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Development Communications Manager & Copywriter
The San Francisco Symphony’s Development Division is seeking a talented communications professional to write copy and manage a comprehensive communications plan to support and enhance the success of the fundraising program. This position is a member of the Development Strategic Planning team, which provides reporting, analysis, relationship maintenance via an expansive stewardship plan, creative dialogue with constituencies through a comprehensive communications plan, and administrative support to the Symphony’s frontline fundraisers.
Successful candidates need to demonstrate initiative, quality of work, and an ability to work across multiple communications platforms, both independent to and in strong collaboration with the institution’s marketing and communications departments. Further, an ability to “tell the story” to our patrons through exercising superb creative writing is necessary for this individual to be successful in his/her role.
Reporting to the Director of Development Strategic Planning, this position is responsible for extensive copy-writing and for managing the implementation of the fundraising communication strategies of the San Francisco Symphony. The Communications Manager & Copywriter will work within a dynamic and fast-paced environment to increase awareness among SFS patrons of the impact of philanthropy upon the Symphony’s strategies and programs through a variety of development publications and media. S/he will work with a team to develop collateral for the various fundraising lines as outlined above.
To apply, please visit our website at www.sfsymphony.org . Under the About Us tab, go to the Careers and Auditions page and click on “View jobs at the SF Symphony.” Search for this job and click on “Apply for this Position” to submit your resume, cover letter, and application
The San Francisco Symphony, under Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, is one of the country’s leading orchestras. Some 220 concerts each year reach an audience of more than 600,000, while national and international broadcasts, heard on more than 215 radio stations, reach millions more. The Symphony has its own recording label, SFS Media, and its recordings have won some of the world’s highest honors. Its multimedia initiative, Keeping Score, has reached over six million people with television and radio broadcasts, DVDs, and an interactive website. The Orchestra tours extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, and its outstanding artistic reputation enables it to attract the world’s finest guest artists and conductors to Davies Symphony Hall. More than 70,000 young people are served each year by the Symphony’s numerous education programs, including its internationally renowned Youth Orchestra and Adventures in Music (AIM), which reaches every 1st through 5th grader in San Francisco’s public schools. The organization is led by President Sakurako Fisher and Executive Director Mark Hanson.
The San Francisco Symphony’s mission is to set the highest possible standard for excellence in musical performance at home and around the world; enrich, serve, and shape cultural life throughout the spectrum of Bay Area communities; and maintain financial stability and gain public recognition as a means of ensuring its ability to fulfill its mission.
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