Detroit Symphony Orchestra hiring a Campaign Director

Job Title

Campaign Director

Company Name

Detroit Symphony Orchestra



Job Type

Full Time

Job Summary

The campaign director will work closely with the President and Chief Executive Officer, Vice President and Chief Development Officer, development staff members, campaign leaders, and the campaign's consultants in the implementation and management of all aspects of the organization's comprehensive campaign. The campaign director will be responsible for a personal portfolio of major gift prospects of individuals, corporations and foundations. The identification, research, solicitation, cultivation and recognition strategies for current and future donors will be under the leadership of the director. The campaign director will report to the Vice President and Chief Development Officer. 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide leadership and direction for all campaign related strategies 
  • Manage a personal portfolio of donors (20-30) 
  • Develop strategy and plans for all campaign related efforts in collaboration with the CEO, CDO, Sr. Director of Advancement and other key leadership throughout the organization 
  • Supervise the identification, research, organization, and strategy development for prospects in each area of the campaign and assist in follow-up efforts necessary to secure funding for the campaign, including proposal development 
  • Oversee and monitor all campaign related reporting including financials, prospecting and stewardship, ensuring accuracy and timeliness 
  • Assist in the preparation and production of campaign collateral materials as needed throughout the course of the campaign 
  • Facilitate and lead prospect management meetings inclusive of CEO, CDO, Sr. Director and fundraising staff as appropriate to ensure a streamlined a holistic approach to all fundraising needs 
  • Performs other duties as assigned 

Qualifications and Skills


  • Bachelor's degree required. 
  • Prefer 7-10 years of progressive fundraising and development experience with a demonstrated track-record of campaign management 
  • Demonstrated strategic planning, analytical, leadership volunteer support and project management skills 
  • Knowledge of the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors with an understanding of, and a genuine passion, for the mission of the American symphony orchestra 
  • Superior organizational, communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Must be a self-starter who is a strong and collaborative team member 
  • Ability to identify relevant trends and market opportunities to engage the appropriate resources to further DSO's mission 
  • Familiarity with Tessitura or Raiser's Edge platforms, a plus 

Reporting Responsibility: VP and Chief Development Officer 


  • Supervise a team (1-2 staff)

Personal Attributes and Competencies 

  • Strong leadership and management skills with a proven track record for meeting goals and objectives 
  • Dynamic self-starter with entrepreneurial spirit who can think strategically and provide solutions 
  • Action-oriented, decisive, quick study with proven ability to accurately analyze information and act 
  • Motivated to network socially and have a call and passion for building relationships with those in decision making positions 
  • High energy with a positive attitude and the ability to provide superior donor service 
  • Highly competitive and self-motivated 
  • Sensitive to the needs of individuals and able to maneuver within multiple departments 
  • Ability to work well under pressure; persistence, perseverance, tenacity, integrity and patience 
  • Strategist that is motivated by deadlines and measurable outcomes  

How to apply

Please apply by sending a resume and cover letter to 

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