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8 May 2023

Full-Time Individual Giving Manager

Global Arts Live – Posted by globalartslive Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

Individual Giving Manager
Global Arts Live
Cambridge, MA, United States

For over 30 years, Global Arts Live has brought exceptional global music and dance to stages across greater Boston. We invest in longstanding relationships with artists, support them with commissions, develop audiences for their work, and create connections to under-represented immigrant populations and communities of color in our region. Since inception, Global Arts Live has presented more than 800 artists from 70+ countries in over 1,500 performances attended by more than 1 million people. With an artistic vision focused on cultural diversity, many of our artistic projects express universal themes of identity, immigration, heritage, and inclusion. 70%
of presented artists identify as BIPOC. Audience surveys show that our audiences roughly correlate to the Boston area population with 23% of our audiences identifying as BIPOC and 44% speaking a language other than English. We aspire to transcend borders, cultivate community, and enrich lives.

Global Arts Live is ushering in an unprecedented phase of growth and innovation centered around the launch of a new performing arts center in Kendall Square, Cambridge (2026). With the building’s design and construction funded by a real estate developer, Global Arts Live is engaged in a $15M fundraising campaign to launch and support the new performing arts center’s future operations.

As the Individual Giving Manager in a recently expanded development department, you will help shape an exciting new phase of growth and innovation for the organization. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, and working with the CEO, Board of Directors, and Global Arts Live staff, you will help create new individual giving strategies for major giving and membership as well as support pipeline development for the $15M campaign for the new performing arts center.

• Design strategies for and implement membership campaigns, driving toward annual
goals. Write, produce, and manage prospect and member communications, including
direct mail, email, social media, webpages, online giving, and phone communications.
• Manage individual donor stewardship activities and member benefit fulfillment, including thank you calls, donor swag, concierge ticketing service, etc.
• Coordinate membership receptions and some special events, including supporting the anticipated 1st annual Gala.
• Create advancement communications and fundraising materials such as email
newsletters, gala invitations, and annual report.
• Conduct prospect research and donor analysis to support all major gift activities.
• Manage donor records in relational database, generate reports, and track, analyze, and report fundraising metrics.
• Process gifts and manage acknowledgements for Global Arts Live members and donors.
• Attend concerts periodically and promote membership.

Other Duties
• Coordinate and track departmental expense budget.
• Represent Global Arts Live at cultivation events and other interactions in community and professional forums, groups, and partner organizations.
• Attend to other duties and administrative support as assigned.

• Commitment to fundraising and institutional advancement in pursuit of the mission.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills.
• Organized, attentive to details, and oriented to problem-solving.
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative and build a strategy to achieve a goal.
• Interest in authentic work with diverse communities and cultures, and commitment to advancing anti-racism in mission delivery and the workplace.
• Discretion in handling confidential information.
• Passion for global or other kinds of music, dance, and the mission of Global Arts Live.

• At least two years of professional experience fundraising from individuals, ideally with a membership program in a nonprofit organization.
• Proficiency in Microsoft 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
• Experience with a Customer Relations Management system such as Tessitura.
• Experience with Donor Search or other prospect research tools, a plus.
• Must be able to sit for extended periods of time, walk up and down stairs, and lift 30 lbs.

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. We are dedicated to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with non-traditional workplace experience and backgrounds. Whether you’re new to arts and culture, returning to work after a gap in employment, or ready to take the next step in your career path, we will be glad to consider your application. Please use your cover letter to tell us about your experience and what you hope to bring to this role.

• Global Arts Live offices are located at 720 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, and concerts are currently held at different locations in Boston, Somerville, and Cambridge.
• Work is generally performed in the office and at events, with some flexibility for working remotely.
• Some night and weekend work at concert events required.

• This is a full-time salaried, exempt position.
• $50,000-$65,000 annual salary, based upon applicant’s experience with fundraising from individual donors.
• A generous benefits package includes health and dental insurance, flexible spending
accounts, a retirement plan, and professional development opportunities.

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How to Apply

TO APPLY • Application Deadline: June 9. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible since interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. • Please create a single pdf with your cover letter, resume, and references. (We will give you advance notice before contacting your references.) In your cover letter please mention how you heard of this opportunity. • Email the pdf to work@globalartslive.org, with “IGM” and your Last Name, First Initial, in both the email subject line and pdf name. • All applicants will receive a request from our Business Office to participate in a two-minute demographic survey, as part of our commitment to conducting an equitable hiring process. Your responses to this survey are optional, anonymous, and will only be used to assess the aggregate diversity of our candidate pool. Responses will not be shared with the hiring manager or used to consider your job application. Thank you in advance for completing the survey. Global Arts Live is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from candidates of all races, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, religions, ethnicities, and national origins. Global Arts Live is committed to creating a work environment that values respect, integrity, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts, development, Fundraising, globalmusic, and nonprofit. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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