Development Manager

The Diller-Quaile School of Music - New York, New York

Job Category: Development

Type: Paid

Term: Full Time

Post Date: September 11, 2019

About Our Organization

The Diller-Quaile School of Music was founded in 1920 by pianists Angela Diller and Elizabeth Quaile. Since the School’s founders believed that the capacity for understanding and creating music exists in everyone, it was essential that their music school provide a dynamic and well-rounded experience not just for select students, but for all. Today, The Diller-Quaile School of Music is a vibrant community music school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, comprised of the following departments: Early Childhood, Instrumental and Vocal, Adult, Teacher Training, and Community Programs. Curricula emanate primarily from international folk music and classical music. Throughout the school year, Rug Concerts, master classes, student recitals, performances by faculty and guest artists, and special events are offered.

Job Summary

The Development Manager position with The Diller-Quaile School of Music is a part-time position (20-25 hours/week) responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Development Department. The position includes processing gifts, updating and entering data into Raiser’s Edge, creating and submitting reports to the Executive Director regarding all development campaigns, tracking and maintaining detailed records of all donations, managing the development calendar and deadlines, and ensuring that all donor acknowledgements are completed on a timely basis. This position also assists with the planning, development, and implementation of the Annual Fund Appeal process (includes individual and major gifts, corporate partners, foundation, and government support), Winter Gala, and cultivation events. This individual reports to the Executive Director. The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented individual with excellent organizational skills, meticulous record keeping, and proficiency with Raiser’s Edge.



  • Manage all day-to-day administrative functions of the development department including the weekly processing of all gifts, the entering of data and tracking of all gifts in Raiser’s Edge, and monthly reporting;
  • Work with the Executive Director to develop, implement, and continually assess plans to achieve Annual Fund goals through timely and targeted solicitations of individual and major gifts, corporate partners, foundation, and government support avenues;
  • Work with other staff on the School’s corporate sponsorship program including preparing presentation materials, written proposals and budgets;
  • Help to produce a financially successful and dynamic annual Winter Gala;
  • Assist with research of funding opportunities and evaluate potential sources;
  • Provide statistical analyses as requested;
  • Assist with the marketing of the School through upkeep of the School’s website, program and event announcements, advertisements, school-wide catalog, social media sites, and the production of various annual publications;
  • Communicate effectively with the Executive Director and senior staff, to fulfill the overall annual and strategic goals of the School.



  • Minimum of 1-3 years of nonprofit fundraising, or similar experience;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Raiser’s Edge, and Microsoft Office programs, including Excel and Word a must;
  • Meticulous record keeping skills;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Detail-oriented with problem solving, research, and analytical skills;
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends;
  • Strong interest in the arts and music;
  • A bachelor's degree is required.


How to Apply

A competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be provided.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to or fax to 212-369-1483. Or you may submit by mail to:

The Diller-Quaile School of Music

Attn: Development Manager search

24 East 95th Street

New York, NY 10128

The Diller-Quaile School of Music is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to employees at the School.