Fund for the Arts is a regional nonprofit with the mission to maximize the impact of the arts on economic development, education, and quality of life in our community. The Fund is a convener, promoter, leader, and driver of Imagine Greater Louisville 2020, the region’s arts & cultural plan. It facilitates the largest arts grant program in Kentucky providing over 600 grants to organizations, artists, schools and other partners annually. The Fund for the Arts conducts one of the oldest united arts campaigns in the country, raising an average of $9 million each year from approximately 20,000 donors. For more information, visit www.fundforthearts.org.
About the Job
The Impact Coordinator provides coordination of Fund for the Arts impact initiatives and investments in the areas of education, health, quality of place, and economic development in Greater Louisville and across the state. This position assists in the management of grant applications and funding opportunities that support cultural planning and community development. This position reports to the Vice President of Community Impact and works closely with all members of the Fund for the Arts.
• Assist in the measurement, tracking and evaluation of the impact of arts and culture on the Greater Louisville community – across the arts and culture sector, for the Fund for the Arts, and with the organizations that we support.
• Provide technical assistance to arts organizations to help them collect data and use data to drive community impact.
• Support Fund for the Arts research efforts and data and metrics management using currently available tools to demonstrate the arts and culture sector’s impact on our region and points of intersection with other sectors.
Initiative Management, Community Connections, and Grantmaking
• Coordinate and assist in the evaluation of impact initiatives that bring the arts to schools, community centers, senior care facilities, etc. This includes assisting in the oversight of:
o Every Child Arts Education Initiative: 5×5, Teacher Arts Grants (TAG), School’s Out = Art’s In, Arts for Kosair Kids, Arts in Aging, and other special donor-designated initiatives as developed.
• Serve as a point of contact for grant applicants and grantees to answer inquiries about funding opportunities, and grant application and award requirements.
• Manage Fund for the Arts online grantmaking software, Blackbaud Grantmaking, and provide technical support to grant applicants and grantees in utilizing the system.
• Support the Vice President of Community Impact in coordinating grant review committees and initiative advisory committees: scheduling meeting, coordinating logistics, printing documents, etc.
• Assist Vice President of Community Impact in optimizing, quantifying, and communicating internally and with the campaign team the outcomes of our strategic initiatives
• Support the campaign team in grant writing and grant reporting.
• Work with the communications team to document compelling and persuasive stories resulting from our grantmaking.
• Work with the communications team to help systematize impact story collection.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Skills:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in related field of study;
• 1+ years of program or grant management experience;
• Proficiency in all MS Office programs, including PowerPoint and Excel;
• Experience utilizing grant management database and/or maintaining program files; and
• Must be willing to work occasional nights and weekends at events.
About Your Benefits and Compensation
Competitive compensation and benefits, commensurate with experience.
If you are interested, please forward a letter of interest, resume and salary requirements by September 13, 2019, to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your letter of interest, please detail the following:
– Why you are interested in working with the Fund for the Arts and specifically in this position?
– What skills and experiences do you uniquely bring that will ensure your success in this role?
Fund for the Arts is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law. Fund for the Arts complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for handicapped and disabled employees.