The Washington Ballet seeks an Individual Giving Officer with 3-5 years of fundraising experience to work on a dynamic fundraising team. The Individual Giving Officer is a self-motivated, confident and experienced fundraiser with demonstrated success in identifying, soliciting, cultivating, and closing individual gifts as well as a proven track record of stewarding existing donors. The Individual Giving officer will be responsible for building relationships to manage a portfolio of engaged and inspired donors of The Washington Ballet. This role will be critical to developing a portfolio that will contribute to our long-term growth strategy. Annual fund experience required and a strong commitment to the mission of The Washington Ballet is essential.
Three years of front line fundraising experience in a fast-paced nonprofit fundraising environment.
Two years of personally soliciting individual gifts, consistently meeting or exceeding revenue targets
Exceptional communication skills with a proven ability to successfully develop strong relationships with donors with the presence and personal style to represent the organization to multiple constituents
Must be able to operate effectively as part of a team and independently.
The ideal candidate is able to provide outstanding customer service to internal and external stakeholders
Must be comfortable and able to work effectively with numbers, budgets, and data.
Strategic mindset with an ability to think and focus on both the near- and long-term.
The ideal individual adapts to changes in a fast-paced work environment and deals easily with unexpected events.
Available evenings and weekends for donor visits and events as needed.
Sense of humor and curiosity to learn.
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.