Director of Development

The New York Pops - New York, NY
The New York Pops seeks a Director of Development to develop, manage, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive fundraising strategy that serves the financial needs and furthers the mission of of The New York Pops. The Director of Development will oversee a program that deepens engagement, cultivates new prospects, strengthens ties to the community, and demonstrates the highest standards of professionalism.

Comprised of 78 musicians, The New York Pops is the largest independent pops orchestra in the United States, now celebrating its 41st season as the only professional symphonic orchestra in New York City specializing in popular music. Led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, the orchestra performs an annual subscription series at Carnegie Hall, and is among the venue’s most presented ensembles. The New York Pops’ annual Birthday Gala is celebrated each spring, raising funds for the orchestra and its education programs. The orchestra performs annually in Queens, New York at Forest Hills Stadium, a 14,000-seat historic concert venue.

The New York Pops celebrates the diversity of popular music’s evolving songbook. Every concert is a unique experience, with influences that range from Broadway melodies to film scores, jazz, rock, pop, and more. The orchestra collaborates with stars from the stage and screen including Sara Bareilles, Kristen Bell, Montego Glover, James Monroe Iglehart, Capathia Jenkins, Carly Rae Jepsen, Angela Lansbury, Queen Latifah, Cyndi Lauper, Norm Lewis, Barry Manilow, Kelli O’Hara, Adrienne Warren, Dionne Warwick, Miss Piggy, and others.

"The New York Pops is uniquely positioned for another era of growth in cultural service to New York City. We are looking for a partner with ample experience cultivating and stewarding constituents to be actively engaged, highly valued members of a community that deeply values the power of live music and music education to unite us. An excellent Board of Directors and stellar staff will join me in welcoming to the family a fundraising leader that wants to help shape the next decade of this vital New York City institution." — Anne M. Swanson, President and Executive Director

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.