Part-Time Development Manager
Superhero Clubhouse, Inc.
Reports to: Co-Directors
Internal Collaborators: Co-Directors, Board of Directors, Consultants
External Collaborators: Institutional funders / Individual donors
Compensation: Salary of $25,000 annually (10-15 hours each week,
Benefits: All staff receive paid holidays in accordance with the federal government’s schedule of observance, with the addition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on October 9th. Part-time staff receive 7 days of paid annual leave, and up to 40 hours of unpaid sick leave during the first year of employment.
Start Date: As early as February 15, 2023
ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER ROLE
Superhero Clubhouse seeks a creative individual with a passion and knack for fundraising to join our tight-knit team as a part-time Development Manager. The successful candidate will be an excellent written and verbal communicator with a strong sense of initiative, capable of identifying and developing fundraising opportunities, crafting compelling funding materials, and managing fundraising campaigns.
We are looking for someone who believes in our mission and will further our existing fundraising efforts and help strategize and deliver new ones. This position is fully-funded for a minimum of two years. For the right candidate who demonstrates capacity, interest, and desire to hold more responsibility and leadership within the organization, there is potential for this to grow into a full-time position over the next two years.
Superhero Clubhouse (SHC) is a 15-year-old organization creating theater to enact climate and environmental justice, cultivate hope, and inspire a thriving future. We stage original performances, offer creative resources for communities, and bring together collaborators from all walks of life to practice critical thinking and empathy, empowering them to imagine, discuss, and build sustainable, equitable futures. Our work is joyfully rooted in ecological knowledge, relationship to the land, and imagination as a powerful tool of future-building.
Superhero Clubhouse is based in Lenapehoking (New York City), the occupied home of the Native Lenape people, with respect to our Shinnecock, Wampanoag, Haudenosaunee neighbors. We work largely within the Eastern Woodlands bio-region of North America.
For more information on our programs and projects:
The Development Manager will be responsible for the following tasks:
Institutional Fundraising (60%)
-Continually researching foundation, corporate, and government funding opportunities appropriate for the organization.
-Maintaining a schedule of funding opportunities for each fiscal year.
-Assisting with outreach to and participate in meetings with potential funders
-Drafting narratives, letters of inquiry, applications, proposals, and other materials requested by potential funders.
-Working closely with the Co-Directors to understand the organization’s funding strategies and discuss adaptations to the strategy, as needed.
-Track progress towards goals using a budget developed by the Co-Directors and Board of Directors.
Individual Fundraising (30%)
-Collaborate with Co-Directors to design strategy, draft copy, and create materials for two annual individual giving campaigns.
-Maintain and refresh lists of individual donors throughout the year.
Learning and Growth (10%)
-Pursue learning opportunities to expand skills and improve the organization’s processes and systems.
-Set measurable goals for your own performance, and practice giving and receiving feedback.
-Approach novel and challenging tasks with a willingness to learn and a generous spirit.
The larger objectives of this role are:
-Effectively convey the organization’s mission, values, vision, and programs to current and potential stakeholders.
-Carry out job responsibilities in alignment with the organization’s mission, values, and culture.
-Support the organization in achieving financial sustainability through a greater diversity of funding sources.
-Successfully support the organization in growing income streams to match or exceed goals set out by the leadership team.
This will be a mostly remote position, with the possibility of attending in-person meetings or events in New York City, or in the New York City metro area. This is a part-time position, with the expectation of no less than 10 hours per week and no more than 15 hours per week. Payment is on a monthly basis. This position will not be eligible for health or pension benefits through the organization. Reasonable expenses incurred through performing the responsibilities of the job, such as commuting costs, may be reimbursed upon approval.
Skills and Qualifications:
-Minimum one year of experience in fundraising, development, or grant-writing.
-Excellent writing skills, with experience in crafting grant applications and other types of proposals for funding in the non-profit sector.
-Excellent collaborative and relationship-building skills, and the ability to work with a variety of working styles and schedules.
-Knowledge of at least two of our funding areas: arts and culture, arts education, environment, climate, and social justice.
-Skilled and effective researcher.
-Adept at managing time, schedules, and deadlines independently.
-Experience using Google Suite and Microsoft Office.
-A kind, respectful, generous collaborator who is open to giving / receiving feedback.
-Commitment to anti-oppression, anti-racist practices, with capacity to participate in our ongoing learning process together.
Superhero Clubhouse is an equal-opportunity employer and brings our values of equity and inclusion to our hiring process. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Additionally, we welcome candidates who have lived experiences that are connected to communities on the frontlines of climate and environmental justice.
Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Research shows that cis-men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Yet, women and other people who are systematically marginalized tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply.