Project and Development Manager Opportunity
Rene Yung Communications Design - San Francisco, CA

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COMPANY DESCRIPTION
We are a dynamic multidisciplinary studio working on cutting edge art and civic engagement projects that connect place, history, community and culture. Projects include public art, installations, and design, and a multi-platform storytelling and research project, ”Chinese Whispers,” about the Chinese who helped build the American West. This large scale project includes site-specific storytelling productions, an online mapping and research project, and a program of innovative public engagement events. The studio works with fee-based design projects and commissions, and cultural projects underwritten by grants, sponsorships and individual donors.

For more information about the project please visit http://chinese-whispers.org

POSITION SUMMARY:
The key responsibility of the Project and Development Manager is to monitor and manage day-to-day project operations, and proactively drive and execute project development to help us establish Chinese Whispers in its next level as a robust creative and social enterprise. Building and expanding the revenue base through both earned and donated funds will be a high priority. This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of an exciting team innovating multi-platform cultural projects that serve the public good, and to grow with the project.

This position is for 32 hours per week.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Project and Administrative Management:

  • Develop work plan for, and manage overall studio scheduling for multiple projects, monitor project progress and deadlines, and coordinate with project team on project deliverables
  • Serve as primary contact for clients, subcontractors, suppliers, funders, and interns
  • Produce job costing and administrative reports, light bookkeeping and filing
  • Provide project research support as needed
  • Manage office supplies and equipment

Development and Communications Management:

  • Devise and implement development plan focusing on “Chinese Whispers” in coordination with Project/Artistic Director and Development consultant, with a target 12 month goal of $150,000 implementation funding for a Bay Area storytelling production and for prototyping an interactive mapping website, both of which have completed project development.
  • Monitor and routinely report on development plan progress and adjust as needed, in coordination with principal and consultant;
  • Maintain grants calendar and update in conjunction with development plan, manage deliverables including RFQs, grant deadlines, proposal preparation, budgets and reports
  • Develop and facilitate project partnership/sponsorship opportunities
  • Implement and manage online fundraising campaign as appropriate
  • In conjunction with the Project/Artistic Director, manage funder and partner relationships.
  • Plan and implement public engagement and fundraising events
  • Create and maintain communications calendar for e-newsletter, announcements, PR, blog posts, social media and mailing lists
  • Coordinate with staff graphic designer and subcontractors on implementation of communications items
  • Contribute to content generation for blog posts and social media
  • Provide PR support and/or develop general PR for project events

Other Duties as Assigned

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 1-1/2 years of project management experience in nonprofit administration
  • Proven fundraising experience, including experience preparing grant proposals, accurate budgets and reports, and monitoring and managing grants/budgets
  • Mac and Microsoft Office proficiency, with excellent knowledge of Excel
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, with ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive prose
  • Strong time management skills and ability to multi task
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Strategic thinker and problem solver, a team builder and active listener
  • Self-motivated, organized, flexible, resourceful, with a high level of integrity and honesty, and strong work ethic
  • Excellent people skills to interact with colleagues and third parties including advisors, partners, media, and vendors
  • Demonstrated understanding of arts and culture field, and concern for social justice
  • Technologically savvy and comfortable with social media environment
  • Ability to work some evening and weekend hours
  • A valid driver’s license, current insurance and access to a vehicle,

PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working in the creative sector
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks, Filemaker, Mailchimp or other online mailing management platform desirable

TO APPLY:
Please submit a resume with 3 references, cover letter, and 2-3 grant and development writing samples to rene@ reneyung.com with “Project and Development Manager-YOUR NAME” in the subject line. Please submit only Word or PDF documents. Your cover letter should include your reasons why you want this position. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Questions can be directed to the same email address.


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