Development Manager

BRIC | Brooklyn, New York


BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City.  We present and incubate work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us.  Some of BRIC’s most acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park; path-breaking media initiatives, including the newly-renamed BRIC TV; and a renowned contemporary art exhibition series.  BRIC also offers education and other vital programs at our main venue, BRIC Arts | Media House, and throughout Brooklyn.  BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year. 

Job Summary

The Development Manager is a key member of the BRIC development team. This position is responsible for many aspects of our institutional and individual donor strategies, including: BRIC-wide foundation and select other institutional fundraising, BRIC House and BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival membership programs, supporting our sustainability campaign, and participating in planning and execution of special events; with other related duties as they arise.         

Reports To

Supervisor: Director of Development


Support BRIC-wide foundation fundraising:

  • Help to develop and pursue revenue goals
  • Develop prospects based on deep knowledge of BRIC’s programs
  • Edit and write proposals
  • Manage institutional relationships

Oversee BRIC’s membership programs:

  • Supervise Development Associate for BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival memberships and ensure effective membership activation
  • Strategize and coordinate promotional outreach to current and prospective BRIC members
  • Assist with on-site coverage at the Prospect Park Bandshell
  • Manage BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Friends Advisory Council; schedule and attend meetings
  • Lead the process of evaluating and growing the BRIC House membership program
  • Oversee stewardship of members, including special events, to deepen their engagement with BRIC.

Other Development Roles:

  • Involved with Raisers Edge database tracking and Moves Management systems
  • Limited role with respect to two annual galas, with particular focus on membership and institutional giving outreach as well as staffing and other management areas


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Two to three years of experience in membership, foundation grant-writing, non-profit fundraising, and or strategic partnerships
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to take initiative, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, problem-solve, adhere to deadlines, and work as part of a team
  • Knowledge of all Microsoft Office programs and Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge database (or similar) preferred
  • Interest, knowledge, and background in contemporary art, performing arts, and/or arts education a plus


This is a full-time salaried position with a full benefits package. Presence at some evening and weekend events will be required.

How to Apply

Email with subject line: Development Manager. Please write a brief cover letter in the body of the email and attach resume.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

BRIC is an equal opportunity employer.