We’re hiring a Development Associate

The Opportunity
The Development Associate (part-time, 24hr/week) at Baxter St at The Camera Club of New York works closely with Baxter St colleagues to identify, engage, and steward new and existing funding sources, with a focus on individual donors. This position will report to the organization’s Executive Director and work closely with its Gallery Manager to drive Baxter St’s strategic priorities forward and ensure long-term sustainability.

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@baxterst.org.

Salary $35,000 annually 24 hrs/week

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
– Collaborate with Baxter St colleagues and board members to grow a newly launched affinity group, including designing and implementing special events and fostering connections between group members.

– Develop and manage a portfolio of donors capable of giving up to $5,000.

– Conduct research on potential donors.

– Prepare research and other documents for the Executive Director ahead of donor meetings.

– Prepare correspondence, including solicitation and renewal letters, gift proposals, and acknowledgements. Contribute to the creation of organizational collateral for fundraising purposes.

– Coordinate gallery tours for donors and other VIPs.

– Plan and assist with donor cultivation and stewardship activities, including events, meetings, and solicitations.

– Maintain and update donor records and pipelines.

Core Competency Requirements
– Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience.

– 3-5 years’ experience in fundraising with individual donors for cultural organizations.

– A passion for photography, the arts, and their power to bring people together.

– Superior communication, interpersonal, organizational, and multi-tasking skills.

– Previous experience in event coordination.

– Ability to work independently and on multiple projects simultaneously against deadlines and with attention to detail.

– Energetic self-starter with a positive attitude, empathetic disposition, and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances. Must display superior judgment and the highest ethical standards.

– Strong commitment to fostering inclusivity and diversity within the workplace and community.

– Must be able to work some evenings and weekends with prior notice.