Boston Symphony Orchestra

Human Resources - MCC301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Date Posted:
July 18, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Individual Giving Coordinator


The Individual Giving Coordinator will support the team of Individual Giving Officers with all activities relating to securing gifts for annual funds, special project funding, and capital commitments from individual donors. Assist with all stages of the individual donor funding cycle, primarily cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.


  • Assist Individual Giving Officers with portfolio management and meeting logistics (i.e., scheduling and travel) and preparing materials (i.e., briefing documents, gift proposals and draft gift agreements) for visits, solicitations, gift closures, special events, and volunteer activities. Edit general correspondence as needed.

  • Process and record contributions in BSO’s CRM, Tessitura.

  • Maintain and update donors/prospects' Tessitura record, including segmenting codes and strategy plans.

  • Generate Tessitura reports and lists, including seating reports, mailing and invitation lists, prospect/donor lists, giving reports, donor recognition lists, solicitation plans, etc.

  • Prepare and communicate campaign progress reports, Individual Giving Officer metrics, and all other individual giving program reports in collaboration with Donor Information Systems (DIS) staff.

  • Prepare Individual Giving team meeting materials, and record and distribute meeting minutes as needed.

  • Act as a point of contact for a variety of internal and external constituents for the Individual Giving team and deliver appropriate and accurate follow-up.

  • Other duties as requested or required.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. One to two years professional experience required. Knowledge of database systems including prospect management and other development software strongly preferred. Experience with Tessitura a plus. Interest and/or background in the arts preferred. Collaborative team player who interacts successfully and professionally with colleagues and external constituents. Excellent time and project management skills with strong attention to detail, customer service focus and interpersonal skills. Strong ability to independently problem-solve, think strategically and be proactive. Excellent verbal/written, communication and presentation skills. Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and sensitivity. Occasionally attend events and/or concerts on nights and weekends at Symphony Hall in Boston and at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer.

Apply by:
September 01, 2019
About this Organization:
The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Inc., was founded in 1881 and is comprised of major sub-organizations including Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center, Days in the Arts, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, the Boston Pops, Esplanade Pops, and the Chamber Players.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra performs in historic Symphony Hall from October through May under the direction of Maestro Andris Nelsons. The Boston Pops Orchestra, under conductor Keith Lockhart, performs in Symphony Hall during May and June in addition to, annual series Holiday Pops concerts in December. In July and August the orchestra performs at Tanglewood, its summer home in the magnificent Berkshires of western Massachusetts. The administrative offices of the BSO employ approximately 175 people.