We're Hiring! TONYC is looking for a Full-Time Deputy Director, Development & Finance

We're Hiring! TONYC is looking for a Full-Time Deputy Director, Development & Finance

Dec. 06, 2016

TONYC is seeking a full-time Deputy Director, Development & Finance. Deadline to apply is January 4th, 2017!

What We Do: Theatre of the Oppressed NYC (TONYC) partners with communities facing discrimination to inspire transformative action through theatre.

How It Works: Through partnerships with social service organizations, advocacy groups and city agencies, TONYC creates theatre troupes with community members who face pressing social, economic, health, and human rights issues. The troupes create and perform plays based on real-life struggles, engaging diverse audiences in theatrical brainstorming - or Forum Theatre - to creatively challenge systems of oppression. TONYC audiences also include elected officials and policy-makers, leading to policy proposals generated through a creative, community-based process, or Legislative Theatre.Through our partnerships, we activate communities and creatively challenge systems of oppression.

NYC Council Member Carlos Menchaca on TONYC’s work: “Participants explore the arts while developing their political identities - which collectively empowers them to become change-makers in their communities.”

Work With Us: TONYC is seeking a full-time Deputy Director of Development & Finance. This position 1) works in collaboration with the Executive Director and the administrative team, as well as program participants and the Board, to develop the organization’s relationships with foundations, corporate philanthropies, and individual donors in alignment with our ethics and vision, and 2) oversees financial management in collaboration with TONYC’s external financial management services, ArtsPool.

In 2017, our 6th year, TONYC’s priorities include formalizing pipelines for leadership opportunities throughout the organization, and strengthening our non-arts partnerships to amplify the impact of ongoing movements in NYC. TONYC seeks to reflect the politics and ethics of our programs throughout every aspect of our organization including strategic planning, fundraising, financial management, evaluation and governance. Join a team that values social action, creative problem-solving, leadership development and a lively work environment.

We’re Seeking a Team Member Who:
• Loves to write - persuasively!
• Is comfortable managing a project from start to finish
• Loves tracking the dollars, from cash flow to 5-year-plan
• Likes to be an ambassador and build relationships
• Is a strategic thinker and planner

Areas of Responsibility Include:

Development Strategy
• Develop an annual fundraising plan, in collaboration with board and staff, for a budget of approximately $500,000
• Research and identify funding opportunities
• Engage all stakeholders around active engagement in fundraising
• Collaborate with ED on annual and program budget planning

Grant Writing and Management
• Manage the grant application and reporting processes, in collaboration with ED and program staff, with support from program participants
• Write grant proposals to secure funding for projects and capacity-building, with ED

Individual & Corporate Donor Management
• Identify and pursue corporate sponsorships, in alignment with our values
• Plan and manage individual donor campaigns, and support cultivation
• Manage donor tracking (TONYC uses NationBuilder)
• Contribute to planning fall annual event, Activate, which raises $45K-$50K annually

Financial Management
• Financial Management: cash flow oversight, program budget updates and review monthly reports from our bookkeeper and accounting service
• Communicate with vendors, overseeing accounts payable and receivable

Ideal candidate has:
• Demonstrated success of securing funding from various sources
• Experience in developing and implementing strategic fundraising plans, using effective organizational skills and sound budgeting
• Excellent attention to detail
• Great written and verbal communications
• Connection to the arts sector and/or social justice sectors
• Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with diverse stakeholders
• Considered a plus: experience with contact databases
• While formal training in development, arts administration or the equivalent can also be a plus, relevant experience and intent to develop in this field are more important.

Hours: Schedule is 40 hours/week, including regular meetings with Executive Director and staff in our Brooklyn office. This position also includes attendance at some performances on weekday evenings. TONYC values flexibility; staff can work from home up to one day per week as appropriate.

Salary and benefits: Salary range is $55K-60K based on experience. Great benefits including 4 weeks vacation and employee-sponsored health plan inclusive of family members. We also offer staff the opportunity to train in Theatre of the Oppressed for free, and access other professional development opportunities.

To Apply: Email jobs@tonyc.nyc with a single PDF that includes your resume; a cover letter that addresses your qualifications and motivation for applying; a short writing sample (3-5 pages, ideally from a grant proposal or other development-related work) and at least 2 professional references. Please make sure that your cover letter is included in your PDF file, to ensure that your full application is distributed to our team.


Theatre of the Oppressed NYC is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages all interested and qualified applicants to apply. TONYC does not discriminate based on age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, housing status, disability, or previous incarceration.


Design: Risa Takeuchi '16; Design Corps
Pratt Institute, designcorps.pratt.edu

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