About The Kennedy Center
“I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.” – President John F. Kennedy
The Kennedy Center is the nation’s cultural center and living memorial to President John F. Kennedy. Located on the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., the Center presents performances across all genres, and is also home to artistic affiliates Washington National Opera and National Symphony Orchestra.
At the Kennedy Center, we strive to foster belonging and empowerment at work. We are able to advance our mission because of our committed and passionate employees. We are fortunate to be able to leverage their diverse perspectives, life experiences and skills to inform how our workplace can be a safe, transparent, and replenishing community. The Kennedy Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition, or any other basis protected by law.
Mission Statement: As the nation's performing arts center, and a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, we are a leader for the arts across America and around the world, reaching and connecting with artists, inspiring and educating communities. We welcome all to create, experience, learn about, and engage with the arts.
Why Join Us
We offer a comprehensive range of benefits to all full-time employees including:
The Corporate Relations Officer is an opportunity for an experienced professional to support donor strategy and relationship management to grow corporate support for the Kennedy Center, National Symphony Orchestra, and Washington National Opera. This position reports to the Manager of Corporate Relations and will work collaboratively with other development leadership and staff to plan, develop, and implement the solicitation of corporate sponsorships—both restricted and unrestricted—for a broad array of donors.
The Officer will coordinate with the Manager of Corporate Relations to organize and drive solicitation campaigns to cultivate, activate and engage new and existing donors across our Kennedy Center programming. The officer will hold primary responsibility for understanding an industry specific portfolio designed to cover entire genres of funding. The Officer will work directly with donors to identify interests and liaise with internal staff throughout the Kennedy Center, the WNO and NSO to identify opportunities for corporate engagement.
The Officer must be able to exercise discretion in order to prioritize assignments and work under significant pressure, as many projects are time sensitive involving concurrent deadlines and donor interaction. A proactive working style and an eagerness to communicate and problem-solve with a positive attitude is essential. She/he supervises a staff of one fundraising professional, the Assistant for Corporate Relations.
Other duties as assigned.