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Chief Development Officer (Hybrid - NYC)

World Science Festival
New York, United States
$175,000.00 - $200,000.00
Closing date
Feb 21, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration
Education, Technology
Employment Type
Full Time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with World Science Festival in the search for a Chief Development Officer.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Development Officer will work closely with leadership across the organization to implement World Science Festival's (WSF) strategic initiatives, creating and implementing plans to increase revenue and broaden sources of support, while building awareness and excitement about WSF’s mission. As a member of the Executive Management Team, the Chief Development Officer will help create a vision for WSF's future, overseeing the development team in support of a comprehensive program that solicits contributions from a wide array of prospects and a new generation of supporters. The Chief Development Officer will build, lead, and manage a team of professionals and foster organization-wide communication and collaboration to achieve these goals.

The World Science Festival is an innovative multi-media organization that produces original live and digital content straddling the arenas of science, technology, the arts, media, performance, and education. With the goal of radically transforming public perceptions of science, WSF creates world-class programming, both live on stage and online, featuring inspired collaborations, outstanding participants, and novel production techniques that bring scientific discovery, insight, and perspective to a broad general audience. WSF’s programs are supported by philanthropic organizations and individuals passionate about science in today’s era. 

WSF’s flagship live event in New York City is an unprecedented annual tribute to imagination, ingenuity, and inventiveness. The Festival has drawn over 3.2 million visitors worldwide, and more than 180 million views on online platforms. The World Science Festival’s original musical and theatrical works tour nationally and internationally, and 2016 marked the launch of its sister festival in Australia, World Science Festival – Brisbane.

Additionally, World Science U (WSU) is the online education arm of WSF, where students and lifelong learners can dive more deeply through creatively produced digital education content presented by world-renowned scientists. WSU also oversees the World Science Scholars program that selects a small group of high school students from across the world who have demonstrated extraordinary mathematical talent, and provides them with an unparalleled opportunity to apply their abilities to unexplored disciplines. Guided by world-renowned experts, Scholars examine ways that advanced mathematics skills can be applied to solve complex challenges in a wide range of scientific fields.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least eight years of senior management experience leading development or sales teams.

The salary range for this position is $175,000 to $200,000 annually.

World Science Festival has adopted a hybrid approach that values in-person interaction for collaborative work, while maintaining flexibility around remote work. This approach recognizes both the advantages of in-person teamwork and the increased quality of life that remote work offers. 

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of World Science Foundation as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

World Science Festival is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. WSF will consider qualified applicants in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable "Fair Chance" laws.

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