San Francisco, CA

Director of Development and Marketing, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus

The Organization

This is a rare opportunity for a fund development professional with arts experience to become part of a team that is changing the world with their voices and visibility.
For over forty years the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) has affected the lives of millions through its performances, tours and educational and outreach activities. The Chorus initiated the gay chorus movement. Its performances are stronger than ever and its outreach program is groundbreaking. The organization has purchased its first permanent home, an historic four-story, Art Deco building located in the heart of San Francisco, in which it is creating the National LGBTQ Center for the Arts.
The mission of SFGMC is: “To lead by creating extraordinary music and experiences that build community, inspire activism, and foster compassion at home and around the world.”  The Vision is: “a world inspired and unified by the music we create.” The values of SFGMC are: belief in the transformative power of music to heal, to enlighten and to foster unity; we embrace the life affirming changes we create within and beyond our chorus community; we evolve society’s views toward LGBTQ+ people through our commitment to excellence; we honor all who came before us and whose sacrifices made it possible for us to raise our voices.
Singing an average of 30 appearances a year, the chorus has performed over 1,000 concerts at iconic venues across the country and around the world, performing to sold-out audiences each year. The Chorus is a family, a community, and an agent for change through its powerful music.
The Chorus has an historic opportunity to capitalize on its recent purchase of a new home that is destined to become a world-wide icon of civic pride for all communities. A lead gift has provided a strong foundation for a capital campaign that will finalize the purchase and renovation of the property and provide endowment funds to support operations; the campaign is being coordinated by specialized counsel and will interface with ongoing operational fundraising efforts.

Position Overview

As an integral part of the SFGMC team, the Director of Development & Marketing (DoDM) is tasked with achieving the organization’s fundraising goals to ensure it can continue its mission. The Director will partner closely with the Leadership Team to build overall organizational health and effectiveness, while delivering the departmental goals in alignment with SFGMC’s Strategic Plan and Capital Campaign.  He/she/they will be charged with securing charitable contributions and other revenues, providing vision and outlining strategy to ensure adequate and growing financial resources, brand management and leverage, and maintaining a high level of community engagement. As a thought partner and collaborator with the Executive Director, the DoDM will analyze trends and identify ways to increase donor participation, as well as oversee a Development budget and staff team which includes all Resource Development lines of business. The DoDM will personally manage and develop a prospect portfolio aimed at significantly increasing major gift support and will work with the Marketing Manager and staff to implement Marketing and Communication plans.

SFGMC is seeking an exceptional Development professional with at least 5 years’ senior experience in non-profit fundraising, including work with Capital Campaigns and budgets of up to $10M.  A very competitive salary and benefits package will be provided to the ideal candidate.

SFGMC has retained Third Sector Company to manage the search. For more information and a full Position Profile, visit

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