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Institutional Giving Manager

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Cool Culture
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Brooklyn, NY
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Published 16 days ago

Cool Culture is seeking a full time Institutional Giving Manager. Come work with us! 


ABOUT COOL CULTURE

Founded in 1999, Cool Culture is a New York City based nonprofit that seeks to amplify the voices of families and strengthen the power of historically marginalized communities through engagement with art and culture, both within cultural institutions and beyond. The organization currently partners with 50,000 diverse families, more than 400 early childhood centers and Title I schools, and 90 cultural institutions in New York City. Cool Culture encourages community members to use arts and culture to celebrate their cultural heritage and creativity, and to connect and build community in an increasingly complex world. We are building a movement of individuals and organizations committed to providing a more equitable future for families, tomorrow’s artists, art lovers and activists and communities.


Cool Culture programs operate at the citywide and neighborhood level. We support a network of families, educators,  administrators, museum professionals and artists in cultivating community, storytelling, relationship building, healing and activism through arts and culture. We are invested in finding innovative ways to connect with and engage the 50,000 families who partner with us as collaborators in the quest to bring the human right of art and expression to every community. We believe the exchange of individual diverse stories provides a larger narrative for addressing systemic inequities. 


POSITION

Cool Culture is seeking an experienced and proven institutional fundraiser who will identify, cultivate and raise funds from foundations, corporations, government sources and elected officials. As a respected resource, thought leader and community partner with deep relationships with families, government, schools, institutions, and other community actors, Cool Culture is well-positioned to deepen its impact at a time when many of our partners are experiencing tremendous challenges due to the ongoing and disproportionate impacts of Covid-19 and racial reckoning that has followed. The Institutional Giving Manager will be responsible for managing a $1.5 million portfolio.


We are a small and resourceful team that wear multiple hats, understand the importance of being agile and nimble in achieving our mission, and seek clear direction while also being comfortable with ambiguity. We are seeking a candidate with 3-5 years institutional fundraising experience with a preference for a background in nonprofit arts or social justice. Experience or interest in community-centered fundraising methodologies, socially engaged arts practices, and cultural organizing preferred. The ideal candidate will have a practice that is informed by a racial equity framework, and a deep understanding of equity and social justice that is actively integrated into their practice. They should bring experience partnering with BIPOC communities with demonstrated success cultivating community-centered, social justice-aligned supporters. In line with this experience, they should enjoy working in an environment that privileges collaboration and interdependence over hierarchical structures and autonomy. The Institutional Giving Manager will join a diligent and dynamic team, and report to the Director of Development.


Key skills and areas of expertise drawn from among the following:


  • Strategic, able to work with Executive Director, Director of Development and Cool Culture staff to identify organizational fundraising needs, evaluate assets, and develop a grants strategy to support long-term growth as outlined in Cool Culture’s three year plan.
  • Deep personal analysis of issues of equity, structural racism and patriarchy and their own privileges.
  • Experience developing fundraising materials that are informed by in-depth analysis of issues of structural racism and patriarchy.
  • Demonstrated ability to research, draft, edit, proofread communications (including letters of interest, proposals, and funder reports) in a timely manner.
  • Proven experience collaborating, and working across departments to collect information to independently develop proposals, budgets and reports; soliciting input and organizing next steps with transparency and a shared understanding of goals.
  • Demonstrated track record in prospecting and generating support from new corporations, and foundations; strategically nurtures and develops funding relationships with integrity, rigor, and discernment.
  • Strong grants management expertise and comfortable working in complex grant portals; able to manage the entirety of the institutional funding pipeline including prospecting, maintaining the grants calendar and timely proposal submissions, managing active grants and compliance with reporting requirements, and tracking progress towards revenue goals.
  • Ability to anticipate the needs and interests of various constituents while coordinating and preparing senior leadership for donor meetings and site visits.
  • Entrepreneurial, proactive, and has an interest in contributing to the build out of rudimentary systems and to build new systems as needed. 
  • Strong grants management expertise and comfortable working in complex grant portals; Maintain multiple tracking documents with pertinent information, correspondence, financial information, and documents related to funders and prospects. Experience in database and project management platforms is a plus.
  • Comfortable reading and creating budgets, and with general aspects of finance as they relate to fundraising. 
  • Exceptional attention to detail and deadline driven.
  • Adaptable, responsive, proactive, and comfortable with change; can act and decide without having the full picture; able to balance multiple priorities and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexible and open to feedback, and has the communications skills to manage up; can come with ideas and a specific plan.
  • Comfortable with a flat structure that embraces the ethos that good ideas can come from anywhere.
  • Independent, with good work habits; should work far in advance.


Full time. Compensation range $55,000 - $65,000 depending on experience.


Location: Currently remote due to COVID restrictions, offices are at 80 Hanson Place, Suite 605

Brooklyn, NY 11217

Cool Culture is seeking a full time Institutional Giving Manager. Come work with us! 


ABOUT COOL CULTURE

Founded in 1999, Cool Culture is a New York City based nonprofit that seeks to amplify the voices of families and strengthen the power of…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Salary

$55,000 - $65,000Compensation range $55,000 - $65,000 depending on experience.

Benefits

This position includes an excellent benefits package.

This position includes an excellent benefits package.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Brooklyn, NY
Associated Location
Professional building, 80 Hanson Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA
Suite 605

How to Apply

This position includes an excellent benefits package. To apply, please submit (1) resume, (2) cover letter (3) a grant writing sample, preferably to a private foundation to: [hr@coolculture.org.] Please place “Institutional Giving Manager” in the subject line. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and the position is opened until filled.  Start date Immediate.

Cool Culture has a mission-driven commitment to principles of equity and diversity, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender/ gender identity/ gender expression, age, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, HIV serostatus, disability, or marital status. BIPOC folk, womxn, immigrants, LGBTQ+, and members of other historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position includes an excellent benefits package. To apply, please submit (1) resume, (2) cover letter (3) a grant writing sample, preferably to a private foundation to: [hr@coolculture…

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