Title: Development and Marketing Coordinator
Classification: Full-time, year-round, non-exempt
Reports to: Executive Director


Job Summary:

A member of a seven-person staff team and working directly with the Executive Director and Development Director, the
Development and Marketing Coordinator (DMC) plays an important role in supporting the organization’s development and
marketing infrastructure to enable Opera Parallèle to effectively steward donor and audience relations.


About the Organization:
Based in San Francisco, Opera Parallèle (OP) is an award-winning professional, non-profit organization that develops and
performs contemporary opera. Established in 2010, Opera Parallèle commissions re-orchestrations of contemporary grand opera to give a sense of intimacy to its productions and give an afterlife to contemporary works. These works provide a platform to bring together new audiences and emerging talent through workshops, seminars, readings of new works, and educational outreach programs. OP is on a rapid growth trajectory with increased national visibility and a current organizational budget of $1M+. OP is governed by a 20-member Board of Directors.


Key responsibilities:

Development: (60%)
+ Responsible for maintenance of OP’s patron database, gift entry, and the generation of acknowledgement letters to
donors, foundations, and corporations.
+ Provide support for donor cultivation events (i.e. create/run invitation lists, facilitate invitation printing and mailing,
handle RSVPs, interface with volunteers and event vendors as needed, attend and oversee event logistics as needed)
+ Generate donor and board reports.
+ Provide support to annual gala as assigned.
+ Assist with year-end annual appeal, and other fundraising initiatives.

Marketing: (30%)
+ Maintain and refresh website contents.
+ Assist with social media calendar and implementation.
+ Create and send e-blasts and audience surveys. Handle list segmentations to align with niche marketing objectives.
+ Work on Group Sales in coordination with Executive Director.
+ Handle list and blurb trades with partner organizations. Pull lists from the database for particular mailings and
interface with graphic designer, printer and other marketing vendors.
+ Provide support for the sale, ordering, and inventory of OP’s logo merchandise.
+ Liaise with OP’s Marketing Committee and provide support as needed.

Admin/event support (10%)
+ General office maintenance (ordering supplies, manage filing system, interface with office vendors, handling of phones and oversight of office equipment).
+ Maintain master staff calendar and track notes/updates at staff meetings.
+ Assist with Board of Directors’ meetings (i.e. room set-up, take notes).
+Other tasks, as assigned.



High proficiency with Mac, Salesforce (or comparable ticketing software), Donor Snap (or comparable fundraising
software), Excel, Dropbox, and GoogleDocs.
Experience with handling the integrity of mailing lists, report generation, and mail merge.
Experience using social media effectively, with special focus on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Strong analytical skills and problem/conflict resolution skills.
Strong interpersonal, verbal/written communication skills.
Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
A proven self-starter with the ability to independently multi-task within a fast-paced environment.
Maintain a driver’s license with good driving record and have reliable transportation to accomplish work objectives.
Ability, on occasion, to work during the evening and weekends during Opera Parallèle performances and events.
Interest and basic knowledge of classical music, preferably opera.
A collaborative spirit.
Sense of humor a plus!


Flexible schedule. Salary plus vacation and personal days, Simple IRA plan, and an opportunity for significant personal
and professional growth.




Please email cover letter, resume, and salary history in .pdf format to: debbie@operaparallele.org
Or mail to: Executive Director, Opera Parallèle, 44 Page Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94102
Deadline: March 10, 2017
No phone calls, please.


An Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of Opera Parallèle to provide all persons with equal employment opportunities without regard to race,
color, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, marital status or any characteristic protected by federal, state, and
local law.