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Director of Development

Company: Heartland Chamber Music
Date Posted: January 19, 2017

Position Title: Director of Development
                                                                                                                  Structure: Half-Time, flexible schedule                                                                                                                            Salary: $25,000
                                                                                                                                                    Supervisor: Executive Director

Heartland Chamber Music is seeking a team-player who is enthusiastic, well-connected and knowledgeable. This is an exciting opportunity to be on the ground floor of launching Sprouts that has the potential to change the landscape of Arts Education in Kansas City. This is a new position for the organization created to support Sprouts with potential for growth.

Organization Summary

The mission of Heartland Chamber Music is to connect, engage and inspire students of all ages through a lifetime of music education and performance. HCM has grown into one of the most nationally recognized pre-college chamber music programs in the midwest. The organization has served more than 3400 students and presented more than 132 concerts throughout the past 15 years through year-round and summer chamber music programming.

Heartland Chamber Music has been selected to pilot the first Sprouts program in the fall of 2017 before it is launched on a national level.

Sprouts is a groundbreaking music program created by the Omaha Conservatory of music for ages 3-8. It is based on the key components of the Suzuki Violin Method and El Sistema and has gained national attention through its innovative 5-year curriculum. Omaha is serving over 800 young students in its 4th year, and research results have shown a strong correlation between Sprouts and academic success.


  • Develop and execute a long term fund development plan for HCM’s Sprouts program, that has a 2017 budget of $135,000.

  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, corporations and special events based on the funding plan.

* Help with visibility to support the Fundraising Plan.

  • Oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing.

  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors.

• Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising with support of Administrative Assistant.

• BA (required), MA (a plus)
                                                                                                                                            • Experience in development
                                                                                                                                          • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills. 

Interested candidates, please email cover letter and resume to with the subject line, Development Director application.