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The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) seeks a permanent full-time benefits eligible Institutional Giving Manager, reporting to the Associate Director of Development.
The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is a multi-disciplinary contemporary arts center which is dedicated to the presentation, production, and promotion of the art of our time. It expresses its mission by organizing world class curated exhibitions, presenting a multi-disciplinary schedule of live performances and public programs, as well as educating and enlarging audiences for the arts while encouraging collaboration among diverse stakeholders composed of artists, institutions, communities, and supporters throughout the world.
The CAC was formed in the fall of 1976 as a non-collecting organization by a passionate group of artists when the prescient movement to tear down the aesthetic barriers between the performing and visual arts was active nationwide. Housed in a four-story, 80,000 square foot building with two adjacent 10,000 square foot warehouses, the CAC boasts among its many physical assets a 210 seat flexible theater as well as 14,000 square feet of exhibition space on two floors. For more information, visit cacno.org.
The Development Department is responsible for managing the contributed revenue of the CAC through public and private grants, corporate sponsorships, individual donations, and the CAC's membership and special event programs.
• Reports to the Associate Director of Development
• Works closely with the Individual Giving Manager
• Bachelor's degree is required.
• Three or more years of experience in nonprofit development, arts administration, or writing-related field;
• Significant experience and demonstrated success in writing grants, including national foundation and federal grants—a writing sample will be required of finalists;
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
• Impeccable editing and proofreading skills;
• Strong organizational and time management skills with close attention to detail and commitment to meeting deadlines;
• Robust research and prospecting skills;
• Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge, Altru, or knowledge of donor database management;
• Ability to work both independently without close oversight, and actively as a collaborator who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside of the organization;
• Ability to build long-term relationships with funders;
• High energy and passion for the CAC’s mission is essential.
Priority consideration will be given to applications received on or before Monday, June 26, 2017, 5 pm CDT. However, the position will remain open until a suitable pool of qualified applications is received. Interested candidates are asked to please send electronically a resume and cover letter outlining their interest and qualifications with salary requirements to email@example.com.
Please put the title of the position: “Institutional Giving Manager” in the subject heading of your electronic submission. Applications will not be considered until all of the above information is received. No phone inquiries regarding this position will be accepted.
The CAC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants without regard to ethnicity, gender, age, or sexual orientation.