Located in our nation’s capital, The Washington Ballet (TWB) is one of the world’s preeminent ballet companies and ballet schools recognized nationally and internationally for its classical training and dedication to excellence in dance and dance education. TWB’s mission is to exemplify diversity and make dance inclusive, accessible, and equitable. TWB is committed to increasing opportunities and access for all youth who wish to study ballet. The professional company includes dancers from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, representing 15 nationalities.
The Washington Ballet seeks a visionary leader for the role of Chief Development Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to oversee and elevate TWB’s philanthropy in anticipation of a capital campaign that will change the trajectory of the company and school. The CDO will serve as the principal philanthropy officer and will be responsible for managing and growing its thriving development program.
The ideal candidate must possess a track record of raising major gifts, be a superior communicator, and have an energetic spirit. It will be important for the CDO to work collaboratively and diplomatically with staff and volunteers to support TWB’s mission.