Impact Initiatives and Grants Manager

May 10th, 2023
Impact Initiatives and Grants Manager

Impact Initiatives and Grants Manager

  • Part Time
  • Mid-Level
  • Applications have closed
Job Category: Development
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Arts & Culture
Salary Range: $30 per hour

Summary Statement

The Impact Initiatives and Grants Manager spearheads a variety of fundraising, programming, and mentorship initiatives at ArtTable. The position will oversee the planning, implementation, and management of ArtTable’s Impact Initiatives which currently include the Career Roundtable, Fellowship Program, DEIA programming, pay equity project, and a future mentorship program. This position will regularly review each initiative from a data analysis perspective and do regular reporting on each program as directed by the executive director.This position is responsible for stewarding and growing a fundraising plan that identifies and attains new donor and funder prospects in collaboration with the Executive Director for ArtTable’s Impact Initiatives Fund as well as focusing on identifying and applying for grants for
ArtTable generally. During the annual benefit and award ceremony season (January – April), this position will assist in fundraising and ticket sales, along with assistance at the events.

Reports to
: Executive Director

Type of Role

Part-time, 25 hours a week
Hybrid, 2 days in the office

Essential Job Functions
~ 15 hours a week

Career Roundtable – Planning & Execution of 1 – 2 career roundtable events per year.
In 2009 ArtTable launched the Career Development Roundtable, one of our
longest-standing and most impactful career mentoring programs, influencing the career
paths of more than 2,000 students and emerging professionals. The program, currently
hosted virtually, over the course of two days, is designed to give emerging leaders in arts
administration, art business, museum studies, art history, curatorial studies, and arts
internships an experience to meet with professional women in the visual arts to discuss
career opportunities.

Fellowship Program – Planning, Execution, and Communications to engage potential
host institutions and fellows. Since 2000, the ArtTable National Fellowship has
addressed the marked lack of diversity in arts employment. This impactful program
provides quality real work experiences and mentorship to women-identifying and non-binary emerging professionals from backgrounds generally underrepresented in the
visual arts field. During the paid, five-to-eight-week summer program, the fellows will
work closely with established leaders in the field to gain exposure to a range of
professional activities at leading museums and art organizations. They also receive
one-on-one mentoring from leading professionals who are ArtTable members and are
specialized in their areas of interest.

DEIA Efforts – Engage and assist with programs that focus on diversity, equity,
inclusion, and accessibility as well as other impact initiatives projects like pay equity and
affiliate programs as needed and directed by the Executive Director.

With Executive Director, create and implement a fundraising strategy around ArtTable’s
Impact Initiatives Fund.

Systematically review and analyze each impact initiative on a regular basis to ensure
accurate information for grant reporting, grant applications, and general reporting to the
executive leadership. 

Coordinate all impact events with the National Programs and Chapters Manager and
Executive Director. This includes but is not limited to the Career Roundtable Events,
“Meet the Fellows” annual event, pay equity panel discussions, and the host
organization and fellows orientations.


40% ~ 10 hours a week

1. Identify and prepare grants.

2. Identify and research donor and institutional funder prospects and opportunities for the
impact initiatives. Prepare briefing documents as needed.

3. Draft letters of introduction, follow-up, and solicitation for the Executive Director who will
solicit gifts.

4. Review funding opportunities menus, proposals, and reports.

5. Partner with the Executive Director to create presentations and reports for quarterly
Board meetings and the Development Committee.

6. Coordinate with the Membership and Development Coordinator to track and keep
detailed records in Neon CRM on donors and potential donors; with a focus on “moves
management” noting key details and outcomes of key touch points with donors.

7. Contribute to the sustained development of the database, and be sufficiently
knowledgeable about the database to be self-sufficient for most reports and queries.

8. Provide regular, timely, and accurate reports to the Executive Director as requested. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

● Bachelor’s degree

● Professional experience in non-profit fundraising; preferably with some
membership experience.

● Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain member, donor,
volunteer, and other internal and external relationships.

● Strong oral and written communication skills to obtain and clearly, accurately, and
grammatically convey information.

● Visual communication skills sufficient to produce compelling and aesthetically impactful
presentations, diagrams, and communications materials.

● Exceptional attention to detail, and an equal aptitude for data accuracy and integrity.

● Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with staff, Board Members,
volunteers, donors, members, graduate-level students, and other supporters.

● Ability to work in a dynamic, flexible environment in a very planned, organized, and strategic

● Demonstrated ability to work with and master CRM information and software systems.
Experience with Neon CRM is a plus.

● Strong proficiency with Mac operating systems and Google Workspace, Sheets, and

● Proficiency in Mailchimp, Asana, Illustrator, InDesign, or similar design programs is

● Knowledge of the visual arts is preferred and a strong interest in working in an arts
nonprofit environment is preferred.

● Ability to maintain a work environment consistent with the handling of confidential
departmental, donor, and employee information.

● Essential functions and duties require being able to communicate, see, and follow
reasonable ergonomic recommendations and/or assistive devices to communicate and/or
computer for extended periods. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable
qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

$30 per hour
To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter highlighting your specific
qualifications in relation to the description above to [email protected] no later than May 26,


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