Executive Director of Development Strategy and Growth

  • Full-Time
  • New York
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • Aug 31, 2019

The Metropolitan Opera

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with The Metropolitan Opera in the search for an Executive Director of Development Strategy and Growth.

The Executive Director will work in close partnership with the Assistant General Manager, Development, and will be responsible for identifying and implementing strategies for growth in contributed revenue. Areas of focus in 2019 and 2020 will include national and global corporate partnerships, planned giving, and international fundraising. The Executive Director will manage staff and projects as assigned by the Assistant General Manager and as appropriate to each growth strategy.

The Met’s audience is global and includes millions of devoted viewers and listeners. This reach positions the Met for corporate partnerships at the highest levels, with significant growth opportunity. The Met is also uniquely positioned to reach and remain relevant to audience members until the very end of their lives, presenting an extraordinary opportunity for growth in planned giving. This global reach, combined with the growth of philanthropy in other countries, presents an additional opportunity for enhanced revenue from international sources.

The Met has one of the strongest individual giving programs in the country, rivaling and surpassing the levels of giving and donor engagement seen in many major universities and health care centers. Its core audience is deeply and passionately devoted to the art form. The Executive Director will have the opportunity to build upon this strong foundation, immediately expanding revenue generation in identified areas with untapped potential. The Executive Director will identify and lead efforts to capitalize on additional areas for expansion in the years ahead. The impact of the Executive Director’s work will be felt globally and for generations to come.

The Metropolitan Opera is a vibrant home for the most creative and talented singers, conductors, composers, musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers from around the world. Since the summer of 2006, Peter Gelb has been the Met’s general manager—the 16thin company history. Under his leadership, the Met has elevated its theatrical standards by significantly increasing the number of new productions, staged by the most imaginative directors working in theater and opera, and has launched a series of initiatives to broaden its reach internationally.

Each season, the Met stages more than 200 opera performances in New York. More than 800,000 people attend the performances in the opera house during the season, and millions more experience the Met through new media distribution initiatives and state-of-the-art technology.

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RequirementsA bachelor’s degree is required for this position. At least ten years of experience in a senior position with success in managing fundraising/marketing partnerships or sponsorships for a large institution is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.

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