Current Openings

Development Director

Opera San José is seeking a qualified, experienced Development Director in a full-time permanent position. The Development Director supervises a department of two others, 1) an experienced grant writer, who also helps maintain the company website and executes e-blast announcements of fundraising activities, and 2) and an expert database manager who executes donor communications and tracking, including gift renewals, donor acquisition mailings, tax-receipt acknowledgements, and various direct-mail campaigns.

The Development Director is responsible for an annual income goal of $1.5 million from all forms of fundraising activities, including public, corporate and foundation grant applications, individual donor renewals and acquisitions, and special events. The Development Director, in cooperation with the General Director, writes the annual department fundraising plan, with accompanying budgets, as part of the annual company work plan, which folds into the company Three-Year Plan. Nurturing donor relations is an essential part of this position, as is the ability to plan and execute fundraising campaigns and memorable fundraising events. The salary is negotiable, and includes health insurance options, paid sick leave, and vacation. Please send resume to Larry Hancock (, General Director, Opera San José, 2149 Paragon Drive, San José, CA 95131-1312.

Complete job description is available here.

Posted 02/11/2016