Director of DevelopmentPortland Opera • Full-Timehttp://portlandopera.org/Portland, OR
Reporting to General Director Christopher Mattaliano, the Director of Development initiates and oversees the implementation of the fund-raising strategies and campaigns necessary to support the Portland Opera's artistic and operational plans through contributed revenue. The current annual fund-raising goal is $4 million ($2.1 MM Individuals, $1 MM Foundations, $500k Corporations ($200k in-kind), $300k Government, and $100k (net) Special Events).
Achievements of the development function under past leadership have been a 60% growth in individual donations (and a 40% growth in overall giving), the retirement of a $4.3 million mortgage on the Hampton Opera Center, a successful $1.6 million campaign for capital improvements, and the completion of Phase 1 of an endowment campaign, adding $9 million in future pledges and deferred gifts. Phase 2 of this endowment campaign should launch in tandem with the 50th anniversary season. The Portland Opera has balanced its budget for 15 out of the past 16 seasons and has an endowment of $8.5 million.
With an annual budget of $7.2 million, Portland Opera serves an opera audience of 40,000 and a Broadway market of 250,000. In addition it has the largest arts education tour in western United States, reaching 15,000 people in 70 communities through its Portland Opera To Go! Program.
The fund-raising department includes an Associate Director of Development, a Director of Corporate Relations, and Individual Giving and Development Coordinators. Portland Opera uses Archtics software for all data tracking, record keeping, and sales and communications, including development.
The Director of Development partners closely with all of the Senior Staff (the Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Production, the Director of Sales & Customer Service, the Director of Marketing, and the Director of Artistic Operations), as well as the Board of Directors of 30.
We seek an individual with senior level fund-raising experience, preferably with a cultural organization with a reputation for quality and excellence. Experience with major gifts and endowment building would be key. In addition: a bachelor's or master's degree, experience with staff leadership, budget administration, and a strong track record in grants writing and institutional giving.
The position requires excellent interpersonal, managerial, analytical, and organizational skills so that the Director can both manage and lead a hard-working team but also be out in the community making high-level calls.
Located in one of the most beautiful and progressive cities in the United States, Portland Opera enjoys a reputation of artistic excellence, financial health, and organizational entrepreneurship. In 2014/15 the company will celebrate its 50th anniversary.
In 1995 Portland Opera became one of the first opera companies in the United States to develop a separate subscription series of nationally touring Broadway shows. Today it is the only company to offer full seasons of both Broadway and opera productions, using this additional Broadway revenue stream to enhance its ability to produce increasingly sophisticated opera productions.
In July of 2003, Portland Opera moved into its new eastside facility, The Hampton Opera Center, where – music and staging rehearsals, coaching facilities, costume shop, and administrative offices are all housed under one roof.
In 2005, the Company established the Portland Opera Resident Artists program, designed to train the next generation of opera singers by providing a "bridge" from the conservatory world to the professional stage. Selected at auditions around the country, young singers join the company for a rigorous nine-month training program, during which they are featured in their own production.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package. Deadline for applications: Wednesday, November 13, 2013.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume with a list of references, salary expectations, and samples of marketing materials to:
Genovese, Vanderhoof & Associates
77 Carlton Street, Suite 1103
Canada M5B 2J7
For additional information: www.portlandopera.org