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Major Gifts Officer

Winston-Salem Symphony

Winston Salem, NC

Full Time


The Winston-Salem Symphony (WSS), a nationally respected 75-year-old professional regional orchestra, is seeking an exceptional fundraising leader for a new Major Gifts Officer (MGO) position. A pivotal senior leader on the philanthropy team, reporting to the Vice President, Revenue & Patron Relations Officer, the MGO will be responsible for developing and growing a new major gifts program that meets or exceeds contributed revenue goals by conducting lead gift prospect research, developing major gift donor solicitation strategies, and cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of existing and prospective major gift donors. In addition, the MGO is responsible for developing and growing a planned giving program that produces endowment growth, and for managing the Symphony’s corporate sponsorship program (cash and in-kind partners).

The MGO will work closely with the V.P., Chief Revenue & Patron Relations Officer, the President & CEO, the Chief Financial & Administrative Officer, and the Board of Directors to coordinate and execute long-term fundraising initiatives. The MGO also collaborates with and guides the Director of Philanthropy and the Patron Services Manager.

This position allows flexibility for a hybrid mix of work in and outside the office and includes concert and special event responsibilities on some evenings and weekends.

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