Director of Institutional Giving

Development · Brooklyn, New York
Department Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

About BRIC:

BRIC is a leading arts and media institution anchored in Downtown Brooklyn whose work spans contemporary visual and performing arts, media, and civic action. For over forty years, BRIC has shaped Brooklyn’s cultural and media landscape by presenting and incubating artists, creators, students, and media makers. As a creative catalyst for their community, BRIC ignites learning in people of all ages and centralizes diverse voices that take risks and drive culture forward. BRIC builds Brooklyn’s creative future.


Our number one priority is the health and safety of our staff and their families, our artists, performers and media makers, our partners, our patrons, and the communities we serve. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodation consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company pursuant to applicable law.


About the Director of Institutional Giving Role:

BRIC seeks a Director of Institutional Giving to lead BRIC’s strategy and implementation as it looks to grow its fundraising revenue and imprint among NYC and national institutional donors. The Director will report to the Senior Vice President of Development.

What You’ll Do in the Role:

The Director of Institutional Giving will be responsible for the following in addition to any other project as assigned by their manager, the Senior Vice President of Development:

  • Devise and execute BRIC’s institutional giving strategy, ensuring a high level of quality on external relationships and internal systems management, enabling BRIC to significantly increase resources from institutional, corporate foundation, and government funders;
  • Manage and maximize the full life cycle of current institutional funding relationships including research, cultivation, solicitation, grant writing, and stewardship as well as have the opportunity to build new relationships to meet revenue goals and support BRIC’s programs, operation, and growth;
  • Collaborate with Senior Leadership Team members in Development, Programming, and Finance to identify strategies and opportunities to increase institutional giving from all sources;
  • Enhance and maintain the systems and infrastructure for all grant writing and cultivation functions, including identifying new prospects, grant acquisition, grant reporting, and on-going stewardship;
  • Develop and manage a department budget for institutional giving growth and sustainability;
  • Collaborate with BRIC’s lobbyist on stewardship of government partners;
  • Attend key BRIC events to steward institutional donors and key stakeholders through in-person cultivation;
  • Supervise an institutional team, including Institutional/Data Associate and freelance Grant Writer(s) for institutional and government funding.

You’ll Bring these Skills and Strengths to the Role:

  • Mission & Values Alignment: A passion for BRIC’s support of the arts in Brooklyn and a deep commitment to building community, igniting learning and making change through the arts and creativity.
  • Commitment to Equity & Inclusion: Desire to operationalize equity within the development function.
  • Development Experience: A proven track record for meeting fundraising goals and developing innovative strategies to foster new donor relationships.
  • Leadership & Administration: Proven experience managing a team, donor relationships, and partnering with executive staff in creating and realizing comprehensive fundraising plans.
  • Strong Communicator: Excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to listen, question, and synthesize information in a compelling manner. Ability to present publicly to key funders and BRIC’s Board of Trustees. 


Other Things to Know:

  • Compensation: The annual salary range for this position is $95k-$110k.
  • Status and location: This is a full-time, exempt role based in our Brooklyn office.
  • Benefits: BRIC has a comprehensive benefits package, including: paid time off, 403B retirement plan, pre-tax transit cards, medical flexible spending plans and more. BRIC currently pays 100% of the premium for employee medical, dental and vision coverage starting on the first of the month after 2 months of employment.
  • Mission & Values: BRIC is committed to building Brooklyn's creative future. We advance opportunities for visual artists, performers, and media makers. We present bold work that reflects diverse audiences and speaks to the world. We ignite learning in people of all ages. We unite Brooklyn through art and creativity to build community and make change.

How to Apply:

All applicants must submit a resume together with a cover letter outlining the ways in which their skills and experience align with our specific needs via our online application portal found here on our website.  Candidates of color and from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

BRIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot be used as a basis for a

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  • Location
    Brooklyn, New York
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor