MANAGER OF INSTITUTIONAL GIVING
PARK AVENUE ARMORY
Part American palace, part industrial shed, Park Avenue Armory
is dedicated to supporting unconventional works in the visual and
performing arts that need non-traditional spaces for their full
realization, enabling artists to create and audiences to experience
epic and adventurous presentations that cannot be mounted elsewhere
in New York City.
The Manager of Institutional Giving is part of a two-person
institutional giving team responsible for raising approximately
$2.5 million in annual support. The role primarily manages a
portfolio of small to mid level corporate, foundation, and
government supporters, as well as takes a lead role with stewarding
season sponsors. In addition, the Manager plays an important
part in funder research and identifying new funding opportunities,
while assisting with other institutional giving fundraising
priorities as needed. The work requires excellent writing,
interpersonal, and administrative skills.
The Manager reports to the Director of Institutional Giving and
works closely with the Director of Development and collaboratively
with the entire Development Department.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential function to a high professional standard.
The requirements listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Ideal candidates
will be highly organized, motivated, and detail-oriented
self-starters who work well within a fast-paced environment.
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative, and proactively manage
multiple projects and priorities with concurrent and changing
- Entrepreneurial skill in developing cultivation strategies and
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent administrative and organizational skills, with strong
attention to detail.
- Strength working both independently and collaboratively as part
of a team
- Strong proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, including
Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as in internet
research; Tessitura or similar database knowledge a plus.
- Please note that Park Avenue Armory employees work onsite
during weekday office hours and are required to present proof of
Covid-19 vaccination, including booster as soon as eligible.
Requests for reasonable accommodations for medical, religious, or
other reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
- 2+ years of experience in fundraising, preferably in
institutional giving for a performing and/or visual arts
organization, personal interest in arts and culture a plus.
- Experience writing grants to foundations, corporations, and
- Event experience a plus, with ability to work occasional
nights, weekends, and holidays in support of events and
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY &
Research shows that women and people from underrepresented
groups often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the
qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that
someone meets 100% of the qualifications for a role. If much of
this job posting describes you, then please apply for this
Park Avenue Armory provides equal opportunity to all employees
and applicants for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin,
ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage
or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status,
genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status,
gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category
protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not
limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and
apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading,
transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and
conditions of employment.
Compensation starts at $60,000 annually, commensurate with
All applications should include a resume and cover letter,
including salary requirements, and be emailed to HR@ARMORYONPARK.ORG
with “Manager of Institutional Giving” in the
subject line. Only applications submitted in this format will be
reviewed. No phone calls, please.