In preparation for rapid growth, The Washington Ballet seeks a Major Gifts Officer who will assist the development department in meeting the organization's fundraising goals. The Major Gifts Officer is an integral part of ensuring that we fulfill our mission by identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding support from individuals.
Must be a highly energetic professional with a track record of building donor relationships and closing gifts in the five-figure range. Reports to the Director of Development and works collaboratively and strategically with the Executive Director, Artistic Director, and other department leaders.
Bachelor’s Degree, Masters preferred
Minimum of five years of relevant experience
Deep belief in organizational mission
Exceptional communication skills
Highly focused and organized approach
Collaborative working style
A track record of setting and achieving stretch goals, and meeting ongoing performance metrics
About The Washington Ballet
Celebrating its 74th year as an organization, The Washington Ballet grew out of the success of The Washington School of Ballet, founded and directed for years by legendary dance pioneer Mary Day. The School opened in 1944 and the Company was established in 1976 with Ms. Day’s singular vision clearly illuminated: to create a stellar institution of teaching, creating and enlightenment through dance.Now under the artistic directorship of Julie Kent, her long term focus and vision for The Washington Ballet is using its solid foundation to further develop and build the institution by broadening Company repertoire, expanding community engagement efforts throughout the DC metropolitan area and leading TWB to a more prominent place both within and beyond the Nation’s capital. In addition to being an iconic ballerina, Kent has the distinction as the longest-serving dancer at American Ballet Theatre, having danced with the company for 29 years. Her extensive roles encompass the breadth of the ballet repertoire and as a muse to choreographers who created works on her. Her continued devotion to serving the art form, to promoting arts education and to using her experience to nurture, train an...d develop the next generation of dancers are the tenets by which she will further elevate TWB and its Company, school and community engagement programs and initiatives.