About Our Organization
Founded in 2008, Lifetime Arts is the national leader in the development and delivery of Creative Aging capacity building services. We connect the people, funding, ideas and strategies necessary to increase the number and quality of arts education programs for older adults. Through a variety of services and initiatives, we provide practical support and resources to individuals and organizations that serve older adults. Lifetime Arts provides technical assistance, professional development, training and information services to support the design, funding and implementation of creative aging programs.
Our partners include hundreds of public libraries, museums, senior housing sites, senior centers, arts councils, performing and visual arts organizations across 40 states. To date, we’ve launched over 800 community-based programs, serving more than 12,000 older adults and have trained thousands of teaching artists and librarians, arts organization and senior service staff members to design, implement, and institutionalize these programs.
Lifetime Arts is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate. We are doing the work to take our long-held anti-racist beliefs and turn them into intentional actions that impact our work and the way we run our organization.
The Senior Manager of Institutional Giving, a new position at Lifetime Arts, will work directly with the CEO/Co-founder to strengthen, grow and diversify our institutional fundraising base and provide support for Board management. A key member of the Strategy Team, they will be responsible for all aspects of Development from prospect research, grant writing and management to reporting. Fundraising targets include regional and national public and private sector entities, including City, State and Federal agencies and private foundations and corporations.
The Senior Manager of Institutional Giving will perform work functions remotely, with possible, in-person meetings in metro NYC approximately 4-6 times per year.
- Research government, private and corporate foundation funding opportunities, identifying those that are a good fit for Lifetime Arts
- Analyze RFPs and lead discussions with senior staff to determine submission priority
- Lead the preparation and development of government and private foundation grant proposals, including Letters of Intent, all external and internal outreach and planning required and the drafting of proposal narrative, budget, and all attachments
- Ensure that all internal and final deadlines are met and proposal components are being addressed by the relevant staff, including Education and Program staff
- Initiate communication with essential staff, including program managers, finance staff, and external partners needed for the preparation of high-quality grant proposals
- Participate in regular meetings with Lifetime Arts staff to discuss all major projects
- Draft and coordinate the submission of grant reports
- Act as a liaison between government and private funders; advise program and senior executive staff on communications with appropriate contacts and funder agencies
- Write and prepare fundraising materials for government officials, including concept papers, information packets, and brochures
- Assist in the development of Lifetime Art’s annual fundraising goals and action plan to achieve them
- Assist in managing relationships with board members and planning board meetings by consolidating, preparing, and filing board materials; recording meeting minutes
- Present development-related updates to financial committees and/or board members, as needed.
- Develop expertise in programs and agencies that fund them, including but not limited to issue areas such as arts education, health and wellness, aging/senior services, public libraries, museums, adult education and teaching artistry
- Maintain compliance with government databases (federal and state, i.e. SAM, NYS Grants Gateway, grants.gov)
- Maintain institutional funder prospect tracker
- Other duties as assigned
Job Qualifications & Requirements
- Bachelor's degree required (Master's degree preferred)
- Minimum of five years of manager level fundraising experience in a nonprofit organization. National, Arts, Aging, Culture focus - a plus
- Proven fundraising track record with foundations, corporations, government and major donors
- Experience and facility in using fundraising databases
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with varied constituencies, including Board members, staff, prospective donors and institutional funders
- Excellent oral and written communication skills; persuasive communicator with a keen eye for detail
- Understands and can articulate Lifetime Arts’ vision, approach and goals.
$90,000 - $100,000, commensurate with experience (capped), plus benefits package: paid vacation, 10 paid holidays, paid sick and personal days, and access to subsidized health insurance.
How to Apply
Please visit www.lifetimearts.org/employment to submit an application. Applications including résumé, a role-specific cover letter, and two professional references are due February 15, 2022.