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About TDF

TDF is the oldest not-for-profit performing arts service organizations in the country. While we are perhaps best known for our TKTS Booths in Times Square, we have been dedicated to bringing the arts to everyone for over fifty years through a variety of programs and initiatives:

Expanding Access
For people who would love to experience the arts, but think it’s not for them, we’re removing barriers - distance, cultural, physical, financial, age, opportunity.

Cultivating Communities
 
We reinforce the spread of live theatre and dance beyond Broadway in neighborhoods and schools all over the five boroughs. We engage, educate and encourage people to make the performing arts a vital part of their lives; creating not just more audiences, but more diverse ones.

Supporting the Makers
We actively enable the creators, players and storytellers, offering and integrating our extensive research insights.

When a position becomes available, the job posting will be noted below. 

TDF is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, both in our programs and in our workplaces. We encourage applicants with a unique cultural perspective inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, class, physical ability and sexual orientation. 

OPEN POSITIONS


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DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Position Type: Full Time Permanent 

About the Position The Deputy Director of Development is a key role in the Development Department and across the organization. Reporting to the Director of Development, this position requires a leader who has a passion for fundraising and the arts, is an organized and strategic thinker with excellent writing and communication skills, and has the ability to juggle a variety of responsibilities. The successful candidate will be able to prioritize projects, work under pressure, and enjoy helping to lead a team positioning itself for growth.

In the five years leading up to COVID-19, TDF grew its fundraising department from three to six staff members and increased contributed revenue by more than 50%, raising $3M annually. Coming out of the pandemic we are working diligently to return contributed revenue and staff to pre-pandemic levels, with a focus on sustaining new donors who provided much needed emergency support during the shutdown. 

Currently, As TDF works to return our budget to pre-Covid levels, The Deputy position must fulfill the duties of the Institutional Giving Manager until that position can be filled, ideally in early 2022. At that time, the Institutional Giving Manager will report to the Deputy Director.

The work for this position has the possibility of a remote/office hybrid schedule which is typically 35 hrs/week. Some evenings and weekends and in-person interfacing with donors will be required. In this role, the right candidate will have full ownership of but not limited to the following:

Responsibilities:
Department Leadership and Strategy
  • With the DOD, create and execute strategic and comprehensive development plans based on analysis that will support TDF’s needs for the present and long term
  • Work with DOD to motivate, strengthen and support Trustees’ fundraising. This includes guiding Trustees on prospect identification, cultivation and solicitations
  • Support Executive Director and DOD in their fundraising efforts, including writing correspondence and solicitations

Institutional Giving 

  • Oversee the Institutional Giving Manager, who manages a portfolio of Foundation, Corporate and Government funders and prospects of more than $2M in current and potential revenue
  • Develop strategies to maintain current institutional supporters and secure new funding, working with staff and Trustees to identify and connect with institutional prospects
  • Engage with funders through meetings and events as well as regular communications
  • Work with Institutional Giving Manager to determine annual revenue goals from institutions
  • Oversee outside grant writer and manage relationship with Government Consultant

Planned Giving

  • Oversee TDF’s Planned Giving program; Steward current Legacy Circle members through regular communication and annual events; track all communication with donors and prospects
  • Solicit new bequests and manage a pipeline of PG prospects: o Manage relationship with FreeWill, preparing and implementing quarterly email solicitations, tracking progress and acting as Liaison between vendor and department
  • Guide Planned Giving Task Force (comprised of legacy circle members and TDF Trustees) in their efforts to support TDF’s planned giving strategy and programs

Characteristics:

  • You are passionate about or have an interest in the performing arts and making it accessible to all
  • You like fundraising and are comfortable making direct asks
  • You have experience in grant writing/corporate giving/government funding, planned giving and/or development operations.
  • You enjoy writing and understand the importance of being able to effectively communicate; you are a strong proofreader and self-editor; you understand how to tell an organization’s story in both words and numbers
  • You are detail oriented with excellent time management and organizational skills
  • You take initiative, are flexible and work well both independently, cross-departmentally, and with a team
  • You are a creative thinker and problem solver who works well with others and has a desire to learn and implement new ideas
  • You have a strong understanding of Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Experience with Tessitura, Grants.gov and other funder portals is a plus but not mandatory
  • You lead by example, know how to manage up, and inspire coworkers and those you supervise to do their best work and hold themselves accountable


Compensation and Benefits

Salary range is $85k-$95k and an excellent benefits package is offered which includes medical, dental, vision and PTO.

To Apply Please email a cover letter and resume to Resumes@tdf.org. You may also use this email address should you have any accessibility concerns regarding this position.

Start Date: November, 2021 



FINANCE AND PAYROLL ASSOCIATE
Position Type: Full Time Permanent 

About the Position
The FINANCE AND PAYROLL ASSOCIATE is a vital member of the Finance and Human Resources departments, assisting in ensuring a smooth flow in processes related to accounting and payroll. This individual will report to the Accounting Manager with a matrix report to the HR Generalist, and will work closely with the Director of Finance. The work for this position has the possibility of a remote/office hybrid schedule, which is typically 35 hrs/week. In this role the right candidate will have full ownership of, but not limited to, the following:

  • Handles a wide range of general accounting and finance duties
  • Responsible for most Accounts Payable entries
  • Responsible for most Revenue Receipts/Receivables entries, as well as bank deposits and bank balance monitoring
  • Manages and submits weekly union payroll for the box office and semi-monthly payroll for the Education department including entering new hire information. Creates and manages various payroll-related reports
  • Makes weekly required pension and welfare payments for bargaining unit members while ensuring compliance with all union contracts
  • Assists HR Generalist with various special projects

About You

  • You understand the importance of being able to effectively communicate, including being a good listener
  • You have a basic understanding of accounting principles
  • You are a creative thinker and able to use experience and imagination to resolve issues
  • You work well with others and have a desire to learn and implement new ideas
  • You are eager to learn about and acquire an in-depth knowledge of new systems, software, and office processes
  • You use Microsoft Excel at an advanced level
  • You have a basic understanding of Microsoft Dynamics Business Central or similar Accounting Software packages and understanding of ADP Totalsource or similar payroll systems. Experience with Tessitura is a plus, but not required

Compensation and Benefits
Salary range is $50k-$60k and an excellent benefits package is offered which includes medical, dental, vision and PTO.

To Apply Please email a cover letter and resume to Resumes@tdf.org. You may also use this email address should you have any accessibility concerns regarding this position.

Start Date: October 18, 2021



INDIVIDUAL GIVING AND EVENTS ASSOCIATE
Position Type: Full Time Permanent

About the Position The Individual Giving and Events Associate is a new position created to help grow donations from individuals at the grassroots level, build a pipeline for major contributors and be an integral member of TDF’s fundraising team. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Individual Giving and Events, the Individual Giving and Events Associate will implement two annual appeals generating $250k+ annually, while also creating welcoming engagement events that cultivate new supporters and help to grow TDF’s Champions program. This position requires a creative marketing eye and positive attitude as TDF works aggressively to grow contributed revenue generated from individuals.

The successful candidate will be able to prioritize assignments, work under pressure, and enjoy working on a team positioning itself for growth. The work for this position has the possibility of a remote/office hybrid schedule which is typically 35 hrs/week. Some evenings and weekends will be required. In this role, the right candidate will have full ownership of but not limited to the following:
  • Implement all aspects of fall and spring annual appeals for gifts below $1,000: Create and implement appeal plans, manage outside vendors, track progress and report on results; plan and implement marketing campaigns for Giving Tuesday and TDF Giving Day
  • Work to identify potential Champion level donors to be cultivated
  • Provide support for revenue generating events, facilitating administrative duties and record keeping
  • Coordinate 5-8 engagement events per year that include scheduling events, booking venue, preparing menu, assigning seating, working on invites, tracking RSVP, researching event attendees, scheduling, and implementing event postmortems
  • Support Senior Manager, Individual Giving and Events as needed
  • Support department with data entry and acknowledgements when the Department Coordinator is out
About you
  • You are passionate about or have an interest in the performing arts and making it accessible to all
  • You understand the importance of being able to effectively communicate, including being a good listener and writer; you are a strong proofreader and self-editor
  • You have experience or interest in marketing and events
  • You are detail oriented with excellent time management and organizational skills
  • You take initiative, are flexible and work well both independently and with a team
  • You are a creative thinker and problem solver who works well with others and has a desire to learn and implement new ideas
  • You have a basic understanding of InDesign, Photoshop, Wordfly and SurveyMonkey or similar programs. Experience with Tessitura is a plus but not mandatory
Compensation and Benefits
Salary range is $45k-$50k and an excellent benefits package is offered which includes medical, dental, vision and PTO.

To Apply Please email a cover letter and resume to Resumes@tdf.org. You may also use this email address should you have any accessibility concerns regarding this position.

Start Date: October 1, 2021

Please note that first round of interviews will take place between July 26- August 13. Final round of interviews will take place from August 30-September 10.