Director of Development


125 Maiden Ln 2nd floor
New York City, NY 10038




Nov 03, 2022

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Is in seeking of a Director Of Development to help continue our mission of creating spaces and community for NYC’s artists as we head into celebrating our 50th year!

Founded in 1973, LMCC creates opportunities for artists to advance in their careers and practices, providing grants, artists’ residencies, and exhibition and presentation opportunities, as well as produces public programming. This includes the River To River Festival, Open Studios. LMCC also curates and operates the newly renovated and expanded Arts Center at Governors Island, a 40,000 square foot arts space for residency programs, public presentations, and exhibitions!

The Director of Development is a key member of LMCC’s senior leadership team and co-leads the Institutional Advancement department with the Director of Communications & Marketing. This position serves as a main point of contact to LMCC’s Board of Directors and supports executive leadership in all aspects of Board development.
The Director of Development reports to LMCC’s President and supervises two full time staff members, including a Grants Manager and Development Assistant, as well as contractors and interns.

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To Apply: Submit applications via email with a resume and cover letter to Subject line “Director of Development: [Your Name]”.
No phone calls please. Only those we wish to interview will be contacted.
Salary for this position is $100,000-$110,000. We offer an attractive benefits package.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment, and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women. To learn more about careers at LMCC, visit


Bachelor’s Degree in Arts Administration, Nonprofit Management, or related fields
5 years’ experience leading a development function in a supervisory role
Demonstrated success cultivating relationships with donors and prospects, as well as soliciting gifts
Demonstrated skills and experience in designing and implementing successful strategies for seeking, obtaining, and stewarding major gifts from institutional and individual sources
Strong interest and/or knowledge of diverse artistic disciplines and the communities we serve
Eagerness to be an active participant in and meaningful contributor to ongoing work in equity, diversity, and inclusion and apply DEAI principles to scope of work.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent writing skills with the ability to convey a clear, concise, persuasive message
Strong organizational skills and attentiveness to detail
Ability to multi-task and manage more than one project at a time
Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite
Experience working with a fundraising database required, Salesforce experience a plus
Experience using Mailchimp, EventBrite, iWave and project-management tools such as Asana a plus





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