New York City, New York, United States
Founded as Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, LMCC is a dynamic non-profit organization that serves, connects, and makes space for artists and community. Since 1973, LMCC has been the champion for independent artists in New York City and the cultural life force of Lower Manhattan. LMCC seeks a permanent full-time Institutional Giving Manager to join immediately. This individual works closely with the Director of Development to maintain existing funds and identify new strategies to support organizational growth through foundation, government and corporate support. In addition, the Institutional Giving Manager works closely with the Institutional Advancement team to maintain and develop LMCC’s brand, stakeholder groups, and resources, and set long-term fundraising goals for LMCC.
Department Duties and Responsibilities:
FOUNDATION, GOVERNMENT & CORPORATE FUNDERS
Manages and maintains LMCC’s grants calendar for foundation, government, and corporate grants
Identifies key metrics needed for inclusion in funding applications, pitches, and reports
Manages reporting process; writes and submits reports to funders
Maintains and gathers data about LMCC’s activities to report on key metrics from colleagues across the organization
Works closely with the President, Director of Development, and Senior Leadership team on the creation of summary reports on programs and activities at their completion
Works closely with the President, Director of Development, Director of Artist Services and Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs to manage the cultivation and stewardship of institutional donors, and in communicating with funders and prospects about LMCC programs and events
Conducts and oversees regular prospect research for foundation, corporation, and government prospects
Researches, writes, edits, and ensures the timely submission of inquiry letters, proposals, and other requests for funding to foundations, government agencies, and corporations
Collects necessary programmatic information and clarifies questions or specifics related to the development of a proposal from relevant LMCC program staff
Works closely with the Director of Development and finance staff to develop and prepare proposal and report budgets, President, Director of Development and other key staff for funder meetings, including preparation of research briefs and strategy documents Other duties as assigned.
Organization-Wide Duties and Responsibilities:
FINANCIAL AND DATA MANAGEMENT
1. Follows the company’s best practices policies and procedures manual and works with other departments to maintain data-integrity
2. Maintains administrative systems in relevant areas, including vendor and partner database records and files
3. Works with the Director of Development, Director of Budget and Finance, and Finance and HR Manager to ensure department operates within established financial guidelines and that budget dollars are used responsibly
Works with the Director of Development to integrate departmental activities into the organization’s strategic mission by participation in relevant planning processes and by setting goals that align with the mission and monitoring progress towards these goals
Attends and participates in all relevant planning sessions
Thinks strategically and prioritizes departmental efforts to meet the organization’s strategic goals and objectives
HUMAN RESOURCES AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Monitors supervisory responsibilities’ work load on a day-to-day basis and reassigns tasks as needed to interns
Recommends additions, changes to or deletions from staffing level to support departmental goals and objectives
Demonstrates a professional demeanor in all dealings with colleagues, peers, and subordinate staff
Works with others toward shared goals
Offers assistance and shares in departmental responsibilities
Keeps all interested parties informed of relevant or pertinent developments
Communicates effectively and efficiently with all staff concerning relevant matters
Provides emergent or important information to fellow staff in a clear and concise manner within a reasonable timeframe – either in writing or verbally
Addresses fellow staff questions and concerns promptly and accurately within a reasonable timeframe
Serves as support staff for organization-wide events as needed
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Minimum 2 years’ experience in grant writing and prospect research, preferably with a cultural institution, or equivalent professional experience.
Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
Excellent organizational and verbal skills, and facility with budgets. Ability to compile, report and analyze information succinctly. Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritizing work and managing multiple, diverse, and competing priorities while meeting deadlines.
Ability to interface with program officers, community leaders, politicians, and business professionals. Knowledge of NYC funding community a plus.
Proficiency using Mac OS, Microsoft Office, especially with Excel. Experience with Salesforce (preferred), iWave or database equivalent.