Director of Development

Director of Development

Position Summary: 

The Director of Development will be responsible for planning and implementing all aspects of the Symphony’s development programs in order to raise contributed income from individuals, corporations, foundations, government, and special event sources. The Director of Development will manage Endowment and planned giving programs. Together with the Executive Director, the Director of Development will hold the primary responsibility for all donor relations.

The Director of Development is a critical position on the ASO staff, reporting directly to the Executive Director.  The Director of Development is responsible for creating the development strategy and leading the team in securing annual fund contributions, as well as legacy and endowment gifts. Working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Director will build the fundraising capacity of the Symphony to achieve its strategic goals and to secure the kind of transformative gifts that will enable us to execute on our strategic plan.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • The Director of Development will be responsible for all aspects of the Symphony’s development programs including formation of strategy, managing execution, and monitoring results to grow contributed income.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with individual donors.
  • Develop and lead revenue-generating special events.
  • Develop and lead the implementation of strategies to obtain major gifts to the Symphony’s Endowment and planned giving program.
  • Create and track development budgets.
  • Manage data collection, input, and analysis to support development programs.
  • Participate in the Symphony’s annual budgeting process.
  • Attend Annapolis Symphony concerts and fundraising events; and
  • Serve in the community as an advocate and leader for the Symphony. 


The successful candidate for the position of Director of Development must have: 

  • Proven experience in leading an effective development program.
  • Direct experience in personally and successfully soliciting donor gifts.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong donor relationships.
  • Reside in the immediate Annapolis region.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience creating and managing successful capital campaigns.
  • Knowledge of and appreciation for classical music or strong willingness to learn.
  • Familiarity with the local Annapolis donor community.


Compensation: Competitive for the industry


Those interested may send an email with a cover letter and resume to Barbara Randolph, Interim Executive Director at brandolph@annapolissymphony.org