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Manager Major Gifts

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Park Avenue Armory | New York, NY
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Park Avenue Armory


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Published 13 days ago

Start Date

July 1, 2019

Application Deadline

June 28, 2019


Part American palace, part industrial shed, Park Avenue Armory supports unconventional works in the performing and visual arts that need non-traditional spaces for their full realization. Since its first production in 2007, a 9,216-square-foot action painting by Aaron Young created by 10 choreographed motorcyclists, the Armory has organized and presented innovative and immersive programs—from site-specific art installations, to opera, theater, and dance performances. With its period rooms by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White, and Herter Brothers and its soaring 55,000 sq. ft. Drill Hall, the Armory breaks the mold of traditional presentation, enabling artists to create, students to explore, and wide audiences to experience epic and unexpected work that cannot be done elsewhere in New York.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Armory is seeking a major gifts and fundraising staff member to join a small but entrepreneurial team tasked with growing the fundraising income to support the Armory’s programs. The Manager of Major Gifts will work closely with the Deputy Director of Development, Chief Development Officer and the President to steward and grow major gifts fundraising. This role is responsible for the day to day management of the Armory’s major gifts activities, which raises approximately $1.7 Million annually and consists of individual major donors and two major donor membership groups, the Artistic Council.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

-         Work closely with the Deputy Director of Development, Chief Development Officer and President to steward the existing Major Gifts donors and to cultivate a pool of prospects, including:

o  Research major donor prospects

o  Develop ideas for new solicitations and sponsorship opportunities

o  Draft funding proposals and reports

o  Develop and monitor plans for each major gift donor relationship to ensure a successful moves management process is accomplished

o  Track activities with donors in Tessitura (CRM)

o  Produce acknowledgements for gifts

-         Work closely with the Director of Individual Giving to support the Artistic Council and Chairman’s Circle,  major gifts groups that provide essential production support.  Activities will be shared with the Director and will include:

o  Concierge ticketing service, anything-they-need relationship manager

o  Send out renewals

o  Manage solicitations for upgrades and new donors

o  Maintain current donor research database

o  Coordinating invitation lists and mailings

o  Taking RSVPs

o  Tracking attendance

-         Event biosManage major gifts discussions with President, Chief Development Officer and Deputy Director of Development to make sure all stewardship/cultivation priorities are on track

-         Support President in outgoing communication to Major Donors

-         Act as member of the wider Development team which requires ongoing activities like front-line support for Armory members through phone and email interaction, working events, staffing patron table during performances, and other duties as needed

This position requires evening and weekend work in connection with events and productions

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires a bachelor’s degree and one to three years’ experience in major gifts and fundraising, preferably for a cultural organization. Event experience and work with Tessitura are both pluses. 

Candidates will be self-starters with excellent written and verbal communication skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and well-honed skills in developing cultivation strategies and in managing relationships with high-level donors. Successful candidates will take the initiative during independently managed projects, exercise strong planning skills, operate well in a fast-paced environment, and demonstrate excellent teamwork and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Part American palace, part industrial shed, Park Avenue Armory supports unconventional works in the performing and visual arts that need non-traditional spaces for their full realization. Since its first production in 2007, a 9…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Medical, dental, vision, Life, AD&D, LTD, STD, 401K with match, Transit, FSA, paid leave

Medical, dental, vision, Life, AD&D, LTD, STD, 401K with match, Transit, FSA, paid leave

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter in a single Word or PDF document saved as candidate’s first and last name. All submissions should be emailed to HR@ARMORYONPARK.ORG with “ManagerMajorGifts” in the subject line. Only resumes and cover letters submitted in this format will be reviewed. No phone calls, please.

Park Avenue Armory is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from all candidates.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter in a single Word or PDF document saved as candidate’s first and last name. All submissions should be emailed to HR…

Location

643 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065
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