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Development Associate

Company: Acord (association For Cooperative Operations Rese
Location: New York
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY A.I.M by Kyle Abraham seeks an ambitious, flexible, and creative Development Associate (DA) to support all aspects of its annual fundraising efforts, including individual giving, foundation and government grants, and special events. As the company is in a significant period of exciting growth, this position will play an integral role in A.I.M's continued success and progression. The DA reports to the Director of Development (DoD), and manages the Development Intern. ABOUT A.I.M by KYLE ABRAHAM Contemporary dance company A.I.M by Kyle Abraham, considered "one of the most consistently excellent troupes working today" ( The New York Times ), provides multifaceted performances, educational programming, and community-based workshops across the globe. Led by acclaimed Choreographer and Artistic Director Kyle Abraham's innovative vision, the work of A.I.M is galvanized by Black culture and history, and grounded in a conglomeration of unique perspectives; described by Abraham as a "post-modern gumbo" of movement exploration. A.I.M is one of the most active touring dance companies in the United States, with an audience base as diverse as A.I.M's movement vocabulary, drawing inspiration from a multitude of sources and dance styles. Since A.I.M's founding in 2006, Abraham has created more than 15 original works for and with the company. To expand its repertoire and offer a breadth of dance work to audiences, A.I.M commissions new works and performs existing works by outside choreographers, such as Trisha Brown, Bebe Miller, Andrea Miller, and current A.I.M dancer Keerati Jinakunwiphat. Kyle Abraham's unique vision and illumination of poignant and relevant issues set him apart from his generation of choreographers as a leading creative force in dance. A.I.M extends this vision and amplifies surrounding artistic voices to share movement and community-based work with audiences around the world. For more information and our core values, please visit . DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY & KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Administrative

  • Manage and update overall Development calendar, including grant deadlines, special event dates, and individual giving timelines
  • Oversee Development database (Network for Good), including inputting donations, generating donor acknowledgements, updating addresses and records, and recommending areas for innovation and improvement
  • Oversee donor crediting and listings for both individual and institutional supporters
  • Organize all Development mailings, including ordering mailing supplies, pulling mailing lists, and sending out letters
  • General office administration, including processing checks, receiving mail, and maintaining office mailboxes, and other responsibilities as assigned
  • Oversee A.I.M's intern program, including recruitment, screening, and interviewing
  • Supervise Development Intern Individual Giving
    • Steward and cultivate relationships with individual donors giving less than $1,000
    • Maintain individual giving budget
    • Track pledges and outstanding gifts in the development database
    • Generate and send all donor acknowledgement letters
    • Conduct ticketing outreach to local donors ahead of each tour engagement
    • Manage logistics for the end of year appeal mailing
    • Support DoD with the creation and design of decks, one-pagers, and proposals Institutional Giving
      • Support DoD on all grant deadlines, including prepping applications, gathering supplemental materials, and ensuring timely submission
      • Research new opportunities for institutional support
      • Track audience and participation numbers for grant reporting
      • Track gifts applicable for matching grant programs Special Events
        • Coordinate the company's ticket allotments for NYC seasons, including overseeing all ticket comps, seating guests, and facilitating ticket purchases with venues
        • Keep calendar of external galas and events
        • Support DoD in all matters of the annual fundraising gala, taking lead on the silent auction
        • Support DoD in the planning and implementation of donor cultivation events, including pre-show gatherings and open rehearsals
        • Support DoD with the creation and design of sponsorship materials Board of Directors
          • Support DoD with the creation of agendas and materials for Board committee meetings
          • Attend meetings and serve as secretary for the Board's Cultivation and Development Committees
          • Update and maintain Board materials, including the Board book, annual compliance forms, and the annual Board self assessment
          • Update letterhead with new Board members IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
            • 1-3 years experience in an arts administration or other administrative office environment; non-profit dance experience a plus
            • Experience with donor databases preferred
            • Design experience with the Adobe Creative Suite preferred
            • A demonstrated commitment to the values of antiracism, equity, and inclusion
            • Willingness to work occasional evening and weekend events (compensated with overtime pay when applicable)
            • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (booster included, when eligible) or willing to receive vaccination for COVID-19 YOU'LL BE SUCCESSFUL IF YOU
              • Have a passion for dance and the work of A.I.M and/or Kyle Abraham
              • Are excited about supporting art and artists through fundraising
              • Possess a keen attention to detail and organization
              • Have strong written and oral communication skills
              • Hold the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks at once
              • Are a creative problem solver with a mind for systems We understand that it is not likely you will meet every qualification. We welcome applicants with varied backgrounds and different applications of skills. If you believe you can excel in this role, we encourage you to apply!

Keywords: Acord (association For Cooperative Operations Rese, New York , Development Associate, Other , New York, New York

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