Employment Opportunities

Development Manager

Salary Range: $40,000 (commensurate with experience)
Organizational Budget: $570,000 (70% contributed support, $30% earned income)
Reports To:  Pam Mowry, Executive Director

Job Summary
The Development Manager is responsible for planning, organizing and directing Canterbury Voices’ fundraising: the annual fund including major gifts program, corporate sponsorships, grant writing and reporting, and special events. The Development Manager works closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors.

Canterbury Voices is a 125-member adult chorus, performing three concerts per year at the Civic Center Music Hall. Canterbury Voices will celebrate 50 years in 2019. Canterbury also offers children in grades 2-12 an outstanding music choral education through the Canterbury Youth Voices program. Canterbury Youth Voices will be traveling to Normandy, France in June of 2020. Canterbury’s 50th anniversary and tour to France are exciting fundraising opportunities for the new Development Manager to anticipate. Canterbury Voices is currently converting its donor database to Salesforce’s Nonprofit Success Pack, from e-Tapestry’s Blackbaud program.

Summary of essential job functions

  • Manages all aspects of fundraising for the organization which include identifying, researching, cultivating, and soliciting prospects for charitable gifts and contributions, including but not limited to individuals, foundations, and corporations.
  • Organizes all aspects of Canterbury’s Annual Campaign and Allied Arts Campaign and ensures that goals are met with the Executive Director and Board of Directors
  • Researches and composes funding proposals to corporations and foundations, including online filing and delivery of grant support packets
  • Maintains relationships and grant applications to Allied Arts and the Oklahoma Arts Council; occasional grants to National Endowment for the Arts
  • Works with the Executive Director and Board of Directors in creating reasonable fundraising goals and developing strategies to achieve those goals
  • Manage donor data in Salesforce, including gift entry and acknowledgment in a timely manner
  • Works with Marketing and Ticketing Coordinator to ensure that donors are accurately recognized in the season program and that season sponsors are recognized in printed materials and webpages
  • Plans, organizes, and oversees special fundraising events and identifies potential new fundraising events
  • Organizes and manages occasional donor stewardship events
  • Recruits, trains, motivates, and supervises volunteers to assist with special events and solicitation efforts
  • Assists the Executive Director in formulating and is responsible for overseeing the Development Budget
  • Prepare and present the Development Report at quarterly Board meetings
  • Oversees other tasks as requested by the Board or Executive Director
  • Assists other staff members as necessary
  • Office participation, which includes weekly staff meetings, answering phones and assists other staff members on projects as necessary
  • Some night and weekend hours are required


  • BA (required), CFRE (an asset)
  • Minimum of 3 years of non-profit fundraising experience with proven results
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with current and potential donors
  • A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work independently and as part of a team, to take initiative, and to manage multiple projects
  • Solid skills in a PC based environment in Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency with fundraising databases (e.g., Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge, eTapestry)
  • Love of and belief in the power of the arts is a must
  • Experience with fundraising for a cultural organization is a plus

Email resumé, cover letter, and at least 3 professional references to subject line: DEVELOPMENT at sing@canterburyokc.com by August 1, 2018, 11:59 pm. to be considered. No phone calls please.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their job description as needed. Canterbury Voices is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. Submitting an application does not constitute a promise or guarantee of employment.