Manager of Philanthropy and Patron Engagement

Posting Date: September 7, 2018
Application Deadline: September 17, 2018
Position FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt

Position Summary:

The Manager of Philanthropy & Patron Engagement is responsible for annual contributed revenue goals from individuals, foundations and government agencies. This includes the identification, cultivation and solicitation of new donors and the stewardship of existing donors in order to reach or exceed the Crescendo Campaign (annual fund) goal. The Manager of Philanthropy & Patron Engagement is also responsible for researching, writing and submitting grants to meet or exceed budgeted goals and for managing patron cultivation and fundraising events.

As an integral member of the Patron Engagement team, the Manager of Philanthropy & Patron Engagement is primarily responsible for supporting fundraising administration activities under the supervision of the Chief Philanthropy & Patron Engagement Officer. He/she works closely with other patron team members, especially Ticket Sales & Donor Administration Manager; foundation and other funding source representatives; and select telefunding, mail house, design, print and other vendors.

Duties, Responsibilities & Position Requirements:

See Manager of Philanthropy & Patron Engagement Job Description (MS Word format)


Salary commensurate with experience.

Other Benefits:

Following successful completion of a 90-day period and in accordance with prevailing employee policies: 21 days Paid Time Off (PTO) plus 10 paid holidays; medical dental, vision, short- and long-term disability insurance; life insurance equal to one-time annual salary

Organization Description:

The Winston-Salem Symphony (WSS) is in its 72nd season as one of the Southeast’s most highly regarded regional per service orchestras. Its performance season includes: 6 Classics Series masterworks doubles;; 4 Pops Series singles and 2 performances of Carolina Christmas Spectacular; 2 Discovery Series Concerts for Kids; 1 performances of Handel’s Messiah; 1 Concert for Community featuring WSS and Youth Symphony musicians performing side-by-side; a free Holiday Concert benefitting the Salvation Army Food Pantry; three youth orchestra ensembles; a P.L.A.Y. Music (Piedmont Academy of Youth Music) program that provides after-school and in-school instrumental music instruction to primarily under-served youth; and a multitude of educational and community engagement programs.

Organization Location:

Winston-Salem, North Carolina (to learn more, visit the Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau websites at: and

How to Apply:

E-mail cover letter, résumé and three professional references with contact information no later than September 17, 2018 to: Amanda Norman,

No phone calls please.
The Winston-Salem Symphony Association is an equal opportunity employer.

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