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27 Jun 2022

Full-Time Institutional Giving Manager

HEREArtsCenter – Posted by HEREArtsCenter New York, New York, United States

Job Description

From our home in Lower Manhattan, HERE builds an inclusive community that nurtures artists of all backgrounds as they disrupt conventional expectations to create innovative performances in theatre, dance, music, puppetry, media, and visual art. By providing these genre-blending artists with an adaptive, flexible home for developing and producing their work, we share a range of perspectives reflective of the complexity of our city. HERE welcomes curious audiences to witness groundbreaking performances, responsive to the world in which we live, at free and affordable prices.

HERE strives to create an equitable, diverse, and inclusive home in which all people have fair access to the resources they need to realize their visions. We acknowledge structural inequities that exclude individuals and communities from opportunities based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, class, age, and geography, and seek to counter those inequities in our work. Through mindful actions on sustainability and regenerative practices, we work toward climate justice, and a safe, livable planet for present and future artmakers and audiences.

HERE is seeking to fulfill the role of Institutional Giving Manager, starting as soon as possible and reporting to the Director of Development. The Institutional Giving Manager will collaborate closely with HERE’s Individual Giving Manager and General Manager, and will interact regularly with the Artistic and Producing Directors. Successful candidates will have at least three years of nonprofit and fundraising experience and a passion for HERE’s mission to nurture artists as they bring new work to life.

The primary responsibility of the institutional giving manager will be to oversee HERE’s submissions of letters of inquiry, application materials, and reports to all funding institutions — corporate, foundation and governmental. Specifically, the successful canadidate will:

  • Work with Director of Development to set, track, and meet annual institutional fundraising goals
  • Manage institutional grant calendar to meet proposal, report, and related compliance deadlines
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of organization, its mission, and strategic goals.
  • Write and edit proposals, reports, letters of inquiry, acknowledgement letters and
    other correspondence
  • Collaborate with staff across the organization to update and maintain boilerplate language about HERE, including information about HERE’s various projects for both fundraising and some promotional materials
  • Collaborate with fellow HERE staff members, primarily General Management and Marketing, to organize supplemental documentation (budgets, programming charts, funding lists, images, video samples) needed and requested to support grant proposals and reports
  • Collaborate with General Manager on creating appropriate Financial Narratives for funding applications and proposals
  • Work with leadership and programming staff to track funding deliverables by setting and managing internal reporting schedules and processes
  • Conduct prospect research as assigned and identify new potential funders for HERE and its various programs
  • Play a leadership role during weekly Development Department meetings with HERE leadership in order to discuss funding strategies
  • Maintain necessary records, files, reports, databases and resource materials in order to track grant income and compliance
  • Develop and prepare internal reports on funding relationships, as needed, to prepare leadership for meetings or set strategy
  • Guide HERE’s Resident Artists through the institutional fundraising process by identifying grants they should apply for (either independently or in concert with the organization); outlining and understanding the guidelines with them; assisting them with grant-writing, and helping them with submission if required (if the application requires it to be submitted by the organization)
  • Oversee HERE’s annual completion of a Data Arts profile with assistance from General Management/Finance
  • Oversee institutional crediting in all marketing materials.
  • Attend and support coordination of some of HERE’s special events, including the annual Gala
  • Serve as Government Affairs Liaison and participate in relevant arts advocacy activities
  • Attend meetings with funding partners, government agencies, or elected officials when appropriate and act as primary contact at HERE for this constituency of the organization
  • Perform other duties to support the Development Department, as assigned
  • Manage a part-time Development Intern with HERE’s Individual Giving Manager


Helpful Skills:

  • Self-starter, organized, and highly detail-oriented;
  • Strong writing and communication skills;
  • Passion for communicating with and engaging others in a cause;
  • Ability to ask questions, communicate with various stakeholders, strategize about priorities and needs, and respond to challenges along the way;
  • Eager to work independently as well as collaboratively on team projects;
  • Familiarity with AudienceView, Spektrix or other donor software;
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Office or Google Apps;
  • Knowledge of the New York City Cultural community;
  • Familiarity with the Community Centric Fundraising principles and a desire to promote antiracism and equity work within a nonprofit organization;
  • Desire to be part of a friendly forward-thinking community of staff, artists and


Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary Range: $50,000 – $55,0000
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off with a two-week mandatory minimum
  • Health and Dental Insurance (with small employee contribution)
  • Flexible work-from-home opportunities
  • Access to discounts and promotions from various vendors


Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

To apply: Please click here to complete a short application form and submit your resume.


Since 1993, HERE has been one of New York’s most prolific producing organizations, and today, it stands at the forefront of the city’s presenters of daring new hybrid art. HERE supports multidisciplinary work that does not fit into a conventional programming agenda. Our aesthetic represents the independent, the innovative, and the experimental: HERE has developed such acclaimed works as Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues; Basil Twist’s Symphonie Fantastique; Basil Twist and Joey Arias’ Arias with a Twist; Hazelle Goodman’s On Edge; Young Jean Lee’s Songs of The Dragons Flying To Heaven; Trey Lyford & Geoff Sobelle’s all wear bowlers; Faye Driscoll’s 837 Venice Boulevard; and Taylor Mac’s The Lily’s Revenge and The Hang.

The New York Times has called HERE “one of the most unusual arts spaces in New York and possibly the model for the cutting-edge arts spaces of tomorrow.” Indeed, HERE has become successful at creating a new kind of arts enterprise — the collaborative multi-arts center. In more than 25 years, we’ve supported over 15,000 artists and attracted over 1,000,000 arts patrons. We aim to integrate art into daily life and engage our community’s needs and interests on as many different levels as possible in order to ensure our regular presence in their lives.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Arts Organization, development, and nonprofit. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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