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LMCC Arts Center at Governors Island, Location: New York NY, Architect: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and Adamson Associates Architects

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.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment, and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women.

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Founded in 1973, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council champions and makes space for artists and community throughout the borough and beyond, and as NYC’s largest regrantor of city and state funding, awarding over $1.5 million to Manhattan based artists and art organizations. Through a unique model of private-public partnerships, LMCC creates opportunities for artists to advance in their careers and practices, providing grants, artists’ residencies, and exhibition and presentation opportunities.  LMCC also produces public programming such as the River To River Festival, Open Studios, and curates and operates the newly renovated and expanded Arts Center at Governors Island, a 40,000 square foot arts space for residency programs, public presentations, and exhibitions.

LMCC seeks a full-time Director of Development to build on this legacy and continue its mission as it heads into its 50th year. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and sustainability.

The Director of Development is a key member of LMCC’s senior leadership team and co-leads the Institutional Advancement department with the Director of Communications & Marketing. Serves as a main point of contact to LMCC’s Board of Directors and supports Executive leadership in all aspects of Board development. Sets and manages long-term fundraising goals, including a capital campaign. Identifies and implements new strategies to support organizational stability and revenue growth.

The Director of Development reports to LMCC’s President and supervises two full time staff members, including a Grants Manager and Development Assistant, as well as contractors and interns.

Responsibilities

  • Raises approx. 98% of LMCC’s annual budget and oversees the planning and implementation of all development efforts.
  • Sets income strategy for each fiscal year and targets existing and new donor prospects, regularly tracking overall progress to staff leadership and the Board of Directors
  • Oversees approx. $6M in annual contributed income ($3.5M towards LMCC’s general operations, $1.5M in regranting funds, and $1M in in-kind support)
  • Works with Board, leadership, and senior staff to strategize and integrate departmental activities into the organization’s strategic mission and monitors progress towards these goals
  • In collaboration with leadership and/or a campaign consultant, designs and implements a comprehensive plan for a second phase of the capital campaign for The Arts Center at Governors Island, including developing a building reserve fund and other potential areas of support.
  • Works with leadership, the Board chair and the nominating committee to identify:

o   prospective Board members, and develop strategies to increase support and engagement amongst existing Board members

o   prospective new revenue sources for scalable growth

  • Supervises and supports Board committees – particularly executive, nominating, institutional advancement, and benefit – including setting annual activity goals and providing Board members with necessary materials and tools to accomplish such goals
  • Works with leadership, the Board Chair, and development staff to develop and implement a strategy for the Annual Board Appeal, annual donor appeals, and other donor engagement strategies
  • Leads the conception, planning, and fundraising strategy for LMCC’s annual gala, The Downtown Dinner, ensuring achievement of fundraising goals, and supervision of all public, fundraising, and donor cultivation events
  • Serves as a lead point of contact with new and existing institutional funders and oversees all communications and correspondence
  • Oversees strategy for engaging major donors in LMCC, reviews and develops existing individual giving program models: Producers Circle and Friends of LMCC   
  • Works closely with the Director of Communications & Marketing to draft strategy for handling communications for stakeholder recognition events, fundraising appeals, co-develop corporate sponsorship pitch decks, and implement appropriate sponsorship recognition benefits
  • Ensures department operates within established financial guidelines, using budget dollars responsibly and introducing innovative ways to reduce costs
  • Oversees weekly income processing, donor acknowledgements, and maintenance of records database (Salesforce)
  • · Assures appropriate staffing to support the development department, promoting employee satisfaction and taking necessary action to maintain a productive and motivated staff; working with others toward shared goals; and communicating effectively and efficiently with all staff concerning relevant matters

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Arts Administration, Nonprofit Management, or related fields
  • 5 years’ experience leading a development function in a supervisory role
  • Demonstrated success cultivating relationships with donors and prospects, as well as soliciting gifts
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in designing and implementing successful strategies for seeking, obtaining, and stewarding major gifts from institutional and individual sources
  • Strong interest and/or knowledge of diverse artistic disciplines and the communities we serve
  • Eagerness to be an active participant in and meaningful contributor to ongoing work in equity, diversity, and inclusion and apply DEAI principles to scope of work.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to convey a clear, concise, persuasive message
  • Strong organizational skills and attentiveness to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and manage more than one project at a time
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Experience working with a fundraising database required, Salesforce experience a plus
  • Experience using Mailchimp, EventBrite, iWave and project-management tools such as Asana a plus

To Apply: Submit applications via email with a resume and cover letter to jobs[at]lmcc.net. Please title the email “Director of Development: Your Name   

No phone calls please. Only those we wish to interview will be contacted.

Salary for this position is $100,000. We offer an attractive benefits package.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment, and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women. To learn more about LMCC, visit www.LMCC.net.

Founded in 1973, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council champions and makes space for artists and community throughout the borough and beyond, and as NYC’s largest regrantor of city and state funding, awarding over $1.5 million to Manhattan based artists and art organizations. Through a unique model of private-public partnerships, LMCC creates opportunities for artists to advance in their careers and practices, providing grants, artists’ residencies, and exhibition and presentation opportunities.  LMCC also produces public programming such as the River To River Festival, Open Studios, and curates and operates the newly renovated and expanded Arts Center at Governors Island, a 40,000 square foot arts space for residency programs, public presentations, and exhibitions.

LMCC seeks a full-time Communications & Marketing Manager to build on this legacy and continue its mission as it heads into its 50th year. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and sustainability.

Reporting to the Director of Communications & Marketing (DOCM), this individual is an integral part of the team with primary responsibility for supporting implementation of communications & marketing strategies for all institutional and programmatic activities. The position serves as a brand ambassador interacting with LMCC’s stakeholders online and in-person (artists, general public, and community and cultural partners) ensuring that LMCC’s relationships remain stable and grow.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with the DOCM to design, execute and track strategic campaigns that support company goals and mission across initiatives, including budget tracking and media planning, as well as email marketing growth strategies, including executing newsletter campaigns.
  • Works with the Development team and IA department on yearly fundraising campaigns—leveraging new ideas and best-in-market practices to increase donations.
  • Spearheads the day-to-day management of marketing campaigns and initiatives that increase awareness for LMCC’s programs, ensuring key stakeholders are up-to-date, timelines are met, and KPIs are reached .
  • Manages the logistics and execution of promotional partnerships/sponsorship campaigns by creating timelines, providing assets and processing the requests of peer arts organizations, printers, advertisers, survey companies, e-blast providers and other similar companies.
  • Manages and tracks LMCC’s social media channels including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
  • Works with Events team to provide LMCC brand experience for all stakeholders pre-event, on-site and post-event.
  • Supervises the Communications & Marketing Associate, the Communications & Marketing Assistant and Intern(s).

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree; 4-5 years’ experience in the marketing, communications field, or related fields, arts/cultural institution preferred. Excellent editorial capacity with a strong sense of design. Experience in speaking and writing about the arts. Excellent organizational, written and verbal skills. Ability to tie organizational mission and business goals to web presence.

To Apply: Submit applications via email with a resume and cover letter to jobs[at]lmcc.net. Please title the email “Communications & Marketing Manager: YOUR NAME.” No phone calls please. Only those we wish to interview will be contacted. Salary range for this position is $52,000. Includes an attractive benefits package.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment, and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women. To learn more about LMCC, visit www.LMCC.net.

Founded in 1973, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council champions and makes space for artists and community throughout the borough and beyond, and as NYC’s largest regrantor of city and state funding, awarding over $1.5 million to Manhattan based artists and art organizations. Through a unique model of private-public partnerships, LMCC creates opportunities for artists to advance in their careers and practices, providing grants, artists’ residencies, and exhibition and presentation opportunities.  LMCC also produces public programming such as the River To River Festival, Open Studios, and curates and operates the newly renovated and expanded Arts Center at Governors Island, a 40,000 square foot arts space for residency programs, public presentations, and exhibitions.

LMCC seeks a full-time Development Assistant to build on this legacy and continue its mission as it heads into its 50th year. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and sustainability.

Reporting to the Director of Development this position is a key part of LMCC’s Institutional Advancement team with primary responsibility for supporting the development team’s administrative operations, events, and day-to-day functions. The Development Assistant works closely with LMCC’s President and the Director of Development on all administrative aspects pertaining to LMCC’s Board of Directors, acting as a main point of contact to the Board members.

 

Responsibilities

  • Processes all contributed income on a weekly basis, including grant payments, donations, sponsorships, and in-kind support from all stakeholders; records all income in Salesforce and prepares and sends donation acknowledgement letters; and reconciles income and expenses with the Finance and Operations department on a regular basis.
  • Acts as a main, organization-wide point of contact for the Salesforce database, and provides integral data support, including donor record upkeep, list management and analytical reporting, with a focus on pristine data integrity.
  • Works closely with the Director of Development and Institutional Advancement staff on the implementation of LMCC’s fundraising events, including VIP events and the annual gala, The Downtown Dinner.
  • Implements all direct-mail and email campaigns for individual and Board donors, including the annual calendar and fiscal-year-end appeal campaigns.
  • Provides key administrative support to department staff, including maintaining and updating contact details for grant portals, submission of any grant compliance materials, scheduling meetings, and preparing materials and correspondence.
  • Facilitates communication with LMCC’s Board of Directors including scheduling of committee meetings, all sub-committee and task force meetings, and Board meetings.
  • Creates agendas and information packets for Board meetings; coordinates all logistics for Board meetings and receptions; and attends all Board meetings and takes minutes.
  • Prepares packets for new Board members and other packages related to Board cultivation as needed.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree; 1-2 year(s) experience in nonprofit administration, marketing or fundraising

Experience in Microsoft Office, Internet, Salesforce (or other CRM database), Mailchimp, and Google Suite

Excellent organizational and written skills; time management, task prioritization, and efficiency. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate professionally, effectively, and discreetly with donors and colleagues. Specific experience in database management, financial reporting, correspondence, and contact management a plus. Ability to multi-task and stay focused, with keen attention to detail.

 

To Apply: Submit applications via email with a resume and cover letter to jobs[at]lmcc.net. Please title the email “Development Assistant: YOUR NAME.” No phone calls please. Only those we wish to interview will be contacted. Salary range for this position is $42,000. Includes an attractive benefits package.

 

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment, and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women. To learn more about LMCC, visit www.LMCC.net.

 

LMCC'S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

LMCC’s Internship program provides meaningful opportunities for individuals interested in the arts and culture sector, from the perspective of a leading non-profit organization in New York City. We offer year-long and summer internship  opportunities for interns to gain an in-depth experience at the organization. Interns choose an internship focus to pursue under the guidance of a staff member, while gaining exposure to all departments in our collaborative-minded office.

During the program, all interns receive a monthly participation honorarium of $250, along with a monthly travel stipend of $150 and monthly meal stipend of $100. Interns also have access to a professional development reimbursement fund of up $100 throughout their internship. All internships are structured at 16 - 24 hours per week, including supporting our evening and weekend events. The start/end dates of the program are flexible and should be agreed upon between the intern and their supervisor prior to the start of the internship.