Senior Fundraising Opportunity at The New York Pops


The New York Pops, the largest independent pops orchestra in the United States, seeks an ambitious, passionate and knowledgeable fundraising leader as its next Director of Development. The “Pops” plays to sold-out houses of loyal fans and combines strong contributed and earned incomes with a compelling mission and programming. This position reports to the Executive Director and supervises a small development staff in raising approximately $ 1.25M annually while continuing to grow contributed incomes beyond this baseline in future years. The orchestra has exciting long-range plans and projects that are expected to increase the annual operating budget by approximately 50 – 60% over the next 3-5 years.

The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial and energetic development leader who will collaborate with senior management and a committed 25-member Board to maximize fundraising results. S/he will develop a comprehensive annual fundraising strategy and have a track record of competing successfully for philanthropic support. The candidate will have superb interpersonal and communicator skills in verbal, written, and presentation forms. S/he will be mature, polished, and diplomatic and come with substantial major gifts, corporate sponsorship and special events experience. They will be able to steward and strengthen a broad range of relationships with current funders and donors, and develop sophisticated strategies to acquire new supporters for The New York Pops.

To formally apply, please submit the following materials in a single PDF document to Or visit our website at to download a detailed position guide.

– Cover letter;
– Resume with salary history;
– Three (3) development writing samples;
– Three (3) professional references (Will not be contacted without prior approval of the candidate.)

All inquiries and materials will be confidential. Applications will be acknowledged. Please do not mail hard copies.

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