- 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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
YPC offers an attractive compensation package, which includes a competitive salary.
Please send your cover letter, two (2) writing samples, and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Careers at YPC
Young People’s Chorus of New York City
37 West 65th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10023