Young Concert Artists 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.
Position Summary The Development Manager will focus on individual giving. Responsibilities include: working closely with the Development Associate 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 Executive Director and President, to solicit special funding for concerts, appeals, and major events.
The Development Manager works with the Development Associate and senior staff to collectively raise $2 million annually. The Development Manager frequently interacts with Board members, donors, and VIPs, thus requiring poise and affability.
-Bachelor’s degree -classical music background/interest -minimum 2 to 3 years of development experience, preferably in an arts organization -good writing skills -proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and ability to learn new systems/software -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 seeks to discover brilliant and promising young classical musicians on the cusp of major careers. Through a rigorous international audition process we select a few new artists each year and offer them concert debuts in NYC and Washington DC, management, career guidance, and an array of publicity services. The YCA staff takes great pleasure in serving these extraordinary young people. We are a mission driven organization supported by a generous and engaging group of donors in both NYC and Washington DC.