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This position is a full-time, flex job. Employees currently work on a hybrid remote and in-office model. Exact schedule to be determined collaboratively with candidate and will be subject to change.

We are seeking a Manager of Development to join our small—but mightily passionate and industrious—team of film, media, and arts and culture champions. Under the guidance of the Executive Director, the Manager of Development will spearhead all of the organization’s fundraising efforts including the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of government, foundation, corporate, and individual donors. The manager will also oversee the planning and execution of the organization’s annual benefit event and membership drive. The manager will work closely with the Director of Programming, Education Manager, and other departments to ensure that all facets of the organization are adequately funded.

This is an opportunity for a motivated and high-energy self-starter who enjoys working with a close-knit team, but who also craves taking the reins on initiatives and taking bold strides on their own. There is enormous potential to create meaningful and far-reaching impact in this role: though small in staff, our organization generates significant growth each year with a national footprint among families, filmmakers, and the entertainment industry.

Principal Opportunities
  • Manage the ground-up implementation of a sustainable development plan to raise approximately $1.1M annually; establish new strategies to meet the needs of the organization
  • Cultivate key relationships with individual and institutional donors in the sectors of film, arts education, and media literacy
  • Work closely with an energetic team to continually assess, report, and adapt fundraising activities that ensure the fiscal health of a growing organization
Primary Responsibilities
  • Shape and support NYICFF's culture of philanthropy while meeting quarterly and annual fundraising goals
  • Implement and share development goals among all staff while building the knowledge, tools, resources, and collaborative workflow necessary to meet those goals
  • Act as a frontline fundraiser by stewarding donors spanning all sources of funds
  • Effectively connect staff and board members with appropriate donors
  • Conduct outreach to potential and existing funders
  • Facilitate the work and continued growth of the Board of Directors, acting as a staff liaison for the Board’s Development and Governance committees
  • Ensure the success of the annual benefit event—a major source of fundraising income
  • Lead weekly meetings and oversee all daily development activities including, but not limited to, database maintenance, gift processing, and moves management
  • Support organization-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion best-practices
  • Participate in the hands-on, team-wide effort to produce the annual Festival and Industry Forum
Qualifications & Qualities
  • 3+ years experience working in development and/or non-profit communication strategy
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience or contributions
  • Capacity and passion to learn and knowledgeably advocate for NYICFF’s mission
  • Familiarity with NYC and national philanthropic landscape, development practices, and leaders, including key individual, foundation, corporate, and government arts funders
  • Results-oriented yet sensitive to the often evolving needs of a growing organization
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate clearly to all stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to nimbly manage multiple relationships, deadlines, and projects, especially the calendar-specific demands of an event-based organization
  • Willingness to travel throughout NYC to engage partners
  • Familiarity with industry-standard software and technologies
Compensation includes salary in the range of $60,000–$70,000, commensurate with experience, plus a benefits package. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to
This position is a full-time, project-based (9 months) flex job. Employees currently work on a hybrid remote and in-office model. Exact schedule to be determined collaboratively with candidate and will be subject to change.

We are seeking a Programming Assistant to ensure the successful delivery of our 2023 annual event and all ancillary programs. Under the guidance of the Director of Programming, the Programming Assistant will collaborate with all departments to support logistics and production for all aspects of the Festival, touring and education programs, Industry Forum, and special events. The ideal candidate for this role has administrative experience, a passion for film, and values meaningful, culturally diverse arts for all ages.

This position requires impeccable organization to manage filmmaker coordination, event delivery, securing media rights, event production and preparation, scheduling, communications with various audiences and stakeholders, and more. NYICFF engages with young audiences and students, world-class filmmakers, and industry professionals through lively, high energy events; candidates will support the planning of all events by working with these stakeholders and thoughtfully representing the organization in every exchange. This hands-on role is ideal for an ambitious, self-starter interested in learning all sides of non-profit event execution and event production in a dynamic environment. We welcome diverse candidates from all backgrounds who are passionate, hard-working, and eager to learn.

The ideal candidate for this role has administrative experience, and a passion for film, events, and especially finds value in delivering meaningful, culturally diverse arts experiences for all ages. The position requires impeccable organizational, written, and oral communication, and a background in film or non-profit arts and culture.

  • Research, request, track, and review Festival submissions, evaluating entries based on NYICFF’s diverse programming initiatives
  • Manage the Festival’s screening and pre-screening committees and support the jury review process
  • Act as point of contact for participating filmmakers and distributors; collect and track all assets for selected films (stills, trailers, exhibitions files, synopses, bios, etc.)
  • Manage materials and workflow for production of Festival materials, including print collateral, website listings, descriptions, and schedules
  • Assist with creation of copy and graphics for public outreach via email and social media, as needed
  • Manage intern recruitment and hiring process and oversee daily tasks Collaborate local universities and national organizations and partners to amplify Festival programming and special events
  • Invoice, payment tracking and record-keeping
Desired Qualifications
  • Superb, confident, and effective written and oral communication skills
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and motivated, with the ability to problem-solve, time manage, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to work independently as well as collaborate as part of a tight-knit team
  • Ability to multitask and maintain systems while managing administrative support
  • Attunment to different identities and cultural communities to support richly diverse and inclusive programming and Festival experiences
  • Facility with Google Workplace Apps
  • Familiarity with Salesforce, Asana, Wordpress, and other CRM/data-management software a plus
  • Graphic design/Adobe suite experience a plus
Compensation will be prorated based on an annual salary of $40,000, or $770 per week. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to

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