Careers

Development Associate

 Position Type: Full-Time

Education: B.A. required, M.A. preferred

Work Location: 613 West 155th Street, New York, NY

 Position Summary

The Development Associate will be responsible for supporting the overall development strategy of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library. This includes assisting with the Annual Fund, Capital Campaign, individual giving as well as corporate, foundation, and government support. The Development Associate will work with the Director of Public Programs and the Assistant Director and report directly to the Executive Director. He/she will also work with the Board of Trustees to develop, implement, manage, and evaluate fundraising and development strategies and goals.

Essential Job Functions

  • Support the Hispanic Society’s overall fundraising efforts for programs, operating budget and Capital Campaign, including the management of all grant requests and awards.
  • Work closely with Board of Trustees and Executive Director on development strategies.
  • Identify, cultivate, and steward major gifts from individuals.
  • Coordinate and prepare grant proposals to corporate, foundation, and government funders; provide evaluation and manage final reporting.
  • Work with the Director of Public Relations, Programs, and Special Events to create marketing materials as needed.
  • Work with the Business Office to ensure accuracy of gift/donation records and deposits; and comply with audit standards.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of two to 5 years of fundraising experience, preferably in a small or mid-sized NYC arts organization.
  • Proven track record of developing and executing capital campaign and major giving plans.
  • Experience contributing to an organization during a growth stage.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English, and fluency in Spanish desired.
  • Strong relationship-building skills.
  • Experience working in a museum; experience working in the New York metropolitan area funding community is advantageous.
  • Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge and Excel.

 

Compensation

The museum offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Health benefits will be awarded.

About the Hispanic Society

 The Hispanic Society Museum & Library was founded in New York City in 1904 by Archer M. Huntington with the purpose of advancing the study and appreciation of the art, literature, and culture of Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and the Philippines. Today, the museum and library collections from antiquity through the early 20th century are widely recognized as the most comprehensive in scope and quality outside of Spain. Museum highlights include numerous masterworks by El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, and Sorolla; sculpture by Pedro de Mena and Luisa Roldán; Latin American paintings by Vázquez, López de Arteaga, Rodríguez Juárez, Arrieta and Campeche; as well as masterpieces in all areas of the decorative arts.

Application Instructions

 Send resume and cover letter to jobs@hispanicsociety.org. Please place “Development Associate” in the subject line of email. No phone calls, please.

 The Hispanic Society Museum & Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and welcomes a diverse workforce.

 


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