Teatro SEA, Society of the Educational Arts, Inc.
New York, NY
Professional Job

Expires: 03/26/24


$32k-37k salary biweekly

Society of the Educational Arts, Inc./Sociedad Educativa de las Artes, Inc. (Teatro SEA)
Position Opening: Development Associate

Society of the Educational Arts, Inc./Sociedad Educative de las Artes, Inc. (Teatro SEA) seeks an outstanding candidate to fill its part-time position of Development Associate. The mission of SEA is to provide Latino children and youth of New York City with training and access to culturally enriching programs through the theater and the arts.

The Position
SEA+rsquo;s Assistant Director of Development will research, plan and organize fundraising activities including individual donations, corporate grants and foundation grants. They will also support the Board of Directors in its fundraising.

The Development Associate will report to the CEO and Managing Director and work closely with the Board Chair. The organization+rsquo;s goals include significantly enhancing its fundraising capacity, particularly in the area of individual donations, Corporate and Foundation grants.

Primary Responsibilities include:

Research and organize a comprehensive prospect list. Create a calendar for foundations, corporations and government grants/deadlines. Send proposals to meet these deadlines.
Revamp current proposals.
Support our annual individual giving program that includes; identification of potential donors, gift solicitation through appeals and in-person meetings, cultivation through small events, and stewardship in conjunction with the Founding Artistic Director.
Oversee the planning and execution of the organization+rsquo;s special events including a series of cultivation events for prospective individual donors and institutional supporters.

Board of Directors Relations
Work with the Development Committee of the Board of Directors and the Artistic and Managing Directors to develop strategies to initiate and meet fundraising goals.
Help develop fundraising training for Board members.
Support all development reports to the Board and attend all Board meetings.
Prepare and administer the development budget, projecting and achieving goals for both revenue and expense.
Help establish development policies, systems, and procedures, with an emphasis on ethical practices for soliciting and reporting gifts, and meeting the expectations of donors.

Experience and Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess the following:
Minimum B.A. degree and experience in all areas of fundraising, preferably in an arts and/or education/theater environment.
Excellent organizational and verbal and written skills; a professional demeanor and track record of nurturing long-term relationships with Board members, donors, and industry and civic leaders.
Strong major gift and annual fund campaign experience, with success in both setting and achieving goals.
Experience in responding to grant opportunities from government agencies at all levels and New York City and national foundations.
Financial management experience needed to oversee department budget, both revenue and expenses.
Experience in setting up and using fundraising tools including research and other donor relations software systems and contact management systems.
Bilingual in Spanish/English is preferred, but not required.
Deep appreciation for the arts and its benefits for children of all ages.

Hours: Part-time, occasional evening and weekend work required.
Salary: $32k-37k commensurate with experience.
Location: In-person, some opportunities for remote work may be available.

How to Apply
Send cover letter and resume along with two references and two writing samples (preferably one annual fund appeal and one (short) grant proposal) by email to Edgar Mozoub, Managing Director.

About The Organization

Teatro SEA (Society of the Educational Arts, Inc.) is located at the Clemente Soto V+eacute;lez Cultural and Education Center (The Clemente), a Puerto Rican/Latino/Multicultural center on Manhattan+rsquo;s Lower East Side, and presents approximately 200 performances along with several special community events and festivals annually. Founded in Puerto Rico in 1985, Teatro SEA was created to promote the performing arts there, as well as to showcase the talents of young Latino playwrights, actors, directors, and designers. Our home-base theater, Teatro SEA, is the Nation+rsquo;s only Latino Children+rsquo;s Theater, and our theater is located on The Clemente's first floor and includes its own small lobby. In addition to the theater, Teatro SEA has other spaces inside The Clemente including a rehearsal space, storage area, etc.


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(212) 529-1545

Business Address

107 Suffolk Street

Suite 202

New York, NY 10002

Posted: 09/26/2023 11:59:04 EST

Last Updated: 09/26/2023 19:00 EST

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