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Assistant Director, Development Strategy

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Jazz at Lincoln Center
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New York, NY
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Published 26 days ago

The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy. From college students to young stars, from working professionals to celebrated masters, we present quality jazz for an ever-increasing audience in an unprecedented range of activities and a variety of venues. We are dedicated to lifting audiences and bringing people together with substance and with integrity. JALC has created a dynamic platform where our key constituents – jazz artists (beginner to grizzled veteran), fans (casual listeners to advanced scholars), educators (local band leaders to leading artist-educators) and advocates (local community advocates to important national promoters) – can meet, engage, learn, and work towards common objectives.

The Assistant Director, Development Strategy is responsible for identifying prospects as well as synthesizing, managing, and distributing research profiles and reports—both in-depth and otherwise—on prospects and donors to the Development team and other senior staff. They also serve as a point person for broader trends in culture, business, and fundraising relevant to JALC.  An essential member of the Development team, the position works directly with fundraising officers across individual, foundation, corporate, and government giving areas.

The successful candidate will have an expansive and entrepreneurial approach around identifying and verifying accurate research and keeping meticulous records. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Identifies prospects, analyzes wealth and giving capacity, and prepares and presents various research reports (financial, biographical, etc.) on individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies to be used by the Development Department and other JALC staff.
  • Conducts research on prospects while utilizing web-based research tools (DonorSearch, Wealth-X, WealthEngine, FoundationSearch, NOZA, SEC and FEC filings, Hoovers, MarketWatch, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, etc.), as well as JALC’s Tessitura donor database, to collect and analyze information.
  • Maintains and analyzes prospective and upgraded donor data and develops current and prospective donor lists and data.
  • Synthesizes research into various documents for use in the fundraising process, including in-depth prospect and donor profiles, bios, lists, and meeting briefings to help determine appropriate solicitation ranges.
  • Stays abreast of current local, national, and global events across a number of fields.
  • Assists in maintaining the integrity of records in donor database.
  • Provides the Board of Directors Nominating Committee staff liaison with necessary profiles and documents.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, and a minimum of 4-5 years in not-for-profit research experience.
  • Strong critical thinking skills and detail-oriented.
  • Proficiency in creating cogent, organized, readable, and comprehensive donor profiles.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly evaluate and concisely synthesize large amounts of information.
  • Demonstrated adaptability and ability to manage multiple simultaneous requests and prioritize those requests to meet deadlines through excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of all basic Microsoft Office applications.
  • Willingness to work occasional nights and weekends as required. 

Those who are offered a position with Jazz at Lincoln Center will be required to provide written confirmation of a completed COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. 

To assist any individual who is unable to be vaccinated because of a medical condition or who objects to being vaccinated on the basis of sincerely held religious beliefs and practices, JALC will engage in an interactive process to determine if a reasonable accommodation can be provided, so long as it does not create an undue hardship for the JALC and/or does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others in the workplace and/or to the employee. To request an accommodation, please notify JALC Human Resources in writing at ReasonableAccommodations@jazz.org

The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy. From college students to young stars, from working professionals to celebrated masters…

Details at a Glance

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

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including generous PTO, medical, dental, and a 403(b) plan. Remote work transitioning to the workplace.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including generous PTO, medical, dental, and a 403(b) plan. Remote work transitioning to the workplace.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
3 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019, USA
Suite 1200

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume to careers@jazz.org. Please include how you heard about the position in your cover letter and write Assistant Director, Development Strategy in the subject line. Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we will only be able to contact those who are being most actively considered for a position.

Jazz at Lincoln Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume to careers@jazz.org. Please include how you heard about the position in your cover letter and…

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