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Development Manager, Arts Nonprofit


DUE BY: Applications for this position are rolling and will  remain open until the position is filled 

Interested applicants should submit the following: 

    A brief cover letter Resume or CV  One writing sample 
      Suggested: grant proposals, thank you l, newsletter/promotional, social media, creative/essay writing 
    Additional links to A/V, graphic design,  and portfolio samples (optional but highly encouraged) 

Brown Girls Doc Mafia (BGDM)’s mission is to nurture, amplify, and invest in the creative capacity and professional success of BIPOC women and nonbinary people working in the documentary industry. 


BGDM is seeking a  Development Manager to join our growing team. They should be a highly motivated team player with the ability to work independently. Their primary role is to create, oversee and implement creative y fundraising campaigns. They will also network with potential funders and members of the industry at large, cultivating connections to ensure the overall health and sustainability of the organization.

The Development Manager position is a salaried position that will manage BGDM’s community-centric fundraising strategy. This position will work closely with the Executive Director and BGDM’s senior management team (operations, communications, and artist programs). We prefer candidates based in New York and Los Angeles but can be flexible on location. Some travel will be required. 

Primary Responsibilities Overall Fundraising Strategy
    Oversee annual fundraising goals for three income streams (grants, individual giving, corporate sponsorship).  Work with senior management to develop new revenue streams (membership, advertising, sponsored events, and merchandise) Cultivate, nurture, and formalize relationships with current and prospective individual funders, foundations, government, and corporations who are aligned with our values and principles Attend doc industry events to pitch BGDM and network with key constituencies  Collaborate with BGDM staff to implement fundraising events
Foundation & Government Grants
    Identify prospective grant opportunities, conduct research, and write grants in close collaboration with department heads Manage all aspects of grant administration, from submission of grant proposals to reports 
Individual Giving & Corporate Sponsorship  
    Innovate and implement ongoing fundraising campaigns, annual End-of-Year appeals, and other special fundraising initiatives  Develop and manage a portfolio of prospective donors and sponsors to approach in collaboration with the Executive Director, and conduct appropriate engagement activities. Manage monthly donation reports and donor recognition lists on the BGDM website and annual reports Prepare donor and sponsorship decks, proposals, and reports
Preferred Skills and Experience
    At least 4 to 6 years of experience in a non-profit development/fundraising department Innovative, creative, out of the box thinker who isn’t afraid to push boundaries of conventional fundraising approaches Excellent planning and project management skills, and ability to take initiative, set and respond to priorities, and drive projects forward from conception to completion. Able to work collaboratively across departments to effectively implement development and communication goals and strategies Have a strong self-reflective practice, humility during miscommunication, and grace to relearn  Organized with excellent attention to detail Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
Bonus Skills and Experience
    Experience working in media arts  Grant writing and membership experience  Experience using Neon CRM  Have established relationships within the philanthropic sector  Understand the history of philanthropy and can implement and execute anti-racist and restorative development strategies
    Start Date:  As soon as possible  Location: NYC-based or LA-based, hybrid (remote daily work with occasional in-person meetings, and events) Type: F position (32-40 hours/week) Salary: $70,000 - $90,000/year,  and is commensurate with experience Perm: This role is initially an Independent Contractor (1090) for up to three
    months with the opportunity and expectation of full-time (W2) employment with a
    comprehensive benefits package. Equal Opportunity Employer: At BGDM we celebrate diversity and champion equity and inclusive hiring practices. 

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