The Development department engages with philanthropic individuals, foundations and corporations, government counterparts, media and beneficiaries to build capacity and secure the financial future of the Singapore Symphony Group (“SSG” or “the Company”), a non-profit Institution of Public Character (IPC), through fundraising activities, media and stakeholder relations. The Development Senior Executive’s role is to support in fundraising communication material and corporate level write ups, all of which contributes to enhancing SSG’s image and reputation as an IPC through communication materials for external parties.

The Senior Executive is a key member of the Development department and will be working closely with all members of the department. The Senior Executive will report to the Manager, Development Communications.


Donor Cultivation

  • Work with the department to identify potential donors.
  • Research, develop, and write funding proposals, appeal letters, and reports as required, in compliance with relevant charitable legislation.

Development Communications

  • Assist with content such as fundraising campaign pitches and donor profile stories for media, social media and SSG corporate e-newsletters.
  • Maintain and update fundraising content on platforms including website and concert booklets.

Organisation-level Communications

  • Assist with corporate content for social media platforms such as LinkedIn.
  • Support in drafting talking points, manage relationships, deliver and keep records of features of SSG spokespersons and ambassadors.
  • Assist with SSG corporate e-newsletter idealisation and draft articles.

Corporate Social Responsibility Programme

  • Assist with CSR programme including concert invitation to and hosting of beneficiaries.
  • Develop and maintain contact database of beneficiary organisations.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Donors: when applicable, assist in hosting prospective donors and existing donors in various Development events, such as receptions for guests, partnership cultivation and donor appreciation events.
  • GoH and CSR: when applicable, coordination with the photographer, where VIPs, Guest of Honours, and CSR guests are attending concerts and events.

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assist to supervise Development Communications interns when applicable.


  • Minimum of 3 years’ fundraising, marketing communications / corporate communications experience in a non-profit or in an arts organization. Candidates with more experience may be considered for the same job, positioned at the Assistant Manager level.
  • A university degree in a related discipline.
  • Interest in classical music.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written skills with the ability to collaborate, build alliances, and achieve results.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, good initiative and the ability to work under pressure and work with a matrix reporting structure.
  • Resilient individual with positive energy and excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Proficient in English and one other widely-used language.
  • Flexibility to work some evenings, weekends and holidays.

Please provide a comprehensive resume and cover letter also stating current and expected salaries to

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

The closing date for application submissions is 25 September 2021.