Development Officer.

About ASO:

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO) exists to connect, enrich, inspire and advance Arkansas through the power of music. Administrative staff, orchestra musicians, the Board, and other volunteers have worked together to build ASO’s financial stability and continue increasing service to the community. ASO has ended the last twelve fiscal years with a balanced budget and a growing annual fund. ASO is currently in the beginning of a capital campaign and also focused on rebuilding audiences after the pandemic.

Based in Little Rock, Arkansas, ASO has an annual budget of approximately $3.5 million. Current programming in Little Rock includes six pairs of Masterworks, four pairs of Pops, six River Rhapsodies chamber music concerts, youth concerts, and extensive education programming for young people performed primarily by the ten full-time musicians of the orchestra. In addition, the orchestra performs in communities across the state.

Recent highlights include: In June of 2016 ASO successfully completed a 3-year, $7 million fundraising initiative, Orchestrating the Future: Symphony for Generations Campaign, which strengthened ASO’s stability and raised funds for artistic and education initiatives in the community. The newly-renovated Robinson Center opened in November of 2016. In 2019, ASO launched a $10 million campaign to build the ASO Stella Boyle Smith Music Center in downtown Little Rock, which will be the headquarters for ASO that will allow the organization to serve more Arkansans through new initiatives and expanded education offerings. ASO proactively navigated the pandemic with innovative digital content and virtual engagement activities, garnering 1.5 million Facebook impressions along the way, and was even highlighted by the Washington Post and featured on The Kelly Clarkson Show. In 2021, ASO’s children’s concert was viewed by over 23,000 school children in over 30 counties across the state. ASO finished its 12th season operating with a balanced budget in June. The future for ASO is bright and is driven by strategic imperatives to serve more Arkansans through music.

Qualifications:

Extremely organized
Precise attention to detail
Excellent with numbers and data
Ability to prioritize and to perform in a high-functioning, fast-paced environment
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Comfortable interacting with all people ASO serves
Proficiency working with Microsoft Excel
One year of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or two years of relevant experience
The successful candidate will be goal-oriented, driven to move projects forward, a creative problem solver, and a team player.

Organization Culture:

We are team-oriented, work hard, have fun, and are agile. Given the workload, each member must be self-motivated, strive to push the bar on performance, and be flexible. ASO believes in helping team members develop their careers and supports ongoing professional development.

Interested Candidates:

Submit cover letter and resume with references to KSchulz@ArkansasSymphony.org or via mail to K. Schulz, P.O. Box 7328, Little Rock, AR 72217.

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