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Available Positions

Department: Development, Non-Exempt Status
Reports To:  Director of Institutional Giving
Posting Date: 7/3/19

Organization

Inner-City Arts is a multi-disciplinary arts organization located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, serving more than 8,000 children, teens, educators, and family members annually during the school day, after-school and on weekends. We believe that the arts are transformative and the cornerstone of a high-quality education that levels the learning field across socioeconomic boundaries. Inner-City Arts is a dynamic nonprofit organization that raises from philanthropic sources more than 90% of the revenue needed to support annual programs and operations for a $4.5+ million annual operating budget.

Job Description

Inner-City Arts is building a development team of innovative professionals who exemplify a commitment to excellence inspired by our mission. The Corporate & Volunteer Engagement Manager will play a key role in the operation of a comprehensive and robust volunteer engagement program. This key position facilitates a range of meaningful experiences and various engagements as a key introduction to the organization for companies, community partners, and individuals interested in volunteering their valuable time and skills.

The Corporate & Volunteer Engagement Manager will possess extraordinary relationship building skills and will act as an agent and advisor for all of our potential volunteer partnerships. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Giving, the Corporate & Volunteer Engagement Manager will work collaboratively with the members of the development team, programs, theater, and professional development staff, and the Inner-City Arts community at large.

Responsibilities

  • Work with Director of Institutional Giving and other members of the development team to engage corporations and businesses for group volunteer opportunities, and fulfill corporate and individual annual giving goals
  • Work with the Individual Giving and Event Manager to identify and implement opportunities for multifaceted volunteer engagement; strategically solicit individual volunteers for membership and/or fundraiser involvement
  • Recruit, orient, and train volunteers with special emphasis on engaging volunteers that identify with our work while distinguishing and cultivating those that have the potential to be converted to donors and advocates
  • Coordinate a comprehensive and robust program integrating volunteers into a broad range of opportunities and programs at Inner-City Arts, including recruiting, coordinating, and facilitating all volunteer activities, acting as a single point of contact and resource for volunteers.
  • Work with the Director of Communications to create and distribute various communications highlighting volunteer activity and opportunities
  • Develop and maintain close internal relationships with staff across all programs departments in order to remain abreast of organizational needs and staff those needs accordingly
  • Develop, manage, and communicate volunteer policies, procedures, and standards of volunteer service; maintain a Volunteer Handbook
  • Develop and manage a comprehensive volunteer information database, including skill sets, work preferences, and areas of interest so that volunteers can be readily identified when help is needed for specialized projects and tasks
  • Maintain accurate records on volunteer contribution according to department and tasks, providing timely statistical and activity reports on volunteer participation

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • High energy professional who takes initiative and has a passion for the role, Inner-City Arts’ mission and vision
  • 3+ years of professional experience in volunteer coordination, membership and/or alumni services, development and donor services
  • Exceptional organizational, communication and project management skills
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with leadership and senior management, staff and Inner-City Arts’ Board of Directors
  • Knowledge of and prior experience working in the non-profit landscape
  • Strong computer skills, especially google apps, MSWord, MSExcel; comfortable with volunteer software/informational databases
  • Self-starter with the ability to work both independently or with specific direction, as well as, have an ability to work well in a collaborative and team-focused environment

Hours: Full-time, salaried position.

Location: Inner-City Arts is located in the downtown Los Angeles Warehouse District, adjacent to the Produce Mart at 720 Kohler St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

Compensation: Commensurate with education and experience.

To apply: Email resume and cover letter to: Katy Hilton, Director of Institutional Giving at katy@inner-cityarts.org, Subject: Corporate & Volunteer Engagement Manager. No calls please.

Department: Development, Non-Exempt Status
Reports To: Director of Individual Giving and Events
Posting Date: 7/3/19

Organization

Inner-City Arts is a multi-disciplinary arts organization located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, serving more than 8,000 children, teens, educators, and family members annually during the school day, after-school and on weekends. We believe that the arts are transformative and the cornerstone of a high-quality education that levels the learning field across socioeconomic boundaries. Inner-City Arts is a dynamic nonprofit organization that raises from philanthropic sources more than 90% of the revenue needed to support annual programs and operations for a $4.5+ million annual operating budget.

Inner-City Arts offers an artistic, dynamic work environment, where creativity, flexibility, collaboration and personal passion for the arts and arts education are critical to success.

Job Description

Inner-City Arts is building a development team of innovative professionals who exemplify a commitment to excellence inspired by our mission. The Individual Giving and Events Manager will play a key role in the efforts, from planning to execution, to grow annual fund support through individual giving and event support through patrons and sponsors.

 

As a frontline fundraiser, the Individual Giving and Events Manager will possess extraordinary skills in donor management and engagement — ensuring the maximum financial impact for the organization, while establishing a positive, inspired and rewarding experience for new and existing donors. Reporting to the Director of Individual Giving and Events, the manager will lead campaigns directed at individual and event donors up to the $10,000 level and will assist the Executive Team with high-level prospects and supporters. Working collaboratively with members of the development team, this person will develop and execute creative approaches for annual campaigns, donor engagement communications and donor events. This person will identify, cultivate and solicit donors, then manage the relationships and strategy to recognize greater capacity and encourage increased engagement and support. The Individual Giving and Events Manager also will build and execute the plan for special donor groups, including the Young Professionals Board and Inner-City Arts Membership (a monthly, recurring gift program).

 Responsibilities

  • Work with Director of Individual Giving and Events to develop and execute a comprehensive and robust annual strategy that fulfills contribution goals for $25 to $10,000 level individual and event donors.
  • Execute the strategy from prospect research through solicitation and stewardship.
  • Maintain an excellent track record of donor acquisition, retention and upgrades.
  • Provide support to the Director of Individual Giving and Events, as well as Executive staff, with $10,000+ level asks.
  • Assist with the development and execution of efforts to solicit additional gifts from guests at fundraising events, such as text-to-give campaigns, onsite donations and auctions.
  • Work with the Director of Individual Giving and Events to identify and implement opportunities for donor and prospect engagement.
  • Work with the Director of Communications to develop annual individual giving campaigns, including direct mail and e-campaigns.
  • Oversee all aspects of the Membership Program, developing the concept through membership-specific outreach and events and growing the base of these monthly, recurring gifts.
  • Manage event sponsorship from prospect research through solicitation and stewardship.
  • Work with the Associate Director of Events to ensure a great donor experience at all events and to facilitate event functions and logistics if called on by the Associate Director.
  • Oversee all aspects of the Young Professionals Board, including recruitment, orientation and stewardship of members. Develop leadership opportunities for the members by engaging the group in fundraising and network-building projects that increase support of annual fundraising initiatives.
  • Work with the Corporate and Volunteer Engagement Manager to strategically solicit individual volunteers for membership and/or fundraiser involvement.
  • Work with the Development Associate to maintain accurate records in the donor database, DonorPerfect, including inputting contact notes, strategies and information on prospects and donors.
  • Provide timely gift reports and donor-giving analysis that helps to inform strategies for year-round giving, donor retention and donor campaigns.
  • Develop and maintain internal relationships with programs staff.
  • In partnership with development staff, maintain knowledge of new and ongoing program initiatives in order to identify and communicate compelling data and stories that will engage donors more deeply in the mission.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • High energy professional who takes initiative and has a passion for the role, Inner-City Arts’ mission and vision
  • 5+ years of professional experience in fundraising
  • Exceptional organizational, communication and project management skills
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with leadership and senior management, staff and Inner-City Arts’ Board of Directors
  • Knowledge of and prior experience working in the non-profit landscape
  • Strong computer skills, especially google apps, MSWord, MSExcel
  • Experience with donor database software
  • Self-starter with the ability to work both independently or with specific direction, as well as, have an ability to work well in a collaborative and team-focused environment

Hours: Full-time salary position.

Location: Inner-City Arts is located in the downtown Los Angeles Warehouse District, adjacent to the Produce Mart at 720 Kohler St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

Compensation: Commensurate with education and experience.

To apply: Email resume and cover letter to: Jamie Cataldo, Director of Individual Giving & Events, at jamie@inner-cityarts.org. Subject: Individual Giving Manager. No calls please.

Graphic Design Teaching Artist (P/T)

Inner-City Arts is seeking a Graphic Design Teaching Artist who will design and implement a robust graphic design curriculum for our programs, focusing primarily on serving middle and high school students in our out-of-school time Institutes Program. Teaching artist will plan, teach, and assess each class in accordance with the mission of Inner-City Arts. Teaching artist will research, experiment, and cultivate ways for graphic design to be part of student’s lives at Inner-city Arts. The curriculum should aim to amplify students’ individual and collective creative voice through the visual medium of Graphic Design. These programs are offered three times a year in the Fall (10 weeks), Spring (10-12 weeks) and Summer (6 weeks). Fall and Spring classes run once a week for 90-120 minutes and Summer classes are offered twice a week for 90-120 minutes (180-240 per class per week total).

The Graphic Design Teaching Artist is a part-time position at 20 hours per week, 10 hours of which would involve contact hours with students while Institutes are in session. This position is will be responsible for planning, teaching, and assessing Graphic Design Institute classes as well as developing, implementing and growing the Graphic Design curriculum each term. We are looking for someone with strong collaboration skills who can devise content with other teaching artists to create multidisciplinary classes. The Graphic Design Teaching Artist will also have the opportunity of mentoring and counseling students with a strong interest and desire to pursue graphic design in the future. This is a unique opportunity to establish a graphic design studio for students that provides access to professional training and opportunities to work on design projects that will serve Inner-City Arts and the community.

Inner-City Arts is seeking a creative individual who is both a practitioner and an educator/mentor with Graphic Design experience, focused on “learner-centered,” learning-by-doing processes that combine artistry, exploration, and craftsmanship. Individuals with a strong commitment to nurturing student identity and voice while making a social impact through the medium are strongly desired.

We are seeking strong team players with experience in the field of Creative Youth Development to join our staff. The Graphic Design Teaching Artist would serve within a flexible, cooperative environment, and as a member of a team of innovative, inventive, committed studio staff and administrators that comprise the Programs team. He/she should uphold the values of safe space and creativity as expressed in the philosophy and values of the program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Required experience: minimum Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or relevant field.
  • Established practice in the process of Graphic Design and able to present a portfolio of both personal and student work
  • Technical Knowledge: Adobe Creative Suite knowledge specifically in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign. Motion graphics skill is a plus.
  • An ideal candidate would have an Early Adolescent and Adolescent Development background with a foundational understanding and education in how development affects participation in the creative process.
  • Proven track record of a commitment to youth ages 11-18 with a minimum of two years teaching experience in either after-school or community settings.
  • Knowledge of and implementation experience in Creative Youth Development
  • Experience integrating technology into the curriculum
  • Demonstrated experience in Curriculum Development.
  • Demonstrated experience in research and development of new student projects in educational practice.
  • Understanding and articulation of 21st Century Learning Skills
  • A commitment to diversity, and effectively working with diverse participants.
  • A commitment to equity and social justice for the youth of Los Angeles and beyond.
  • Ability to take the initiative and work well with others compassionately.

HOURS: 20 hours per week

LOCATION: Inner-City Arts is a contemporary, creative facility in the downtown Los Angeles Warehouse District, adjacent to the Produce Mart and Skid Row.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.

TO APPLY: Please send a resume and letter of interest to the Hiring Committee, via email to artsedjobs@inner-cityarts.org with the subject "PT Graphic Design Teaching Artist”.

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