Reporting to the Executive Director, and working with a Fundraising Consultant, the Development Manager and Board Liaison will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing fundraising plans, campaigns, procedures and systems to support the organization's strategic growth. S/he will facilitate communications with the Board of Directors and coordinate meetings of the Board and its committees. This is an excellent position for someone who is looking to expand their career experience by joining a small, dynamic and growing arts organization.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Work with the Executive Director on the development and implementation of year-long fundraising plans for a portfolio of government, foundations and corporate donors.
Research, identify, qualify, and support the Executive Director in the cultivation of new and on-going donors. Maintain a growing pipeline of prospective donors through research.
Assist in the creation, implementation and management of membership and major gifts programs.
Work with the program team to compile program descriptions, outcomes and other data for the writing of proposals and reports.
Write proposals and letters of interest. Compile support materials and submit foundation, government and corporate proposals and reports.
Support the Fundraising Consultant through the coordination of proposal submissions.
Work with the finance team to complete fundraising reports for internal and external stakeholders, including donors, board members and Executive Director.
Produce and manage calendars of proposals and reports. Ensure compliance with governmental sites and perform updates (Grants Gateway, HHS, SAM, etc.)
Track all grants, proposal deliverables and donor movements on CRM database (Salesforce). Perform donor data entry as needed, including managing donation processing and data hygiene of records into Salesforce.
Serve as liaison to Board members; help organize board calendar of meetings, distribute board packets and work with members to process board donations.
Other responsibilities as needed to support the development operations.
Position Requirements, Skills and Abilities
3-5 years of experience in fundraising and donor/grant management.
Strong interpersonal, problem solving, planning and organizational skills, and the ability to handle several duties simultaneously.
Knowledge of Salesforce CRM database. Previous experience with other CRM databases a plus. Proficient with MS Office Suite and Google docs.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Detail-oriented. Strong interpersonal skills and a good sense of humor.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Bachelor’s degree required.
About Bronx Council on the Arts
A pioneering advocate for cultural equity, the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) nurtures the development of a diverse array of artists and arts organizations, building strong cultural connections in and beyond The Bronx. BCA serves a constituency of some 1.4 million residents, 5,000 artists and 250 arts and community-based organizations with cultural services and arts programs, including grants, workshops, arts advocacy, writers’ center and cutting-edge exhibitions.