Chief Development Officer

The Phoenix Symphony

Phoenix, Arizona

Arizona’s largest performing arts organization, The Phoenix Symphony, believes in the power of music to transform, inspire, and revitalize communities. The Symphony reaches 300,000 people each year, including 125,000 children and families, through its concerts and educational presentations. In addition to classical and pops concerts and family events, The Phoenix Symphony has developed innovative community programs in schools, homeless outreach centers, healthcare organizations and collaborates on an Alzheimer initiative with Arizona State University. The Phoenix Symphony is committed to using the joy of music to create healthier communities, a strong cultural economy, and an engaged next generation of citizens. It is a pioneer, that is both reinventing itself and the arts scene in which it operates.

The Opportunity

The Phoenix Symphony is seeking a Chief Development Officer with an entrepreneurial spirit who can provide strategic direction and leadership for a full range of development activities including major gifts, corporate giving, foundations, and planned giving. The person accepting this senior position will use their experience in campaigns and major gifts to lead the organization’s $8M capital campaign, Thrive: A Campaign to Strengthen Arizona’s Cultural Economy. The Chief Development Officer will play an important role on the executive leadership team and will serve as an ambassador, representing The Symphony at events. A minimum of eight years of nonprofit development experience is required; a musical background is preferred.