Key to Change 

Key to Change is growing and looking to hire its first full-time employee! We are looking for an Advancement Officer, who enjoys all sides of development and stewardship work. We have just completed our five year business plan and we’re looking for someone to help us execute our mission on a deeper, more impactful level. We are a small, but mighty and very effective team. If you know someone who is passionate about music, serving underserved youth and looking for work, please send them to us!

The Advancement Coordinator will:

Coordinate the development and revision of the organization’s business plan, including articulating organization-wide goals; strategies; milestones; metrics; and financial strategy in close partnership with the Executive Director.

Share Key to Change’s business plan and other key organizational documents with key stakeholders for their advice and feedback.

Support relationship-building efforts of the Board of Directors and the Executive Director to a carefully identified set of influential leaders in philanthropy, corporate leadership, government, nonprofit, community leadership, and advocacy spaces.

Oversee a portfolio of approximately 150 current and prospective financial supporters. Ensures that each individual in the portfolio receives continuous, personalized attention and ongoing engagement in furtherance of that individual’s relationship with and support of Key to Change. On average, conducts a minimum of one and an optimum of three personal contacts with current and prospective supporters each business day.

Oversee CRM database to make sure protocols and procedures are comprehensive, best-practice, and executed with discipline and accuracy. Updates data regularly so that all information is up-to-date and appropriately organized.

Produce, distribute and analyze bi-weekly pipeline reports that summarize the current relationship stage and activity levels with all current and prospective partners and supporters.

Ensure that everyone who provides a donation of time, financial or in-kind resources receives a personalized acknowledgement and gift receipt within three business days; ensures that all checks, cash or other financial instruments are processed in a manner that reflects best practices around financial controls, bookkeeping and accounting.

Take lead responsibility to ensure that staff and the Board of Directors read and discuss, at minimum once annually, the AFP Code of Ethics and ensure that each individual engages with the concepts and adheres closely to these principles and practices.

Other duties as assigned.


  • 3+ years experience with individual and corporate fundraising, and/or business development, start-up or venture-based capital development, or partnership development
  • Experience with nonprofit organizations preferred, but not required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Experience with high levels of organization, detail and perseverance
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and desire to work as a member of a close, highly effective team
  • Confident, professional, positive and charismatic disposition
  • CRM database experience
  • Connection to the mission and a commitment to the values of Key to Change: Anti-Racism, Artistry, Excellence, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Opportunity
  • An affinity for classical music is a plus

Compensation: $55-65K with benefits to start

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