Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, one of the world’s premier dance institutions, seeks an experienced and motivated Grant Writer to join the Development Team. Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation is a nonprofit organization comprised of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, The Ailey School, and Ailey’s Arts in Education Programs.
The organization’s mission is to further the pioneering work of Alvin Ailey by establishing an extended cultural community which provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. As important as its artistic and educational mission, the Ailey organization plays a social role, using the beauty and humanity of the African American heritage and other cultures to inspire and unite people of all races, ages and back grounds.
Named “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” by a United States Congressional Resolution, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater numbers 31 of the most talented dancers in the world, and its diverse repertory is unparalleled in modern dance. A typical season includes engagements in its home base of New York City: 5 weeks each winter at New York City Center and 1-2 weeks each spring at Lincoln Center, a 20+ city United States tour, and extensive international touring. Annually, nearly 500,000 people experience Ailey performances and programs.
A multifaceted organization, the Ailey family also encompasses Ailey II, a second company dedicated to the development of young artists and community outreach; The Ailey School, a world-class dance academy which provides instruction to a diverse group of students aged 3-25; and Ailey Arts in Education and Community Programs which provide young people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds the opportunity to explore dance, build self-esteem, and develop life skills.
The Grant Writer must possess exceptional writing and proof reading skills and the ability to manage multiple projects while maintaining deadlines. Successful candidates will also have experience working with major foundations and corporate grant programs.
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
writing grant proposals and reports for foundation and corporate funders
coordinating budgets with finance and arts in education departments as they relate to proposals and reports
researching and identifying prospective funders
assisting in developing cultivation materials
coordinating and implementing mass mailings (including complex mail merges)
general administrative tasks
Skills/Qualifications: Ideal candidates will possess:
exceptionally strong writing skills
the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment
attention to detail while maintaining speed and accuracy
experience designing and reporting on grant budgets
excellent proof-reading abilities
strong organizational skills
3+ years of professional grant writing experience preferred and B.A. (M.A. preferred)
high-comfort with the Microsoft Office Suite, strong knowledge of Raiser’s Edge
experience working for a major cultural organization in New York City.
Start date: Immediate
To apply for this position please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Cover letter detailing your interest in this position at Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and salary requirements
Contact information for two references
Compensation: Competitive salary with full benefits
No phone calls please.
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
The mission of the Ailey organization is to further the pioneering work of Alvin Ailey by establishing an extended cultural community which provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. As important as its artistic and educational mission, the Ailey organization plays a social role, using the beauty and humanity of the African-American heritage and other cultures to... inspire and unite people of all races, ages and back grounds.
Recognized by U.S. Congressional Resolution as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater numbers 31 of the most extraordinary dancers, and its diverse repertory is unparalleled in modern dance. A typical season includes engagements in its home base of New York City: five weeks each winter at New York City Center and two weeks each spring at Lincoln Center, a 20-city United States tour and extensive international touring.
Headquartered in midtown Manhattan at The Joan Weill Center for Dance – New York’s largest building dedicated to dance – the organization has grown to include: Ailey II, a second company of emerging dancers and choreographers; The Ailey School, one of the globe’s most extensive training programs; Ailey Arts In Education & Community Programs, including curriculum-based initiatives in public schools and the AileyCamp summer programs for underserved youth; and The Ailey Extension, a program of open dance and fitness classes. Annually, nearly 500,000 people experience Ailey performances and programs.
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