BRIC is a leading arts and media institution anchored in Downtown Brooklyn whose work spans contemporary visual and performing arts, media, and civic action. For over forty years, BRIC has shaped Brooklyn’s cultural and media landscape by presenting and incubating artists, creators, students, and media makers. As a creative catalyst for their community, BRIC ignites learning in people of all ages and centralizes diverse voices that take risks and drive culture forward. BRIC builds Brooklyn’s creative future.
Our number one priority is the health and safety of our staff and their families, our artists, performers and media makers, our partners, our patrons, and the communities we serve. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodation consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company pursuant to applicable law.
About the Development Associate, Government Affairs Role:
BRIC seeks a Development Associate, Government Affairs to act as a key full-time member of the BRIC development and operations teams. Reporting to Director of Institutional Giving, this position supports the Government Affairs arm of BRIC’s fundraising and development department. Responsibilities include assisting with government grant applications, reporting, budget management, Raiser’s Edge data entry and post-award government contract management.
What You’ll Do in the Role:
The Development Associate, Government Affairs will be responsible for the following in addition to any other project as assigned by their manager, the Director of Institutional Giving:
- Support the administration of BRIC development-related grants from federal, state and city agencies from the point of application to reporting.
- Draft sections of applications and compile applicable programmatic information for government grants.
- Prepare and submit City Council discretionary applications, schedule budget meetings, collect applicable council district statistics for externally-facing meetings, and attend meetings, as assigned.
- Read all contracts and prepare a summary of obligations. Work with BRIC development, finance, operations, and program staff to ensure these obligations are met.
- Prepare and submit award contracts and all associated contract attachments.
- Assist in preparation and analysis of budgets for government contracts.
- Manage the calendar of government contract requirements, and make sure all report submission deadlines are met.
- Oversee requisition of funds from government agencies and other supporters as needed.
- Manage BRIC profiles in government funding databases, and monitor to ensure compliance.
- Oversee completion of VENDEX, Doing Business Data, and other government reports.
- Support annual processing of DataArts submission.
- Conduct outreach to elected officials with invitations to engage with BRIC, including but not limited to speaking at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.
- Coordinating data entry, award vouchering, acknowledgment letters, and event invitation lists for BRIC’s government affairs team.
You’ll Bring these Skills and Strengths to the Role:
- Mission and Values Alignment: A passion for BRIC’s support of the arts in Brooklyn and a deep commitment to building community, igniting learning and making change through the arts and creativity.
- Communication: An emotionally intelligent, values, and results-driven team player who can collaborate across departments and at all levels of the organization. An excellent communicator who prioritizes customer service.
- Commitment to Equity & Inclusion: Brings experience operationalizing equity within this role.
Experience & Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Minimum two years of experience with government grant submission, experience with federal, NY State or NYC city government grants (have experience success).
- Excellent writing skill.
- Experience handling multiple deadlines simultaneously.
- Strong organizational skills.
Other Things to Know:
- Compensation: The annual salary range for this position is $45k - $55k.
- Status and location: This is a full-time, non-exempt role based in our Brooklyn office.
- Benefits: BRIC has a comprehensive benefits package, including: paid time off, 403B retirement plan, pre-tax transit cards, medical flexible spending plans and more. BRIC currently pays 100% of the premium for employee medical, dental and vision coverage starting on the first of the month after 2 months of employment.
- Mission & Values: BRIC is committed to building Brooklyn's creative future. We advance opportunities for visual artists, performers, and media makers. We present bold work that reflects diverse audiences and speaks to the world. We ignite learning in people of all ages. We unite Brooklyn through art and creativity to build community and make change.
BRIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot be used as a basis for an employment decision.