Employment of HERE Institutional Giving Manager with HERE Art Center

From our home in Lower Manhattan, HERE builds an inclusive community that nurtures artists from all walks of life as they disrupt conventional expectations to create innovative performances in theatre, dance, music, puppetry , media and visual arts. By offering these genre-blending artists an adaptive and flexible home to develop and produce their work, we share a range of perspectives reflecting the complexity of our city. HERE welcomes curious audiences to witness revolutionary performances, adapted to the world we live in, at free and affordable prices.

HERE strives to create an equitable, diverse and inclusive home in which all people have equitable access to the resources they need to achieve their visions. We recognize the structural inequalities that exclude individuals and communities from opportunities based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, class, age and geography, and seek to counter these inequalities in our work. Through conscious actions on sustainability and regenerative practices, we work towards climate justice and a safe and livable planet for current and future artists and audiences.

HERE seeks to fulfill the role of Corporate Giving Manager, starting as soon as possible and reporting to the Director of Development. The Institutional Donations Manager will work closely with the Individual Donations Manager and the General Manager of HERE, and will interact regularly with the Artistic and Production Directors.

Successful candidates will have at least three years of nonprofit and fundraising experience and a passion for HERE’s mission to nurture artists as they bring new work to life.

The primary responsibility of the Institutional Giving Officer will be to oversee the submissions of letters of enquiry, application materials and reports from HERE to all funding institutions – corporate, foundations and government. More specifically, the successful candidate will:

  • Work with the Director of Development to set, track and achieve annual institutional fundraising goals
  • Manage institutional grant calendar to meet proposal, reporting and related compliance deadlines
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the organization, its mission and its strategic objectives.
  • Draft and edit proposals, reports, letters of inquiry, acknowledgments and other correspondence
  • Collaborate with staff across the organization to update and maintain boilerplate language on HERE, including information on HERE’s various projects for fundraising and certain promotional materials
  • Collaborate with other HERE staff, primarily senior management and marketing, to organize additional documentation (budgets, programming charts, funding lists, images, video samples) needed and requested to support grant proposals and reports
  • Collaborate with the General Manager to create appropriate financial narratives for funding requests and proposals
  • Work with executive and programming staff to track funding deliverables by establishing and managing timelines and internal reporting processes
  • Conduct prospect research as assigned and identify potential new funders for HERE and its various programs
  • Play a leadership role in weekly Development Department meetings with HERE leaders to discuss fundraising strategies
  • Maintain necessary records, files, reports, databases and resource materials to track grant revenue and compliance
  • Develop and prepare internal reports on fundraising relationships as needed to prepare leadership for meetings or set strategy
  • Guide HERE Resident Artists through the institutional fundraising process by identifying which grants they should apply for (either independently or in concert with the organization); describe and understand the guidelines with them; help them write a grant application and help them submit it if necessary (if the application requires the organization to submit it)
  • Oversee HERE’s annual completion of a Data Arts profile with the assistance of General Management/Finance
  • Oversee institutional credits in all marketing materials.
  • Assist and support the coordination of some of HERE’s special events, including the annual gala
  • Serve as liaison with government affairs and participate in relevant arts promotion activities
  • Attend meetings with funding partners, government agencies or elected officials as appropriate and act as the primary contact at HERE for that part of the organization
  • Perform other duties to support the development department, as assigned
  • Manage a part-time development intern with HERE’s Individual Giving Manager

Useful skills:

  • Autonomous, organized and very detail oriented;
  • Strong writing and communication skills;
  • Passion for communicating and engaging others in a cause;
  • Ability to ask questions, communicate with various stakeholders, strategize on priorities and needs, and address challenges along the way;
  • Willing to work independently and collaboratively on team projects;
  • Familiarity with AudienceView, Spektrix or other donor software;
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Office or Google Apps;
  • Knowledge of the New York cultural community;
  • Familiarity with the principles of community-centered fundraising and a desire to promote anti-racism and equity work within a nonprofit organization;
  • Desire to be part of a friendly, forward-thinking community of employees, artists and supporters.

Salary and benefits:

  • Salary scale: $50,000 – $55,0000
  • Unlimited paid leave with a mandatory minimum of two weeks
  • Health and dental insurance (with small employee contribution)
  • Flexible work-from-home opportunities
  • Access to discounts and promotions from various suppliers

Early departure date: as quickly as possible

To apply: Please click on this link to complete a short application form and submit your CV: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_RWHf3bmdKquGZZulHGVS2zmtDt3opU4bNwNIchnMC3-aRw/viewform

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Since 1993, HERE has been one of New York’s most prolific production organizations, and today it’s at the forefront of the city’s broadcasters of bold new hybrid art. HERE supports multidisciplinary work that does not fit into a conventional programming curriculum. Our aesthetic represents the independent, the innovative and the experimental: HERE has developed works as acclaimed as those of Eve Ensler. The Vagina Monologues; Basil Twist’s
Fantastic Symphony; Basil Twist and Joey Arias
Arias with a twist; At Hazelle Goodman’s On the edge; Young John Lee Songs of the Dragons Flying in Heaven; Trey Lyford and Geoff Sobelle’s all wear bowlers; At Faye Driscoll’s 837 Venice Boulevard; and Taylor Mac’s Lily’s revenge and The shot.

The New York Times called HERE “one of New York’s quirkiest art spaces and perhaps the blueprint for tomorrow’s cutting-edge art spaces.” Indeed, HERE has succeeded in creating a new kind of arts enterprise — the collaborative multi-arts center. In more than 25 years, we have supported more than 15,000 artists and attracted more than a million patrons. We aim to integrate art into everyday life and to meet the needs and interests of our community on as many different levels as possible to ensure our regular presence in their lives.