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Portland Conservatory of Music
Portland, ME

CONTACT: Please submit cover letter and resume to: Jean Murachanian, Executive Director,
Portland Conservatory of Music, 202 Woodford St., 3rd Flr., Portland, ME 04103
(207) 775-3356

The Portland Conservatory of Music (PCM) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community music school in Portland, Maine for all ages, abilities, and financial circumstances. PCM believes that high quality music education should be available to everyone and that the value of music education helps us lead richer and more fulfilling lives.

PCM is managed by a small and focused staff and is led by a passionate board of directors who function as a working board that supports staff at all levels throughout the organization. On the cusp of launching a $2-2.5MM capital campaign to renovate a new space for the Conservatory, the PCM board of directors and Executive Director are seeking a dynamic and energetic fundraiser to join the team in a part-time role to coordinate all aspects of the capital campaign.  To date, $1MM has been secured to fund the purchase of a new building with a balance of $1-1.5MM remaining for renovations, improvements, and to bolster PCM’s tuition scholarship fund.

PCM is a small but growing nonprofit. This position is currently a part-time, temporary role with the goal of becoming a full-time permanent fundraising position at the conclusion of a successful campaign in two years. The Campaign Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director. This position will interface with the PCM board of directors and advisory council on a regular basis.


The Campaign Coordinator will:

  • Establish capital campaign goals and key milestones:
    • Work with board of directors and outside counsel (as needed) to develop a capital campaign fundraising plan that includes, but is not limited to:
      • campaign messaging and branding
      • detailed funding pipeline and associated prospects to reach $1-1.5MM goal
      • develop and maintain the timeline for campaign targets such as outreach and solicitation schedules, grant deadlines, fundraising events, and funding milestones, etc.
  • Coordinate campaign activities:
    • Work with the board of directors and advisory board members to provide solicitation schedules and guidance (background information on donors, proposal support, solicitation practice, etc.)
    • Provide monthly update to staff and board on campaign progress and upcoming solicitations, cultivation opportunities, etc.

Serve as staff liaison to the 25th Anniversary Committee to provide regular updates on campaign activities and progress.  The committee will also support the Campaign Coordinator’s efforts to engage and train volunteers from the board of directors and PCM Advisory Council to prepare for and conduct solicitations related to the capital campaign.

Work closely with the Marketing Committee to ensure campaign messaging is consistent across platforms and remains front and center in all communications during the campaign period

The Campaign Coordinator may be asked to support other annual fundraising activities, as assigned.

The board of directors is a working board of 14 people who are deeply committed to PCM’s mission.  The board will support this position in a variety of ways, including but not limited to:

  • managing donor data and campaign reporting in Bloomerang
  • grant research, writing, and reporting, as needed
  • making introductions and conducting solicitations to individual donors
  • producing events to engage existing and potential donors


The ideal candidate will have the following skills:

  • Fundraising experience for a nonprofit organization
  • Leadership qualities and commitment to collaboration
  • Excellent organization skills and keen awareness of deadlines
  • Self-starter and motivated individual able to work independently
  • Can-do attitude and focus on meeting goals
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Project management skills
  • Campaign experience a plus
  • Demonstrated experience effectively managing community volunteers a plus
  • Interest and passion for the arts a plus

Salary Range: $25,000 – $30,000 depending on qualifications
Job Type: Part-Time (20 hrs./week, flexible schedule, remote work possible)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion PCM is committed to providing equal access and equal employment opportunities in all terms, conditions, processes, and benefits of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. PCM’s employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We encourage people of diverse identities to apply.