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
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
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.