POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION: MANAGER, CAMPAIGN PLANNING, DAVID GEFFEN HALL CAMPAIGN

 

LINCOLN CENTER

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 15 series, festivals, and programs. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations. In addition, LCPA supports an array of programs for Lincoln Center Education including its community and family programming.  


DAVID GEFFEN HALL CAMPAIGN

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Philharmonic are partnering to build a concert hall that will deliver the music experience of the future in a venue that will rank with the best in the world.


The former Avery Fisher Hall – now David Geffen Hall in honor of Mr. Geffen’s $100 million gift – will be transformed into a great concert venue, worthy to be the home of the world-class New York Philharmonic. Combining inspiring architecture, acoustic excellence, technological innovation, and rich media, our goal is to provide nothing less than the most superior classical music and performance experience – not only for the hall’s live concert audience, but also for people the world over, invited to join us through the most advanced and varied streaming technologies. A welcoming civic space, David Geffen Hall will engage with and enrich the community – both ticket-holding audiences and culturally curious visitors.


POSITION OVERVIEW

The Manager for Campaign Planning reports to the Associate Director of the David Geffen Hall Campaign. The position’s primary purpose is to provide administrative support for the efforts of the David Geffen Hall Campaign staff team and committee of volunteers to secure funds for the campaign. The DGH Campaign team works closely with the New York Philharmonic on this collaborative initiative and leverages support resources offered by the Lincoln Center Planning and Development department, which focuses on annual giving. These resources include prospect research, events management, and database maintenance. The campaign team supports the solicitation efforts of a dedicated committee of LCPA Board members, including the Chairman of Lincoln Center.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

•    Support the work of the David Geffen Hall Campaign team and volunteer leadership in all aspects of campaign administration and fundraising;
•    Work with the campaign team to plan and execute a robust calendar of varied cultivation events and opportunities, including a new international study tour program;
•    Assist in the preparation of essential fundraising documents such as proposals, donor correspondence, and supporting materials.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to proofreading, assembling proposal packages, and word processing;
•    Create charts, decks, and other visual materials to support David Geffen Hall Campaign Committee and other meetings;
•    Work with the Senior Manager to manage and maintain the donor database, and prepare regular activity and financial reports on campaign progress;
•    Support the Associate Director in managing the campaign budget, including processing invoices and tracking expenses;
•    Facilitate the processing of formal donor correspondence (e.g. acknowledgments, pledge forms, thank you letters, etc.);
•    Assist with campaign stewardship efforts, such as donor recognition and signage, newsletters and updates, and other materials;
•    Work with Archives to uncover and organize relevant historical information relating to David Geffen Hall (when applicable);
•    Other campaign activities as may be required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

•    Three to five years of relevant experience, preferably in development;
•    A strong appreciation for the arts, especially music;
•    Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
•    Highly detail oriented;
•    A strong customer service ethic and high expectations for quality;
•    Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others;
•    Familiarity with fundraising software (Lincoln Center uses Clearview), and proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

 

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Please submit a resume and cover letter (with salary requirements and outlining your interest in Lincoln Center) to [email protected] Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed.


Please list: Manager, Campaign Planning, DGH Campaign in the subject line.


Internal Candidates should contact a member of the Human Resources Department directly.
Lincoln Center is an equal opportunity employer.