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JOB TITLE: Development and Funding Manager, FORK FILMS LLC
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- Job Title: Development and Funding Manager
- Reports To: Chief Operations Officer (COO)
- FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
- Employment Status: Temporary, Part-Time
- Duration: June 2016 – December 2016, with possible extension
- Entity: Fork Films
About Fork Films
Fork Films LLC is a documentary film production company based in New York City. Founded in 2007 we are dedicated to the development and production of films that move, inspire and enlighten.
Believing that film has a unique capacity to shed light, evoke compassion and stir action, Fork Films invests in and creates media that make an important social contribution, with a particular emphasis on material that has been overlooked, people who tend to be underestimated, and stories that have been left out of the mainstream historical record.
The Fork Films Development and Funding Manager will develop and implement strategy for raising needed funds from individual donors and foundation donors to further the documentary series Women War & Peace II.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Working closely with the Chief Operations Officer (COO), Chief of Staff (COS), and Executive Producers, the Development and Funding Manager will:
- Develop and execute a fundraising strategy based on donor prospect research, harness Fork Films current relationships, and research foundations and other funding sources
- Design and manage the experience of donors and other funding partners
- Work with staff to secure financial support from individuals and foundations
- Coordinate and prepare written materials adapted from existing Women War & Peace II project write–ups for donor proposals, grant applications, and other solicitation materials
- Work with COO, Executive Producers and bookkeeper in preparing grant proposal budgets
- Prepare prospect lists, including conducting prospect research (as needed) and coordinate prospect vetting by staff
- Trigger COO, COS, and Executive Producers to contact and cultivate prospects/donors
- Coordinate fundraising activities including setting meetings, preparing briefings, and planning stewardship events
- Draft correspondence for Executive Producers and producer(s) such as solicitation and acknowledgement letters, emails, and donor e-newsletters
- Directly contact prospects and donors for cultivation, solicitation, follow-up and/or stewardship purposes, when appropriate
- Advise and collaborate on funder crediting
- Ensure all contributions from individuals and foundations are directed and payable to correct entities and are properly thanked and acknowledged
- Coordinate with bookkeeper on tracking project cash flow, and ensure staff and Executive Producers have complete, accurate and consistent information regarding funding
- Maintain master list files containing donor and prospect contact information; manage and properly document funding commitments (including any restrictions on funds and reporting requirements)
- Bachelor’s degree required
- A minimum of 5 years professional experience in resource development in the not-for-profit or independent media space
- Experience working on projects with multiple funding streams (for example, individual donors, family foundations, institutional funds and government grants)
- Prior experience working in a fast-paced environments managing multiple demands and priorities
- Must be detail-oriented, organized, and able to juggle multiple tasks and work independently, and yet, should be a team player, as well
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to obtain and convey information clearly and independently, including interpersonal skills to interact and communicate effectively with a wide variety of constituents
- Grace under pressure and ability to thrive in a constantly changing environment
- Strong computer skills (knowledge of MSWord, Excel, and database skills a plus)
- A passion for documentaries, and in particular global women’s issues, human rights and social justice a big plus
- Be able to maintain confidentiality
How to Apply
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter as soon as possible to email@example.com.
Your application packet should include:
- A one-page cover letter, outlining how your experience and skills meet the qualifications of the position. Also state how you heard about this opportunity.
- A resume or CV
- Salary requirements
Candidates of interest will be contacted immediately. No phone calls, please.
It is the policy of Fork Films LLC to ensure equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran.