Hyde Park Art Center seeks a full-time Manager of Institutional Giving to assist in the implementation of the Art Center’s comprehensive fundraising program that generates support through institutional funders, individual donors, and special events. This position will provide a broad base of experience in nonprofit fundraising, as well as nonprofit management more generally, in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
Foundation, Government & Corporate Giving
Maintain the grant calendar and ensure that applications and reports are submitted on time
Research new grant opportunities, including foundation, corporate, and government grants, while maintaining a strong knowledge of the Art Center’s programs and relevant funding opportunities
Coordinate with Program and Development staff to assemble information and materials for grant applications and reports
Author and compile compelling grant applications and reports for submission
Lead and support execution of strategies for cultivating, recognizing, and stewarding foundation and corporate donors
Special Events & Programs
Assist in all aspects of coordinating development related events, including the Art Center’s Annual Gala and others as specified
Manage the Gala timeline
Through Not Just Another Pretty Face, the Art Center’s signature art-commissioning project, make presentations at salons and work with artists and patrons to arrange commissions – this work, which lasts for eight months and occurs every three years, requires additional evening and weekend hours
Support and lead components of some large public events
Development Operations & Management
Support the management of the Art Center’s audience database, ensuring the accuracy and robustness of new and existing data, including donor and communications tracking
Processing contributions and corresponding acknowledgements in an appropriate and timely manner
Manage the Development Department’s interns
General Organizational Work
Serve as a leader and thought partner of the organization in fulfilling its mission and objectives
Participate in meetings and projects related to the strategizing and implementation of the organization’s priorities and values
The Manager of Institutional Giving will report to the Director Development and collaborate with all departments.
Hyde Park Art Center promotes and develops a culture within its staff that reflects the values and core principles of equity, inclusion, and access. We understand that these have become buzzwords, but we believe deeply in the responsibility we have to change the inequitable landscape of the arts, and we’re committed to the hard work it takes to make it better. We believe in intentional risk-taking and experimentation for good and thoughtful reasons, and work collaboratively with one another to ensure alignment and dynamism throughout all we do.
To apply, please send cover letter, and resume to Aaron Rodgers, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org. No applicant for employment with Hyde Park Art Center shall be subjected to discrimination because of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability, age, reprisal for engaging in anti-discrimination activities, sexual orientation, or parental status.
The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to learn and grow with the organization. S/he/they have:
Preferred two years of office work experience
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including public speaking
Critical thinking skills and creativity
An aptitude for organization, rigor, details, and managing and prioritizing multiple, concurrent responsibilities
The ability to work as part of a team in a unique, fast-paced, and dynamic environment.
A broader understanding of, and commitment to, the development and support of Chicago artists
A commitment to equity, inclusion, and justice
Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends as needed
Additional Salary Information: The Manager of Institutional Giving is a full-time, salaried position in the low $40’s based on experience. Benefits include: health and life insurance, dental insurance, retirement matching after one year, and vacation time.
About Hyde Park Art Center
Hyde Park Art Center has been a leader in advancing contemporary visual art in Chicago since 1939. With an expansive reach and bold personality, the nonprofit organization brings artists and communities together to support creativity at every level. As an open forum for exploring the artistic process, the Art Center fosters creativity through making, learning about, seeing, and discussing art—all under one roof.
By developing socially adept programming that finds new ways to engage diverse audiences in the work of Chicago’s artists, the Art Center makes space for transparent interaction with art and the artistic process, inspiring creative exploration and encouraging exchange between audiences and artists.
Within its facility, the Art Center inspires creativity through dynamic art-centered interactions, including exhibitions, artist talks, free public events, studio art classes, professional development opportunities for artists, arts education outreach, and an international residency. These programs work in concert to cultivate a more vibrant, inclusive arts community; facilitate opportunities for artists to experiment and take risks with their work; and encourages visitors ...to get involved with the entire process of art and art making. Outside its walls, the Art Center’s outreach programs in historically underserved neighborhoods bring the visual arts to Chicago youth, their teachers, and their families.