Creative Capital is seeking a passionate, forward-thinking, and creative individual to fulfill a key role in helping grow the organization’s portfolio and individual relationships. The Development Associate works closely with the leadership team to assist with comprehensive projects as well as gift processing and other aspects of development operations. The Development Associate is a key role that helps to support the department’s efforts across funding sectors and offers opportunities for career growth. A competitive candidate is a confident individual who understands the cultural funding landscape and can skillfully communicate Creative Capital’s mission and work. This position reports to the Director of Development.
- Help manage Creative Capital’s fundraising activities and initiatives; tracking deadlines and nurturing relationships
- Draft/write grant proposals and reports for funders, including researching and preparing materials about organizational activities and artist news
- Assist with donor stewardship, cultivating new and existing donors
- Conduct prospect research, identifying and generating new funding opportunities, including compiling financial and organizational data on prospective funders
- Manage donor correspondence, inquiries, and acknowledgements
- Coordinate project planning and communication with other departments
- Implement and track appeals, campaigns, and other special initiatives in print and online
- Handle pledges, gift processing, and ensure accurate data and record input
- Salesforce database management
- Coordinate and participate in development activities, events, and some travel (both online and in-person)
- Participate in and administer various meetings, including select trustee committee meetings
- Other responsibilities as needed
- At least 3 years of fundraising experience working in development, including the drafting of letters, proposals, and reports
- Exceptional writing, communication, organizational, and computer skills
- Demonstrated experience using Salesforce (Classy) or Raiser’s Edge, Excel, and Wealth Engine or iwave, or similar fundraising applications
- Strong work ethic, highly efficient and pragmatic, excellent attention to detail
- Self-directed with a collaborative spirit
- Ability to work on multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment
- Knows how to deal appropriately with foundations, patrons, and trustees
- Fundraising background preferred; and interest in art/cultural institutions desirable
The position is full-time (with occasional travel and special events), exempt and non-union. Ideally, candidates are based in or near Creative Capital’s offices in New York City. Includes generous paid time off and benefits. Seeking to fill the position before or by September 30, 2021.
TO APPLY: Creative Capital is committed to building unity and seeks to hire staff who foster an excitement for contributing to a thriving cultural community. Please tell us why that’s you in your cover letter and include one writing sample along with your resume. Send as one PDF attachment at [email protected] with subject “Development Associate.” Deadline is September 17, 2021.
Head of Editorial
Creative Capital, a nonprofit organization based in New York City, seeks a Head of Editorial at Creative Capital who will lead the conceptualization and strategy for inspirational storytelling, content strategy, and evolving a compelling brand voice that expands our global community. This role will oversee creative storytelling online and in print, elevate our brand voice to inspire participation and giving, and work closely with the President & Executive Director and departmental directors to manage all aspects of our editorial and content strategy. This role will also be the keeper of the voice, brand, visual style and editorial standards.
The Head of Editorial will be essential to buttressing our fundraising efforts to ensure that there is exciting, interesting, and engaging content that reflects our values amongst our artist-led community, to our donors, and to the public. The role will be highly collaborative, creative, agile, and cross-functional with the Artist Initiatives team, Development team, Operations team, and Administrative team.
- Articulate distinctive qualities of Creative Capital, a 501(c)3 nonprofit grant-making organization, through storytelling in long-form, short-form, and in various media (including website, print, social media)
- Conceptualize editorial strategy and develop strong, compelling brand narratives that educate and inspire giving and create meaningful engagement with our community and the public
- Ideate innovative creative direction when it comes to copy, voice, graphically/visually compelling imagery and storytelling
- Develop clear editorial strategic plan, calendar, and content schedule that supports and advances our fundraising and community-building initiatives
- Grow our audience for our grantmaking, educational workshops and public programs, and arts partnerships regionally, nationally, and internationally
- Promote our awardees, our programs and events (such as our Artist Retreat), our partnerships, and our achievements to artists, to donors, and to a global audience
- Manage a team of full-time and/or part-time staff
- Manage editorial budget efficiently and effectively
- Work effectively and strategically with external press, writers, vendors, partners, sponsors, designers to execute editorial strategy and create related visually compelling design elements and platforms including the organization’s website
- Lead with agility, innovation, collaboration, and ability to mentor junior colleagues
- Speak at conferences, on panels, and public-facing events where appropriate
- Be a proactive ambassador for communicating our artists, programs, and partnerships
- 5+ years of editorial, communications, PR, and brand management experience
- Performing arts, visual arts, film, and literature experience and knowledge preferred
- The ability to excel in a fast-paced environment with deadlines and accountability
- Experience in creative strategy, content strategy, and creative ideation
- Experience overseeing quality, copy, and content direction for a wide range of channels including email, print, web, social media, paid media, video
- Strong visual acuity, exceptional graphic and design sensibility
- Collaborative, positive, problem-solving, creative manager who can grow, mentor, and inspire direct reports
- Work efficiently and effectively with artists, arts experts, and broader community partners
- Strong work ethic, highly efficient and pragmatic, excellent attention to detail
- Exceptional writer, editor, and communicator in English
- Additional languages a plus
- Proven track record of uploading DEIA values
The position is full-time (40 hours/week with occasional travel and special events). Ideally, candidates are based in or near Creative Capital’s offices in New York City. Includes generous paid time off and benefits. Competitive salary in the range of $80,000 to $90,000. Seeking to fill the position by September 7, 2021.
TO APPLY: Please submit your cover letter and resume as one PDF to [email protected] with the subject line “Head of Editorial.” No phone calls, please. Application deadline: August 13, 2021.
Since 1999, Creative Capital has provided more than $50 million to support the creation of groundbreaking artists’ projects. Creative Capital also supports innovative, ambitious artists of all disciplines and across the country through counsel, gatherings, and career development services. Our mission is to amplify artists’ voices and catalyze connections, helping artists to realize their visions and build sustainable practices, and nurturing the growth of artistic communities nationwide.
Founded in response to the National Endowment for the Arts’ termination of the majority of its grant programs for individual artists, Creative Capital is animated by a fierce commitment to freedom of expression. We particularly value forward-thinking and boundary-blurring work, and seek out projects that could not be realized without the additional support we provide.
Creative Capital is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diverse cultural and social perspectives. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
Since 2015, Creative Capital has been participating in ongoing anti-oppression training to examine systemic issues that perpetuate inequality.