Young Concert Artists, a unique non-profit organization founded in 1961 to discover and launch the careers of extraordinary classical musicians, seeks an organized, people-oriented Development Manager.
The Development Manager will join a total staff of 14 as YCA prepares for their 60th Anniversary in the 2020-2021 Season, under the energetic direction of a new President.
The Development Manager will focus on individual giving, but experience in institutional giving, with foundations and government agencies, is preferred. Responsibilities include: working closely with the Development Assistant to oversee the processing and acknowledgement of contributions; maintaining donor records and donor listings, conducting research, analyzing data and compiling reports on current or prospective individual and institutional donors; prepare fundraising materials including letters, proposals, e-blasts and supplementary materials for grant proposals, and coordinate appeal mailings throughout the season. This individual will be active with numerous special events including post-concert receptions, fundraising evenings, donor luncheons and events, and major benefit events (Galas in NY and Washington, DC – including auctions). The person should be enthusiastic, personable, detail-oriented, and a problem-solver.
The Development Manager will attend concerts and receptions and solicit contributions from YCA supporters through personal interactions and various mailings throughout the year. He or she will also be responsible for researching potential sponsors, and will work closely with the Director of Development, Executive Director and President, to solicit special funding for concerts, appeals and major events.
The Development Manager works with the Director of Development and the Development Assistant to collectively raise $2 million annually. The Development Manager frequently interacts with Board members, donors, and VIPs, thus requiring poise and affability.
-classical music background/interest
-minimum 2 to 3 years of development experience, preferably in an arts organization, experience with institutional giving preferred
-experience in writing grant proposals and/or individual giving solicitations
-experience with government grants a plus
-proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
-fluency in database work; experience with direct mail programs and event management is a plus
-ability to manage multiple projects at once
-ability to attend concerts, special events in New York and in Washington DC; limited additional travel may be required
-ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits including medical and dental insurance, paid vacation, summer Fridays, office closure between December 24 and January 1, 403(b) pension plan, and flexible spending accounts.
About Young Concert Artists, Inc.
Young Concert Artists, Inc., founded in 1961, is the premier organization in the world for the discovery and promotion of young classical musicians. YCA’s legendary achievements over the past half-century include launching the careers of Emanuel Ax, Pinchas Zukerman, Murray Perahia, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Dawn Upshaw, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Richard Goode, Anne-Marie McDermott, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Jeremy Denk and over 250 other soloists, ensembles and composers, who today have a vital presence in the music world. The organization holds annual Young Concert Artists International Auditions; presents a concert series in New York and Washington DC; has an educational outreach program; and provides management services to its current artists and composers. The organization has a staff of 14.