Career Opportunities

 

Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, at historic Flushing Town Hall, is pleased to offer the following career opportunities:

 

 


(POSTED: 7/29/2019)

 

Job Posting: Director of Development

Status: Full-time / Exempt

Salary Range: Competitive

Reports to: Executive & Artistic Director

 

Flushing Town Hall (FTH) is a multi-disciplinary global arts center, presenting Music, Dance, Visual Arts, Puppetry, and Arts Education programs out of an 1862 historic landmark building, featuring a 308-seat theater and 2-room gallery. Our mission is “Global Arts for a Global Community,” and FTH serves all 5 boroughs of NYC and beyond, with audiences of predominantly immigrants and low and moderate income families and individuals.  FTH is a member of NYC’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) and a Smithsonian Affiliate

 

We seek an Experienced Director of Development, passionate about multi-cultural arts, and excited to create a new department and fundraising strategy for Flushing Town Hall. This is a new, senior leadership position, created thanks to funding from the Booth Ferris Foundation, that reports directly to the Executive and Artistic Director, and supervises a 4-day a week Grants Manager.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Create, oversee and implement a development plan to sustain current efforts and to develop new fundraising initiatives and strategies that will broaden/increase FTH’s fundraising capacity. Initially this will involve an assessment of current activity and setting targets for growth.
  • create and manage an annual development calendar for all development activities of the organization.
  • Create and lead individual giving strategies to connect existing and potential donors more closely to FTH, moving them along the continuum of engagement.
  • Research and identify prospects, with an emphasis on high-level donors, individual, corporate and small-business giving. Develop strategies for cultivating, stewarding, prioritizing and tracking donor prospects on an ongoing basis, ensuring that the appropriate systems and procedures are in place to support fundraising goals. 
  • Send acknowledgements to donors
  • Along with Executive & Artistic Director, and Deputy Director, secure gifts by engaging Board of Directors’ development and stewardship efforts.
  • Work with the Executive & Artistic Director and the Board to recruit diverse prospects for FTH’s board.
  • Create briefings, as needed, on major prospects; create and execute individualized strategies towards giving, sponsorship, and/or cross-marketing opportunities.
  • Develop CSR packages for banks and cultivate potential bank sponsors.
  • Proofread, edit and prepare written materials to ensure consistent clarity and messaging.
  • Design and oversee compelling and impactful special events and donor cultivation opportunities/events.
  • Represent FTH in a professional capacity at FTH cultivation events, as well as numerous civic and community events.
  • Work with the Director of Marketing & Community Engagement to create and produce all fundraising collateral, presentations, and materials, including audience, membership development and cross-marketing campaigns.
  • Create and implement direct giving campaigns.
  • Supervise the Grants Manager in completing all required applications, reports, and acknowledgements; work with Deputy Director, who will continue to write some of the more complex grants as well as the government grants.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and acknowledgment of major gifts, individual, corporate and small-business giving, with a strong track record of building, sustaining, and growing long-term relationships with donors.
  • Experience in budgeting and income planning around fundraising efforts
  • Experience crafting individualized solicitation plans
  • Genuine affinity for FTH’s mission “Global Arts for a Global Community.
  • Passion for and experience working in diverse immigrant and underserved communities; commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Highly motivated, independent, creative, strategic and flexible thinker possessing the ability to collaborate with a wide array of people; detail-oriented while prioritizing big-picture strategies; 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including networking skills and excellent customer service instincts.
  • Success working as a strategic advisor to an Executive Director, and in working effectively with Board members
  • Collaborative, inclusive, team driven
  • Deep knowledge of the funding community in New York City and nationally, knowledge about nonprofit financial compliance & governance and current and evolving trends in philanthropy
  • Compelling and articulate in both written and verbal communication
  • Bi-lingual a significant PLUS

 

To Apply:  Please submit a resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and 2 references, via email to: ekodadek@flushingtownhall.org .  Include the words Director of Development in the subject line.  No phone calls or mail submissions, please.

 

About Flushing Town Hall (aka Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts/FCCA)

FCCA was founded in 1979 to present diverse arts from all over the world, to contribute to the revitalization of Flushing, Queens, and to foster an intercultural exchange through the arts.  In the 1990s FCCA acquired and renovated historic Flushing Town Hall (1862 Historic Landmark) on behalf of NYC, and operates the building as a thriving multi-disciplinary arts center, presenting music, dance, theater, visual arts, cross-cultural and education programs.  FCCA is a member of NYC’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), and a Smithsonian Affiliate.  Flushing Town Hall acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the Matinecock People, one of the original tribes of New York, and the first people of Flushing, Queens, who continue to live and work on this land to this day.  For more information, please visit: www.flushingtownhall.org

 

Flushing Town Hall is an Equal Opportunity Employer: FTG provides equal access and equal opportunity in employment and services and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

 


 

Chinese Initiative Intern - Community Outreach and Marketing (Unpaid)

Flushing Town Hall (FTH) is a catalyst for developing and promoting the arts and cultural activities throughout Queens, NYC, and a bridge to promote intercultural understanding through the arts in one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the U.S. FTH engages its multicultural community (138 languages are spoken in Queens) through the presentation of high quality, multidisciplinary arts programs – exhibitions; performances of jazz, classical music, puppetry theatre, dance, world music and spoken word; educational programs for audiences, artists, educators, and schools, free community events and family programs. FTH is a designated member of NYC’s prestigious 33-member Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), and a Smithsonian Affiliate.

 

FTH’s Chinese Initiative - Community Outreach and Marketing Internship offers undergraduate students or graduate students with a unique opportunity to acquire practical skills and experiences in expanding public awareness of FTH. The internship offers various hands-on experiences in marketing, public relations, and event planning.  Projects will be assigned depending on the skills and experience of the intern.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with implementation of community outreach campaigns, social media strategy and engagement for upcoming public programs and fundraising campaigns
  • Conduct research on community outreach and partnership initiatives
  • Draft press release and inquiry letters; translate press release and promotional materials from English to Chinese 
  • Support staff in the logistics, planning, and execution of events and programs
  • Assist with various administrative tasks

 

Requirements:

  • Bi-lingual (English/Mandarin)
  • Current undergraduate or graduate students in any field. Recent graduate is welcome. An interest in non-profit/ arts administration and marketing is preferred
  • Out-going and composed when interacting with people
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstration of initiative, flexibility, and resourcefulness in working effectively on multiple projects
  • Occasional weekend and evening hours may be required 

 

Who Can Apply:

This program is open to currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students. Recent graduates are also welcome to apply. 

This internship requires 16-21 work hours per week, 10-12 weeks or longer preferred. This internship is un-paid.

  

Application Deadline:

Applications are accepted on a rolling-basis.

 

How to Apply:
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples (one in English, one in Chinese) to Ya Yun Teng at yteng@flushingtownhall.org. In the subject line, please include your full name. You can also mail your application to: Ya Yun Teng 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354  

 

Only those who are selected will be contacted to schedule an interview. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.

 


 

Volunteer

 

Whatever your skills, interest or time availability, chances are there is a volunteer opportunity just right for you at Flushing Town Hall. Flushing Town Hall offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. Volunteers provide assistances to staff, patrons, and the general public in many areas including

  • Administration
  • Events
  • Deliveries
  • Fundraising
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Volunteer Coordination

 

If you are interested in joining our team of outstanding volunteers, complete and submit this form today!

 

SIGN UP NOW

 

If you have any questions, please email Steven Palermo, Volunteet Coordinator at spalermo@flushingtownhall.org

 

About Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA):

FCCA was founded in 1979 to present diverse arts from all over the world, to contribute to the revitalization of Flushing, Queens, and to foster an intercultural exchange through the arts.  In the 1990s FCCA acquired and renovated historic Flushing Town Hall (1862 Historic Landmark) on behalf of NYC, and operates the building as a thriving multi-disciplinary arts center.  FCCA engages its multicultural community (138 languages are spoken in Queens) through the presentation of high quality, multidisciplinary arts programs – exhibitions; performances of jazz, classical music, puppetry theatre, dance, world music and spoken word; educational programs for audiences, artists, educators, and schools, free community events and family programs. FCCA is a member of NYC’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), and a Smithsonian Affiliate.  For more information, please visit: www.flushingtownhall.org

 

FCCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer: FCCA provides equal access and equal opportunity in employment and services and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

 

 

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