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COMMUNICATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

FCA seeks a full-time Communications and Development Coordinator. Reporting to the Deputy Director, this position assists with all aspects of FCA's external relations and fund-raising, including membership groups, contribution processing and acknowledgement letters, appeal mailings, event planning and execution, grant reporting, creating and distributing e-newsletters and press releases, social media presence, research, and other duties as assigned. The position is responsible for daily phone and e-mail contact with donors and artists, drafting written and electronic correspondence, tracking gifts, conducting research, maintaining grants timetables, database management, website management and maintenance, and other key administrative duties. FCA has a small staff; the Coordinator is expected to perform a wide variety of tasks in a fast-paced, high-standards environment. A willingness and ability to work at weekday evening donor events 1-2x/month and the occasional Saturday event is required. The position manages an intern, and has a dotted-line overseeing the Program Assistant on social media posts.

Requirements

  • Prior full-time administrative, development, or marketing experience, preferably in the non-profit arts field
  • Interest or background in contemporary visual and/or performance arts
  • Must be a strong writer and editor/proof-reader, with experience writing for web/social media
  • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be a highly-organized, pro-active self-starter with superior attention to detail
  • Comfort working with budgets and numbers is critical; prior Excel knowledge is a plus
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency with Mac platform and Microsoft Office. Working knowledge of fund-raising databases or FileMaker Pro experience is a plus. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and website CMS tools is a plus.
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus full benefits.

    To Apply: Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to info@contemporary-arts.org with subject line “Communications and Development Coordinator Search." Letters may be addressed to:

    Kathleen Flynn, Deputy Director
    Foundation for Contemporary Arts
    820 Greenwich Street
    New York, NY 10014

    Due to FCA's small staff, applications will not be acknowledged. No phone calls, please.

    FCA is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other criterion specified by federal, state, or local laws, in the administration of its employment policy.

    Internships

    FCA offers semester-long and summer internships to undergraduate and graduate students. Given the small size of the FCA staff, interns are given meaningful projects that provide an in-depth exposure to a nonprofit arts organization.

    Semester-long interns are asked to make a two day minimum weekly commitment for a minimum of twelve weeks. Summer interns are asked to make a full-time commitment for a minimum of ten weeks. FCA is pleased to offer a stipend to semester and summer interns.

    Selection is made on the basis of the applicant's interest in contemporary art, performance, music, and dance and/or the applicant's interest in fund-raising and development, and the desire to have a meaningful work experience. Applicants should be responsible, organized, motivated and detail oriented individuals with good writing skills, computer skills and a professional phone manner.

    The application process is ongoing. Summer interns must apply by March 15 to be considered. Academic semester interns may apply at any time. To apply please email a resume and cover letter detailing how your background and coursework will contribute as well as what you wish to gain from the internship to:

    Internship Program
    Foundation for Contemporary Arts
    820 Greenwich Street
    New York, NY 10014
    Email: info@contemporary-arts.org