AVA is hiring: Director of Institutional Advancement

March 31, 2023

Position Description – Director of Institutional Advancement


The Academy of Vocal Arts seeks a front-facing metrics-driven Director of Institutional Advancement to take the lead and direct a growing annual development program, raising $2 million+. They lead the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donor, foundation, government, corporate and planned gifts with an emphasis on increasing fundraising capacity and the solicitation of major gifts.  Direct reports include an Associate Director of Development, Special Events and Sponsorship Manager and Development/Alumni Relations Coordinator. The Director of Institutional Advancement maintains a portfolio of major donors and prospects and works with both of AVA’s Vice Presidents, the General Manager and the VP of Global and Artistic Outreach, to execute increased giving to AVA through current donors and new prospects.  


Skills Desired and Qualifications 

Specialized Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Type of Employment: Salaried, Exempt 

An equal opportunity employer, the Academy of Vocal Arts is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.  

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to opportunities@avaopera.org