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Movement Research is hiring!‏

Movement Research is hiring!‏


Movement Research


Movement Research at Eden's Expressway, 55 Avenue C, NYC


Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 8:00pm

Movement Research

Movement Research bids farewell to our beloved Development Manager, Diana Crum. We will miss her dearly!

Please spread the word to anyone you think may be interested in and qualified for the position outlined below. Training for the position will take place September 15-30, with a start date of October 1, 2014.

Barbara Bryan, Executive Director


Movement Research is Hiring!

Position: Development Manager

Click here to view job description on our website.

Applicants must be available to interview September 2-9, 2014.

Training will take place September 15-30, 2014.

Start date is October 1, 2014.


Position Information:

- Development Manager position is a part-time hourly position for 51 weeks/year, 20 hours/week; with one week paid vacation.
- Compensation is $20/hour.
- Employee contribution 403(b) plan is available.
- Employee receives free access to Movement Research classes and selected workshops.
- Schedule is anticipated to be 3-4 days per week in the office.

To apply, please email the following materials to work@movementresearch.org with Development Manager in the subject line:

- Resume
- Cover letter
- Name, title, organization, email and phone number for two to three professional references
- If available, please include a writing sample from a recent funding application

No phone calls please. Email inquires only, please.


Development Manger Responsibilities:

Grant Writing / Funder Relationships

- Prepare and submit grant proposals to government agencies, foundations, and corporations, including writing narrative descriptions, preparing program budgets and organizational information.
- Maintain funding deadline and reporting calendar in FileMaker and Google calendar.
- Maintain FileMaker database tracking all submissions, support requested and received, reporting requirements, and funder correspondence.
- Maintain eligibility for government grants, including tracking deadlines and updated accounts with NYC Charities Compliance, NYS Grants Gateway, and SAM.
- Correspond with funders, maintain development files, write acknowledgement letters, ensure compliance of grant contracts, and prepare reports.
- Track statistics, activities and accomplishments of all Movement Research programs in FileMaker database and spreadsheets for use in proposals and reports, and for use by staff in budgeting and programming. This includes corresponding with other staff and overseeing tracking by program coordinators and interns.
- Conduct prospect research and keep up to date on new funding opportunities, including attendance at information sessions.
- Preparation of annual report text and coordination of design and additional components including financials along with other MR staff.
- Manage acknowledgements list, including list of required logos, for printed marketing materials and keep staff up-to-date.

Individual Donor Relations

- Write and assist in mailing End of Year appeal letter.
- Manage Friends of MR program, including oversight of marketing materials, including print and online materials in collaboration with the Marketing Associate.
- Planning and coordinating two annual individual cultivation events, including a Season Opening party, in collaboration with staff, and a winter cultivation event, in collaboration with the Board of Directors.
- Work with the Executive Director on inviting, confirming, corresponding with and tracking the Gala Honorary Committee.
- Write and send thank you letters for individual contributions in end-of-year campaign, Friends of MR, and Gala campaigns.
- Track all individual donations in FileMaker and reconcile with Quickbooks records.


Liaison to Board of Directors, Board Committees and Artist Advisory Council

- Primary board, committee and Artist Advisory Council (AAC) liaison including correspondence on behalf of staff and Executive Director.
- Set meetings and collect RSVPs.
- Prepare meeting agendas, information packets and other materials in advance, in conjunction with Executive Director and respective committee chairs.
- Take minutes at meetings, and edit/oversee approval of minutes with Executive Director and respective committee chairs.
- Prepare and distribute summary minutes and action steps after each meeting.
- Manage completion of action steps after each meeting. Communicate with Board, committees and AAC to track progress on specific issues.
- Prepare information packets and other materials for new and potential Board and AAC members.
- Work with committee chairs to complete report forms and prepare action steps.
- Work with the AAC to plan and host the annual Town Hall event in the fall. Coordinate marketing with other MR staff.
- Write and distribute annual fiscal year and calendar year donation letters to Board members.


Strategic Plan

- Schedule staff Strategic Plan meetings to review progress on action steps.
- Correspond with chair of board Strategic Plan Committee about setting meetings and board status on action steps.
- Performing administrative tasks related to measuring progress on Strategic Plan goals and reporting to staff and board.


Additional Administration

- Assist Executive Director with tasks including scheduling meetings and preparing letters of recommendation and support.
- Organize tasks and supervise interns in their work in the areas of development and database entry.
- Participate in editing and proofreading all marketing materials, including season calendars, MELT brochures, press releases, etc.
- Offer Artist-in-Residences individual consultations and review their written materials upon request.
- Draft and manage completion of Annual Reports at the end of each fiscal year.



- A minimum of 3 years experience working in the professional not-for-profit field and a minimum of 2 years grant writing, fundraising or development experience in the not-for-profit field is required.
- Preferred candidates will have previous experience preparing funding proposals to both private foundation and government funders.
- Knowledge of national and local performing arts funders is a strong asset.
- Familiarity with Mac platforms required; familiarity with FileMaker Pro and Excel preferred.
- Strong communication, writing and organizational skills are necessary.
- The ability to work independently and as part of an administrative team.


Movement Research is one of the world's leading laboratories for the investigation of dance and movement-based forms. Valuing the individual artist, their creative process and their vital role within society, Movement Research is dedicated to the creation and implementation of free and low-cost programs that nurture and instigate discourse and experimentation. Movement Research strives to reflect the cultural, political and economic diversity of its moving community, including artists and audiences alike.

Founded in 1978, Movement Research has influenced the evolution of contemporary dance languages through the programmatic work it has initiated as well as the community of artists that it serves. The organization plays a critical role by providing a supportive and fertile environment for research and experimentation. Work by national and international choreographers seen on the mainstages today has been informed by the ongoing rigorous investigations that have taken place under the aegis of Movement Research platforms over the past three decades. Building on this venerable legacy, Movement Research is dedicated to the creation and implementation of free and low-cost community programs that:

Bring a diverse, intergenerational community of artists and audiences together in an ongoing exploration of new dance and movement-based ideas-in-progress; 

Encourage and inform artists' innovative work that is later produced on larger presenting organizations' stages and in non-traditional venues, here and abroad;

Stimulate and disseminate dialogue and interactions within and across new dance, other art forms and the civic community, and in the intersection of art and social engagement.

Movement Research annually serves roughly 15,000 participants, including artists, students and audience members, through ten different core programs. Core programs, including Movement Research at the Judson Church, Open Performance, the Studies Project series, Movement Research Festivals, Class and Workshops, Subsidized Rehearsal Space, Artist-in-Residence program, MRX/Movement Research Exchange, Dance Makers in the Schools and MR Publications: the Movement Research Performance Journal and the web-based Critical Correspondence.


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