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Assistant to the Executive Director

We seek a highly organized, self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills for the full time position, Assistant to the Executive Director (ED). This person will be a key liaison between the ED and the departments within the organization, the Board of Directors, and outside organizations and individuals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Scheduling appointments and making travel arrangements
  • Managing business and social calendars;  keeping contacts current
  • Drafting and tracking correspondence
  • Managing Board of Directors relations, communications, scheduling
  • Maintaining files
  • Following up and following through on myriad requests
  • Special projects in development, marketing/social media, event management and institutional planning

Applicants should demonstrate the following:

  • Strong office professional with multiple years’ experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workflow
  • Exceptional inter-personal skills
  • Able to take direction but work independently
  • Have a working knowledge of databases
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook (working knowledge of Power Point a plus)
  • Knowledge of both PC and Mac environments desired
  • Interest in nonprofit management
  • Experience with Tessitura and media management a plus
  • A passion for JBFC’s Film/Education/Community mission and a can-do attitude

Start date: ASAP

Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus a benefits package that includes paid health insurance for the employee.

Please send resume, cover letter, and three references via email only to: jobs@burnsfilmcenter.org with “Assistant to the Executive Director 17” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

Learn more about the organization at burnsfilmcenter.org

The Jacob Burns Film Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, encouraging people of any race, color, gender identity, sex, national origin, religion, age and ability to apply.

 

 

Part Time Audio Visual Coordinator:

We seek a part time Audio Visual Coordinator to oversee the documenting of special events at the JBFC Theater.  This position will take the lead in the production of event materials as well as train and mentor the A/V Staff.

Responsibilities:

Documentation:

Responsible for ensuring that all special events at the theater are documented, with both video recording and still photography.
Responsible for quality control of all documentation, which includes:

  • Reviewing video and photos from each event.
  • Providing feedback to AV Staff if the Coordinator did not cover the event.
  • Developing and maintaining style guide for video and photos.
  • Offloading and archiving of video footage and still photos from each event.
  • Ensuring the care and upkeep of AV audio/video equipment.

Post Production Support:

Maintaining JBFC Event Archive, which includes:

  • Tagging of files for quick searching.
  • Identifying quotes/clips for use by the Production and Marketing Departments.
  • Send weekly reports to Production reflecting on successes and challenges of event AV, as well as highlighting any great quotes/clips.

Professional development of A/V staff:

Responsible for training of theater staff in A/V techniques, which includes:

  • Creating and maintaining a database of AV Staff, which includes a historical record as well as charting skills and capabilities of each A/V staffer.

Applicants should demonstrate the following:

  • Strong knowledge of media creation software.
  • Strong knowledge of media creation equipment.
  • Expertise in a facet of filmmaking.
  • Capacity to teach and mentor effectively.
  • Capacity to prioritize and manage numerous tasks.
  • Capacity to work collegially and effectively with each JBFC department to aid them in assisting their needs for courses and projects, both on campus and at off site locations.
  • Capacity to work with a flexible schedule, which is mainly weeknight evenings.

Salary: $15/hour for approximately 15 hours per week.

Please send resume, cover letter, media sample and three references via email only to jobs@burnsfilmcenter.org with “Part Time Audio Visual Coordinator 17” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

Learn more about the organization at www.burnsfilmcenter.org

The Jacob Burns Film Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, encouraging people of any race, color, gender identity, sex, national origin, religion, age and ability to apply for positions.

 

 

 

Technology and Digital Services Manager

Part of our Marketing team, the Technology and Digital Services Manager is responsible for developing, managing and maintaining the website and ticketing systems for the organization.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Interface with Tessitura, JBFC’s CRM for ticketing, fundraising, customer relationship management, and support tickets
  • Managing organizational web structure, both public- and private-facing
  • Managing and adjusting the online experience based on analytics data and A/B tests to align with business goals
  • Translating customer pain points from customer service into an improved online experience
  • Designing custom queries and processes based on business goals for non-technical users
  • Working with direction from designers to produce templates and public-facing web experiences
  • Advising different departments on structuring web experiences/offers/landing pages to achieve specific business goals
  • Work as part of team investigating new technologies and evaluating them for the institution
  • Liaison and oversee outside vendors as needed

Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable in HTML, CSS, and Javascript, and at least one other programming language
  • Knowledgeable in relational databases (SQL and variants)
  • Basic knowledge of Git and other command line utilities
  • WordPress management and customization (PHP experience a plus)
  • Experience with HTML email and Email Service Providers (Mailchimp, Sendgrid, Postmark, etc)
  • Experience with analytics and optimization tools (Google Analytics, Tag Manager and Optimize)
  • System and cloud administration (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Heroku, etc)
  • Basic Windows troubleshooting
  • Capacity for being on call to deal with service issues outside of regular office hours.

Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus a benefits package including paid health insurance for the employee.

Please send resume, cover letter and three references via email only to jobs@burnsfilmcenter.org with “Technology and Digital Services Manager 17” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

Learn more about the organization at www.burnsfilmcenter.org

The Jacob Burns Film Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, encouraging people of any race, color, gender identity, sex, national origin, religion, age and ability to apply for positions.

 

 

Associate Manager for Foundation and Government Relations

We seek a full time Associate Manager for Foundation and Government Relations to be a member of a dynamic team responsible for raising over $2.8 million annually in support of JBFC’s film, education and outreach programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • In collaboration with the Director of Development, develop a comprehensive calendar of funding opportunities to ensure a steady stream of income from foundations and government agencies.
  • Research and identify new foundation and government funding sources. Assist the Director of Development in budget planning for funding opportunities.
  • Maintain a calendar of grant renewals and interim/final reports.
  • Organize and write a broad range of documents including proposals, interim/final reports, and correspondence, including acknowledgement letters for foundation and government gifts.
  • Participate in inter-departmental discussions and working groups to plan, develop, and produce proposals.
  • Create and manage a production timeline for each proposal that includes appropriate time for various departments to participate, review, and approve.
  • Liaise with departments in order to compile data that will inform proposals, interim/final reports, and annual report.
  • Track institutional relationships through Plans in Tessitura.
  • Stewardship of relationships within the foundation and government agency communities.
  • Research membership base to identify contacts at family and private foundations; create profiles for targeted contacts/prospects. Collaborate on the creation of cultivation strategies for these individuals.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Development to plan, develop, and write the annual report.
  • Other duties as needed or required.

Applicants should demonstrate the following:

  • BA or BS degree.
  • A minimum of 2-3 years in an office environment, with strong organizational and interpersonal skills, demonstrated attention to detail and a high level of discretion.
  • A detail-oriented work style, with a keen eye for accuracy, proofing, spelling, and errors.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Proven experience in securing funding from foundation and/or government sources.
  • The ability to prioritize projects according to deadline to get tasks done within appropriate timeline, with flexibility to adjust as deadlines and information changes.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills within a team setting.
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Be computer literate – strong understanding of Excel, Word and Outlook. Familiarity with Photoshop a plus.
  • An interest in film and/or education is a significant plus.
  • Experience with Tessitura a significant plus.
  • Requires occasional evening/weekend hours for events and outreach activities.

Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus a benefits package including paid health insurance for the employee.

Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample and three references via email only to jobs@burnsfilmcenter.org with “Associate Manager for Foundation and Government Relations 17” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

Learn more about the organization at www.burnsfilmcenter.org

The Jacob Burns Film Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, encouraging people of any race, color,  gender identity, sex, national origin, religion, age and ability to apply for positions.

 

 

 

Senior Manager for Donor Engagement

We seek a full time Senior Manager for Donor Engagement to become part of a dynamic team responsible for raising over $2.7 million annually in support of JBFC’s film, education and outreach programs. This newly created position will be an integral part of the Development team, reporting to the Director of Development and responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual donors at the $2,500 to $10,000 levels. The Senior Manager will engage donors and major gift prospects leveraging JBFC’s robust and extensive calendar of special events (more than 150 events annually).

Responsibilities include:

  • Creation and implementation of strategies to identify, cultivate and solicit new individual donors to the Silver Screen Circle ($2,500 – $10,000).
  • Developing, maintaining, and deepening relationships with current members of the Silver Screen Circle. Create and implement strategies that encourage new gifts at the Silver Screen Circle level, as well as upgrades within this important giving program.
  • Creation and implementation of strategies to encourage existing Silver Screen Circle members to deepen their annual giving within the program.
  • Lead and manage research on targeted prospects, presenting detailed profiles and recommendations for cultivation to the Director of Development.
  • Provide strategic insight and support to Director of Development, Executive Director, and Development Committee in the area of individual donor cultivation and giving, including creation of individual giving plans and strategies.
  • Work with the Director of Development to plan and organize key cultivation events for donors, including the annual Silver Screen Circle Dinner.
  • Work with the Director of Development on year-end appeal and online giving campaigns. Identify major gift prospects from these campaigns and develop strategies for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.

 Applicants should demonstrate the following:

  • A strong background in the cultivation and solicitation of individual donors, and a demonstrated track record in the management of successful development initiatives.
  • Be very well-organized, able to plan strategically, set priorities and focus on details while not losing sight of the big picture, with the flexibility to welcome and embrace change, and the ability to balance the many challenges inherent in an active and vibrant environment.
  • Be a highly personable and positive individual, with integrity, a strong work ethic, and a sense of humor, who enjoys participating in social events, works effectively with trustees, donors, volunteers, and inside staff, and who relishes taking an active, public role in the cultivation and solicitation of donors, and as a representative of the JBFC. A willingness to engage with audiences and donors outside of traditional office hours on a regular basis is a key component of this position.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of the operations and organization of a not for profit organization, and experience with fund raising technology and integrated database systems. Tessitura experience is a decided plus.
  • Be someone with initiative, creativity, and energy, who enjoys working as a team player but also has the capability to work independently and as a self-starter.
  • Have a genuine interest in cinema, media education and the arts in general, understand and support the JBFC’s mission and appreciate the important role cultural institutions play in the life of a vibrant community, and have the ability to articulate this mission and role to others.
  • Have at least five years of progressive fund raising experience in a not for profit organization. An understanding of the philanthropic trends of individuals in the Westchester County region is a decided plus.

Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus a benefits package including paid health insurance for the employee.

Please send resume, cover letter, and three references via email only to jobs@burnsfilmcenter.org with “Senior Manager for Donor Engagement 17” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

Learn more about the organization at www.burnsfilmcenter.org

The Jacob Burns Film Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, encouraging people of any race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age and ability to apply for positions.

 

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