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Chief Fundraiser, Art and Tech Non-Profit

New York, United States
$102,000.00 - $102,000.00
Closing date
Feb 24, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Membership, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events, Programs, Community Outreach, Grant Administration, Grant Making, Administrative, Arts Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Eyebeam’s 501c3 non-profit mission centers artists in the design of our shared future. Operating at the interaction of art, technology, and the public good, we provide generous support to artists and amplification of their cutting-edge ideas and inventions with the public through exhibitions, talks, and shared learning. Our core programs include Fractal Fellowships, providing artists time and support to create, grow, and distribute their work; Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism, which supports artist-journalist teams producing revelatory work for major media outlets; and the Digital Day Camp, an artist-led, multi-week youth technology program serving over 20 public high school students each summer.

This position is intended to both build on our history of fundraising success as well as access a new generation of potential supporters in a new landscape of giving.

The Chief Fundraiser (CF) is responsible for fundraising which includes major donors, corporate sponsors, annual appeals, and foundation giving. Eyebeam seeks a self-motivated and detail-oriented person who can develop and execute successful strategies in the identification, cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation of donors. Additionally, the CF will create new pipeline strategies, and in consultation with the Executive Director, establish measurable fundraising goals and objectives, and develop and maintain relationships with prospects. Must additionally have strong project management and CRM Skills.

The CF position is a full-time role, with full benefits including paid time off. This role is mostly remote with intermittent onsite requirements - once or twice per month. We don’t subsidize commuting costs to the office or hotel stay so candidates need to keep that in mind when considering if the roles are right for them. However, once or twice per year special events commute and hotel costs may be covered. Eyebeam is located at the Brass Factory in 185 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249.

Reporting to: Executive Director (ED)

Primary Responsibilities:

    Steward existing relationships to ensure that donors, partners, and funders increase giving. Leverage new digital potentials for pipeline building and donor engagement. Incorporate emerging cryptocurrency strategies. Conduct research to identify high-net-worth individuals to support the growth campaign. Identify potential corporate partnership opportunities and develop pathways for giving. Forge new relationships to build general operating support (GOS), visibility, and secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations long term. Partner with the ED to provide strategy and direction for GOS. Work with the team to conceptualize and implement fundraising campaigns. Work with the Storyteller Fellow to raise the visibility of social media, newsletter, direct mail campaigns, driving new levels of community engagement. Ensure the website and public education and marketing materials are timely. Conceptualize and implement giving campaigns for in-kind support, corporate, foundation, individual donors, and City and State funding. Build interpersonal relationships with donors, in collaboration with the ED, that create opportunities for cementing partnerships. Work collaboratively with Storyteller Fellow, providing complete and accurate reports. Oversee donor data management and ensure that Salesforce is being used effectively. Oversee donation processing, acknowledgment, tracking, reporting, and reconciliation with external accounting co-operative (ArtsPool). Manage and motivate a high-performing team to exceed goals. Ability to project manage and collect information, catalog, document, update databases, and index/file correspondence as necessary.


    7+ years experience in the field providing direct or related work experience. A track record of growth as a hands-on fundraising professional who can creatively identify, cultivate, successfully solicit gifts from individual donors, and who enjoys the process. Success in educating individuals new to philanthropy. Experience in identifying, training, motivating, managing, and partnering with staff and external partners. Strategic background executing annual appeals, campaigns, special events, planned giving, and research. Strong fundraising database experience and skills with a willingness to implement efficiencies, from data input to producing reports to analyzing results. Strong data analysis skills to define metrics and assess data to present informed decisions and recommendations. A highly organized, confident, creative approach. A proven ability to communicate passionately, clearly, and concisely, both in writing and orally, and who enjoys engaging with artists and the communities we serve. Ability to innovate through new forms provided by technological innovations. Demonstrated ability in leveraging social media for fundraising. Awareness of and engagement with evolving modes of individual giving, including cryptocurrency or other forms of wealth such as stocks, bonds, or legacy giving. Familiarity with the Google Suite and Mac.


Salary: $102,000

Full-Time Salary Exempt

Benefits Eligibility (Medical, Dental, Vision)

Paid Time Off

About Eyebeam:

Technology's effect on our future is always changing and difficult to understand. Through exploratory process and emotionally compelling output, Eyebeam believes that artists can help us visualize and realize a more just future. Eyebeam enables people to think creatively and critically about technology's effect on society, with the mission of revealing new paths toward a more just future for all.

Equity and Inclusion: 

Eyebeam aims to create a hub for conversation and practice-sharing that is aware and responsive to systemic inequities and invests in the meaningful inclusion of historically marginalized groups and voices. Eyebeam is committed to and values diversity in its organization and programming as defined by gender, race, ethnicity, disability status, age, sexual orientation, immigrant status, and socioeconomic status. With a history rooted in innovation and collaboration, Eyebeam's programs are grounded in artist community dialogue. Eyebeam supports meaningful access to technology for everyone.

To Apply: 

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We will accept and review applications on a rolling basis until Friday, 04 March 2022

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