Position: Senior Major Gifts Officer
Location: Portland Opera’s Hampton Opera Center, just
south of OMSI in Portland Oregon
Do you love the theater, having fun at work, and gazing at the
most beautiful scenery Oregon has to offer? Portland
Opera provides all of that and more! While eating lunch
from the break room, you can see third-story balcony views of Mt.
Hood and the river. What if the weather is rainy? Enjoy your lunch
inside and listen to the opera singers as they roam the halls
spreading their love for the arts.
You will have the opportunity to introduce ideas, gain
knowledge, share expertise, while working in an exciting and fun
environment at the Portland Opera!
The role reports to the Director of Development who provides an
engaging work environment where your ideas and questions are always
welcome and encouraged!
ARE YOU PASSIONATE AND INTRIGUED
- Assisting in developing & implementing fundraising
- Managing & cultivating relationships with existing major
- Identifying and soliciting new major gifts prospects for
philanthropic support to Portland Opera
- Forecasting, executing, and reporting annual revenue goals
- Leading a team and working with others in the organization
toward a shared vision and goals
- Bachelor’s degree, with minimum of five years of experience in
- Demonstrated record of success at closing six-figure gifts
- Excellent organizational skills: ability to manage and
prioritize multiple tasks
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to
interact with a diverse group of people on both a professional and
- Self-starter, able to work independently under limited
supervision while being an integral part of the development
Culture: With a passion for music and
theater running all day in front of everyone’s minds, the Portland
Opera provides an upbeat and enthusiastic culture. The relaxed
environment provides employees the opportunity to always be at
their best while having fun!
Portland Opera offers productions of the
highest artistic quality, bringing the world of opera to the
region. Over the past 58 years, the company has presented more than
200 operas, including world premieres. In addition to its annual
season, the company is also renowned for its outreach and
educational initiatives, including Portland Opera-To-Go, Opera a la
Carte, and its Resident Artists Program, which supports the next
generation of opera singers.
Compensation/Benefits: We work to empower
and inspire all to be their very best. We are committed to keeping
our employees and their families as healthy as they can be, which
is why we provide a comprehensive benefits package.
Compensation Structure: This
position offers an exempt salary in the range of $70,000 to $80,000
per year, dependent on experience, with the below benefits:
- Our benefits start the 1st of the month
following your start date and include:
- Medical, Dental, and Vision options
- Life Insurance
- Retirement plan w/employer match
- Up to 18 days of PTO plus 16+ Paid Holidays off; including
the last week of December off!
- Work-life balance with a 37.5-hour work week!
- Two complimentary tickets to all Opera productions
- Free parking or
employer-paid monthly transportation allowance
- Indoor bike storage, shower, and locker room
Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity &
At Portland Opera, we are committed to diversity and inclusion
in the workplace, and we are an equal opportunity employer.
Portland Opera Association will not discriminate against any
employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national
origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion,
disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics
protected by law. We are committed to eliminating barriers to
access and equity and see a diverse workforce as a key step toward
this goal. We invite you to join us on our journey.
Ensemble & Cultural Equity
Our work relies on being an ensemble, and our ensemble only
thrives with diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect. We commit
to actively confronting and dismantling white supremacy,
patriarchy, and exclusion in our company, field, and community. We
commit to being inclusive and strive every day to be an anti-racist
organization. Learn more about our vision, mission, and
TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should
forward resume and cover letter to OperaJobs@portlandopera.org
Please, no phone calls
For information about Portland Opera and to review the complete
job description and requirements for this position, please visit
our website at https://www.portlandopera.org/about/employment/
Portland Opera is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization and an
Equal Opportunity Employer.