Washington, DC

Assistant Manager, Planned Giving, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The Organization

About The Kennedy Center

“I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.” – President John F. Kennedy

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 performances across all genres, and is also home to artistic affiliates Washington National Opera and National Symphony Orchestra.

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.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

The Kennedy Center is a welcoming and inclusive culture where everyone benefits – we do it in a way that honors everyone’s humanity. We are able to advance our mission because of committed and passionate employees. We are fortunate to be able to leverage their diverse perspectives, life experiences and skills to inform how our workplace can be a safe, transparent, and replenishing community. Through honest discussion, our focus on DEI, and the creation of a D&I council, we are committed to always being the best versions of ourselves.

Position Overview

Job Description

The Assistant Manager of Planned Giving is an integral member of the Planned Giving & Endowments team. Working under the Manager of Planned Giving & Endowments, the Assistant Manager will help lead the department’s planned giving efforts through research, cultivation, acquisition, stewardship and assisting in the management of the Kennedy Center’s Legacy Societies while assisting with the stewardship of the Center’s Legacy Society members.

What success looks like in this role:

After 60 days, the incumbent will be familiar with the Center’s planned giving operations, the key colleagues and partners in this work, and the database function and reports by which this work is measured.

After 120 days, the incumbent will be proactively building the planned giving pipeline, accurately tracking progress toward financial goals and stewarding donors and prospects.

How To Apply

Please submit your application at www.kennedy-center.org/careers

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