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DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

EVC is seeking an exceptional fulltime Development Manager to drive all fundraising efforts for the organization including grant writing, grants management, donor prospecting and cultivation, major gifts, corporate giving, and event planning with a focus on diversifying EVC’s funding streams and maintaining fiscal stability. Working under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Development Manager will develop and implement strategies to secure new funding from foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individuals in order to sustain and expand all programs.

 

About EVC:

The Educational Video Center (www.evc.org) is an award-winning non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change. Founded in 1984, EVC has evolved from a single video workshop for teenagers from Manhattan’s Lower East Side to become an award winning, internationally acclaimed leader in youth media education. By partnering with New York City’s media artists and schools, EVC uses filmmaking to help youth document their social conditions, explore their questions and ideas, and amplify their voices to inspire change in their schools and communities, providing the highest quality media arts access to emerging artists from our city’s most historically marginalized communities.

 

Responsibilities:

The Development Manager will

  • Execute an annual fundraising strategy with ambitious growth in donations from new institutional funders and individual giving
  • Research, develop, and write proposals to multiple potential funding audiences, including foundations, corporate donors, individual donors, and government grant programs
  • Manage the organization’s existing portfolio of grants, and will ensure the proper implementation and administration of grants and compliance with grant requirements.
  • Use grants management system to track submissions, awards, and reporting and maintain the calendar of grant proposal and report deadlines
  • Utilize feedback and research to continuously improve the quality of proposals and reports
  • Craft compelling narratives across multiple platforms that present EVC programs to a wide range of audiences and potential funders
  • Identify, initiate contact with, develop, cultivate and steward fundraising prospects
  • Process individual donor contributions, event sponsorships, grant payments, and related acknowledgements
  • Manage Salesforce donor management database and perform data entry, as needed, to track all prospects, donors, and relationships
  • Prepare well-conceived and well-written meeting briefings, strategy and deliverables documents, proposals, and reports, working both independently and with colleagues
  • Partner with Finance team on all budgeting, financial reporting and reconciling on a regular basis
  • Recruit and manage Development Interns
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 3 years’ experience with development/fundraising in the nonprofit sector
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully soliciting new donors
  • Experienced non-profit grant writer and engaging storyteller
  • Must have exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • A passion for youth media and social justice, as well as a familiarity with current social, political, cultural, and environmental issues
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Flexibility to work occasional irregular hours, including evenings and weekends

 

Compensation:

$48,000 – $55,000 per annum.

 

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter detailing interest in and qualifications for position, and a relevant writing sample (i.e. LOI, funder proposal, appeal letter, eBlast etc.).  Please submit via email to aqureshi@evc.org with Development Manager in the subject line. No telephone inquiries please.

 

EVC seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, EVC encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability or any other legally protected basis

Media and Instructional Coach

EVC seeks a part-time Media and Instructional Coach to help support the growth of EVC’s Professional Development Programs. Through this program, the Media and Instructional Coach will play an integral role in helping teachers gain the experience they need to develop engaging, student-centered spaces where youth produce impactful video projects about issues of immediate importance to their lives.

 

Major responsibilities include:

-Instructional Coaching
-Support teachers in implementing EVC educational philosophy of practice and Youth Powered Video (YPV) curriculum
– Identify with teachers at least one pedagogical goal that is in alignment with EVCs methodology
– Support teachers to meet that goal through weekly (or otherwise scheduled) coaching sessions which includes planning, modeling, observing, team-teaching and debriefing lessons to provide resources and suggestions to improve practices
-Gather evidence of student work to support teachers in reflecting on progress toward professional development and program goals
-Facilitate assessment of teacher practice and student learning
– Report on coaching activities after each session
-EVC Staff Meetings and Professional Development
– Attendance at all EVC Study Groups, staff meetings, and PD sessions, dates to be determined
– Additional reading assignments for Study Group or staff meetings
– Keep Director of PDP informed of all issues you would like to address, either collectively or individually

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications include:

Required:
-Bachelor’s Degree or higher, from an accredited college or university
-Strong instructional and classroom management skills
-At least 5 years experience working with a diverse student population in schools
-Video and or film production or post-production experience
-Experiencing writing unit plans and lesson plans
-Strong facilitation skills and experience with learner-centered, project-based learning
-Strong commitment to social justice and youth activism
-Understanding of principles of positive youth development
-Demonstrated commitment to EVC’s educational philosophy
-Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
-Strong planning and personal organization skills
-Flexibility, resourcefulness and a sense of humor

Preferred:
-Experience teaching middle or high school students
-Experience delivering professional development to teachers
-Experience assessing student work
-Familiarity with student-led portfolio assessments

Specifications:

This is a part-time contract position contingent on project funding. The rate of compensation for coaching is $250 per full day, and $150 per half-day session. Coaches also attend EVC full staff Study Group and periodic coaching program meetings.

This position reports to and is supported by the Director of Professional Development Programs.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information
Send resume and cover letter describing your relevant experience and the outcomes of that work, to EVC PDP Director Mary Grueser at: mgrueser@EVC.org

EVC is committed to a diverse workplace and is an enthusiastic equal opportunity employer.

Professional Development Program Intern

EVC’s Professional Development Program (PDP) gives PK-12 teachers the proven teaching strategies and practical skills they need to plan, facilitate, and evaluate student-produced video projects while meeting the Common Core Standards. Evidence shows that providing students with a learner-center environment, where they produce real-world projects that explore issues of immediate relevance to their lives increases students’ attendance, literacy skills, and engagement in learning. Principals and teachers at EVC partner schools, which primarily serve high needs students, are eager to adopt our approach to engage their students in becoming life-long learners while enriching their school culture.

 

Duties and Responsibilities
Support PDP Director in planning and implementing various components of PDP. Specific tasks related to this work might include:
• Assist in developing and editing curricular materials
• Assist in reviewing and developing program evaluation materials
• Help planning and executing teacher summer institute
• Help managing media and organizing archival materials
• Support media and instructional coaches in leading workshops, as needed
• Develop online tools to support the work of media and instructional coaches

 

Skill Requirements
• Proven interest in the field of education and positive youth development
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills
• Experience working with youth development programming
• Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as collaboratively
• Strong analytical skills
• Willingness to adapt to the changing needs of a small, entrepreneurial department
• Experience using MS Office and Google tools (docs, spreadsheets, forms, sites) on a Mac platform
• Experience with video equipment and editing software a plus!

 

Goals of Internship: At the end of this internship you will have gained valuable nonprofit program implementation and management skills, including program planning, monitoring and evaluation.

 

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Mary Grueser at mgrueser@evc.org 

Development Intern

The Educational Video Center (EVC, www.evc.org) is seeking an eager and enthusiastic Development Intern to join our team and support the Executive Director and Development Manager in all daily development/fundraising activities. EVC is an award-winning non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change. EVC began with a simple idea: put video cameras in the hands of teenagers and teach them to go out into the city and craft stories about the world as they see it – with all its problems and possibilities. While the technology has drastically changed over the past three decades, we’ve stayed true to our core values and mission through our after-school and summer Youth Documentary Workshops; New Media Arts Program; Professional Development Programs; and Community Engagement and Dissemination Initiatives.

EVC is gearing up to embark on a strategic planning process that will include new fundraising plans and strategy to increase major gifts and private funding to take our innovative youth media programming to the next level. The development internship is ideal for someone who is interested in learning from fundraising professionals and is eager to help brainstorm, create, and put new development processes into place to sustain and enhance our programs. We are looking for a minimum commitment of 12 hours a week for at least three months starting in June 2018. This is an unpaid position.

Under the guidance of the Development Manager, the Development Intern’s responsibilities include:

  • Support Executive Director and Development Manager in daily development activities
  • Conduct targeted institutional prospect research and prepare briefing documents
  • Maintain prospect pipeline and ensure accuracy and integrity of Salesforce database
  • Contribute to Individual Giving strategy development
  • Support outreach to secure meetings and streamline communications
  • Identify and help create pathways and events to engage donor prospects
  • Pull reports on active EVC donors and partners
  • Prepare reports, correspondence, memos, etc., as required
  • Database Management Plan: Correct and maintain accurate records and files
  • Support event preparation

Requirements

  • Interest in development and nonprofit fundraising
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Excellent research, analytical and project management skills
  • Sound ability to work in Excel and Google Suite and manipulate data
  • Contributes valuable research and event planning ideas
  • Performs well in environment that values creativity, flexibility, and variety
  • Exhibits personal qualities, such as open-mindedness, enthusiasm, and adaptability
  • Ability to manage tasks in a fast-paced, team-oriented atmosphere and take initiative
  • Understanding of social justice issues and a commitment to creating new opportunities for vulnerable and underserved youth
  • Quick learner, confident, self-motivated and outgoing
  • Passion for social justice and youth media
  • Some development experience preferred

Please send resume, cover letter and writing sample to bholness at evc.org by May 25, 2018.

Part-Time Website & Digital Media Specialist

The Educational Video Center (EVC) is seeking an exceptional Website & Digital Media Specialist to maintain the organization’s digital profile through website content management, social networking on all relevant platforms, and all electronic communications and regular eblasts. This part time position will report directly to the Executive Director. The Educational Video Center is an internationally acclaimed non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a tool for social change and as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy and career skills of young people.

Responsibilities:

  • Update and maintain EVC’s website including online store of videos and publications
  • Track web analytics and recommend improvements
  • Promote sales and distribution of EVC films on Vimeo, YouTube and DVD sales
  • Test site across browsers, operating systems, and devices
  • Manage EVC’s social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.), e-Blasts, and other online external communication
  • Create compelling graphics and text-based content for e-Blasts, and social media channels, and other electronic and print communications
  • Explore and suggest social media and e-Blast strategies to maximize reach and effectiveness
  • Coordinate the digital outreach calendar to balance multiple messages to multiple audiences via a variety of promotional channels such as eblasts, website, social media, mailings
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of 2 years of web site and digital media experience;
  • Must have excellent computer design skills (Photoshop, Illustrator), social media management skills (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vimeo) and some video editing skills (Adobe Premiere)
  • Some experience with basic html, content management systems and email marketing programs strongly recommended; working knowledge of WIX, WordPress and Salesforce preferred
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills required;
  • Must have exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines;
  • A passion for youth media and social justice, as well as a familiarity with current social, political, cultural, and environmental issues.

Compensation:

This is a two-day per week position compensated at a daily rate of $250 per 8 hour day. This position is non-eligible for benefits.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter detailing interest in and qualifications for position, and relevant work samples. Please submit with Website & Digital Media Specialist in the subject line. No telephone inquiries please.

EVC seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, EVC encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability or any other legally protected basis.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $250.00 /day