Major Gift Officer--Eastern United States

Harmony Foundation International
Posted: February 16, 2017
Location: Tennessee, United States
Position: Fundraising
Field: Arts
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Category: Capital campaigns, Major gifts
Employment Level: Full-time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Harmony Foundation International in the search for a Major Gift Officer—Eastern United States.

This position is based off-site, preferably in the Northeast, allowing the Major Gift Officer to work remotely, from a dedicated home office. Harmony Foundation International headquarters is located in Nashville, Tennessee.

Do you love music and the arts? Does a mission of enriching lives through singing and music ring a chord for you? Does the idea of endowment building, working with engaged prospective donors, and participating in a comprehensive campaign pique your interest? If so, Harmony Foundation International (HFI) invites you to consider the position of Major Gift Officer—Eastern United States. The successful candidate will work remotely, from home, ideally in the Northeastern U.S.

The Major Gift Officer—Eastern United States will advance the work of Harmony Foundation International by identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts from individuals to help ensure current support, advance legacy gifts, and prepare prospective donors for a future capital campaign. The Major Gift Officer—Eastern United States will be equipped and prepared to articulate the vision, mission, and goals of HFI and, working with volunteer and executive leadership, will enhance existing relationships and build new ones, including outside of the Barbershop Harmony Society (the Society) member base.

The Foundation is the premier philanthropic partner of the Society established to support its efforts to preserve and encourage singing, emphasizing the four-part harmony art form. With various fundraising programs, an impending capital campaign, and especially Legacy of Harmony, a new Major Gift Officer will be able to nurture growth to support BHS efforts into perpetuity and continue the mission “to connect people through charitable giving to enrich lives through singing.”

Harmony Foundation International is closely affiliated with the Barbershop Harmony Society, the world’s largest male a cappella singing organization. HFI financially supports programs that encourage singing among youth through education for students in middle school, high school, and college; support music educators; and generate and improve networks of singers in adult populations. HFI supports life-long singing for all ages, cultures, and economic backgrounds.

Harmony Foundation International recognizes that singing improves lives. The Foundation’s mission is to support and share the gift of singing as an extraordinary means of making lives more enjoyable, satisfying and meaningful. Scientific research has identified physical, emotional, and social benefits to singing including increased muscle tone, better posture, increased mental alertness, reduced anger, depression and anxiety, and increased confidence, self-esteem, and well-being. Young singers are generally more engaged socially, less likely to commit crimes and join gangs, do better in school, and are more likely to go to college.

The successful candidate will have five or more years of progressive, development-related experience in increasingly responsible roles in a complex development program.

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the successful candidate has been selected.

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