Director of Leadership and Planned Giving

Richmond Symphony - Richmond, VA
The Richmond Symphony Foundation and the Richmond Symphony seek a Director of Leadership and Planned Giving to lead the Richmond Symphony's major and planned giving programs and support the growth and stewardship of the Richmond Symphony Foundation. The Director will identify, cultivate, and solicit major and planned gift donors as well as the strategic development, management, and evaluation of the Foundation’s endowment and the Symphony’s major and planned giving programs. The Director will join a highly ambitious environment grounded in a love and appreciation for musical artistry, innovation, and community.

Founded in 1957, the Richmond Symphony is an innovator, known for forward thinking in musical presentation and in demonstrating the future potential of orchestral performance. Now the largest performing arts organization in central Virginia, the Richmond Symphony consists of an orchestra of 69 professional musicians, 30 administrative staff, a 150-voice chorus, and more than 150 students in its Youth Orchestra programs. Honoring its vision of “changing lives through the power of music,” the Symphony has purposely worked to reimagine the music experience to find new ways to deeply engage the Richmond community and to bring the power and enrichment of music to participants of all ages, regardless of prior knowledge of or interest in classical music or traditional symphony performance. Recognizing the need not only to be an artistic leader in Virginia, but also to be a community catalyst, the Symphony has built a strategy that enhances its mission in new ways to connect audiences, communities, artists, and the music they create, recognizing the unique crossroads of history and social movements at this time and in this city.

"We have a great team, and we’d love for you to join it. There is a lot of work ahead, but there is also so much exciting opportunity. The Richmond Symphony is part of a growing city, committed to a vibrant arts and culture scene. From powerful collaborations like the co-commissioning of Loving V Virginia, a new opera to premiere in 2025 with the VA Opera, to offering the Future Music Educators Symposium; from a Youth Orchestra program with five ensembles serving hundreds of young musicians to Guest Artists like Itzhak Perlman, Gladys Knight, and James Ehnes; from chamber music performances at off-the-wall locations like Hardywood Brewery to epic concert presentations of Verdi’s Requiem—there is great potential in our Richmond Symphony and Richmond Symphony Foundation. Let’s realize it together!" — Eboni Boadi, Chief Development Officer

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.