Chief Development Officer

The Washington Chorus
District of Columbia, United States
Competitive Salary
Mar 05, 2021
Apr 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with The Washington Chorus in the search for a Chief Development Officer.

The Chief Development Officer will lead the growing development efforts of The Washington Chorus (TWC) and partner closely with the Executive Director on TWC’s innovative and acclaimed entrepreneurial earned revenue projects. Using data and analytics to drive improvements to donor acquisition, conversion, upgrading, and retention, the Chief Development Officer will work consultatively with major donors to support them in realizing their philanthropic vision; collaborate with members of the TWC board, staff, singers, and volunteers to inspire support; and craft strategic messaging and communications to ensure its growing community of supporters and prospects are connected, inspired, and valued parts of the TWC community. The Chief Development Officer will manage and work with the burgeoning Development Committee, collaborate closely with the full staff team, including the Artistic Director, and find creative ways to maximize the fundraising potential of the Chorus’ programs and projects.

The Washington Chorus is committed to the preservation and advancement of the art of choral singing and sharing the experience of the transforming power of choral music. A three-time nominated and two-time Grammy Award winner now in its 60th season, TWC is one of the foremost symphonic choruses in the nation. Noted for the superb artistry of its performances and recordings of the entire range of the choral repertoire, TWC is widely recognized as a cultural leader in the nation’s capital. A longtime artistic partner of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Symphony Orchestra, TWC produces concerts at The Kennedy Center, the Music Center at Strathmore, National Presbyterian Church, Washington National Cathedral, Atlas Center for the Performing Arts, and other top venues, and regularly appears as a guest artist as part of significant national cultural events, including recently as part of the virtual Parade Across America for the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris, and on the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors national broadcast, honoring composer Philip Glass.

The Washington Chorus is committed to building a better, more connected, and more caring world through the unique power of singing together. Its core values are inclusion, community, collaboration, excellence, and innovation, and those values help to power a bold mission and expansive vision for the transformative power of bringing voices together across difference. TWC believes Black lives matter, and produces programs that celebrate the rich diversity of human expressions, stories, cultures, and traditions, including as part of its new “Mahogany” series centering Black, Latinx, and Native voices, led by Artistic Director Dr. Eugene Rogers.

A commitment to the preservation and advancement of the art of choral singing and the transforming power of choral music is required for this position as is an ability to work effectively with a wide range of people; a track record of growing support from individuals; an understanding and lived experience of the values of inclusion, community, excellence, innovation, and collaboration; and a commitment to cultivating donor and patron loyalty. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of The Washington Chorus as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus. The salary range for this position is $85,000-$105,000 annualized.

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