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Chief Development Officer

Asphalt Green
New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 25, 2022

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Position Type
Community Development, Health, Other Fields, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time
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Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Asphalt Green, a 50-year-old New York City institution in the search for its next Chief Development Officer. Asphalt Green’s mission is to bring sports and fitness to a broad range of New Yorkers, at all levels of engagement and competitiveness. Its reach extends from young toddlers to the city’s seniors, with a full range of fee-paying and free community programs.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Chief Development Officer will lead fundraising efforts in support of Asphalt Green's mission to provide access to sports and fitness to all New Yorkers. As a key member of senior management, the Chief Development Officer will oversee all fundraising activities including individual giving, events, grants management, corporate sponsorships, capital campaigns, annual development budget and calendar, and reporting.

Asphalt Green is a successful, financially independent, public-private partnership. It has important partnerships with the New York City Parks Department and Battery Park City Authority, and it retains full operating authority over its programming and services. Throughout its sites, Asphalt Green promotes fitness and health for New Yorkers of all means, backgrounds, and abilities; and it provides active program partnerships with New York City Public Schools, the New York City Parks Department, the New York City Department for the Aging, and numerous nonprofit agencies. Whether through direct offerings, or in partnership with others, Asphalt Green is committed to the dual on- and off-campus model and looks to be a leading player in the development of high-quality sports and fitness programs and services throughout New York City. Asphalt Green also runs a summer day camp at both sites, which reaches approximately 700 children ages 4 through 13 each summer, with a broad array of activities and sports. Through its hallmark Waterproofing program, it has taught more than 35,000 New York City public school children to swim, for free.

Excellence is a guiding principle of Asphalt Green’s programming, and the organization is firmly committed to providing top-notch programs, whether for the community or to its fee-paying members. Pursuant to the long-term license agreement under which Asphalt Green occupies its upper east side main campus, it is committed to providing at least one-third of its services on a nonprofit, no-charge basis. Through annual reports to the City’s Parks Department, it measures these results and has consistently exceeded that minimum. At its Battery Park City facility—which includes a second swimming pool, exercise facilities, and small field—it also includes neighborhood schools and other community groups in its activities. Central to Asphalt Green’s commitment to greater inclusion and access is its use of need-based scholarships—from summer camp to its competitive teams for committed young athletes. The organization’s first Olympic medalist was a scholarship recipient.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least seven years of relevant experience in roles with increasing levels of responsibility. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Asphalt Green as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus.

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