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Posted: 04/27/2016

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in the search for a Vice President and Chief Development Officer. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is preserving Wright’s two homes, Taliesin and Taliesin West, for future generations, and inspiring society through an understanding and experience of Frank Lloyd Wright’s ideas, architecture, and design. Established by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940, the Foundation is deeply committed to the preservation of its two National Historic Landmarks: Taliesin West in Scottsdale, AZ and Taliesin near Spring Green, WI. Based at Taliesin West, the Foundation actively stewards both properties, maintaining and promoting Wright’s legacy through educational outreach programs, robust tour offerings, museum partnerships, lectures, events, and numerous other activities that celebrate the community of arts that Wright created within his two homes. Through its preservation work, the Foundation maintains Wright’s intentions for these homes: to serve as laboratories and showcases for architectural and construction innovation, with a focus on sustainability. These properties also serve as homes to students and faculty of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin, and to several of the legacy apprentices (“Fellows”) who studied and worked with Frank and Olgivanna Lloyd Wright. The Foundation also owns and manages the intellectual property for all of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work from his prolific 70-year career. The Foundation jointly stewards the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (a collection of more than 20,000 drawings, 40 large-scale, architectural models, 44,000 photographs, 600 manuscripts, and more than 300,000 pieces of office and personal correspondence) with the Museum of Modern Art and the Avery Library, Columbia University, in New York City.

Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Professional Opportunity
Scottsdale, AZ

The Vice President and Chief Development Officer (VP/CDO) will be a key partner to the Foundations dynamic new President and CEO, Stuart Graff. S/he will set and oversee strategy to secure philanthropic support for the Foundation. The ideal candidate will serve as the Foundations major and principal gift officer, will lead on a set of critical national relationships, will build out the Foundations fundraising infrastructure, and will work closely with the CEO to steward and continue building the organizations National Board of Directors. Additionally the VP/CDO will design and execute a capital campaign that will raise funds for the conservation of Taliesin West. A goal for that campaign has not yet been set though the estimated cost of the entire preservation project at Taliesin West is likely to exceed $100 million.

The successful VP/CDO will be highly people-oriented with an empathetic disposition and a donor-focused approach. She/he will expend considerable energy understanding the needs of donors and will actively advocate for their interests. She/he will be a skilled communicator who exhibits a level of comfort and engagement with and is able to generate enthusiasm among diverse stakeholders for the Foundations many programs. The successful candidate should demonstrate an ability to initiate and sustain momentum without close supervision and must exhibit a polished presence, diplomacy, discretion, and a deep respect and understanding of donor and Trustee relations.

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How to apply
To apply for this position, visit: http://opportunities.aspenleadershipgroup.com

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