The San Diego Symphony performed its first concert on December 6, 1910, and in the 100-plus years since its inception, the Symphony has become one of the leading orchestras in the United States. With a commitment to the highest levels of artistic achievement, SDS seeks to elevate human potential by providing a shared sense of pride and belonging to something bigger than any of us can achieve alone. The SDS offers audiences the wonder of live music and transformative learning experiences that develop an understanding and passion for the arts ensuring it is an enduring force that seeks to serve as the musical heart and shape the culture in the entire San Diego region.
Building on the success of the Symphony’s $125 million comprehensive “The Future Is Hear” campaign, SDS seeks a Director of Advancement, Planned and Major Gifts to join a high functioning development team of 15 and manage a staff of three. The Director position is an opportunity to be part of one of the most innovative classical music organizations in the country.
Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, the Director will be a senior member of the advancement team. The ideal candidate will be ready to build and direct a major and planned giving program through soliciting and stewarding their own portfolio and by training and partnering with the entire advancement team on blended major and planned gifts.