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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:05 AM


The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center Inc. (The Clemente) is a Puerto Rican/Latino cultural institution that has demonstrated a broad-minded cultural vision and a collaborative philosophy. While the Clemente’s mission is focused on the cultivation, presentation, and preservation of Puerto Rican and Latino culture, it is equally determined to operate in a multi-cultural and inclusive manner, housing and promoting artists and performance events that fully reflect the cultural diversity of the Lower East Side and the city as a whole.

The Clemente is seeking a Development Manager who will lead the Clemente’s fundraising activities. This includes, but is not limited to:

Creating a development strategy and implementing an annual fundraising plan
Grant-writing, proposal packaging and submission
Preparing and submitting funding reports
Prospecting and staying abreast of new funding opportunities
Working with outside consultants on select campaigns and projects
Reporting in a timely fashion to the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and funders, as required.
The Development Manager will work closely with the Executive Director and program staff/consultants to develop proposals and budgets, with finance staff to produce funder reports, and with communications staff to ensure representation of donor support in appropriate media. Thus, the Development Manager should be able to work with several teams and with different individuals simultaneously and communicate their needs to accomplish development goals and plans.
The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of developing and implementing successful strategic fundraising plans for organizations with budgets of $1million or more. They should have a thorough understanding of private foundations and changing dynamics in philanthropy; emerging opportunities in crowd funding; and knowledge of the non-profit arts sector. Experience with government funding/reporting including NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Some familiarity with corporate and individual donor strategies a plus.
We are seeking a dynamic individual with excellent communications and organizational skills, independent initiative, flexibility, and good humor to be part of a fast-paced and demanding but casual work environment. Must be proficient in use of relevant software and internet fundraising resources.

Please send resume, 3 short writing samples, and a cover letter to Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Please include “Development Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Deadline: September 29, 2017

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