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Development Manager

Position Overview: The Development Manager supports the Director of Development with the successful operation of a comprehensive donor stewardship program and the continued cultivation of donors to enhance their relationship with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO) through events, campaigns, performances, and donor engagement.
Employer: The Seattle Jazz Orchestra (AKA The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra)

Reports to: Executive Director

About SRJO:  SRJO is the Northwest's premier big band jazz ensemble. Founded in 1995, the 17-piece big band is made up of some of the most prominent jazz soloists and band leaders in the Pacific Northwest.
For almost three decades, the SRJO was co-directed by drummer Clarence Acox, nationally recognized director of bands at Seattle's Garfield High School, and saxophonist/arranger Michael Brockman, a long-time faculty member at the University of Washington School of Music. 

Job Duties:

1.    Help to plan and implement the SRJO’s annual fundraising gala, Jazz at Sunset. This includes working with box office for ticket sales, working with the Marketing Manager to secure sponsorships, helping to inform and direct the gala committee, and all other aspects of the event.

2.    Develop and steward donors at multiple levels to accomplish the goals of SRJO including the following programs or tasks:

o    Managing the monthly giving program
o    Managing the planned giving program
o    Assisting with major donors
o    Processing donations and maintaining records for donor files
o    Writing all thank you letters and acknowledgments for donations (not including annual memberships) and ensure timely recognition of donations
o    Cultivating donors through letter writing, engagements, etc.

3.    Develop and Manage the Orchestra’s Premium Donor Circle, a higher-level membership program. This includes identifying and soliciting new members and overseeing the interactions with current subscription members.

o    Process all Premium Circle memberships including data entry, mailings, renewal reminders, and other benefit fulfillment needs.

4.    Assist with various fundraising needs of fundraising campaigns.
5.    Assist with other events.
6.    Assist with season sponsors.
7.    Help ensure the database is functioning correctly and efficiently.


1.    A passion for the work and a commitment to collaboration is paramount. Training, if necessary, will be provided.
2.    The preferred candidate will have at least two years of prior experience working in events or development at a for-profit, non-profit, or educational organization.

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Joanne Conger, Executive Director at
3.    A passion for music and music education is essential.
4.    Superior organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
5.    Exceptional customer service skills.
6.    Ability to maintain confidentiality of membership and donor information.
7.    Capacity to work independently and in teams.
8.    Conversant with required computer programs including Microsoft Office.
9.    A working knowledge and experience using donor database systems (SRJO currently uses Salesforce) and creating associated data queries, reports, templates, and forms.
10.    Familiarity with nonprofit fundraising and membership best practices, tools, and techniques.
11.    Excellent attention to detail.
12.    Energy, humor, creativity, professionalism, maturity, and strong work ethic.

Compensation: This position is part-time. This position pays $25,000 - $35,000 annually, depending on experience. This is a 95% remote position with flexible work hours. Applicant must be located within the greater Seattle area. 

How to apply:

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Submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to Joanne Conger, Executive Director at

The deadline to apply is February 17th, 2023

Questions are encouraged. Please email:

QTBIPOC and neurodiverse candidates are encouraged to apply.  

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