Monday, June 25, 2012

JOB POSTING: Senior Director, Academy of Music Restoration Fund

Senior Director, Academy of Music Restoration Fund

Philadelphia Orchestra Association 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Department: Executive Office
Reports To: Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Direct Reports: Assistant Director, AOM Restoration Fund; Development Coordinator, AOM
Status: Exempt
The Senior Director for the Academy of Music Restoration Fund (RF) is responsible for determining and implementing the plan for the annual and long term fundraising, restoration and preservation needs of the Academy of Music (AOM). This position will oversee the restoration and preservation of this national historic landmark building whose primary function is to serve as a venue for performing arts events and other community activities. The AOM is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Philadelphia Orchestra Association (POA), as such the Senior Director assures that the annual fundraising plan for AOM aligns with broader strategic and fundraising plans of the POA.
This position reports to the Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement (EVPIA) of the POA for all functions of the Restoration Fund Office (RFO) including but not limited to fundraising goals, capital projects for the AOM, Restoration Fund Office staffing, budget and financial reporting and operations. This position serves as a key liaison for the Board Chair of the Academy of Music.
The Senior Director will have a working understanding of any and all lease agreements between AOM and the Kimmel Center as it relates to on-going and new projects. This position, as determined by the EVPIA and the Board Chair of the AOM, represents the AOM on all committees, task forces and other ad hoc initiatives for building maintenance and repair, restoration and preservation, and committees responsible for the legal or financial accountability of the Restoration Fund and the Academy of Music.
Essential Functions:
Fundraising and Donor Relations
  • Develop and lead all aspects of individual prospect and donor cultivation, solicitation, and recognition.
  • Expand corporate donor program to engage more partners and grow the contributions of existing partners.
  • Develop and implement a foundation giving strategy that leverages the national historic landmark status of the Academy.
  • Oversee the development and production of communications for all donors, including messaging in newsletters, annual reports, letters, emails and mass mailings.
  • Oversee the Assistant Director, Restoration Fund in all aspects of the planning and successful execution of the Anniversary Concert and Ball.
  • Plan and implement successful capital campaigns to meet the funding needs of all major capital projects.
Restoration and Preservation Oversight
  • Oversee the ongoing assessment of the AOM building regarding restoration and preservation; monitor maintenance and repairs to assure the building is maintained according to national historic landmark standards and requirements of the Philadelphia Historical Commission and as a world class performing arts facility.
  • Oversee AOM project management staff and collaborate with them on reporting and other issues related to restoration and capital projects.
  • Develop an annual capital plan and oversee capital projects and improvements, assuring they are compliant with all local and other codes and are planned and completed in a manner that conforms to historic preservation standards.
  • Represents the AOM on appropriate facility, governance and other committees and task forces related to maintenance and restoration of the building as determined by the EVPIA and the Board Chair of the AOM.
Restoration Fund Office Operations and Board Management
  • Participate in department budgeting process, establish annual revenue goals for individual corporate and foundation giving and monitor progress against goals; analyze monthly results and develop periodic forecasts.
  • Manage all aspects of the expense budget for the Restoration Fund Office assuring compliance to forecast budget in collaboration with the POA Finance Office.
  • Collaborate with management team of the POA in determining staffing needs of the AOM and participates in the recruitment and evaluation process of all RFO staff.
  • Assures RFO staff and operations comply with all POA policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates the scheduling, attends, supports and participates in AOM board and other committee meetings.
Bachelor’s degree required, masters preferred. A minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in non-profit fundraising and management is required. Strongly demonstrated success in capital campaigns and fundraising from diverse donor pools and in working with boards of directors is highly preferred and critical to the success of the position. High profile event management experience required.
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral
  • Experience working with complex organizations
  • Computer skills to include Office, Powerpoint, Excel and Donor Databases
  • Experience in arts and culture organizations preferred but not required
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Routine for office environment. The employee will be required to attend meetings/events during evening and weekend hours.
Application Instructions
To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to:
or mail to:
The Philadelphia Orchestra Association
Attn: Human Resources
260 South Broad Street, 16th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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