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Part-Time Development Associate

Magnum Foundation
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Mar 23, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration
Arts, Other Fields
Employment Type
Part Time


Magnum Foundation expands creativity and diversity in visual storytelling, activating new audiences and ideas through the innovative use of images. Through grant making, mentorship, and creative collaborations, we partner with socially engaged imagemakers exploring new models for storytelling.



At this exciting moment of growth, Magnum Foundation (MF) seeks a creative and organized part-time Development Associate to join our team. Working closely with the Development and Communications Manager and Executive Director, this new role will be responsible for supporting all areas of fundraising and carrying out administrative duties for the Development team. The position reports to the Development Manager and will collaborate extensively with all other departments: Marketing, Programming, and Operations. This is a partially remote position that requires in-person attendance for select events in the NYC metro area, as well as some time in the Magnum Foundation office. 



  • CRM / Gift Entry Systems and Processes 
    Process incoming and outgoing mail for the development department Ensure that all types of donations (cash, pledges, matching gifts, and planned gifts) are properly documented and manage the timely acknowledgment of gifts Assist in list building to support appeals, events, and cultivation Organize and maintain office electronic and paper filing systems Enter and update donor/prospect information in donor database on a regular basis with efficiency and accuracy Ensure data integrity through accurate data entry and ongoing clean-up efforts
  • Individual Giving
    Assist with the production and distribution of recurring appeals and stewardship materials Help manage gift renewals Draft and manage individual giving correspondence (letters, invitations, mailing lists, eblasts, reports)
  • Institutional Giving 
    Assist in coordinating and preparing grant materials with development staff and leadership Help develop effective grants filing systems for accurate deadline and document tracking
  • Communication and Cultivation
    Collaborate with various departments on fundraising initiatives including special events Communicate with donors in person, on the phone, and by email
    Other related duties as assigned




    Must embrace the mission and values of Magnum Foundation Experience working in nonprofits or arts organizations  Clear communicator with excellent speaking, writing, editing, and proofreading skills Logic-oriented with time management and problem-solving skills Ability to effectively collaborate with staff on a small, growing team Proficiency in Google Suite, Microsoft Office, and other basic computer and online tools Aptitude and excitement for fundraising database systems and operational work 


    Experience in databases and CRMs (Salesforce preferred) Knowledge of photography and interest in visual storytelling Second language preferred



$28/hour, 20 hours/week guaranteed

401K eligible after 1,000 hours worked



Magnum Foundation currently operates under a hybrid in-person and virtual model. Proof of vaccination required. Masking and other precautions around in-person gathering may be expected when appropriate to safeguard the health and safety of our community. 



Magnum Foundation is in an elevator building and has a restroom that is wheelchair accessible and gender-neutral. We encourage you to reach out to with any further questions about accessibility and/or our space. 



Magnum Foundation recognizes that many paths might adequately prepare someone for this role, and we are dedicated to considering candidates from a diverse set of experiences. We encourage anyone who believes they would be a good fit to apply. 

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter as a single PDF to with the subject “[Your Name] - Development Associate Position”

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until March 3, 2023. 



Magnum Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates for employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

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