Development Manager


San Francisco Performances, founded in 1979, is the city’s premier presenter of chamber music, instrumental and vocal recitals, and contemporary dance. The mission of the organization is to present internationally acclaimed and emerging artists and to build new audiences for the arts through education activities and innovative artists-in-residence programs.

Job Description

San Francisco Performances is seeking a full-time Development Manager. Reporting to and working closely with the Director of Development, this position provides critical mid-level project management and support for the organization's overall fundraising efforts.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Include the following but are not limited to:

  • Plan and implement all components of annual fund direct mail and telefunding campaigns, including directly supervising callers
  • Manage a portfolio of Patron level donors ($500–$1,199) which includes the Concert Partners performance sponsorship program
  • Plan and direct donor cultivation and recognition activities
  • Manage key projects associated with the annual gala


Minimum of three years experience working in the development profession. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Self-starter, who is highly motivated, thinks strategically, works autonomously and can multi-task. Computer skills in Microsoft Office including Windows, Word, Excel and a high level of experience with databases required. A strong interest in and knowledge of the performing arts is preferred. Knowledge of Tessitura a plus. Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends.

Salary Range

$54,000 to $60,000 plus benefits. This is an exempt position.


Medical and dental coverage, pension, long-term disability insurance, commuter checks, and complimentary concert tickets to performances.

To Apply

Send resume and cover letter by email to: with Development Manager as the subject line.

No phone calls, please.
Note: Only resumes sent with cover letters will be considered for this position.

San Francisco Performances is an equal opportunity employer.