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Planned Giving Officer

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Planned Giving Officer. This full-time salaried position reports to the Director of Development. This position is directly involved in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospective planned giving donors as well as select major donors. The position oversees and conducts a variety of fundraising activities in order to secure support through wills, bequests, trusts, charitable gift annuities and other planned/deferred gift arrangements. The Planned Giving Officer will manage a personal portfolio of individuals and will be called upon to engage and collaborate with Seattle Opera and Seattle Opera Foundation Board members, leadership staff and other volunteers as opportunities arise. The Planned Giving Officer must be able to effectively communicate the mission, values and scope of both Seattle Opera and Seattle Opera Foundation.

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Financial Analyst

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Financial Analyst. This full-time, exempt position which reports to the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for financial reporting and data analysis to support the financial management of the company. Significant role in coordination of organization-wide budget data and analytics over a multi-year time horizon. Development of analytical tools and sophisticated financial modeling in support of the SO’s strategic plan. Responsible for the preparation, analysis, and reporting of annual operating and capital expense budgets and long-range operating projections, as well as interim forecasts and final reports of budget vs. actual results.

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Development Associate

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Development Associate. This full-time, hourly position which reports to the Director of Development and is responsible for the maintenance of Director of Development's portfolio files including those in Tessitura; assist Director of Development in the research and cultivation of major gift prospects; provide scheduling and administrative support to the Director of Development; coordinate and implement Board member activities, including Board nominating and development committee meetings; work in collaboration with the Development team to plan dinners and events for Seattle Opera patrons and the Seattle Opera's General Director (GD).

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Development Operations Manager

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Development Operations Manager. This is a full-time, salaried position within the Development Department and is responsible for managing all operational aspects of the Development department, including: data entry practices and procedures, campaign and annual giving reporting and analysis, gift processing, financial forecasting and analysis, acknowledgement and tax summary processing, and pledge billing procedures. The Development Operations Manager serves as a liaison between the Development department and the Finance, IT, and Facilities departments.

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Direct Sales & Telefunding Representative

Bring your voice to the Seattle Opera! Join Seattle Opera for our new, in-house, subscription and fund campaigns. Applicants must be articulate, motivated, dependable, and detail & customer-service oriented. Previous telephone/sales experience preferred. 20 hours weekly; day/eve shifts. Hourly, plus commission, plus perks and bonuses. Excellent earning potential based on performance. Contact: Dan Murphy 206-676-5802.

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