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Aug 2

Senior Manager, Individual Giving

The New 42nd Street/New 42

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Senior Manager, Individual Giving

The New 42nd Street/New 42

Posted on
Aug 2


Position: Senior Manager, Individual Giving
Location: Hybrid: Remote/On-site
FLSA Status: Full-Time/Exempt
Salary Range: $80,000- $85,000
Reports to: Director of Development
Supervises: Manager, Campaigns and Events

The Organization
New 42 catalyzes the power of performing arts to spark new perspectives, incubate new works and create new opportunities for us all. Through the nonprofit’s signature projects — New Victory Theater (New York City’s premier theater for kids and families) and New 42 Studios (“Broadway’s secret laboratory”) — New 42 makes extraordinary performing arts a vital part of everyone’s life, from the earliest years onward.

We believe that representation matters both on the stage and behind the scenes, and seek employees who feel the same. We also know that creative people often come with non-traditional resumes and experience; if you believe you’d be a great fit here, please don’t count yourself out—we want to hear from you! Read more below on how to apply.

The Position
New 42 seeks an Senior Manager, Individual Giving, to manage the organization’s individual giving department and secure funds for New 42’s expanding programs, capital projects, and more. The Senior Manager, Individual Giving should have the ability to handle varying daily workload, prioritize competing deadlines, compose compelling solicitation emails and letters, engage and cultivate major individual supporters, manage other members of the Individual Development team, and meet or exceed multi-million dollar goals. They must have the ability to build and maintain positive ongoing relationships with individual donors at all levels and New 42 colleagues to fully represent the depth of the organization’s diverse programs.

Works closely with the Director of Development to craft comprehensive short- and long-term fundraising strategies.
Oversees all facets of New 42’s Individual Giving program, including campaigns, events and major gifts.
Manages the Manager, Campaigns and Events
Cultivates and stewards a personal portfolio of donors and prospects and supports the Director of Development,; VP, Development; and, the President & CEO in managing their portfolios and individual connections and prospects.
Identifies new Individual prospects using Tessitura and iWaves search engine software in collaboration with the Manager, Campaign and Events and Assistant, Development Information Systems
Conceives and manages email and direct mail campaigns in collaboration with Manager, Campaign and Events
Writes all copy for solicitation letters and direct mail campaigns.
Works closely with the Director of Development and Manager, Campaigns and Events to conceive and execute events, including Salons, Playdates, The Great New Victory Scavenger Hunt and New 42 Gala.
Collaborates interdepartmentally with Marketing and Communications around communication strategies, solicitation campaigns and event materials and with other departments as needed on select fundraising appeals and events.
Manages annual budgeting and reforecasting for individual giving.
Responsible for meeting or exceeding the annual Individual Giving goal.

Essential Knowledge and Qualifications:
Expertise in direct solicitations, fundraising principles and techniques
Outgoing personality with the ability to engage donors and prospects in in-person meetings
Knowledge of the New York City philanthropic community strongly preferred
Excellent writing skills
Intensely organized with an superb attention to detail
Comfort with budgets and financial reporting
Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Word and Google applications and ability to learn the Tessitura database system with a growing level of sophistication
Team player able to work collaboratively with development colleagues as well as interface effectively with other departments
Keen sense of curiosity and initiative; motivated to meet and exceed goals
Creativity, design and special events experience a plus
Ability to work nights and weekends

Why Should I Apply?
Be a part of this leading non-profit performing arts organization that is committed to empowering young people, artists and educators through the performing arts. In addition to a competitive salary, New 42 offers a strong employee benefit package which includes comprehensive Health Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, 403B Retirement Plan, Employee Pension, and Paid Time Off.

Equal Opportunity Employer
New 42 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: New 42 is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

New 42 is committed to anti-oppressive practices in all departmental business processes; we aim to prioritize and advance as an anti-racist and anti-oppressive organization.

Accessibility Needs
Any applicants needing accommodations for accessibility purposes, please don't hesitate to let us know what you need.

Notes from Human Resources
For the safety of our guests and staff, New 42 requires employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (including booster if you are eligible). Documentation of vaccination status must be provided if an offer of employment is made.

Applicants must submit the following to (or other email as appropriate) to be considered for the position:
Cover letter expressing specific interest in and qualification for the position
Writing sample


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Applicants must submit the following to (or other email as appropriate) to be considered for the position:
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