Title Philanthropy Officer, Institutional Giving
Organization Houston Grand Opera
Closing Date
Location Houston, TX
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Job Title: Philanthropy Officer, Institutional Giving
Department: Philanthropy
Reports To: Director of Institutional Giving
Classification: Fulltime, Exempt
Date: April 2022

SUMMARY
The Philanthropy Officer supports HGOs Institutional Giving (corporate, foundation and government) fundraising efforts by managing a portfolio of institutional donors and overseeing the strategic management of HGOs corporate partnership program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Manage portfolio of primarily corporate donors, assuming responsibility for those relationships (portfolio will include government, foundation, and individual supporters as well). Develop unique and creative touchpoints to steward these leadership donors, customizing benefits packages to deliver business value, reporting on the impact of their gifts, and soliciting for renewed and increased support each season.
Lead corporate prospecting efforts and manage the activity of HGOs Corporate Council, a set of HGO Trustees and Board members representing HGOs corporate partners. Maintain a list of priority corporate prospects and strategize on garnering key introductions.
Work with Institutional Giving Operations Manager to track, complete, and submit all proposals and reports for corporate supporters.
Collaborate with Operations Manager to fulfill corporate benefits and recognition, including on-site hosting opportunities, off-site events, logo coverage, social media posts, etc.
Assist Director with management of key institutional donor relationships. This includes joining the Director on fundraising visits, taking the lead on benefits and recognition follow-up after visits, creating cultivation and stewardship steps, and brainstorming upgrade strategy.
Staff corporate partner events and assist with other development events as needed.

ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Bachelors degree with 5 or more years of experience in fundraising, sales, relationship management/customer/client service, or a related field. Must have demonstrated ability to implement and manage projects involving multiple departments. Requires proven excellent written and verbal communication skills. Requires some night and weekend work.

SPECIAL JOB CHARACTERISTICS
We seek a resourceful, proactive, self-starter who is able to independently solve problems and prioritize key tasks in a fast-paced environment. Successful candidates will be natural motivators, who encourage and empower others to meet goals and requirements in a professional and courteous manner. Must be highly organized with strong attention to detail. Knowledge of opera not necessary, but passion for the arts is a must.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
To apply for this position, please visit Houston Grand Operas job board at https://www.houstongrandopera.org/work

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Website https://www.houstongrandopera.org/employment-and-auditions/