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INSTITUTIONAL AND INVESTOR RELATIONSHIP MANAGER (full-time) (non-profit)

 

Applications for this position are now closed. Thank you for your interest!

 

ABOUT THE FIELD 

After 34 years of robust service to 200,000 artists  across the country, in 2019 we launched our Vision for the Future with a focus on the holistic life preparedness of artists. Based on this Vision we are building new asset-building solutions and innovative tech tools to ensure that artists can truly thrive.  We have an ambitious and audacious plan to scale these Vision services to millions of artists across the country. To achieve this Vision we are growing our team to include the best and brightest in key new areas. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, artists need the realization of our Vision more urgently now than ever before. 

The Manager will join a team and an organization that is committed to equity and inclusion in our staffing, programming, governance and beyond. We have operationalized practices and policies that support our values and we invest in our education and professional development particularly regarding racial justice. We are learning and growing all the time. People of color, immigrants, womxn, those who identify as LGBTQIAs, and members of other historically undervalued groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply to work with us. 

To achieve our Vision, The Field is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated individual to join our leadership team in a critical newly created position, INSTITUTIONAL AND INVESTOR RELATIONSHIP MANAGER (full-time, exempt).  The Manager is responsible for the conceptualization, organization and implementation of a resource generation plan that increases, diversifies and sustains financial resources for The Field including traditional institutional philanthropic support, individual donors, and newer entrepreneurial investments like impact investing, CDFIs and more (totaling $1.3 million in 2020).  Working directly with the Executive Director, and managing a grantwriter, Development Associate and Government Relations firm, this vital new role drives all contributed income to achieve our Vision.  A successful Manager will approach resource generation with an ambitious and innovative approach, a detailed roadmap and a honed implementation plan.  They will work closely with the Executive Director, Deputy Director of Programs and Finance Manager to ensure organizational resilience and Vision delivery.  S/he/they reports to the Executive Director.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

Strategy 

  • With the Executive Director, the Manager creates and executes an institutional and investor partnership strategy for a large base of foundation, government and corporate sources as well as a sustained base of annual individual donors;

  • Initiates and drives a strategy to achieve new resources from alternate forms like impact investing, CDFIs and other sources;

  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, Deputy Director of Programs, and Finance Director, develops and implements a financial strategy to ensure resilient financial resources to meet the budgetary requirements of all programs; and

  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, the Manager creates and executes an Institutional Marketing strategy to engage and expand our investor base.

Implementation and Reporting

  • Oversees the development, execution, and reporting of all fundraising proposals; 

  • Monitors and reports regularly on the progress of the resource generation;

  • Supports the Executive Director in the cultivation of investors, donors and prospects; and

  • Oversees the annual fundraising plan including social media campaigns, special events and other new investor initiatives.

Board Relations

  • Works with Board Capitalization Committee to achieve goals; and

  • Reports Board Give/Getting and supports Board fundraising efforts and activities.

Leadership and Managerial 

  • Oversees Development Associate, grantwriter and government relations firm.

Other Duties

  • Participates fully in the organization’s annual events, and other Field events; and 

  • Carries out ad hoc duties as needed.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Three to five years of demonstrated success in planning, managing, implementing, and securing funds and investments, especially major gifts.

  • Outstanding project management skills, with the ability to drive complex, multi-faceted projects forward to deliver results on time; 

  • Advanced problem-solving and decision-making skills;

  • Innovative and strategic thinker;

  • Passion for the arts and a commitment to equity and inclusion;

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks accurately and within deadlines;

  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team setting;

  • Effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives;

  • Conveys complex ideas through brief, simple materials;

  • Experience with program evaluation, data collection and analysis;

  • Highly positive and enthusiastic style; capable of motivating others; and

  • Able to work flexible schedule.

 

THE FIELD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Equity and inclusion are core values of The Field. Our work is strengthened by the broad and deep range of experiences, identities, perspectives, and skills of our present and future staff. 

SALARY AND BENEFITS: The salary for this full-time (40 hour) position will range from $68,000-$76,000 commensurate with experience as described. Excellent benefits and vacation time, including health and dental, and legal holidays and sick time, remote and flex time eligibility. The hours track with our office hours (10am to 6pm Mon-Fri) with the occasional weekend or night.

TIMELINE: We will hold interviews in mid-August. The position begins in September.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please thoroughly peruse The Field’s programs and mission at thefieldvision.org and thefield.org. If you are interested in what we do and are qualified for the position please send one composite pdf that includes, in this order, a cover letter, resume, a brief essay (1 page max) on an experience that transformed your life and 3 references (including why the reference was chosen) to jobs@thefield.org. Your cover letter should include why The Field’s goals and work aligns with your career and life goals. Please title the pdf “First Name_Last Name_Institutional Manager”. Please also write: “Institutional and Investor Relationship Manager” and your name in the subject line of your email. Deadline to apply: Friday, July 31, 2020. 

No calls please. Thank you!

 

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of duties and responsibilities that will be required of this position and title. Employees may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer