Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX) was founded in 2009 by seven Haitian women with a mission of developing, presenting and promoting the cultural expressions of the Haitian people. Our programs in the arts, education and public affairs raise awareness of social issues and foster cultural understanding within and beyond the Haitian community. Our activities deepen appreciation of the rich diversity of Haitian arts culture in New York City—one of the primary outposts of the Haitian diaspora—and provide opportunities for artists of Haitian descent to develop and present their work.
Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX) seeks an experienced fundraising professional to join our dynamic and growing team. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Manager will be a leading partner in the growth of the organization and support all aspects of Haiti Cultural Exchange’s fundraising efforts. He/she will identify, cultivate, and solicit gifts from new foundation, government and individual donors; nurture and steward existing donors; lead all aspects of special events planning and coordination; secure corporate sponsorship and in-kind donations for events.
- Work with Executive Director to define and develop annual fundraising plan, strategy, and budget.
- Develop effective and compelling grant proposals to foundation and government funders, cover letters, LOIs, sponsorship decks, and corporate grant applications, prepare budgets and other supplemental materials, and complete interim and final reports.
- Conduct research on prospective donors.
- Build, manage, and sustain relationships with current and potential funders to ensure strong cultivation and stewardship through coordination of special events, management of HCX’s individual giving efforts, and additional activities TBD.
- Draft annual fundraising appeals and gift acknowledgment letters.
- Represent HCX at events and public meetings.
- Work with HCX board and event committees to support and steward their fundraising efforts.
- Assist as needed with HCX programming; including donor cultivation and outreach, volunteer recruitment/management, earned income strategies, and presence during evening and weekend events.
- Provide support to the Executive Director as needed and take leadership role in scheduling and leading Development & Communications meetings with institutional and individual funders to review progress and develop and refine development strategies.
- Co-Manage HCX Fundraising & Communications Interns and Event Volunteers.
- Bachelor’s Degree or higher required.
- Minimum of three years working as a fundraiser in the nonprofit sector with a strong understanding of all aspects of development including grant writing, individual donor cultivation, government contracts, corporate sponsorship, and event planning and dynamic knowledge of local/national funder landscapes.
- Demonstrated knowledge of grant proposal and reporting processes. Institutional funders range from municipal, state and federal support to private philanthropy.
- Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated passion for community building via the arts and/or cultural heritage preservation.
- Familiarity with Arts & Culture environment in NYC.
- Cooperative, team-oriented, outgoing, and professional demeanor.
- Exceptional attention to detail, “managing-up” skills, critical thinking, problem-solving, and project management experience.
- Strong writing, editing, and communication skills with a passion for developing story-driven ideas and concepts.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, DropBox, MailChimp (or similar email editing platform), Mac OS.
This is a full-time salaried position. Haiti Cultural Exchange provides health, dental, and childcare reimbursements; along with a generous vacation package and flexible work schedule.
How to Apply
Email [email protected] with “Development Manager” in the subject line. Include a cover letter in the body of the email detailing your interest in the position and attach resume. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Haiti Cultural Exchange