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Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) seeks a Development Officer to join the HSA Development Team and contribute to the fundraising goals of this award-winning, historically important arts institution. The Development Officer is a detail-oriented team player able to work with accuracy while juggling multiple priorities in a deadline-driven environment. The Development Officer must be a self-starter who thrives in a creative setting and has a passion for youth, the arts, and community engagement.


Principal Duties

  • Receive training in all areas of fundraising operations for the purpose of departmental redundancy
  • Handle sensitive financial and donor information with discretion
  • Create proposals for foundations, corporations, and government agencies
  • Collaborate with program staff on strategic direction and priorities
  • Satisfy reporting requirements and communicate accomplishments to funders
  • Effectively articulate the mission and vision of Harlem School of the Arts to potential and existing funders
  • Identify new potential sources of funding
  • Manage grants calendar and associated deadlines
  • Maintain detailed and accurate donor records in CRM and registrations with government agencies
  • Attend meetings with donors and prospects
  • Process and file award letters, proposals, and grant information with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Prepare correspondence to funders and supporters as needed
  • Understand gift processing and donor acknowledgement and participate in these processes as needed
  • Prepare materials for board meetings and senior leadership meetings as needed
  • Interact with the community, senior volunteer leadership, donors, and prospects
  • Provide support for special events including but not limited to board events, funder cultivation events, and the annual HSA gala
  • Additional duties as assigned


Additional Time Requirements

This position requires additional time on evenings and weekends to support cultivation events, deadlines, high volume periods in fundraising operations, and seasonal development activities.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Strong team player
  • Experience writing for the arts, arts education, or performing arts preferred
  • Organized self-starter able to work independently
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to create and interpret Excel spreadsheets
  • Strong database and computer skills; familiarity with Neon a plus
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple assignments
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Ability to engage with coworkers at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to collaborate with program staff, executive staff, funders, and external partners


To Apply

To be considered for an interview, please email your resume to employment@hsanyc.org and include the subject line: Development Officer. Only those candidates whose qualifications most closely meet the position requirements will be contacted. No phone calls, please.


Location

Harlem School of the Arts is located at 645 Saint Nicholas Avenue in Harlem. The school is easily accessible via the A, C, B, and D subway lines.


About Harlem School of the Arts

Harlem School of the Arts enriches the lives of young people and their families through world-class training in and exposure to the arts across multiple disciplines (Art, Music, Dance, and Theater) in an environment that emphasizes rigorous training, stimulates creativity, builds self-confidence, and adds a dimension of beauty to their lives.

Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) seeks a Development Officer to join the HSA Development Team and contribute to the fundraising goals of this award-winning, historically important arts institution. The Development Officer is a…

Details at a Glance

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

Location

On-site
645 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10030, USA

How to Apply

To be considered for an interview, please email your resume to employment@hsanyc.org and include the subject line: Development Officer. Only those candidates whose qualifications most closely meet the position requirements will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

To be considered for an interview, please email your resume to employment@hsanyc.org and include the subject line: Development Officer. Only those candidates whose…

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