Chief Executive Officer (Hybrid/NYC)

Employer
American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic
Location
New York, United States
Salary
$300,000.00 - $325,000.00
Closing date
Feb 15, 2023

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic in the search for a Chief Executive Officer.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for the overall vision, leadership, strategy, and fundraising of American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic (AFIPO), driving and implementing the organization’s short-term and long-term goals. The Chief Executive Officer will partner with the Board of Directors while overseeing staff, fundraising strategies (with a primary focus on major gifts), marketing initiatives, programs, and the execution of AFIPO’s mission to substantially increase revenue generation, grow visibility, and bring the Israel Philharmonic to the next generation. AFIPO is seeking a Chief Executive Officer who values and is passionate about the work of the Israel Philharmonic and who will be dedicated to securing major gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations. This is a hybrid position. The Chief Executive Officer may work remotely from Metropolitan New York City but will be expected to be in the organization's New York City office on a regular basis as needed. This role requires domestic and international travel up to 35%.

The Israel Philharmonic (IPO) was founded in 1936 by Bronislaw Huberman to save the lives of Europe’s Jewish musicians from the Holocaust. The Israel Philharmonic stands for humanitarian principles, artistic freedom, and a tireless pursuit of excellence. American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic supports the world-class Israel Philharmonic, enabling the Orchestra to enrich diverse audiences around the world in its role as Israel’s preeminent cultural ambassador. For example, in December of 2022, the Israel Philharmonic performed in the United Arab Emirates at the Palace in Abu Dhabi, presented by the Department of Culture and Tourism.

The Israel Philharmonic performs regularly in its home, the Charles Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv, as well as across Israel. Additionally, it tours internationally, demonstrating the power of music to bring diverse audiences together towards better understanding of Israel and the Jewish people. Recently, in November 2022, the Israel Philharmonic toured across the United States with concerts and celebratory galas, all sponsored and organized by AFIPO. Local community building events of every size and scale including recitals, musicales, young leadership gatherings, and family programming are held in cities across the US and at times in Canada. Brilliant conductor and pianist Lahav Shani assumed the position of Music Director in the Orchestra’s 2020-2021 season. Lahav is the second Music Director in the history of the IPO, following in the footsteps of Maestro Zubin Mehta. Lahav is the first Music Director of the Orchestra that was born in Israel, ushering in a new chapter for this iconic institution.

Educating and engaging the next generation is a cornerstone of the mission of AFIPO and it is proud to be the primary sponsor of Keynote, the music education department of the Israel Philharmonic. AFIPO is also a proud sponsor of Sulamot, a distinct set of program offerings that serve children from the most under-resourced communities in Israel.

A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required for this position as is at least ten years of experience in roles that include leadership and fundraising. Hebrew language skills are a plus. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

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