Development Associate/Manager

Artspace seeks a Development Associate or Manager (title dependent on experience), a part-time position responsible for fundraising and donor administration, prospect research, and support of solicitation and stewardship cycles. This person is a writer who may have worked full-time for several years in a different capacity but would like to reduce their hours due to life changes and/or new professional goals. The DA/M also offers administrative support to the Executive Director’s program and fundraising efforts. Above all, this person should have a love for the visual arts and a desire to contribute to cultural community-building in New Haven while managing institutional fundraising at Artspace. This position may require occasional evening and weekend work.

Reports to: Executive Director

  • Key Tasks:
    • Prepare all drafts of appeals, acknowledgments, donor news, reports, and proposals.
    • Supports the Communications Manager to develop marketing strategies and materials to serve audiences and enhance Artspace’s image, identity, and donor prospects, including invitation mailing lists, solicitation packages, appropriate donor contact, follow-up, and the production and distribution of recurring appeals and stewardship materials
    • Manage the timely acknowledgment of gifts and assure that all types of donations (cash, pledges, matching gifts, and planned gifts) are properly documented.
    • Ensure data integrity through accurate data entry, connection to Salesforce database, and ongoing clean-up efforts.
    • Prepare accurate research on prospects and assemble materials for cultivation and solicitation visits.
    • Collaborate with staff to plan special events and participate in donor-related programs.
    • Invoicing all vendors and donors in collaboration with the Finance and Administration Manager.
    • Works with the Executive Director to communicate with the board of directors and donors in person, on the phone, and by email.
    • Supports the ED with managing quarterly board meetings, including board book production, and distribution.
    • Provides general administrative support and backup for general information inquiries by telephone.
    • Joins the Executive Director for meetings with funders when requested.
    • Represents Artspace to the public at large.
    • Attends exhibition previews and related events.
    • Other duties as assigned.
  • Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree in English, Literature, Art History, or Arts Management preferred. 5-10 years of progressively responsible experience in a corporate environment, for-profit or non-profit. Additional years of experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.
    • Must have excellent writing, editing, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Must have a natural enthusiasm for non-profit work and knowledge of fundraising management.
    • Must have the ability to plan and execute goals and objectives.
    • Must demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence and work under varying degrees of supervision (including independently) in a fast-paced environment.
    • Must be proficient in the latest versions of Salesforce, WordPress, Microsoft Office, and Google products

Salary Range: $30-35,000 annually

Development Associate / Manager is a part-time position (20 hrs per week) with benefits based in New Haven, CT. Office hours are Wednesday-Saturday 12-6 pm and will include both in-person and remote work. Artspace offers a benefits package that includes medical and dental, professional development opportunities, and generous paid time off.

Interested applicants should send an email to director@artspacenh.org with the subject line DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE/MANAGER and ATTACH ONE PDF that includes a cover letter and one-page resume.

Founded in 1987 by artists, Artspace centers community-building and education while providing a platform to present the work of visual artists in the city of New Haven. Artspace’s exhibition and commissioning programs encourage experimentation and civic discourse while fostering an appreciation for the vital role artists play in improving our community.

Artspace is a registered Connecticut 501(c)3 organization. It is the policy and practice of  Artspace to offer equal opportunity consistent with applicable federal and state law in all matters of employment. All employment decisions will be made in compliance with applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, medical condition (as defined by applicable law), genetic information, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and past or present membership in the uniformed service (or application thereto) or any other status protected by applicable law.