The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association is currently accepting applications for the position of Senior Manager for Corporate and Foundation Giving.  Under the supervision of the President & CEO and the VP, Development, this position plays a pivotal role in managing a significant portfolio of major corporate and foundation donors.


  • Manage a portfolio of major corporate and foundation gifts, adding new donors each year
  • Meet or exceed financial target from overall portfolio each year
  • Communicate key messages in all communications on FWSO strategy and goals set by Board, President and CEO, and VP, Development
  • With President & CEO and VP, Development, develop and maintain personal relationships with donors and foundation executives
  • Maintain calendar of submission deadlines and decision dates for grants
  • Prepare grant submission materials, with supporting financial information, well ahead of deadlines
  • Collaborate with Board members on fund-raising initiatives (e.g. small business)
  • Work with ticket office on donor benefit fulfillment (e.g. Concerts in the Garden)
  • Research new foundation and corporate sponsorship opportunities
  • Maintain accurate and up to date Tessitura and paper files
  • As needed, support VP, Development and development team in donor events
  • Other duties as requested


  • Undergraduate degree or higher, with outstanding writing skills
  • Knowledge of the symphonic repertoire and performing arts strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in fund-raising, ideally in a performing arts setting
  • Proven track record of maintaining and growing a portfolio of donor relationships
  • Must be able to effectively manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of Tessitura a plus
  • Team player
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with attention to detail
  • Must be able to work with confidential information


Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Full-time position with benefits.  Position requires some evening and weekend work during performance season


Please send cover letter and resume to:

Alternatively, you may submit your cover letter and application to the following:

Development Jobs – Senior Manager for Corporate and Foundation Giving
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association
330 East Fourth Street, Suite 200
Fort Worth, Texas 76102