Over 13 years ago, ASTEP was born. Created by Broadway Musical Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Juilliard students, they aimed to transform the lives of youth using the most powerful tool they had: their art. Today, ASTEP connects performing and visual artists with youth from underserved communities in the U.S. and around the world through after-school and summer art programs.
As we reflect on our growth, we are proud of the results accomplished by our small development staff. By adding a Development and Communications Manager, we can leverage these results to help ASTEP’s reach our next stage by bringing energy and best practices to our fundraising and communications activities. The Manager will raise the organization’s visibility, inspire and engage existing and new audiences, and increase and diversify our base of support.
Working closely with the Director of Development and part-time Development Associate, the Development and Communications Manager will help implement an annual fundraising strategy, focused particularly on individual giving and corporate support. The Manager will be responsible for increasing the number of new supporters, as well as increasing the retention of our existing donors by implementing an effective donor stewardship program.
The Manager will also help develop and implement a communications plan that includes the organization’s website and social media, as well as traditional press, promotional and marketing materials. They will be responsible for idea generation, brand management, community building, content and campaign creation, event promotion, and media relations.
For this position we seek at a candidate with at least 3-5 years fundraising experience that is also a writer and storyteller with an excellent grasp of fundraising and communication trends. This individual should have a proven track record of developing and managing donor relationships. They should be proficient at developing and managing on-line content and campaigns, building online communities, overseeing social media, and marketing a brand across multiple mediums.
We seek a self-starter who is passionate about finding creative ways to help ASTEP achieve its goals.
The Development and Communications Manager reports to the Director of Development.
Artists Striving to End Poverty is an anti-racist organization that provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, marital status or favorite color.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Fundraising & Donor Relations (45%)
Grant Management (5%)
Ideal Skills and Qualifications
The Development and Communications Manager will have an understanding of and commitment to ASTEP’s mission and the diverse populations we serve along with the relevant fundraising and communications experience.
Over 13 years ago, ASTEP was born. Created by Broadway Musical Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Juilliard students, they aimed to transform the lives of youth using the most powerful tool they had: their art. Today, ASTEP connects…
Interested and qualified candidates should email a separate cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject: Development and Communications Manager. Only applicants who are being considered as candidates will be contacted.
Interested and qualified candidates should email a separate cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the Subject: Development and Communications Manager. Only…