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Major Gifts Coordinator
The Major Gifts Coordinator collaborates with the Litton-Lodal Artistic Director, the General Manager and Development Coordinator, and the President to develop and implement advancement strategies, seeking to capitalize on the musical and educational assets of the organization. Under this new model, the functions of the departments of music and development will fall under one combined department (the arts organization, as distinguished from the school) led by the Litton-Lodal Artistic Director.
The Major Gifts Coordinator will focus on cultivating and developing major donors. Specific goals include identifying opportunities to connect with donors based on geographical location of choir tours and concerts, maintaining the database with updated contact information of donors, growing the number of donors through personal outreach, coordinating with alumni class leaders, and defining and managing a strategy for key staff to regularly communicate with individual donors. Additionally, the Business Manager and Manager of Donor Records will provide back office support of these activities.
- Bachelor's Degree
- Three or more years experience and proven success as a fundraiser in a cultural or educational institution
- Superior interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills
- Demonstrated personal initiative
- Commitment and enthusiasm for excellence in music and education
- Experience with DonorPerfect desirable
This is a 12-month position beginning immediately.
A day and boarding school for boys in grades 4-8, the American Boychoir School is committed to its mission of combining the training program for mastery of choral music with a project-based academic program in order to create a profoundly integrative educational experience which emphasizes creativity and such traditional values as self-discipline, self-reliance, hard work, teamwork and dedication to long-term goals.
Candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and three references to:
Employment Opportunities at ABS (e-mail)
About The American Boychoir
The American Boychoir is regarded as the United States' premier concert boys' choir. Under the leadership of Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Litton-Lodal Music Director, The American Boychoir continues to dazzle audiences with its unique blend of musical sophistication, effervescent spirit, and ensemble virtuosity. Boys in grades 4 through 8, reflecting the ethnic, religious and cultural diversity of the United States, come from across the country and around the world to pursue a rigorous musical and academic curriculum at the school. The American Boychoir School, the only non-sectarian boys' choir school in the nation, was founded in Columbus, Ohio, in 1937, and has been located in Princeton, New Jersey, since 1950.
Maintaining an active national and international touring schedule, the Boychoir performs with world-class ensembles including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. The Boychoir appears regularly as featured artists with James Levine, and recently Michael Tilson Thomas, at the Tanglewood Music Festival, and has performed with the internationally renowned soprano Jessye Norman, prominent jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, pop diva Beyoncé, and at Carnegie Hall with Sir Paul McCartney.
Often called upon for boy soloists, members of The American Boychoir have performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Berkshire Music Festival, and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
The American Boychoir has been extensively recorded on its own label Albemarle Records and broadcast on radio and television, with over forty-five commercial recordings.
The programs offered by The American Boychoir School are made possible in part through a grant by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding has been provided by the New Jersey Cultural Trust.