Associate Manager of Development

About the position

We are looking for a dynamic Associate Manager of Development, a vital member of the development team who will head our grant seeking and reporting process from foundations and government agencies, manage relationships with current funders and diligently research new opportunities for funding, and support fundraising efforts through a multi-year capital campaign.

This position requires strong writing, data analysis, program budgeting, project management skills, with an emphasis on grant compliance and outcome measurement. Reports to the Director of Development and works closely with all departments to gather programmatic information and updates.

Responsibilities include

Grant Seeking and Reporting (70%)

  • In collaboration with the Director of Development, develop a comprehensive strategy for conducting prospect research and soliciting foundations and government grants
  • Manage the identification, research, cultivation, solicitation, recognition, and stewardship of grant funders.
  • Draft and edit letters of intent, grant proposals, online submissions, acknowledgements, reports, and necessary supporting documents for complex proposals to current and prospective funders.
  • Work closely with the Director of Development, COO, and program staff to effectively communicate the mission and programs of the organization to funders.

System and Database Management (20%)

  • Oversee digital record keeping in eTapestry as well as on the organization’s shared drive.
  • Develop and maintain a grant calendar for all funding requests.
  • Manage existing grants and track funding; develop internal reporting systems; write reports; maintain historical and organizational
  • records; work with staff to ensure each project or program is meeting proposal conditions and expectations.

Other Fundraising and Capacity Building Efforts (10%)

  • Support the Executive Director and other organizational leadership in preparing for fundraising meetings, presentations, and events.
  • Support the Development Team at cultivation and donor-facing events, in-person or virtual.
  • Support the DoD and Art21’s leadership and board executing a 5 year capital campaign.
  • Supervise and work with the development intern (2 days per week).
  • Prepare written and statistical reports for Director of Development, COO, ED, and board as necessary.


  • 3 years of nonprofit experience developing, writing, and securing foundation and government grants, overseeing all aspects of the grant seeking and reporting process. Preferably at an arts, cultural, or education institution.
  • Demonstrated analytical and persuasive writing experience, including the ability to convey complex information and data in a clear manner for specific audiences. Knowledge of grant and budgeting guidelines.
  • Superior communication skills; knowledge of the fundraising process, and the concepts of donor relations and communications.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Team-driven attitude. Ability to effectively and independently manage projects, anticipate obstacles, delegate tasks, and collaborate with team members on multiple projects.
  • Expected to utilize MS Office, Google Suite, and other programs with high proficiency. Familiarity with CRM, donor databases is preferred.

This full-time position is based in New York City with a starting salary of $55,000 plus benefit package that includes Medical and Dental insurance, TransitChek Program, summer Fridays, professional development opportunities, generous paid time off policy, and most importantly an excellent work life balance.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. Art21 is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color; LGBTQIA+ individuals; people with disabilities; and all others, regardless of immigration history. No phone calls, please.

To Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to: jobs [at], with the subject line “Associate Manager of Development”.

All resumes and cover letters should be submitted as PDFs, saved using the following filing naming template: “Last Name, First Name_Resume or Cover Letter”.

Special note: Due to the pandemic, Art21 is currently working remotely and the new hire should be ready to maintain schedules, communications, and all aspects of the position from their own home for the time being. Necessary technology will be provided by Art21. All operations will return to Art21’s offices in New York City this fall.