Jobs & Internships


Associate Director of Development for Institutional Giving and Special Projects

We seek a full time Associate Director of Development for Institutional Giving and Special Projects to become part of a dynamic team responsible for raising over $2.4 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.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with The Director of Development in the creation and implementation of an institutional fundraising plan which incorporates the following:
    — Corporations (including sponsorship, membership, and rental opportunities)
    — Foundations, with a strong emphasis on opportunities for JBFC’s various education programs and initiatives
    — Government support at the County, State, and National levels
    — Sponsorship (especially around JBFC’s 15th Anniversary year in 2016)
    — Sustainability initiatives and Special Projects, including, but not limited to, capital campaigns, endowment campaign and a planned giving initiative
    — Strategic Planning
  •  Keep calendar and timeline of each grant due and work closely with finance, education, and programming departments to ensure that all interim and final reports for foundation, corporate, and government funders are submitted in a timely fashion.
  • Actively maintain relationships with new and existing institutional donors, working closely with the Director of Development and the Executive Director.
  • Actively engage Development Committee and Board members, helping them as they cultivate relationships with major institutional funders and prospects to identify potential funding opportunities, cultivate, and solicit support.
  • Research and identify local, regional, and national foundation and corporate prospects to fund specific programs, initiatives, special events, and operating support.
  • Conduct the full range of activities required to prepare, draft, submit, and manage grant proposals to institutional sources.
  • Maintain ongoing awareness of the specific opportunities and challenges within the corporate, foundation, and government funder community.
  • Understand JBFC’s mission and goals to effectively research, monitor, and identify new potential sources of funding.
  • The flexibility to attend evening and weekend development events on an as needed basis.

Applicants should demonstrate the following:

1. A strong background in the cultivation and solicitation of individual, corporate, foundation, and government donors, and a demonstrated track record in the management of successful development programs.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of the operations and organization of a not for profit theatre, and experience with fund raising technology and integrated database systems.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Have, at minimum, a Baccalaureate degree, though postgraduate training is a plus, and at least five to seven years of progressive fund raising experience in a not for profit organization, preferably in the arts.

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

Please send resume, cover letter, three references and recent salary history via email only to with “Associate Director of Development 15” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

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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.


We anticipate accepting interns in the spring of 2016. Please check back for details later this fall.