Employment

NEFA is committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of the communities it serves, and is an equal opportunity employer. Unless otherwise noted, send resume and cover letter to jobs@nefa.org (with the job title in the subject line) or by mail to:

New England Foundation for the Arts
Attn: Jobs
145 Tremont Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111

No faxes, please.

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

NEFA seeks a full-time Senior Accountant who can take ownership of the organization’s general ledger and pro-actively manage the month-end close.  This is a “hands-on” position that requires a very high level of detail and accuracy.   The Senior Accountant will report to the Director of Finance and Administration and will be a leading contributor to a high performing finance team.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure the timely and complete entry of transactions in the accounting system
  • Manage all facets of A/P, including invoice review and data entry, check run, and discrepancy resolution
  • Monitor activities in Salesforce and prepare grants payable or gifts receivable entries accordingly
  • Manage cash flow, deposits, and positive pay exceptions
  • Engage staff and obtain necessary information to complete month-end close in a timely manner
  • Prepare semi-monthly payroll, assist in benefits administration
  • Reconcile cash, prepaids, fixed assets, and other balance sheet accounts, analyze and research account variances, document findings
  • Collaborate with staff to resolve questions surrounding A/P or A/R, serve as primary fiscal contact
  • Prepare annual 1099s
  • Complete schedules and reconciliations as assigned in annual financial audit
  • Perform ad-hoc research and reconciliations as requested

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • Minimum 3 years prior experience in non-profit accounting with Federal funding required
  • Must be detailed oriented and a self-starter
  • Must be able to work independently in a fast paced environment with multiple priorities and competing deadlines
  • Proficiency with Abila MIP and/or Salesforce strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication skills with a customer service focus
  • Proficiency in MS Office required
  • Strong interest in arts and culture and/or experience with a grantmaking organization a plus

About NEFA
With an annual budget over $7.5M, NEFA is a 501(c)3 organization that builds connections among artists, arts organizations, and funders, powering the arts to energize communities in New England, the nation, and the world. NEFA operates in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the New England state arts agencies, with additional funding from foundations, corporations, individuals and other government agencies. NEFA’s work is accomplished through grantmaking, services, and initiatives which strengthen and advance the national arts infrastructure. For more information, please visit www.nefa.org

NEFA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of the communities it serves. To apply, please send if possible as a single document, a resume and cover letter with “Senior Accountant” in subject line to jobs@nefa.org. No phone calls please. Posted May 22.

DEVELOPMENT MANAGEr

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Supervises: Development Coordinator

The Development Manager is responsible for the management of of NEFA’s fundraising efforts, which are primarily in the foundation, corporate and government sectors. The Development Manager works in close collaboration with executive, program, and communications staff to:

  • Facilitate the development and execution of annual development goals and strategies that match financial goals with institutional and individual giving, including government, foundation, corporate, board, & other individual donors;

  • Support the front line fundraising role of the Executive Director and other staff as stewardship manager and liaison;

  • Identify, qualify, plan, and coordinate the cultivation of new prospects by staff and board; and

  • Work with NEFA’s Communications Manager to ensure development efforts are consistently integrated with NEFA’s communications and messaging strategy to effectively position its programs, services, and capacity to prospective donors.

The Development Manager will:

  1. Develop and maintain a deep understanding of NEFA’s mission, history, programs, projects, and initiatives in order to identify potential funding sources;

  2. Write and submit funding proposals and reports;

  3. Identify and manage stewardship opportunities in NEFA programs, communications, and other related activity;

  4. Manage NEFA’s annual appeal;

  5. Compile data and other material for funder presentations and information requests;

  6. Oversee donor correspondence and acknowledgement;

  7. Manage and advance master calendar for proposal development, submission, and reporting;

  8. Oversee maintenance of funder database and files;

  9. Manage and conduct prospect research, primarily institutional and governmental;

  10. Identify and participate in relevant professional development opportunities;

  11. Represent NEFA at meetings and events;

  12. Supervise the Development Coordinator.

Experience

  • Minimum five years of professional fundraising experience with demonstrated track record raising funds from foundations, corporations and government sources and some experience with individual fundraising
  • Superior communication skills;
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office, with knowledge of donor database management;
  • Facility with Salesforce.com a strong plus;
  • Proven ability to work effectively within deadlines;
  • Demonstrated ability to gain the respect and support of various constituencies, including staff, board, and funders;
  • Knowledge of local, regional, and/or national arts and cultural programs/policy and funding.

Personal Qualities

  • Adept at planning, prioritizing, organizing, multi-tasking, and following through while remaining focused and energetic;
  • Excellent written communicator;
  • Entrepreneurial, able to identify opportunities; A creative thinker and relationship-builder with a sense of humor;
  • Passionate, informed, and articulate about the arts in general

About NEFA
With an annual budget over $7.5M, NEFA is a 501(c)3 organization that builds connections among artists, arts organizations, and funders, powering the arts to energize communities in New England, the nation, and the world. NEFA operates in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the New England state arts agencies, with additional funding from foundations, corporations, individuals and other government agencies. NEFA’s work is accomplished through grantmaking, services, and initiatives which strengthen and advance the national arts infrastructure. For more information, please visit www.nefa.org

NEFA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of the communities it serves. To apply, please send if possible as a single document, a resume and cover letter with “Development Manager” in subject line to jobs@nefa.org. No phone calls please.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR, NATIONAL DANCE PROJECT

Reports to:  Program Manager, National Dance Project

NEFA seeks a full-time Program Coordinator who will work to administer and advance the National Dance Project (NDP), one of the largest grantmaking programs for dance in the United States. This position requires excellent communication and planning skills, a keen attention to detail, and a passion for dance and/or the arts.

The National Dance Project
NEFA launched the National Dance Project in 1996 to support the creation and touring of new dance works throughout the United States. Since its inception, the program has distributed more than $28 million in funding to support the dance field in ways that enhance partnerships between artists and presenters with the equally important goals of engaging and expanding audiences for dance. To date, NDP has supported the creation of over 350 new choreographic works that have toured to all 50 states, Washington, DC, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, reaching over 3.6 million audience members.

Alongside grantmaking for creation and touring, NDP works through specific initiatives to develop a strong infrastructure for dance. Currently these focus on production residencies, international exchange, a network of contemporary art centers working at the intersection of performing and visual arts, and professional development for dance artists and presenters in regions across the United States through the Regional Dance Development Initiative. 

The Position
The Program Coordinator reports to and works closely with NDP’s Program Manager as well as with the NDP Grants Coordinator, and with other NEFA staff and programs. NDP’s Coordinators work in partnership with one another, sharing some areas of general program administration while maintaining complementary but distinct roles in specific areas of priority. The scope of responsibilities for the Program Coordinator includes:

Communications

  • Develop and maintain program specific content in coordination with NEFA communications staff including NDP web pages, online resources, press releases, print collateral, social media, and other NDP-specific communication strategies

  • Coordinate grant notifications, agreements, and supplementary materials for NDP applicants and grantees

  • Organize NDP informational webinars, conference calls, and other events including registration, program presentation, and communication to attendees

  • Proof and edit internal and external communications, including guidelines and online grant forms

  • Assist NDP Grants Coordinator in providing technical assistance, information, and other support to applicants, grant recipients, and other constituents

Evaluation/Documentation/Research/Development

  • Oversee data collection – including tracking, retrieval, and reporting -- and interface with NEFA’s online grant systems and database
  • Coordinate program documentation, evaluation, and information sharing, working with NEFA’s Research Manager and Development Manager to support reporting and casemaking with donors and funders, and to connect program knowledge across NEFA and with the dance field
  • Coordinate and prepare documentation of panel (and other) meeting proceedings, including feedback for applicants and policy discussions

Program Administration

  • Oversee NDP’s online grant forms in coordination with Research Manager/Salesforce Administrator, including scheduling, editing, and posting
  • Plan and implement logistics for three panel meetings annually, including panel book creation and distribution, catering and other hospitality arrangements, AV & other technical requirements, and arrangements for panelists
  • Represent NEFA locally and nationally at conferences, meetings, performances, and other events as requested
  • Coordinate NDP and NEFA special projects, initiatives, and other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts with 3-5 years of related work experience, with a national scope in dance preferred

  • Outstanding communication skills -  verbal, written, and interpersonal

  • Strong editorial skills with impeccable attention to detail

  • Strong organizational and planning skills with ability to anticipate, initiate, and advance multiple priorities and projects concurrently

  • Team player with enthusiasm for taking on tasks both large and small.

  • Solid experience with data entry and tracking

  • Experience on Salesforce platform and Adobe Acrobat or InDesign strongly preferred

  • Proficiency in Windows, Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, Facebook, and Twitter

  • Interest and ability to travel multiple times a year and to see a variety of dance performances

About NEFA
With an annual budget over $7.5M, NEFA is a 501(c)3 organization that builds connections among artists, arts organizations, and funders, powering the arts to energize communities in New England, the nation, and the world. NEFA operates in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the New England state arts agencies, with additional funding from foundations, corporations, individuals and other government agencies. NEFA’s work is accomplished through grantmaking, services, and initiatives which strengthen and advance the national arts infrastructure. For more
information, please visit www.nefa.org.

NEFA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of the communities it serves. To apply, please send if possible as a single document, a resume and cover letter with "Program Coordinator, National Dance Project" in the subject line to jobs@nefa.org. No phone calls please.