Development Manager

Triple Canopy

Triple Canopy, a nonprofit arts magazine based in Manhattan, seeks a Development Manager. In the coming year, the organization will launch a new website and publishing platform that reflects changes to our editorial program and readership engagement strategies. Triple Canopy is looking for a motivated and resourceful individual to join our staff during this exciting and pivotal juncture for the magazine.  

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Development Manager stewards the organization’s development operations to ensure the successful alignment and execution of our diverse fundraising efforts, with a focus on deepening Triple Canopy’s relationships with individual supporters. The Development Manager works closely with the Director and Deputy Director on fundraising campaigns and other cultivation efforts, and oversees the work of a full-time Grants and Communications Manager. 

Triple Canopy’s programs-driven fundraising approach is highly collaborative and most successful when campaigns and events artfully reflect the organization’s work and ambitions. Our ideal candidate is a highly organized individual who demonstrates strong leadership potential, as well as a vested interest in developing creative strategies that generate excitement and support for Triple Canopy’s mission and programs among donors and other stakeholders. To that end, we’re looking for someone who derives pleasure and sustenance from art and literature, and shares our belief that magazines should be testing grounds for new ideas, bring together disparate forms of expression, and amplify voices that might not otherwise be heard. We imagine this position to be well suited for an early-career development professional looking to grow into a senior role and make a substantial impact on a small-scale organization.

This is a full-time position based out of Triple Canopy’s workspace in Manhattan with a starting salary of $60,000, plus benefits. The commitment for this position is forty hours per week, which occasionally includes select evenings to staff fundraising events. Currently our staff is working remotely, but we anticipate moving to a hybrid model in the near future to accommodate remote work and in-person collaboration.

Responsibilities
  • In consultation with the Director and Deputy Director, develop and implement the organization’s annual fundraising strategy

  • Manage individual giving campaigns and cultivation events

  • In consultation with the Director and Deputy Director, organize Triple Canopy’s annual fall benefit event 

  • Manage the stewardship of Triple Canopy’s groups of patrons and subscribing members, including the Publishers Circle and Director’s Circle

  • Develop and steward relationships with supporters and other key stakeholders

  • Maintain the organization’s fundraising tools and systems to drive the annual fundraising strategy

  • Establish weekly cultivation and solicitation outreach priorities with the Director and other staff, as appropriate

  • Oversee the timely completion of applications and reports to institutional funders, with support from the Grants and Communications Manager

  • Manage fundraising research, including the creation of donor profiles and other support materials

  • Manage gifts processing, including documentation, database entry, and communication with finance staff 

  • Support the Director with Board relations, especially in preparation for quarterly meetings 


Requirements
  • Three to five years of experience working in development, focusing on individual giving, preferably at an arts nonprofit

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail 

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills

  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to meet and manage deadlines, delegate tasks, and effectively work with a team on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to interface with and engage individual and institutional donors

  • Experience with events planning and database management

  • Vested interest in supporting and sustaining Triple Canopy’s projects with artists and writers 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and donor management software and databases. Experience with email marketing software is a plus. 

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@canopycanopycanopy.com. Interviews to begin immediately. 


Triple Canopy is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants receive consideration without regard to race, age, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, disability or any other basis prohibited by law. For more information on the mission and staff of Triple Canopy, visit canopycanopycanopy.com. No calls, please.

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Posted on May 13