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The award-winning Flea Theater seeks an energetic, flexible, creative and organized Development Associate to join its small administrative team.
Now in its 18th year, The Flea is dedicated to embodying the spirit of adventure and excitement that has defined Off-Off-Broadway since its inception. We produce and present as many as 18 plays a year in our two-theater Tribeca space, along with festivals of cutting edge music and dance, and we are known for eclectic seasons that bring together rising talents with established veterans. Thanks to our robust slate of programs supporting emerging actors, directors, designers, choreographers and composers, The Flea is a dynamic hub for diverse young performers and a place of abundant activity. Please see www.theflea.org to learn more.
The Development Associate is responsible for executing a strategic program, designed by the Producing Director and a longstanding outside Development Consultant, to identify, cultivate, and steward individual gifts as well as foundation, corporate and government grants for operations, special projects and a $16M capital campaign currently underway. Responsibilities include:
maintaining a development calendar for new and renewed funding sources;
tracking and acknowledging all gifts;
drafting and maintaining donor communications, including Letters of Introduction;
writing and submitting government, foundation and corporate proposals and reports;
creating ancillary proposal materials including financials and work samples; and
providing support to the Producing Director and Development Consultant in all fundraising efforts.
While primarily focused on operating funds, this position is also vital to the ongoing success of The Fleas capital campaign. Specific responsibilities will include highly detailed donation tracking including the maintenance of board and government agency reports, and the facilitation of simultaneous individual donor campaigns.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of related development experience and demonstrated success in soliciting donations from government, foundation and corporate sources. Strong writing skills are a must, as is attention to detail and the capacity to organize and prioritize information and communicate well with staff, board and funders. Must have superb word processing and database computer skills and the ability to create and understand operating, capital and program budgets. He/She must also possess knowledge of and passion for the arts and belief in the mission of The Flea and Off-Off-Broadway.
Salary includes medical benefits, which are paid 100% by The Flea.
Please email cover letter, resume, writing sample (preferably a two-page Letter of Introduction) to:
Beth Dembrow, Managing Director