Job Title: Programs Director, full-time (40+ hours per week, plus evening and weekend flexibility)
Compensation: Commensurate with experience, includes health + dental coverage (after 90 days), ability to contribute towards 403(b) retirement account, 15 days vacation (prorated)
The Programs Director reports to the President and works closely with the full-time Advocacy Director to raise public awareness and engagement in LW! advocacy priorities and core values.
The responsibilities of the Programs Director include:
Planning and coordinating a robust calendar of public programs
Building membership across all parts of the Upper West Side
Organizing fundraising events, under the direction of a fundraising committee
Direct responsibility for grant applications and reporting
Developing strategies to raise LWs public profile
Plus other responsibilities as directed by the President
Specific tasks related to responsibilities include:
Identifying topics, recruiting speakers, securing venues and managing other public programs logistics
Convening fundraising committee regularly to discuss campaign/event strategies and timelines
Leading implementation of fundraising campaigns/events design, printing, bulk mailing, venues, catering, marketing and publicity, ticket sales, and other logistics
Processing and tracking donations, sending acknowledgments, analyzing data, and prospecting new members
Writing, editing, and designing mass emails, blogposts, social media, web content (including events calendar), invitations, press releases and other publications
Researching, writing, editing, and following up on grants
Supervising interns and volunteers
Preparing and monitoring program and event budgets
Maintaining clear records of programs and fundraising activities
Plus other tasks as directed by the President
Candidates must have demonstrated experience and first-rate skills directly applicable to these tasks. In addition, candidates must have a strong desire to work in a fast-paced, high-energy environment among peers who are passionate about historic preservation as a force for public good. Candidates should have a keen interest in New York City history, architecture, and politics as well as the mechanics of nonprofit administration.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suit (Photoshop, InDesign), Wordpress, mass email communication tools, USPS bulk mailing services, online donation and ticket-purchasing services. Ability to quickly learn other programs as needed.