Development Associate

April 16th, 2019
Development Associate

Development Associate

  • Part Time
  • Entry Level
  • Applications have closed
Job Category: Administrative, Development
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Arts & Culture, Education




Opportunity Music Project

Development Associate


Opportunity Music Project seeks a Development Associate who is passionate about working with a fast growing organization dedicated to providing high quality music education to New York City children. The Development Associate position is part-time with flexible hours and growth opportunity within the organization.


The Development Associate will work with the Executive Director to build our individual giving program, as well as maintain our communication streams and increase our current grant writing output.  


The Development Associate will work collaboratively on cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities, as well as increase our base of support, through dollar increases and donor base expansion.


The Development Associate will collaborate with the organization’s Executive Director on large and small-scale foundation, government, and corporate support fundraising efforts and activities, including managing a portfolio of grant requests and researching potential funders.  The Development Associate will also work on communication streams including our monthly donor e-newsletter, social media, and website updates.


The ideal candidate will be a motivated and enthusiastic self-starter and be comfortable using spreadsheets, social media, e-newsletter platforms, and website updates. 1-2 years of non-profit development experience is preferred, though not required.


Salary information available upon request. Part-time position with flexible hours and growth potential
within the organization.


Opportunity Music Project is strongly committed to the
practices of diversity and inclusiveness, and highly encourages applications
from candidates underrepresented in classical music and arts administration.


Interested applicants should send a resume and letter of interest to the attention of Jessica Garand at [email protected] with the email subject line of: Development Associate.


About Opportunity Music Project


The mission of Opportunity Music Project is to create a community where all children,
regardless of economic background, can pursue their passion for music and gain
the valuable personal and collaborative skills associated with the rigors of
learning an instrument.


Opportunity Music Project was founded by Juilliard alumna Jessica Garand in April 2011, and began
with seven students. The program has since grown each year, and now serves a
community of 125 students from all boroughs of New York City and New Jersey,
offering a full range of educational programing that includes private music
lessons, orchestral training, summer camp, instrument loans, and community
service opportunities.


Opportunity Music Project students have gone on to attend specialized arts high schools and music
programs, including the Juilliard School Music Advancement Program, the Special
Music High School, Laguardia High School, and Frank Sinatra High School, and
some have gone on to become principal musicians in their school and community
orchestras. Some of our students have also been accepted in the highest levels
at the InterSchool Orchestras of New York, and Face the Music, an acclaimed
student-run new music orchestra in New York City.  Students have also been selected to
participate in summer programs such as the Harvard Leadership program with the
DuBois Orchestra, and have performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Merkin
Concert Hall, Lincoln Center, and Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.

Opportunity Music Project

  • 4 west 43rd Street
  • New York, New York 10036
  • USA
  • Phone: 917-741-3190
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