Nonprofit

Development Director, Part time. This is a new position and an exciting time to join Intertwine Arts. Leveraging exponential growth over the past three years, IA's new development director will play a crucial role in diversifying our current individual donor and foundation support base.

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Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
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Published 25 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Part Time
Start Date
August 12, 2024
Application Deadline
June 28, 2024
Education
4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level
Director
Salary
USD $55,000 - $65,000 / year
Intertwine Arts currently does not have a physical space . The majority of your work will be remote with travel to program sites, exhibitions, fundraising activities, and Board Meetings. Program sites are in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Description

The mission of Intertwine Arts is to inspire creativity, joy, and self-confidence through free-form weaving for people of all ages with disabilities or chronic illness. We create inclusive communities of weavers by partnering with organizations that provide services to people with intellectual, developmental, or physical disabilities or chronic illness together with their families and caregivers. 

Through our workshops we promote accessibility in the arts, as well as champion the legitimacy of weavers with disabilities in the art world. We also believe everyone should be able to experience the therapeutic benefits of weaving, a creative process wherein individuals discover their own unique creative sensibilities, connect with their peers on a deeper level, and gain confidence in themselves and their abilities. 

OUR PROGRAMS https://www.intertwinearts.org/featured-programs  

Our growth is reflected in our annual budget.   When we began in 2016 our income was $7,000, comprising 75% donations and 25% grants.  In FY 2023, our income was $188,000, split 50/50 between donations and grants.   Our 2024 budget is  $244,000 with projected income to come 40% from donations and 60% from grants.  

Candidates should have a demonstrated track record in fundraising, success in developing and maintaining relationships with a variety of audiences, a knowledge of and/or interest in the healing power of art and be eager to support a dynamic organization.

Skills and Abilities: 

● Education: BA/BS or BFA is required. 

● Prior experience in non-profit fundraising strongly preferred

● Demonstrated track record of successful project management.  

● Strong sense of ownership in driving results. 

● Enthusiastic about working in a hands-on, dynamic environment. 

● Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite applications. 

● Basic graphic design skills preferred (i.e., you feel comfortable using Canva or equivalent tools) or you are willing to learn. 

● Familiarity or interest in the impact of disability and chronic illness on individuals and families.

● Familiarity or interest in the healing strength of arts and belief in its impact 

Essential Duties: 

● Develop engagement strategies for prospective donors to Intertwine Arts. Drive and manage all engagement activities (outreach, meetings, events) to methodically move these prospective donors toward solicitation. 

● Manage donor-related policies and procedures, including maintaining a database of donors to track activities. 

● Identify and research potential individual donors, foundations, private and government grants. Research organizations in the arts to identify funders that might be appropriate for Intertwine Arts. 

● Write grant proposals in conjunction with board members and staff.

● Work with the Events Chair to drive fundraising goals at the Intertwine Arts Annual Fundraising event on October 24, 2024.  

● Support working board in facilitating relationships with prospects, including preparation of correspondence, talking points, meeting agendas, etc.

● Create and develop materials to be used internally and externally (e.g.,     one-pagers, fact sheets, appeals), including staff and client stories and testimonials. 

● Work with the Social Media Director to develop social media campaigns that will support fundraising activities. 

● Document outputs and outcomes: Keep track of the important accomplishments of Intertwine Arts by developing and managing a system to track and record


The mission of Intertwine Arts is to inspire creativity, joy, and self-confidence through free-form weaving for people of all ages with disabilities or chronic illness. We create inclusive communities of weavers by partnering with…

Benefits

Annually, 32 hours of paid vacation time plus 8 paid holidays of your choice and 16 hours of paid sick leave. Also, you will have the opportunity to explore your own creativity in the world of fiber arts.

OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION 

With a staff that cares deeply about social justice for the disabled and chronically ill, we believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds create a rich work environment and enhance our ability to pursue our mission. We hope you will join us as we continue to build an organization committed to accessibility that fosters a work environment where people from all backgrounds are welcomed and valued.

Annually, 32 hours of paid vacation time plus 8 paid holidays of your choice and 16 hours of paid sick leave. Also, you will have the opportunity to explore your own creativity in the…

Level of Language Proficiency

  • English. An excellent communicator who enjoys writing in multiple formats and finding the right balance between telling stories through words, images, and videos. 
  • English. An excellent communicator who enjoys writing in multiple formats and finding the right balance between telling stories through words, images, and videos. 

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

Send resume and Cover Letter to Marcia Kublanow, Intertwine Arts Board of Directors/Secretary.   In your cover letter please tell us what there is about the Intertwine Arts mission that resonates with you.   Thank you for your interest. 

Email:  marcia@intertwinearts.org

Send resume and Cover Letter to Marcia Kublanow, Intertwine Arts Board of Directors/Secretary.   In your cover letter please tell us what there is about the Intertwine Arts mission…

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