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    • 5 Oct 2021
    • 5 Dec 2021
    • James A. Michener Art Museum


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    Public Programs Manager


    The James A. Michener Art Museum seeks a full-time Public Programs Manager to join the department of Public Engagement. Public programs engage and involve the community in the arts and encourage participation in and contributions to the Museum’s mission. This individual will help to put the Museum on the map as a vibrant site for the community to engage in thought-provoking conversation, stimulating dialogue and to have fun.


    The ideal candidate will be a rigorous critical-thinker, curious, and multifaceted in their communication and engagement. They will be able to engender trust and inspire potential in our communities. They will be sensitive and thoughtful about working inside a former jail, embrace a multidisciplinary approach to storytelling through programming, and champion Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI). The Museum is preparing to develop a new strategic plan, and the Public Programs Manager will work closely with all departments in leading and shaping public programs to be relevant, responsive, and audience-focused. This person will create innovative programming, forge partnerships with local colleges, universities, community groups, and more to grow programs for evolving audiences ranging from young professionals to multi-generational families. These programs range in scale and include lectures, talks, gallery programs, symposia, artist studio tours, music, dance, and theater performances, and other special events and programs that connect visitors to the Museum’s collection and exhibition programs.


    Primary Responsibilities:

    Create an annual schedule of public programs to earn revenue, increase traffic, engage audiences, and expand engagement opportunities for visitors

    Create and nurture partnerships with external stakeholders and community members to collaboratively co-create programming that furthers the Museum’s mission and supports institutional goals and objectives

    Develop, implement, and evaluate content-specific programs including artist talks, lectures, symposia, panel discussions, workshops, artist-residencies, writer-residencies, and a variety of gallery programs

    Develop, implement, and evaluate visual and performing arts programs, including live entertainment, such as dance, music, and theater programs

    Think creatively to make interdisciplinary connections and weave contemporary viewpoints into programs that explore the Museum’s mission, collection, and exhibitions

    Collaborate with curatorial, exhibitions, and education staff to help shape programmatic offerings around exhibitions, installations, and the permanent collection

    Maintain a current knowledge of national and international public programs management practices and comparative contemporary museum practices and visual culture

    Establish relationships with other cultural organizations. Visit relevant exhibitions and events, establish and maintain contacts within the museum and academic community and liaise with professional colleagues


    Administrative Responsibilities:

    Work with the Director of Public Engagement, Visitor Engagement & Retail Manager, Director of Building Operations, Director of Exhibitions, and their respective teams to build systems that support public programs and ensure an exemplary visitor experience

    Work with the Director of Marketing & Communications to contribute to public-facing communications, including print pieces, digital content, listings and schedules for programs, as well as press releases and social media to promote public programs

    Work with Facilities staff to identify and manage appropriate equipment and event set up requirements

    Manage and direct day-of operations for all public programs, including operational support for events and programs

    Supervise part-time, grant-funded, contracted staff and volunteers as required Manage and deliver offsite Public Program activities

    Generate quarterly and annual reports to track programming and outreach progress Develop, manage, track, and report on budgets and expense reports for departmental and special projects related to public programming for short-term and long-term goals.

    Other duties as assigned


    Qualifications and Skills:

    Bachelors’ Degree in a museum-related field including art history, humanities, theater, performance, music, museum studies and museum education OR equivalent relevant experience collaborating with community to develop and implement programs

    3-5 years of experience in managing and presenting innovative and dynamic programming for diverse audiences

    Experience working with academics, performers, and community members

    Excellent project management

    Excellent budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting

    Comfortable with and adept at communicating and building meaningful relationships with people of differing cultural backgrounds and lived experiences

    Program evaluation: formal and informal, qualitative and quantitative

    A strong communicator who has excellent public speaking and writing skills. Open to multiple points of view and skilled at dialogue

    Flexible problem solver

    Knowledge of current and best practices with public programs, DEAI, and educational programming

    Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite registration software (the Michener Museum uses Outbound)

    Proficiency with Zoom, video conferencing, and virtual event software

    Proficiency filming programs, live streaming programs, and technical equipment for live events like audio visual, sound, and camera operation

    Ability and willingness to work nights and weekends to supervise programs


    Physical requirements:

    Periodically move throughout Museum facilities

    Ability to ascend and descend stairs

    Frequent use of multiple technical equipment and applications such as audio-visual equipment

    50 – 70% of work will be performed at a desk. 30-50% of work will be presenting programs.


    Evening and weekend hours are required.


    Salary rage $42,000 – $47,000 plus benefits. This is a full time regular, non-exempt position, and working on site in Doylestown is required as well as some evening and weekend hours to facilitate program oversight.


    Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and summary of 3-5 programs you have planned/presented to jobs@michenerartmuseum.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate your last name and “Public Programs Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. We will respond to those candidates whose qualifications are best aligned with the components of this job description.


    Learn more about the museum here.

    • 7 Oct 2021
    • 7 Dec 2021
    • New Jersey Future (NJF)

    New Jersey Future

    Policy Manager


    DESCRIPTION

    New Jersey Future (NJF) is seeking a motivated, solutions-oriented individual with a racial and social justice lens to develop and advance state policies that affect health, water infrastructure, and redevelopment, with a primary focus on lead in drinking water. The position requires experience applying equity, inclusion, and racial and economic justice perspectives in research, policy analysis and development, stakeholder convening, and communications. This is an exciting opportunity to achieve lasting equity-centered change on timely, high-profile issues affecting public health and climate resilience. NJF offers a fun, fast-paced, and supportive work environment, as well as the ability to make a difference.


    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Policy Manager’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Policy development: Craft effective solutions that center equity and racial and economic justice for lead in drinking water (primarily), green infrastructure, and other policies that affect health, water infrastructure, and redevelopment.

    Create recommendations for programmatic, regulatory, and legislative change based on analysis, stakeholder consultation, and best practice research.

    Prepare clear and convincing policy briefs, white papers, testimony, fact sheets, case studies, recommendation reports, and blog posts.

    Identify, explain, and share best practices.

    Educate and build consensus among stakeholders, decision-makers, and potential collaborators through activities ranging from small group meetings to public speaking engagements.

    Task force management: Facilitate a 30-member task force on lead in drinking water that works to identify practical, politically feasible policy solutions. Act as a liaison between the task force and two affiliated initiatives: Lead-Free NJ, which focuses on advocacy, and Jersey Water Works, which brings together hundreds of water practitioners.

    Funding: Prepare grant reports and proposals, with supervision from the Policy Director. Collaboration: Work with colleagues engaged in green stormwater infrastructure, stormwater utilities, water infrastructure financing, data transparency, climate resilience, and more.

    Support of broader organizational efforts: Assist with organizational events, special projects, strategy conversations, and committees. Help build NJF’s networks and relationships.


    REQUIREMENTS

    We prefer a highly organized candidate with experience in policy analysis, policy communication, and consensus-building who can operate independently and collaboratively and meets the following criteria: Minimum three years of experience in policy, advocacy, government, or related fields

    Familiarity with at least one of NJF’s key policy areas—state policy, planning and redevelopment, the environment, sustainability, strong communities, water infrastructure, green stormwater infrastructure, or lead remediation—or a strong desire to learn

    Excellent research and writing abilities

    Basic public speaking skills

    Effective organizational skills, including the ability to coordinate and facilitate meetings Demonstrated ability to assume responsibility and make sound decisions

    Team player with a collaborative working style, a proven ability to build consensus among a diverse group of individuals, and a successful record for interdisciplinary work and intercultural collaborations

    Ability to work independently and remotely

    A working knowledge of systemic inequities, including an understanding of the historical context and root causes of these inequities, as well as strategies to overcome them Commitment to and experience with justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion policies and practices, as well as an understanding of how they can be implemented in the workplace Comfortable with self-reflection, eager to learn, and capable of working through conflict honestly and openly

    Motivated by the organization’s issues and a strong mission-driven work ethic Bachelor’s or advanced college degree


    APPLICATION

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, a resume, and one short writing sample (no more than five pages) to HR@njfuture.org.


    New Jersey Future employees are working on a hybrid work-from-home and in-office schedule.

    • 7 Oct 2021
    • 7 Dec 2021
    • New Jersey Future (NJF)

    New Jersey Future

    Communications  Manager


    DESCRIPTION

    New Jersey Future (NJF) is seeking a motivated, solutions-oriented individual with a racial and social justice lens to develop and advance state policies that affect health, water infrastructure, and redevelopment, with a primary focus on lead in drinking water. The position requires experience applying equity, inclusion, and racial and economic justice perspectives in research, policy analysis and development, stakeholder convening, and communications. This is an exciting opportunity to achieve lasting equity-centered change on timely, high-profile issues affecting public health and climate resilience. NJF offers a fun, fast-paced, and supportive work environment, as well as the ability to make a difference.


    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Develop and implement strategic communications plans.

    Write and edit articles, op-eds, newsletter messages, blog posts, direct emails, etc.

    Manage communications staff and all communications work to make sure all materials have consistent messaging and branding.

    Direct work involving communications-related technology platforms used for website development, email marketing, internal communications, social media strategy, and outreach.

    Oversee all external communications deliverables—including newsletters, emails, and web content—and conduct quality control on all communications.

    Guide staff in creating communications plans and compelling messaging.

    Seek proactive opportunities to communicate about NJF work at the local, state, and national levels, including developing and managing media relations.

    Assist with the writing and editing of grant proposals.

    Work closely with development and marketing, including communications work related to NJF events and social media.

    Work closely with government affairs, including communications work related to advocacy, media, press strategy, and releases.

    Provide writing and speaking guidance and training for staff as needed.


    REQUIREMENTS

    Motivated by the organization’s issues and a strong mission-driven work ethic.

    Excellent verbal, written, and digital communication skills.

    The technological knowledge and ability to manage communications work on a variety of digital platforms.

    Demonstrated success in directing strategic communications plans.

    Experience managing individuals and teams.

    Media relations experience, including press release and op-ed writing.

    A working knowledge of systemic inequities, including an understanding of the historical context and root causes of these inequities.

    Demonstrated commitment to and experience with justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion policies and practices and employment of these values.

    Comfortable with self-reflection, willing to learn, and capable of working through conflict honestly and openly.

    Ability to communicate complex issues in a compelling manner.

    Demonstrated track record of working well in a diverse team environment.

    Strong project management skills.

    Ability to learn quickly and work well in a fast-paced environment.


    APPLICATION

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and a resume to HR@njfuture.org.

    If selected to advance, one or more writing samples will be required. 


    New Jersey Future employees are working on a hybrid work-from-home and in-office schedule.

    • 15 Oct 2021
    • 15 Dec 2021
    • James A. Michener Art Museum


    James A. Michener Art Museum Logo


    Institutional Partnerships Manager


    The James A. Michener Art Museum seeks an experienced and skilled Institutional Partnerships Manager to join our team. 


    Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Institutional Partnerships Manager joins the Museum at a pivotal moment in its history, as a newly expanded executive leadership team begins to define an ambitious strategic plan. The Development Team will plan and direct strategic and comprehensive development programs, lead the development of new contributed income streams to ensure a sustainable future for the Michener and maintain a genuine and deep commitment to diversity and inclusion; and proactively ensure the Michener Art Museum is a thought leader in social justice, social access and full social inclusion.


    Essential Functions:

    The ideal candidate will have three-five years of experience in foundation, corporate, and/or government fundraising and grant development; grant proposal writing and budgeting; identifying, tracking, and reporting on progress to annual revenue goals and demonstrate success in securing grant awards and contributed revenue. The position oversees the Corporate Business Partners Program and will independently manage and develop a portfolio of 30–50 corporate and foundation prospects and donors that generate approximately $1M in contributed revenue for unrestricted, core support as well as restricted projects and initiatives.  


    Grant planning and proposal strategies will be developed in close partnership with the Executive Director and Chief Development Officer and teams at the Museum


    Primary Responsibilities:

    The duties and responsibilities of the Institutional Partnerships Manager include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Responsible for overall planning, conceptualization, scheduling and development of grant proposals and reports with a record of demonstrated success in assigned area  

    • Manages the Museum’s portfolio of foundations, corporate partners and sponsors, as well as a smaller portfolio of business prospects and donors, to secure unrestricted/restricted gifts in excess of $1M annually.  

    • Serves as project manager, editor, and/or principal writer for a variety of projects, including proposals, letters, reports, and other institutional communications as required. Provides editorial direction and guidance to others as requested.  

    • Develops cultivation and solicitation strategy for current and prospective corporate and foundation donors in conjunction with the Chief Development Officer, Executive Director, and senior leaders and staff 

    • Manages the Corporate Business Partners program including oversight and leadership of meetings, events, and reports. 

    • Develops, in collaboration with leadership, effective fundraising communication strategies and talking points for development communications and fundraising priorities. Transform concepts and ideas into appropriate and effective written communication for internal and external audiences. 

    • Process gifts and reports in Raiser’s Edge (or similar CRM system)  

    • Produces monthly trustee reports and tracks fundraising progress to generate reports. 

    • Ensures high quality work by carefully proofreading and editing all work for accuracy, completeness, and clarity.  

    • Attends departmental meetings and participates in departmental events as requested. 

     • Participates in long-range strategic planning initiatives for Michener Art Museum.

     • Perform other duties as assigned. 


    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred  

    • 3-5 years’ demonstrated experience in grant writing, foundation/corporate/government relations, and/or fundraising experience  

    • Detail oriented, with excellent organizational and project management skills  

    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects at any given time, under competing deadlines, and to establish project timelines and meet deadlines  

    • Familiarity with relevant computer software programs, such as Raiser’s Edge, Workforce or similar CRM database, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint  

    • Knowledge of regional and national funding communities a plus  

    • Museum background is desirable 

    • Availability for evening and weekend hours as required.


    Additional Skills:

    • Maturity and professionalism to work independently and as part of the Development team, with museum leadership and staff. Discretion in working with confidential information required.   

    • Excellent verbal & written communication skills; Ability to comprehend a wide variety of concepts (art, history, education, etc.) and effectively communicate them both verbally and in writing  

    • Initiative, sensitivity to constituents, and a commitment to exemplary customer service     


    Salary is commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits. This is a full time regular, non-exempt position. 


    Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and summary of 3-5 programs you have planned/presented to jobs@michenerartmuseum.org. Please indicate your last name and “Institutional Partnerships Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. We will respond to those candidates whose qualifications are best aligned with the components of this job description. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Note – final candidates will be required to provide two samples of recent foundation/corporate-faced, professional communication samples.  


    The James A. Michener Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Michener Staff are expected to maintain a genuine and deep commitment to diversity and inclusion; and proactively ensure the organization is a thought leader in social justice, social access and full social inclusion.  


    Learn more about the museum here.

    • 15 Oct 2021
    • 15 Dec 2021
    • James A. Michener Art Museum


    James A. Michener Art Museum Logo


    Development Associate, Membership and Individual Giving


    The James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA seeks a Development Associate, Membership and Individual Giving to join our Development Team.   


    The James A. Michener Art Museum seeks an experienced, creative, passionate full-time Development Associate oversee and bolster membership, donors and friends of the Michener Art Museum.  Overseeing Membership and the Annual Fund, the Development Associate, Membership and Annual Giving will manage and grow the Museum’s membership and Annual Giving programs, ensuring the membership program is welcoming and accessible to all communities.   


    Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Development Associate joins the Museum at a pivotal moment in its history, as a newly expanded executive leadership team begins to define an ambitious strategic plan. The Development Team will plan and direct strategic and comprehensive development programs, lead the development of new contributed income streams to ensure a sustainable future for the Michener and maintain a genuine and deep commitment to diversity and inclusion, and proactively ensure the Michener Art Museum is a thought leader in social justice, social access and full social inclusion.  


    Essential Functions:

    The Development Associate will set strategies for the annual fund and membership programs in tandem with larger pipeline development objectives, goals, and engagement opportunities.  He/She/They will monitor budgets and progress against goals through monthly reporting, develop a calendar/fiscal year engagement calendar to ensure regular touch points (cultivation, stewardship, and large-scale appeals) in support of contributed revenue goals and expenses and coordinate closely with Marketing and Communications, Public Engagement and Visitor Services around membership and fundraising, materials and content, and events including joint approaches for complementary programming.   

    An immediate priority will be the oversight of migration of membership database from Raisers Edge to a Salesforce system in FY22.  


    Primary Responsibilities:

    The duties and responsibilities of the Development Associate, Membership and Annual Giving include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Ensure timely and seamless gift entry, gift acknowledgment, and all membership customer service. Oversee Membership fulfillment and special fulfillments in-house when needed 

    • Spearhead giving through membership levels: serve as primary relationship manager, develop and execute strategies to identify, cultivate, steward, and solicit new and existing donors; help to identify museum members with capacity/inclination to advance their membership path. Route member and donor lists and materials by appropriate development colleagues for follow up engagement and stewardship 

    • Regularly review database records for accuracy and consistency and overall database cleanliness.  Create weekly and bi-monthly reconciliation reports on revenue, active member count, and member demographics 

    • Project manage all renewal and large-scale appeals and department engagement mailings or communications, including setting strategic content direction with the CDO, pulling lists, negotiating with mail houses for all mailings including new member welcomes, acquisitions, and renewal efforts   

    • Coordinate with the Director of Marketing and Communications in list building and segmentation determined by best business practices and department priorities and strategies 

    • Coordinate with the Director of Engagement in integrating member programming with community outreach 

    • Coordinate with the Director of Visitor Services and their team in membership special offers and desk sales incentives to maximize member conversion onsite and ensure that visitors and members have a positive experience on every visit to the Museum

    • Responsible for the creation of membership-related events in coordination with the Special Events Manager, and Visitor Services, Building Operations, Exhibitions, and Public Engagement Departments, including to generate invitation lists, and be main departmental representative at members-only events and receptions

    • Beginning in FY22, oversee migration of membership data from RE to Salesforce, thereafter track solicitations, renewals, program attendance, and activities in Salesforce 

    • Other duties as assigned. 


    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • 3-5 year’s experience in museum membership and development, or related experience. Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required.

    • Experience in program management to maintain fundraising best practices

    • Strong computer literacy required, including database entry and reporting, spreadsheet management, and mail merge; experience with Raiser’s Edge, Workforce or similar database, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 

    • Excellent project management and budgeting skills

    • Museum or membership/CRM background desirable 

    • Successful candidates will be organized, detail-oriented, and demonstrate a high aptitude for balancing competing priorities in a time-sensitive manner.  

    • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal skills, sensitivity to constituents, a commitment to exemplary customer service and professionalism including the ability to maintain confidentiality required.

       • A confident, creative, and enthusiastic team player, a strategic thinker with a keen eye for detail, a strong interest in arts and culture and a good sense of humor. 

    • Occasional evening and weekend work; occasional travel required.    


    Salary is commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits. This is a full time regular, non-exempt position. 


    Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and summary of 3-5 programs you have planned/presented to jobs@michenerartmuseum.orgPlease indicate your last name and “Development Associate, Membership and Individual Giving” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. We will respond to those candidates whose qualifications are best aligned with the components of this job description. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled.


    The James A. Michener Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Michener Staff are expected to maintain a genuine and deep commitment to diversity and inclusion; and proactively ensure the organization is a thought leader in social justice, social access and full social inclusion.  


    Learn more about the museum here.


    • 19 Oct 2021
    • 1 Jan 2022
    • Scala Foundation



    General Manager


    Position Description: 

    Scala Foundation seeks to hire a General Manager who will be involved in all aspects of Scala’s operations, development, and programs. The General Manager will report to and work closely with the Executive Director and the Board to develop strategic goals, track and improve internal operations and development practices, and align priorities with Scala’s budget and personnel.

    The General Manager position is full time and will report to the Executive Director. Residence (or willingness to relocate) within 50 miles of Princeton is required. Work can be done remotely approximately two days a week; the rest of the work will normally be done in Scala’s offices.

    Key Responsibilities: 

    Specific duties of the General Manager include:

    • Oversee all aspects of operations and programs to align with budget and resources, such as by developing an annual budget, assisting in budgets for grants, working with the bookkeeper and accountant to develop budget projections, and assisting in selecting and maintaining key technology used in finances, donor relations and communications;
    • Supervise staff, including independent contractors and interns who handle various office logistics;
    • Prepare financial and narrative reports for the Executive Director, board, and tax/audit purposes;
    • Review and edit grant proposals, promotional materials, donor letters, and external communications (such as a monthly newsletter);
    • Work with Executive Director and staff to plan for achieving strategic goals in fundraising and development, such as donor relationship building, reporting on grants/donations, and network building for prospective donors;
    • Work with Executive Director and staff to develop annual programs, such as selecting themes, brainstorming names of speakers, and engaging with potential speakers, etc.;
    Other responsibilities may be assigned as needed by the organization.


    Requirements:

    Successful applicants will have:

    • 5+ years of experience in a similar role in operations, administration or management
    • Management experience
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Excellent interpersonal and team skills, extremely collegial
    • Excellent research and organizational skills
    • Outstanding communication skills, written and oral
    • Integrity/ethics beyond reproach
    • Demonstrated resourcefulness and good judgment
    • Constantly looking to apply best practices
    • Willingness to learn new skills as needed
    • Demonstrated enthusiasm for, understanding of, and commitment to Scala’s mission and goals
    • Proficiency with or ability to learn:
    • QuickBooks, Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneDrive), WordPress, Dropbox, Gsuite (especially Gmail, Google calendar, Google Drive and Google Docs), Asana (or a similar project management software), and social media platforms (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.)
    • Moderate to advanced knowledge of Raisers’ Edge (or CRM systems more generally) would be a plus
    • Knowledge of Canva, other graphic design software, and video editing software would also be a plus

    Perks Include:

    Ability to make a difference; access to a strong network of scholars, students and educators, and culture-creators; chance to help develop a growing nonprofit organization; opportunity to advance liberal arts education and the culture of freedom.

    Salary and Benefits: 

    This position is full-time. The salary for this position is commensurate with experience. 

    Application Process:

    Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document: 

    • Cover letter describing your interest in both the work of Scala Foundation and in the General Manager position specifically. Include your salary and benefits requirements in your cover letter.
    • Resume or CV.
    • Three professional references who can speak to your ability to fulfill the job duties described above. Please include contact information and your relationship to each reference.

    Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link.

    Questions can be directed to Katelynn Barbosa, Director of Talent Engagement at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search:  katelynn@talentmarket.org

    There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

    This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

    About Scala Foundation:

    Founded in 2016, Scala Foundation is a nonprofit organization in Princeton, New Jersey that aims to build a culture of freedom by restoring beauty and wisdom to liberal arts education. We accomplish this mission by teaching and empowering crucial agents of cultural renewal: educational entrepreneurs, teachers and professors, and culture creators who believe that liberty and beauty are necessary for human flourishing. Through Scala’s conferences, reading groups, seminars, webinars, writers’ groups and publications, we form our culture’s future leaders in a robust liberal arts education based on the truth that a human being is a unity of mind, body, and soul. Scala’s intellectual influences include figures like Roger Scruton, John Henry Newman, Edmund Burke, Russell Kirk and Luigi Giussani. Through art, poetry, liturgy, natural beauty, and friendship, we show how beauty can inspire students towards the pursuit of wisdom and sustain a civilization based on principles of freedom. You can learn more about Scala’s mission and programs here at scalafoundation.org and on Scala’s YouTube channel.





    • 10 Nov 2021
    • 10 Jan 2022
    • Westrick Music Academy


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    BACKGROUND

    Westrick Music Academy provides opportunities to grow in a supportive, inclusive, and joyous environment through the experience of musical excellence. Founded in 1989 as Princeton Girlchoir, Westrick Music Academy is now home to Princeton Girlchoir and Princeton Boychoir, the area’s premier training and performance choirs for girls and boys.

    The choirs present music from a wide array of genres, conductors and composers. While honing their musicianship, our choristers begin life-long friendships, enjoy professional performance opportunities, and travel the world. Choristers in third through twelfth grade come from towns throughout Central New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania to rehearse each week from September through May, performing in approximately 40 concerts and events throughout the year. The groups have been honored to perform in prestigious concert halls across the country and around the world. In addition, Westrick Music Academy continues to grow new music education and performance opportunities for students of all ages and backgrounds.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Development and Communications Director leads our efforts to tell the story of Westrick Music Academy effectively to new and existing donors, funders, students, families, audiences, and the community. They are responsible for the fundraising and resource development efforts of Westrick Music Academy, including the annual fund, major gifts, grants, and corporate giving, as well as coordinating marketing and communications efforts around recruitment, audience cultivation, and brand awareness.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Development & Fundraising (55%)

    • Develop comprehensive annual development plan in conjunction with the Board Development Committee and Executive Director

    • Identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of all prospects and donors, with support from Executive Director and Board

    • Research and write foundation, corporate, and government grant proposals, managing ongoing relationships

    • Develop and implement a successful growth strategy for Annual Giving

    • Engage with social media to forward WMA’s development strategies

    • Attend concerts and events as appropriate related to donor identification, cultivation, and stewardship

    • Participate in the establishment and tracking of annual development goals and budget

    • Oversee creation of development materials

    • Maintain prospect and donor files

    • Lead organization’s database maintenance, ensuring proper tracking of donor and prospect records, and coordinating efforts of other staff to continue accurate data management

    • Support the Board Development Committee efforts, assisting in strategy development and implementation, attending meetings as appropriate

    • Support efforts of our fledging Alumnae Association and their fundraising team

    Marketing & Communications (40%)

    • Develop marketing and communication plans and calendars for the organization to foster program awareness, drive recruitment, and build audiences through social media, digital, email, press releases, and other appropriate channels, then lead implementation of the plans

    • Determine the right tools to track and evaluate responses and effectiveness of our marketing efforts

    • Collaborate across the organization to adopt and develop brand voice and tone, both visually and textually

    • Build, leverage, and execute social media presence to drive increased engagement while fostering and building community

    • Work with contractors to maintain organizational website, ensuring accuracy and relevancy of content

    • Develop print and digital materials as needed, including concert images, ads, brochures, etc., working with volunteers, staff, and contractors as needed

    Administrative (5%)

    • As part of maintaining the organization’s database, act as the “CRM expert,” coordinating event and registration setup, and integrations between PatronManager (salesforce platform) and other programs

    • Assist at major events as needed

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred

    • Minimum 3-5 years of demonstrated experience in successful fundraising and communications

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and outstanding interpersonal skills required

    • Proven track record of achieving revenue targets

    • Demonstrated ability in successful cultivation, face-to-face solicitation, and stewardship of major gifts preferred

    • Demonstrated experience in securing grants from government and foundation sources preferred

    • Demonstrated experience with alumni relations and annual fund appeals preferred

    • Demonstrated experience in recruitment and audience development, using multiple media channels preferred

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, donor database software, email programs, social media, and willingness to learn new programs if needed

    • Ability to manage time and priorities independently and adapt to changing priorities

    • Ability to work with youth and families from a variety of backgrounds required

    • A passion for music and the arts is a plus

    VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

    To ensure the safety of all our staff and students, WMA requires all employees to provide proof of full vaccination with one of three FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson).

    Accommodations related to medical or religious exemption will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and may be discussed with the Executive Director.

    REPORTS TO: Executive Director

    SALARY RANGE : $50,000 - $56,000

    HOURS: Full-time, including some evening and weekend events. Benefits include health insurance, paid time off, flexible hours, some remote work, and travel reimbursement.

    TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to Jobs@WestrickMusic.org and reference Development and Communications Director in the subject line.

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