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We’re Hiring: Development Officer

Join Flux’s Administrative Team! We’re hiring a part-time Development Officer


Development Officer

Flux Factory is seeking a part-time Development Officer. This position works with the Executive Director and the administrative team to maintain and develop Flux’s relationships with state and federal funders, foundations, corporate philanthropies, and private donors

Flux Factory is a prolific 20 year old collective and a unique, participatory 501c3, which has a rigorous commitment to cultivating a strong and enduring creative community. “Fluxers” are an expansive and diverse group of cultural producers who work together to realize our programs: collaborative exhibitions, educational initiatives, and our international Artist-in-Residence program. All members of the collective – staff, residents, and community members – work together to shape the future of the collective and organization.

Responsibilities include:
Grant Writing and Management (Primary):

  • Research and identify funding opportunities
  • Write grant proposals to secure funding for our exhibitions, international residency program, and educational  initiatives
  • Articulate Flux’s unique contribution to the NYC and global art world in grant language, ensuring that funding opportunities support Flux’s mission
  • Cultivate substantive relationships with foundations and corporate philanthropies on behalf of Flux Factory, and maintaining detailed records of this correspondence (ie. invitations to exhibitions and committees, inquiries made, LOIs submitted, etc)
  • Maintain a grant calendar and ensure adherence to deadlines
  • Complete grant reports with support from with Executive Director and other Administrative staff

Special Events Management (Secondary)

  • Identify and pursue in-kind sponsorships and donations for annual fundraising events
  • Work in collaboration with Executive Director and other Administrative staff to assist in producing our annual auction fundraiser event
  • Introduce and implement new fundraising methods that work within our current structures (i.e. membership programs, smaller fundraisers, matching campaigns)
  • Activate Flux’s large volunteer network of artists-in-residence, past residents, and local supporters to produce fundraising events

Ideal candidate has:

  • 2+ years of experience working with not-for-profit organizations in a similar capacity
  • Proven innovative and entrepreneurial spirit; outstanding organizational skills with many logistical details
  • Knowledge of and passion for the arts, non-profits, DIY, and collaborative sectors specifically in NYC
  • Evidence of having creatively and strategically pursued funding and/or sponsorship in past roles
  • Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with the administrative staff and artists in residence.
  • Self-starter with creative vision, strong interpersonal skills, and a commitment to serving others who depend on her/him while prioritizing most important tasks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • 2+ years of experience working with not-for-profit organizations in a similar capacity
  • Graduate degree in development, arts administration or the equivalent preferred; undergraduate degree required

Hours:  Schedule is approximately 8-16 hours/week, including regular meetings with Executive Director and staff in our Long Island City, Queens office. The role involves significant independent work and some of it may be completed remotely.

Send a resume, cover letter and any relevant supplementary materials to, with “Development Manager Applicant” in the subject. This role will start during October 2014. Priority will be given to applications submitted before September 22, 2014.

Flux Factory is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages all interested and qualified applicants to apply. Flux Factory does not discriminate based on age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, housing status, disability, or previous incarceration.

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