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Director of Development

  • Location: Manhattan, NY
  • Work Experience: 10 + years of Development Director Experience

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC) is a multicultural youth chorus internationally renowned not only for its superb virtuosity and brilliant showmanship, but also as a model for an inclusive society that is being replicated globally. Founded 29 years ago by Francisco J. Núñez, this groundbreaking program harnesses the power of music to benefit children musically, academically, and socially. Over 1,600 children from ages 7 to 18 participate annually through its core after-school program, its in-school Satellite Program in 15 New York City public schools, and two thriving after-school Community Choruses in Washington Heights and at Goddard Riverside Community Center. Because of its unique paradigm of integrating children from broad ethnic, cultural and economic strata, Francisco Núñez was honored with a MacArthur Fellowship, and among YPC’s many awards is America’s highest honor for youth programs: a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Its commitment to artistic excellence and diversity inspires frequent invitations for collaborations and performances from a global array of festivals, cultural institutions, and cities on four continents, and its commitment to education ensures that 100% of its graduates go on to college.

Position Overview
The organization has an immediate requirement for a seasoned, highly entrepreneurial Director of Development. This individual will partner with a visionary Artistic Director to steward the organization’s mission and ensure its fiscal health. The ideal candidate will be able to effectively articulate the organization’s short and long range goals and financial needs and be able to build lasting philanthropic relationships with a broad based constituency. The main objective of this position is to procure funding for YPC by cultivating new and maintaining existing donor relationships. The position also requires extensive interaction with an active Board of Directors.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct strategic planning for the long-term funding goals of the organization and the creation of a yearly fundraising plan;
  • Manage the development team to complete monthly calendar of renewals and reports and meet goals for new solicitations;
  • Directly participate in the solicitation of major donors;
  • Spearhead, coordinate and oversee all aspects of the organization’s fundraising programs;
  • Plan and oversee fundraising initiatives, campaigns and events, including the annual gala;
  • Serve as relationship manager for key donors with support from the development staff and executive management;
  • Prepare the Artistic Director and board members for cultivation/solicitation/stewardship meetings;
  • Oversee the writing, editing and tracking of grant proposals;
  • Prepare budget forecasts and financial reports related to development activities;
  • Liaise with the Board of Directors;
  • Participate in bi-monthly Board meetings and prepare and present development reports, as needed;
  • Facilitate Development Committee meetings, and participate in Strategic Planning for the organization;
  • Assist Artistic Director to ensure current programs are clearly defined with solid evaluative measures to maintain integrity of the programs and funding sources;
  • Work with Artistic Director and Finance Manager to develop annual and program budgets;
  • Coordinate with the YPC staff and consultants on the creation of marketing materials in support of fundraising goals.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • 10-plus years of development leadership experience;
  • Extensive knowledge of NYC arts/youth funding community;
  • Must be familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, best practices and procedures;
  • Established track record successfully cultivating individual donors and securing new grants from foundation, corporate and government sources;
  • Intellectual agility and demonstrated ability to think strategically;
  • Demonstrated success in building and implementing effective fundraising strategies, including building the strategy for grant-seeking, building strong prospect lists, presenting the organization to prospective funders solo and with Board and Artistic Director, generating concept papers and proposals, securing the funding and building relationships that yield expanded and multi-year funding;
  • Articulate with proven ability to write effectively and speak persuasively;
  • Proven ability to effectively lead, manage and evaluate staff.

Core Competency Requirements

  • Pro-active team leader and manager;
  • Excellent major gift solicitation skills;
  • Highly organized with superb attention to detail;
  • Adept at working on numerous projects at once;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines;
  • Consummate relationship building skills within and outside the organization;
  • Must be able to work with limited support staff, in a highly entrepreneurial setting;
  • Sense of humor and ability to work calmly and resourcefully within a high-pressure environment and adapt quickly to changing needs;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, including Access, Excel and Word;
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of students.

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and is
proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the
development and arts fields are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression,
familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

Compensation
YPC offers an attractive compensation package, which includes a competitive salary.

To Apply:
Please send your cover letter and resume to careers@ypc.org.

Careers at YPC
Young People’s Chorus of New York City
37 West 65th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10023

Development Officer

  • Location: Manhattan, NY
  • Work Experience: 3-5 years of Development Experience

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC) is a multicultural youth chorus internationally renowned not only for its superb virtuosity and brilliant showmanship, but also as a model for an inclusive society that is being replicated globally. Founded 29 years ago by Francisco J. Núñez, this groundbreaking program harnesses the power of music to benefit children musically, academically, and socially. Over 1,600 children from ages 7 to 18 participate annually through its core after-school program, its in-school Satellite Program in 15 New York City public schools, and two thriving after-school Community Choruses in Washington Heights and at Goddard Riverside Community Center. Because of its unique paradigm of integrating children from broad ethnic, cultural and economic strata, Francisco Núñez was honored with a MacArthur Fellowship, and among YPC’s many awards is America’s highest honor for youth programs: a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Its commitment to artistic excellence and diversity inspires frequent invitations for collaborations and performances from a global array of festivals, cultural institutions, and cities on four continents, and its commitment to education ensures that 100% of its graduates go on to college.

Position Overview
The organization has an immediate requirement for a seasoned Development Officer. Reporting to the Director of Development, he/she will maintain relationships with a portfolio of donors, write proposals, reports and collateral materials, help create project and program budgets, regularly coordinate with the development team, board and artistic staff, manage deadline schedules, and help identify and cultivate new donor prospects.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the institutional development calendar and ensure that new and renewed proposals, reports and
    supplemental materials are submitted on time;
  • Maintain effective communication with current donors and new prospects;
    Identify and develop new institutional prospects with support of the development and artistic team;
  • Write grant proposals and LOIs and collaborate with the development team, grant writer/editor and
    other key staff to develop strategic and compelling grant applications;
  • Prepare budgets and funder lists as required by donors;
  • Coordinate institutional site-visits and funder audits;
  • Work with artistic and education staff to ensure evaluations and reports comply with funder
    requirements;
  • Participate in development team meetings to review progress towards meeting the organization’s
    annual development plan, review grants calendar, and develop strategy for new funding sources;
  • Maintain the donor database
  • Manage the invitation and RSVP lists for all development events
  • Greet VIPs at performances and cultivation events.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of development experience;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Articulate with proven ability to write effectively and speak persuasively;
  • Solid integrity and devotion to team efforts;
  • Ability to multi task and exceptional organizational skills;
  • Pro-active approach, flexibility, and positive attitude extremely important;
  • Ability to learn new procedures on the job without formal training;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and quality expectations, willingness to push limits of existing
    abilities of the department to meet changing needs;
  • Ability to work calmly within a fast-paced environment;
  • Knowledge of NYC arts/youth funding community is a plus.

Core Competency Requirements

  • Pro-active;
  • Highly organized with superb attention to detail;
  • Adept at working on numerous projects at once;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines;
  • Consummate relationship building skills within and outside the organization;
  • Must be able to work in a highly entrepreneurial environment;
  • Sense of humor and ability to work calmly and resourcefully within a high-pressure environment and
    adapt quickly to changing needs;
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Suite, Access, Excel and Word;
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic
    backgrounds of students.

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and is
proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the
development and arts fields are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression,
familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

Compensation
YPC offers an attractive compensation package, which includes a competitive salary.

To Apply:
Please send your cover letter, two (2) writing samples, and resume to careers@ypc.org.

Careers at YPC
Young People’s Chorus of New York City
37 West 65th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10023

Interns

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC) provides volunteer internships for students interested in gaining experience in the field of non-profit performing arts management and strengthening the role that music plays in society.

What do YPC Interns do?

Interns will assist in a variety of exciting projects related to YPC’s international and domestic programs, ranging from archiving the extraordinary history of YPC to being an integral member of the concert production team. Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with YPC’s Development, Administrative, and Production staff.

The YPC Internship Program seeks to engage the unique skills and interests of each individual in addition to helping students develop an aptitude for new and unfamiliar skills.

Who should apply?

The internship program is particularly beneficial for:

  • students wishing to pursue a career in arts management
  • budding vocalists and musicians seeking to learn the logistics of running a performing arts company
  • individuals who desire to affect social change through the arts, to further the reach of choral music both in NYC and abroad
  • students looking to gain volunteer/community service hours in an exciting and creative environment.

Requirements

No prior experience in music or arts management is required. Responsibilities are scaled to the ability of each intern.

Interns are required to commit to a minimum of 1-2 days per week during office hours, M-F 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To Apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume to careers@ypc.org.

Careers at YPC
Young People’s Chorus of New York City
37 West 65th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10023