About the Organization
The Klein Memorial Foundation (KMF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to enrich, educate and entertain through arts and ideas. The historic Klein Memorial Auditorium is a 1,400 seat 1940’s Broadway style theater in the heart of Bridgeport. KMF is quickly evolving from a rental facility into a vibrant arts and cultural center with a strong emphasis on its after school and arts education programs, that will enhance the quality of life of surrounding communities, provide accessible arts education to under served students, and encourage the economic development of the neighborhood by becoming a flourishing entertainment destination.
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The Administrative Assistant will provide support to the Executive and Development Directors in all aspects of the organization, and be an integral part of a small, dedicated, and enthusiastic and staff team. The ideal candidate is energetic, able to work independently and collaboratively, efficiently handles multiple projects simultaneously, and cultivates a positive work environment. The ability to switch quickly between tasks and changing priorities is necessary, as is adaptability in working with a variety of people in a growing organization. Strong writing and organizational skills, exceptional communication skills, a willingness to learn as well as provide input, promptness, familiarity with an arts office, creative problem solving, and the flexibility to work within occasionally nontraditional circumstances are desirable qualities for this position.
This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week. Reports to the Executive Director.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities include
- Answer and direct phone calls, greet and provide general support to visitors
- Assist with preparation of grant applications, write grant reports
- Assist with fundraising, event planning, and travel arrangements
- Generate donor correspondence including acknowledgements and fulfillment packages
- Manage calendars, organize and schedule meetings and appointments, note taking
- Maintain contact lists
- Produce and distribute correspondence memos, letters, faxes and forms
- Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports
- Develop and maintain a filing system
- Submit and reconcile expense reports
- Implement and manage computer, copy and phone systems
- Provide information by answering questions and requests, maintain customer relations
- Maintain social media, conduct internet research
30K with $4800 per year health insurance contribution
Data entry, reporting, administrative writing, Microsoft Office, managing processes, organization, analyzing information, professionalism, problem solving, verbal communication, social media
We encourage any candidate approved for Connecticut’s “Step Up” program to apply. Step Up is an initiative of the CT Department of Labor and the Regional Workforce Investment Boards including the WorkPlace to promote job creation and worker opportunity for Connecticut small businesses and unemployed workers.
Director Of Development
As an integral member of a small, dedicated and enthusiastic staff team, the Director of Development will take part in creating this new position as the organization transitions into a fundraising entity. The key focus will be fundraising, grant writing, individual giving, and sponsorships. In concert with the Executive Director, responsibilities include supervising development and public affairs; developing and nurturing relationships with donors; producing communications such as the annual report, PowerPoint presentations, government relations, and general correspondences; and generating website and social media content. The ideal candidate is able to take initiative and identify which responsibilities of the broad job description are most crucial to Development, in an effort to make a part time position as effective as possible. Plans, directs, and coordinates all Development activities personally, or with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, as it relates to targeted goals in Development Plan.
This is a part-time position, average of 25 hours per week, which could grow over time. This position supervises a shared administrative staff member. Reports to the Executive Director.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Establishes short and long range goals for unrestricted funding sources and enlists support from members of institution staff and board of directors
- Strategizes and orchestrates methods of approach to institutional donors
- Researches public and private grant sources (agencies, corporations and foundations) to identify sources of restricted and unrestricted funding
- Works with program staff to develop funding related projects and write grants
- Organizes individual donor campaigns (e.g., major donors, direct mail and board of directors); organizes solicitation drives for pledges of ongoing support from individuals, corporations, and foundations
- Produces major donor, board, and special category solicitations and support materials with the intent to retain or upgrade gifts when possible
- Cultivates donors by producing specialized correspondences, preparing letters of acknowledgment, scheduling and attending in-person visits
- Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in maintaining box office software development tools and records of contributors and grants
- Maintains security and quality controls; generates queries, reports, exports and any other collection data as needed; manages any related vendors
- Unrestricted Income Financial Reportin: maintains accurate accounting of all unrestricted income and its sources; interfaces with internal organization team and contracted accountant to fulfill information requests and maintain reporting accuracy
- Reviews analyses of activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to determine progress toward stated goals and objectives; applies basic accounting applications to ensure fiscal responsibility
- Serves as member of officer, management or ad hoc committees as needed
- Directs and assists others in organization planning and informs marketing, public relations and programming efforts
- Bachelor’s degree in sales, marketing, or a related field, or equivalent experience
- 5-7 years of fund development experience in a non-profit organization with diversified fund development programs; at least 1 year of which at a leadership level
- Proven success in developing and executing effective fundraising plans, meeting fundraising goals, and soliciting individual, corporate, and foundation donors
- Experience in recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers in fundraising activities
- Experience with public speaking and communicating effectively in person, in writing, and electronically, to a variety of audiences
- Excellent interpersonal, relationship, and staff development skills; must be a team player
- Excellent analytical, problem solving, and strategic thinking skills
- Experience in strategic planning and budget development and management
- Ability and willingness to support other staffers and effectively collaborate on chapter strategic initiatives, priorities and mission fulfillment
- Ability to keep a flexible schedule with some early morning, late evening and weekend work.