Posted on February 7, 2013
Director of Institutional Gifts
New York City Opera
New York City Opera - Director of Institutional Gifts
On July 10, 1943, New York City Opera was founded by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, who famously dubbed it “the people’s opera.” Today, NYC Opera remains true to its original promise: introducing audiences to young singers who are stars in the making, bringing exciting new works and fresh interpretations of the classics, championing American composers and performers, and ensuring opera can be a part of every New Yorker’s life.
The Director of Institutional Gifts is a senior member of the Development staff, reporting to the Director of Development. The Director is responsible for raising approximately $5 million in institutional support through the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of gifts from foundations, corporations, and government agencies for annual operations, special projects, and sponsorship. The Director supervises the Manager of Research and Institutional Giving.
- Leads, directs, and manages all aspects of the solicitation, stewardship, and fulfillment of gifts and grants from institutional sources.
- Develops, writes, and supervises the completion of proposals, reports, and briefing materials, as needed.
- Represents NYC Opera at meetings with institutional funders either alone or with NYC Opera’s senior executives and members of the Board of Directors.
- Provides leadership in developing new sources of support for annual operations, education and outreach programs, new productions, and capital projects.
- Develops annual revenue budget and cash-flow projections.
- Monitors monthly progress on revenue for the institutional giving department, and ensures accuracy of gift tracking systems.
- Represents the Company at events and meetings as appropriate.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
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