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Director of Development, DC Youth Orchestra Program

DC Youth Orchestra Program
District of Columbia, United States
$100,000.00 - $110,000.00
Closing date
Jun 8, 2024

Our Mission is to empower young people to transform their lives through music and community.
DCYOP has been an integral part of the Washington, DC community since 1960 and has fostered the musical development of more than 60,000 youth.  Our team includes a full-time staff of nine, ten Board members, nine conductors, and more than thirty teaching artists, all dedicated to creating and sustaining experiences that empower and change lives through music.  We are growing and thrilled to bring in our next Director of Development to collaboratively carry our vision forward for hundreds of youth in the DC region.

What We Are Looking for in Our New Director of Development 

  • They will be intentionally empathic and fearless. They will be fiercely and deeply committed to putting people first, and to work clearly and directly with the team to provide the real support that our students, teachers, staff, and Board need.  They will have a deep appreciation for the ways that young people’s lives can be transformed through programs like ours.
  • Our Director of Development will be truly exceptional on two related fronts – team leadership and building community connections.
  • At DCYOP, they will directly handle:  Ensuring DCYOP’s Vision for the Future, Managing Resources, Financial Management, Facilitating Clear Communication, Cultivating Community Support.
  • They will have a working knowledge about and some experience in: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Educational Pedagogy, Non-Profit Fundraising, and Orchestral Music.

Structure and Compensation 

  • Starting annual salary between $100,000-$110,000, medical, dental, and vision insurance, and paid time off.
  • Flexible weekly hybrid schedule, which currently includes one day per week in a physical office with the entire staff and participation in a rotating Saturday program schedule. 

Estimated Search Timeline 

  • Application Period:  April 29 -May 31, 2024                                          
    After the end of the application period, please reach out if you are still interested and we will let you know if there is still an opportunity for consideration.
  • Initial Screening Conversations & Semi-Finalists Conversations: These will be ongoing as applications are received and reviewed (May 15-ongoing)
  • Finalist Interviews On-Site in Washington DC: June 25th- 28th, 2024
  • Employment Begins: Summer 2024

Semi-finalists will be compensated $200 and Finalists will be compensated $1,000 for their participation. To learn more details about the position, please click here or email:
Calida Jones:
Dr. Kim Davis:

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