Marwen is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Director of Institutional Giving. The position is responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting grants and donations from corporations, foundations, and government sources to meet Marwen’s funding needs. This source of revenue currently accounts for approximately one-third of the organization’s $3.1 million operating budget. With a particular focus on corporate support, the position is tasked to proactively seek opportunities to generate new proposals of interest while maintaining and advancing existing relationships with current institutional funders.
The Assistant Director manages a full-time Grants Coordinator who is responsible for developing and writing grant proposals, in addition to reporting results. This position also serves as a senior-level representative of the development department who will engage in organization-wide conversations and initiatives. Finally, by working closely with Marwen’s existing leadership team and staff members, the position will continuously develop the compelling narrative of the many reasons to support Marwen.
Serious applicants should email a cover letter and resume with last name and “Assistant Director of Institutional Giving” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 7, 2017. No calls or paper applications, please.
Marwen’s mission is to educate and inspire under-served young people in Chicago through the visual arts. The organization provides free out-of-school programs in visual art, college planning, and career development to 900 students every year. The students Marwen serves come from nearly every neighborhood in Chicago and pay no tuition or fees to participate. All programs are offered after-school and on weekends at Marwen’s facility in River North (833 North Orleans).
Classes are offered at a single location: a 25,000 square foot facility with 8 studios plus a darkroom, lighting lab, portfolio documentation center, and more. Programs are taught by contracted teaching artists--educators and practicing artists--who offer coursework in painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, digital and analog photography, animation, fashion and fiber arts, and more.
Marwen operates with a full-time staff of 25. The work environment is collegial and collaborative and staff within and across departments have close working relationships. For more information, visit www.marwen.org.