Chief Development Officer

Princeton Symphony Orchestra - Princeton, NJ
Princeton Symphony Orchestra seeks a Chief Development Officer to plan, manage, implement, and evaluate all aspects of a diverse and dynamic fundraising program serving the financial needs and goals of Princeton Symphony Orchestra's complete range of concerts and community engagement activities. The Chief Development Officer will oversee fundraising priorities, policies, and procedures that contribute to a development program that continuously cultivates new prospects, seeks out new funding opportunities, demonstrates the highest standards of professionalism, and reflects the values of Princeton Symphony Orchestra.

Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is a cultural centerpiece of the Princeton community and one of New Jersey’s finest music organizations. Founded in 1980, the orchestra has evolved into a professional orchestra of the highest artistic quality through performances of beloved masterworks, innovative music by living composers, and an extensive network of educational programs offered to area students free of charge. Led by Edward T. Cone Music Director Rossen Milanov, the PSO offers orchestral, pops, and chamber music concerts, as well as the Princeton Festival each June, having merged with the Princeton Festival in July 2021. The PSO performs at the historic Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University and presents the Princeton Festival on the grounds of Morven Museum & Garden. The Princeton Symphony Orchestra is an eleven-time National Endowment for the Arts grantee and a multiple-year recipient of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ highest honors—a Citation of Excellence and designation as a Major Arts Institution. The PSO is also a member of the League of American Orchestras, a professional organization dedicated to helping orchestras meet the challenges of the 21st century.

"Thank you for taking the time to read about the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, and for imagining our future with you as a part of our team! I am excited to find a colleague who will journey on the next chapter with me as we explore, and realize, the potential of our recent growth and repositioning. I am looking for someone who will join me and the rest of our organization in building on our past success as we look to increase the level of sophistication of our operations, while retaining that high level of personalization. This is an opportunity for creativity and possibility and, most importantly, more music in people’s lives." — Marc Uys, Executive Director

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