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Development Manager

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Community-Word Project
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New York, NY
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Published 5 days ago

Founded in 1997, Community-Word Project is a New York City arts-in-education organization that inspires young people in underserved communities to read, interpret, and respond to their world and become active citizens through multidisciplinary Collaborative Arts Residencies, Teaching Artist training programs, and more. 

Purpose of the position 

We seek a Development Manager (DM) to work in partnership with the Managing Director of Development (MDoD) and part-time data administrator to help execute our comprehensive fundraising activities. CWP is in a healthy financial position with a staff of nine F/T and 42 part-time employees and an operating budget of $1.6 million. Our goal at this time is to strengthen our development infrastructure, increase our visibility, and build new partnerships to expand our revenue to $1.8 million by the end of our fiscal year 2023. CWP seeks an entrepreneurial fundraiser and project manager to help execute this effort to take the organization to the next level. Reporting to the Managing Director of Development, the Development Manager will focus on raising funds through institutional and corporate funders, and government grants ranging in the low to mid-level giving of $500-$15,000. This position will also be working closely with the MDoD to create the strategy and execute all fundraising events with an emphasis on donor experience and stewardship. In addition, the DM is responsible for managing development operations and administrative assigned tasks. 

Salary: $64,000 annually 

Benefits: Comprehensive health insurance (including vision and dental), 15 days paid vacation annually plus the last week of December in addition to other PTO, 403(b) plan (after initial waiting period). 

Location: Remote work through 9/30/2021. New York City-based starting October 1st, 2021.

Outline of duties and responsibilities 

Fundraising: 

-Write grant proposals and take the lead to prepare materials for submission of low to mid-level opportunities as assigned by the MDoD. 

-Manage partnerships with NY City Council Members by coordinating site visits, funding proposals, and organizational updates. 

-Conduct preliminary research on prospective sources of grant and sponsorship funding.

-In partnership with MDoD, recruit volunteers from corporations and develop events for impactful employee engagement opportunities as a means to pursue new corporate partners.

-Assist with peer-to-peer fundraising initiatives by creating audience lists and generating project timelines.

-Help acquire new donors and cultivate/maintain relationships through donor stewardship and relationship-building activities for individuals and companies. 

-Assist with engagement opportunities with donors including acting as the primary liaison with the Associate Board of volunteers. 

Donor Communications: 

-Write 1-2 blog posts monthly to be featured on CWP website/social media channels.

-Coordinate fundraising mailings, including End-of-Year appeal letters, campaigns, and event invitations. 

-Assemble media/donor kits for events, and City Council caucus presentations.

-Manage the collection and storing of program stories and impact data for development communications. 

Grant Management and Development Systems :

-Maintain the tracking system for grant proposals and report submission dates in Salesforce. 

-Manage marketing initiatives for new donors by distributing draft acknowledgment letters and other engagement plans. 

-Process online/offline donations with assistance from the part-time data administrator.

-Update and maintain clean database records in Salesforce with the assistance of a part-time data administrator. 

-Create and manage all campaigns and donor reports in Salesforce. 

-Maintain foundation, corporate, government, and individual donor physical files.

-Assist with submitting and filing government, foundation, and corporate forms and proposals.

-Other duties as assigned by the Managing Director of Development. 

Qualifications: 

-Deep dedication to CWP’s mission, values, and strategic objectives. 

-A minimum of 2 successful years of nonprofit grant writing experience. 

-Demonstrated experience working with Salesforce and Classy. 

-Deep understanding of account management and relationship building. 

-Exceptional program, project, and time management skills; highly organized, detail focused, results-driven, ability to handle stress and last-minute, urgent requests. 

-Strong communications skills; strong interpersonal, leadership, problem-solving, and a calm, diplomatic demeanor even in times of intense pressure. 

-Experience supporting small- and large-scale events as well as working as an effective partner cross departmentally. 

-Strong customer service skills. 

-Ability to speak one of the top five (5) languages spoken in Queens, NY (Spanish, Chinese, Bengali, Korean, Russian) is an asset. 

Our Ideal Candidate: 

-2-3 years of work experience in Development preferred. 

-Interest in a career in nonprofit management or fundraising. 

-Is reflective and adaptive when giving and receiving feedback and participating in meetings.

-Places a high value on arts in education and the work of Teaching Artists.

-Communicates and operates from an assets-based framework while fundraising.

-Has an anti-oppression lens.

-With colleagues, supports the development and sustaining of a race equity culture, including skill building and leading self and others through awareness, growth, and development towards a more just and equitable world. 

Physical Demands include: 

-Occasionally ascend and descend stairs for accessing school classrooms that are not otherwise accessible. 

-Constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator and copy machine. 

To Apply: 

Please send a cover letter and resume, and the names and emails of three references to jobs@communitywordproject.org with “2021 Development Manager” as the subject. Please, no calls. 

Application deadline: June 30th, 2021 

Community-Word Project (CWP) is committed to engaging in work that disrupts and roots out systems and structures that perpetuate racial inequities and oppression. We intentionally seek to build and maintain a diverse and talented team that reflects the backgrounds and experiences of our students and creates an inclusive environment for all employees. CWP is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status or medical condition.

Founded in 1997, Community-Word Project is a New York City arts-in-education organization that inspires young people in underserved communities to read, interpret, and respond to their world and become active citizens through…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    July 6, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 30, 2021

Benefits

Comprehensive health insurance (including vision and dental), 15 days paid vacation annually plus the last week of December in addition to other PTO, 403(b) plan (after initial waiting period)

Comprehensive health insurance (including vision and dental), 15 days paid vacation annually plus the last week of December in addition to other PTO, 403(b) plan (after initial…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
11 Broadway #508, New York, NY 10004, USA

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume, and the names and emails of three references to jobs@communitywordproject.org with “2021 Development Manager” as the subject. Please, no calls.

Please send a cover letter and resume, and the names and emails of three references to jobs@communitywordproject.org with “2021 Development Manager” as the subject. Please, no calls.

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