Job Listing: Development Manager

Job Listing: Development Manager

Mar. 18, 2019


TONYC is seeking a full time Development Manager. This position works in collaboration with the Executive Director and the administrative team to develop the organization’s relationships with foundations, philanthropic entities, and private donors in alignment with our ethics, vision, and strategic plan. 

Organization Description

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC (TONYC) is a dynamic, inventive, and growing organization dedicated to sparking concrete social and institutional change through a powerful style of theatre that is interactive, playful, and unlike anything most audiences have ever experienced. Through long-term partnerships with community and advocacy groups such as the Ali Forney Center, The Center for Court Innovation, and Housing Works, TONYC creates troupes that develop and perform plays based on the challenges their members face confronting economic inequality, racism, and other injustices.

TONYC is in the midst of a period of incredible growth, in which the expansions of its programs, audience and impact have been matched by increased organizational and financial capacity (6 full-time staff and 18 part-time staff and a budget of over $800,000). 

Find out more about the practice of Theatre of the Oppressed and the history of TONYC in these FAQs, and learn about TONYC's Forum Theatre and Legislative Theatre work. 


Position Summary

TONYC is seeking a full time Development Manager. This position works in collaboration with the Executive Director and the administrative team to develop the organization’s relationships with foundations, philanthropic entities, and private donors in alignment with our ethics, vision, and strategic plan.

TONYC has experienced rapid organizational growth and is now in an exciting stage of intention, strategy and stabilization. We are looking for a team member who can develop a multi-year plan to access funding streams in line with TONYC’s values that will support smart capacity ­building and sustainability during this exciting time.

Responsibilities include:

Grant Writing and Administration (Primary):
• Research and Identify funding opportunities
• Write grant proposals to secure funding for Project Support and Capacity ­Building
• Rigorous attention to using language that reflects the organization’s evolution and growth, in collaboration with ED
• Cultivate substantive relationships with Foundations and Corporate Philanthropies on behalf of TONYC, and maintain detailed records of this correspondence (ie. invitations to performances, inquiries made, LOIs submitted, etc)
• Maintain a grant calendar and ensure adherence to deadlines
• Complete grant reports in collaboration with Operations and Program staff

Individual Donor Development (Secondary):
• Identify and pursue sponsorships for events and projects
• Plan and manage individual donor campaigns (2-3 per year)
• Identify, solicit, and cultivate prospective donors

Ideal candidate has:

• Innovative and entrepreneurial spirit
• Knowledge of and interest in both the arts sector and the social justice / community organizing sectors
• Evidence of having creatively and strategically pursued funding in past roles
• Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with the administrative team
• Self­-motivation and stellar organizational skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in institutional advancement and development, including donor cultivation and solicitation
• 3+ years of experience working with not for profit organizations in a similar capacity
• Engagement with undoing systems of oppression in one's profession or community
• Engaged in conversations around challenging power structures in nonprofits


Hours
Schedule is approximately 35-40 hours/week, including regular meetings with Executive Director and staff in our NYC office. The role involves significant independent work and some of it may be completed remotely.

Salary
Full-time salary range is $55-60K (based on experience). Benefits include generous vacation and sick time and employer-sponsored health, vision and dental plans (inclusive of family members), commuter benefits, discount ticket program membership and Flexible Savings Accounts. We also offer staff the opportunity to train in Theatre of the Oppressed and access other professional development opportunities.



To Apply
Submit here with your resume, cover letter that addresses your qualifications, motivation for applying, and a writing sample. Please include at least 2 professional references. Deadline for applications is April 18, or until position is filled.

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

 



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