Washington, DC

Manager, Major Gifts, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The Organization

The Kennedy Center is the nation’s cultural center and living memorial to President John F. Kennedy. Located on the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., the Center presents more than 2,000 performances each year across all genres, and is also home to artistic affiliates Washington National Opera and National Symphony Orchestra. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion.

Mission Statement: As the nation’s performing arts center, and a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, we are a leader for the arts across America and around the world, reaching and connecting with artists, inspiring and educating communities. We welcome all to create, experience, learn about, and engage with the arts.

Position Overview

The Manager, Major Gifts reports to the Director, Major Gifts and Leadership Campaigns. The primary responsibility of this dynamic position is to oversee the coordination of two general operating support campaigns—Annual Trustees Fund and the Major Gifts Campaign—totaling approximately $5M in undesignated annual support. The Manager also supports the Director by participating in designated giving and special institution-wide fundraising efforts, specifically as they pertain to the donors in each respective portfolio. This position stewards six-, seven-, and eight-figure gifts and works closely with the Board of Trustees on their personal and philanthropic engagement with the Center.

The incumbent manages his/her time, resources, and work load to maximize productivity and financial results; exercises discretion; evaluates complex internal and external relationships; and regularly takes initiative to advance the objectives and goals of multiple campaigns. This position oversees and generates work for two Assistant Managers and one Assistant.

The Development Department is undergoing a major restructure and some of the specific management and portfolio responsibilities for this position may change in the future.

How To Apply

For consideration please apply at: https://www.kennedy-center.org/careers/

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