Title Institutional Giving Coordinator
Organization Houston Grand Opera
Closing Date
Location Houston, TX

Job Title: Institutional Giving Coordinator
Department: Development
Reports to: Assistant Director, Institutional Giving
Date: March 2020

The primary responsibility of the Institutional Giving Coordinator is to assist the team with the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate, foundation, and government donors and prospects. This position will interact directly with donors to fulfill benefits and assist with relationship management. This role also provides daily support to the Director and Assistant Director on a variety of fundraising projects.

• Manage all benefits for institutional partners. This includes coordinating with corporate supporters to plan hosting opportunities at HGO, securing and mailing tickets and valet passes, coordinating dinners, tours, and receptions, and staffing corporate events. Staffing events requires greeting guests and the ability to make brief welcome remarks on behalf of HGO. Other benefits fulfilment examples include planning performances at corporate offices, organizing corporate banners and displays inside the Wortham; working with Communications on social media posts promoting corporate partnerships; organizing employee volunteer opportunities, and more.
• Assist team with proposal submission and help Assistant Director manage the IG calendar, Tessitura records, proposal attachments, and donor recognition.
• Support Director with donor interactions, including setting up visits, joining those visits, and following up on action items.
• Assist team with key projects, such as engaging the Corporate Council, planning new corporate cultivation events, building an Institutional Giving prospect pipeline, etc.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent work experience. Minimum of two years of experience in development, sales, sponsorship, or a related field, preferably in non-profit organizations. Experience in customer service, including responsibility for benefits fulfillment for clients/donors. Experience with start-to-finish management of complex projects involving multiple colleagues. Knowledge of principles of fundraising. Excellent verbal communication, writing, editing, and research skills; proposal/grant writing experience preferred. Ability to prioritize projects and stay organized during busy workdays.

The applicant must possess strong interpersonal skills and a persuasive communication style, as well as the ability to be strategic, creative, and flexible. Must be able to generate concise written material; final candidates will generate a writing sample. Proven ability to work under pressure, meet aggressive deadlines, deal with unexpected changes, and work as a team player. Knowledge of opera is a plus, but passion for the arts is essential. Some evening and weekend work required.

Please direct inquires and forward a cover letter, resume and references to: hr@hgo.org


Houston Grand Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates for employment are considered without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, sexual preference, age, non-job related disability, or marital status.

Website https://www.houstongrandopera.org/