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Director of Development

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Roulette Intermedium
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Brooklyn, NY
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Published 9 days ago

ABOUT ROULETTE

Founded in 1978 by four artists in a TriBeCa loft in NYC, Roulette has grown into an internationally recognized performing arts venue and presenter of experimental music, dance, and intermedia featuring some of today's most prolific artists and their extraordinary emerging counterparts. Historically, Roulette presents 120 annual performances alongside an additional 150 community/rental events, serving up to 70,000 annual visitors in our 12,000-square-foot venue in Downtown Brooklyn. In addition to its robust live programming, Roulette presents a monthly podcast, weekly and monthly radio shows, and weekly TV segments on Manhattan and Brooklyn public access. Our mission is to support artists creating new and adventurous art in all disciplines by providing them with a venue and resources to realize their creative visions, and to build an audience interested in the evolution of experimental art.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Roulette is seeking a highly motivated, organized, and charismatic Director of Development to join its team. The Director of Development is responsible for creating a comprehensive fundraising plan for the organization to support its annual programs, cash, and capital reserves. Working closely alongside the Managing Director, Executive Director, and Board of Directors, the Director of Development plays an integral role in both the day-to-day needs of Roulette’s mission, alongside strategic and future planning for the organization. This is a full-time salaried permanent position with benefits. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee all Roulette fundraising, including individual, foundation, government, and corporate avenues of support, special events and capital campaigns, as well as overseeing all Roulette Membership and Patron Circle engagement
  • Craft compelling proposals and reports to private, institutional, and government funders on an ongoing and regular basis
  • Ensure that all records of contributions, donors, and prospects are routinely reviewed and efficiently and accurately entered into Audience View (Roulette's CRM)
  • Plan and implement special fundraising events for Roulette, including but not limited to private salons, galas, benefit concerts, membership events, and dinners
  • Maintain best practices around the prospecting, cultivation, stewardship, and communication with hundreds of donors, patrons, Board Members, Roulette Members, audiences, and government and foundation representatives simultaneously
  • Spearhead multiple annual individual fundraising campaigns, engage existing donors while cultivating new relationships across digital, print, mail, and broadcast channels
  • Serve as a public representative of the organization, fostering relationships with community members, including elected officials, major donors and prospective funders. Must be able to speak publicly at select Roulette performances and special events.
  • Work cross-departmentally and in collaboration with Roulette’s Executive team to realize the organization’s long and short-term strategic, programmatic, capital, and capacity goals
  • Alongside the Managing Director and Executive Director, create organizational budgets, including annual and multi-year projections
  • Identify key areas of need within the organization quickly and elegantly as opportunities arise
  • Attend select Board Meetings to represent Roulette’s fundraising strategies and strategic vision

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Candidates should be highly motivated and deadline-driven, with strong interpersonal and writing skills. Roulette is a “roll up your sleeves” environment; we’re a small team that supports each other through a large amount of activity.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, with 5+ years in a development, fundraising, grantmaking, or sales-based role strongly preferred
  • Must be at ease soliciting four, five, and six-figure major gifts 
  • Ability to handle simultaneous priorities gracefully and remain calm under pressure
  • High proficiency in Google Drive, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, and working collaboratively is essential. 
  • Experience with AudienceView or other CRM software is a plus
  • An appreciation for and knowledge of contemporary experimental music and performance is an immense asset.

ABOUT ROULETTE

Founded in 1978 by four artists in a TriBeCa loft in NYC, Roulette has grown into an internationally recognized performing arts venue and presenter of experimental music, dance, and intermedia featuring some of today's most…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Location

On-site
509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA

How to Apply

Applications received before September 28 will be prioritized. Candidates should email jobs@roulette.org with their cover letter in the body of the email and “Director of Development” in the subject line. Please attach a professional resume and cover letter as a single PDF. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Roulette is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and developing an inclusive team. People of color, women, transgender and queer people, disabled people, and people from culturally, socially, and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

SAFETY

As of their first day on-site, new hires must be in compliance with the health and safety policies outlined on roulette.org/safety, including the requirement to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19.

Applications received before September 28 will be prioritized. Candidates should email jobs@roulette.org with their cover letter in the body of the email and “Director of…

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