Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the
world’s premier dance institutions, is seeking a motivated and personable,
professional team player to work in a fast-paced environment to manage the activities
of the Ailey Partners, Ailey Friends, Young Patron’s Circle, Ailey Parents and
several affiliation groups. The candidate will report to the Senior Director of
Development and will work closely with the Director of Major Gifts, Director of
Special Events and Development Initiatives, Associate Director of Development
Operations and members of the Development and Marketing departments.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Acquire and steward individual donors including members of the Ailey Partners, Parents Annual Fund and The Ailey School Parents Steering Committee. As a front-line fundraiser, work closely with Director of Patron Engagement to cultivate and steward Ailey donors and prospects to grow the number of membership households and increase annual giving:
Create long range development plans for each Partner member up to $6,000
Coordinate and steward the Parents Steering Committee & Parent Annual Fund Donors
Create a year-long action plan for the Parents Steering Committee
Will be the Liaison between the Parents and The Ailey School Leadership
Schedule monthly meetings and coordinate an event for The Ailey School
Manage & Coordinate Student Scholarships
Working closely with the Director of Patron Engagement to assist in developing a pipeline of prospects for the Artistic Director’s Circle and major giving opportunities.
Attend most cultivation events, including most performances at NYCC and Lincoln Center
Develop, plan and prepare the development of materials for Parents Fall/Spring Appeal Letters and Reply Forms, Webpage & Emails
Develop and promote highly visible donor recognition programs.
Collaborate with the Associate Director of Development Operations to ensure the highest standards and best practices in donor record management.
Supervise Interns, Seasonal Assistant and Student Workers
Managerial level experience working with diverse fundraising campaigns such as: annual funds, membership programs and/or affiliate groups
Experience with direct mail campaigns
Excellent judgment and the ability to work independently, work as a leader as well as a member of a team
Mature and highly organized, pays close attention to detail, ability to set and meet deadlines, and to “multi-task”
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Willingness to work flexible hours to participate in coverage of Ailey performances and special events
Experience with donor databases Raiser’s Edge preferred
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel; proficiency with email and the Internet
Five plus years of experience working in a multi-faceted fundraising office with a minimum of three years in a supervisory role. Preferable candidate will have experience working on membership and annual fund campaigns. Candidates with related experience in the areas of integrated marketing and loyalty campaigns will also be considered.
Performing arts/dance background a plus
To apply for this position visit https://www.alvinailey.org/about/job-opportunities and click on the apply link and upload one file (accepted formats include .doc, .docx, .txt, or .pdf) that contains the following items:
Cover letter detailing your interest in this position at Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. including salary requirements
Contact information for two references
No phone calls please.