Director of Development

By: Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra

Job Summary:

Build your own shop at a beloved institution | Grow relationships with a truly caring major donor base | Thrive through collaborative leadership

The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra (WCO) seeks a full-time Director of Development to oversee a robust $1.5MM+ philanthropic plan while building a visionary major giving program that supports concerts and youth education programs that impact 200,000+ community members annually.  

We are looking for someone who loves connecting people’s passion for making a difference to an organization that is making a difference. Meeting with people and getting to know them on a personal level, building enduring relationships beyond your work with our organization is a large component of the role. We need someone who can build and manage a robust giving program, while also being in the community and representing the work of the WCO.

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, an appreciation for how the arts builds community, and a work environment that is very mission-focused, then this position is a wonderful opportunity for you.

What you can expect:
•    Full-time salaried exempt position
•    Salary range: $75,000–85,000
•    Full health and dental benefits
•    Paid holidays, vacation, sick time
•    Flexible working environment
•    Parking and laptop for office use

What we expect:
•    At least 5 years of leadership experience in progressive non-profit development roles
•    A passion for and experience working in the arts preferred, but not required
•    CFRE Industry credential preferred 
•    Experience in designing and implementing successful major giving programs
•    Experience with and success in managing a portfolio of donor relationships over $10,000 
•    Ability to manage a team and inspire collaboration and action toward a common goal
•    Proficiency in using CRM database; experience with Tessitura preferred but not required

The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra is known for the summer Concerts on the Square series and winter Masterworks series at Overture Center for the Arts. In this role, serve the over 250,000 music lovers we attract annually.

How to Apply:

To apply, read the full position description at

Also, feel free to contact AFP Greater Madison member Elliott Valentine, Development Manager, to discuss this great opportunity:

For best consideration, please submit your resume, cover letter, and references to by September 23, 2022.

We will accept candidates until the position is filled.

We are an EEO agency; all are encouraged to apply.