The Educational Video Center (www.evc.org) is seeking an
exceptional Development and Communications
Director to join our team at a time of strategic growth.
EVC is an award-winning non-profit youth media arts and social
justice organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a
means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills
of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to
EVC challenges structural inequities and harmful narratives that
disadvantage young people of color in education, careers, and life.
We do this by teaching documentary filmmaking to
help young people thrive as learners, artists and social justice
leaders; building the capacity of teachers and
public schools to create youth-centered, culturally responsive
classrooms; mobilizing youth-produced media to
inspire action; and disrupting systems that harm
BIPOC youth, their communities, and the world.
The Development and Communications Director’s primary focus will
be proposal and report writing, prospecting and research of funding
opportunities, cultivation of new and existing funding
relationships, liaising with EVC’s program teams and other
departments to understand needs and programming, and effectively
and compellingly communicating EVC’s mission, programming,
accomplishments, and needs to external audiences in both verbal and
written form. Extensive grant writing experience is required;
experience in marketing and public relations is a plus.
The Development and Communications Director
Developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising strategy
to ensure that EVC’s revenue meets its annual funding objectives
and broadens its donor base through: foundation and government
grant writing, corporate giving, individual and major donor
recruitment and retention, digital fundraising, and in-person and
virtual events planning. This position offers opportunities
to grow technical and non-technical skills.
Grant writing and reporting (75%)
Write, review, and edit foundation,
government and corporate grant proposals and reports, funder emails
and other grant-related materials (one-pagers, information
summaries, program briefs).
Coordinate language development with
Executive Director and other staff, including development of new
language as appropriate, as well as splicing, synthesizing, and
expanding upon existing language, depending on the specific needs
and aims of each piece of writing.
Work closely with program staff to
gather data, client stories and program news to prepare compelling
narratives for funder audiences.
Sift through information from
disparate sources, and then identify and prioritize the key pieces,
and synthesize and organize them into coherent narratives.
Conduct prospect research on
foundation, government and corporate funders and prepare briefing
documents; attend pre-proposal conferences and other
Develop and manage fundraising
calendars of LOIs, proposals, and report deadlines.
Help to cultivate relationships with
new foundation and corporate funders in collaboration with
Executive Director including thank you calls, high stakes emails,
periodic email updates, virtual tours, and other opportunities for
Research trends in the field to
support team learning, coordinate stewardship of existing
foundation donors, and identify and strategize around new private
funding sources to meet ambitious annual fundraising goals.
Individual giving, major donors and fundraising events
- Oversee individual and major donor engagement
activities, including donor research, cultivation and stewardship;
creating and launching campaigns; peer-to-peer fundraising; and
identifying new opportunities in collaboration with ED and Board of
Manage all aspects of donor-focused
events. These events range from virtual events, annual Benefit in
June, annual Winter Cocktail in January, to intimate cultivation
events that occur throughout the year.
Systems, Processes, and Department Administration
Oversee fundraising operational
systems including donation processing, tracking, and
Oversee maintenance of EVC’s donor
Oversee maintenance of all department
files, systems, and processes.
Schedule, coordinate, and participate
in external and internal meetings as requested.
As needed, assist with volunteer,
visibility, and employee engagement opportunities throughout the
Develop communications strategies and
Draft newsletter and e-blast
Draft all external communications
including press releases, annual impact reports, promotional
materials, website texts etc.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Three or more years of grant writing
experience with a proven record of success; multi-year grants and
six-figure grants experience preferred.
Experience raising revenue for
general operating support is a plus.
Has an anti-racism and social justice
lens, and an ability to talk fearlessly about race, class, gender,
sexuality, migration, ability, and structural injustices.
- A passion for youth media and social justice, as well as a
familiarity with current social, political, cultural, and economic
In depth awareness of the New York
philanthropic community and youth development and education
The position will be compensated at a full time rate with
benefits in the range of $75,000 - $85,000 commensurate with
experience, and will be supervised by EVC’s Executive Director.
This position is eligible for vacation, sick days, and
organizational holidays with health and dental insurance, commuter
benefits, and more.
Location: This is a hybrid position that will
work in-person and remotely as determined in collaboration with
Please submit your resume, writing sample, and a thoughtful
cover letter detailing how your experiences match the
responsibilities of the position, and how you heard about this
position, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include
the title of the position in the subject line. Applications
will be considered on a rolling basis and handled with
As an organization EVC is committed to engaging in work that
disrupts and roots out systems and structures that perpetuate
racial inequities and oppression. We intentionally seek to build
and maintain a diverse and talented team that reflects the
backgrounds and experiences of our students and creates an
inclusive environment for all employees. As an Equal Opportunity
Employer, EVC encourages applications from all individuals
regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation,
marital status, physical ability or any other legally protected