14 May 2024


Individual Giving Officer

Orlando Ballet  →   Orlando, FL


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Job Description

Basic Purpose and Objective of the Role:

Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy – Leadership Giving and Special Campaigns, the Individual Giving Officer will manage a portfolio of prospective and current donors, focused on soliciting gifts between $1,000 and $10,000 to meet and exceed Orlando Ballet’s annual revenue goals. In addition, the Individual Giving Officer will manage benefits for OB’s corporate partners and support the Events Specialist on the annual Ballet Ball.

Orlando Ballet is seeking an experienced front-line fundraiser who is driven, self-motivated, and highly organized with strong interpersonal skills, exceptional attention to detail, and a commitment to supporting Orlando Ballet in its mission to entertain, educate and enrich through the highest quality of dance.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage a portfolio of up to 150 donors giving between $1,000 – $10,000 a year, personally overseeing, updating, and tracking the moves management process in accordance with Orlando Ballet policies and procedures
  • Manage benefits tracking and fulfillment for Orlando Ballet’s corporate partners
  • Support the Events Specialist with the annual Ballet Ball each spring
  • Work closely with the Philanthropy team to:
    • Create and promote consistent donor messaging
    • Execute fundraising, donor recognition, and cultivation events throughout the Season
    • Identify new or existing prospects for all funding streams
    • Ensure accurate tracking and reporting
    • Identify and recruit volunteers and committee members to assist in supporting development initiatives
  • Serve on Orlando Ballet Board Committees as appropriate
  • Support all aspects of the Philanthropy team as needed, including attendance of all Season performances, the Ballet Ball, and all fundraising and cultivation events
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience as a front-line fundraiser, with proven success closing gifts up to $10,000
  • Familiarity with CRM systems such as Tessitura
  • A passion for dance and the performing arts
  • Proven track record of ability to work independently, with great attention to detail and flexibility, in a fast-paced atmosphere under established time constraints
  • Excellent organizational, customer service, and communications skills
  • Familiarity with Windows and Mac operating systems and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in philanthropic studies or nonprofit management
  • 4-5 years of work experience in a nonprofit development environment
  •  Familiarity with prospect research and tools such as iWave
  • Experience and training in Tessitura CRM software
  • Completion of Tessitura Fundamentals and/or Comprehensive courses
  • Experience with digital communication platforms, specifically WordFly


To apply for this position please send a resume and cover letter to kfabian@orlandoballet.org.

Please note that Orlando Ballet is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

Additionally, as required by Florida law, Orlando Ballet participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with Form I-9 information to confirm that individuals who have been offered employment at Orlando Ballet are authorized to work in the U.S.


Full-Time Job in Arts and Culture:
Individual Giving Officer
Orlando Ballet
 Orlando, FL

Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: development, fundraising, and Philanthropy. States: Florida.
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