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Current Openings

Celebrating the arts as essential to human flourishing.

We champion and enable creative arts expression as a path towards improved health and wellbeing for individuals and communities. We’re looking for those who share our values:

Inspired

  • We strive to leave the world a better place.
  • We illuminate the intersections of arts and health.
  • We believe the arts are a gateway to imagination and empowerment.

Compassionate

  • We believe all people can benefit from our programs.
  • We believe creative activity is a universal enabler of health and wellbeing.
  • We embrace the arts as an inclusive path to better see ourselves in others.

Nimble

  • We hire amazing and curious people.
  • We make great choices with urgency and integrity.
  • We respond strategically and effectively to ensure impact.

Trusted

  • We deliver on our promises to one another.
  • We value scientific rigor and evidence-based findings.
  • We depend on others to carry our torch with conviction.

CURRENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Director of Development—Grants & Sponsorships (Part-time)

The Foundation for Art & Healing (FAH) is experiencing rapid growth with the launch of new programs to support its two core initiatives, The UnLonely Project and Black Health and the Arts.  We are pleased to announce an immediate opening for a Director of Development specializing in grants and sponsorship, with 10-15 years of experience and a proven track record of success.  

 

The Director of Development will play an important role researching, identifying, and securing funding of the foundation’s programs through grants and sponsorships. The Director of Development will create an efficient and effective work-flow with the Foundation’s President and the Finance and Program Departments. Successful candidates will have a strong record of securing new grant funds from foundations, corporations and government agencies, as well as in renewing grant support. 

 

The Director of Development will report to the Foundation’s President and will be part of a small but dynamic team spearheaded by the President.   In addition to superlative writing skills, we are looking for a candidate with strong project management, relationship building, communication, and organizational skills who will be comfortable working directly with prospects and client organizations and serving as a representative of the foundation.

 

The position is New York City-based, with in-person meetings in New York City, but also offers the flexibility to work remotely via Zoom calls and similar. 

 

An interest in creative arts, community health, and wellness and wellbeing initiatives that can be taken to scale will greatly impact success in this role.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Meet or exceed FAH revenue generating goals.
  • Assist in developing a strategic framework to guide development efforts.
  • Research and identify prospective funders.
  • Build a growing network of interested funders and funding contacts, initiating and cultivating relationships with new prospects, and fostering existing relationships with funders and funding parties.  
  • Manage the tracking of sponsorship and grants requirements and deadlines.
  • Identify and develop strategies to optimize the grants administration process.
  • Ensure through effective communication, coordination and actions that relevant staff members and management are informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables.
  • Assist in the preparation of financial or budget plans in collaboration with FAH’s Finance Department.
  • Provide detailed reports to FAH President and the Board of Directors with respect to the organization’s potential prospects and ongoing development efforts.

 

Requirements

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience securing new sponsorships, foundation and government funding, with a minimum of 5 years engaged in funding and/or work for health-related missions.
  • Demonstrated track record of success in major foundation grants and corporate sponsorship procurement.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree or higher educational achievement preferred.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with limited supervision. 
  • Must be able to prioritize work, meet deadlines and produce quality results on time with attention to detail.
  • Possess strong “virtual environment” organizational and time-management skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • High proficiency in MS Office Suite and G-Suite, and ease with online environments and online communication.
  • Ability to perform in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Experience in developing and monitoring budgets and corroborating financial reporting.
  • A multi-tasker with strong ability to work under pressure.

 

 

Compensation

Compensation is commensurate with experience. 

 

Note

The position is part-time, but may grow into a full-time assignment in the future.

 

To apply 

Please submit as one file, in PDF:

  1. Your CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Answers to following application questions:
  • How did you find out about this position?
  • Why are you interested in the work of the Foundation for Art & Healing? 
  • What is the most significant funding amount that you personally secured, and how did you do it?

 

Submit to: [email protected].  Please put Director of Development in the subject line and save your file with your full name.  

 

Only completed applications will be considered.

 

 

Deadline

There is no deadline for this recruitment.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified of their standing in the recruitment.

 

Contact

For questions and/or more information, you are welcome to contact Naomi Nobel [email protected].

Program Manager

The Foundation for Art & Healing (FAH) is experiencing rapid growth with the development and launch of new programs to support its two core initiatives, The UnLonely Project and Black Health and the Arts and seeks a detailed-oriented and communications-savvy Program Manager to join the team.  The Program Manager will report to the FAH Director of Programs and work closely with other senior executives to advance the growth and development of the organization’s key programs.

 

The FAH Program Manager develops and manages the implementation of complex creative expression-based programs that are delivered in community and corporate settings, and requires working with partnering organizations, facilitators, evaluators, and participants.

 

With the opportunity to work remotely and participating in meetings via Zoom and similar, the location of the Program Manager position is flexible.  However, it is important that it be within reasonable travel distance to New York City for in-person meetings when necessary.

 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Track and manage the development of all aspects of the programs
  • Coordinate the creation of core materials (blog posts, press releases, curricula, evaluation questions, etc.) for each audience/demographic as needed
  • Oversee evaluation collection and analysis
  • Stay abreast of recent research and relevant conferences
  • Work with senior staff to develop funding reports, timelines, and partnership agreements
  • Manage day-to-day communications and the stewardship and new development of partnering organizations
  • There is room for the responsibilities of the position to grow, depending on individual talent, experience and skills of applicant

 

Requirements

    • 5-7 years of experience in program management/delivery for community health programs or similar
    • We are particularly interested in talking to candidates who have experience working in diversity, equity, & inclusion programs and similar workplace-based programming
    • Excellent writing and communication skills with a strong attention to details
    • Strong record of project management and organizational skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build and sustain relationships
    • Comfortable in a client-facing role and serving as a representative to the community
    • Experience in managing fast paced, multi-faceted environments
    • Possess a team spirit, with the willingness to pitch in where needed
    • Familiarity and ease with Zoom and other online communication
    • High proficiency in Google apps, MS Office Suite (Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
    • Interest and experience in either the arts, arts education, or art therapy is desired
    • Bachelor’s Degree is required.  Master’s Degree is preferred
  • Major study in a field(s) aligned to Public Health, Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Expressive Arts Therapy, Child-Life Therapy or a related area is highly preferred—significant professional experience in any of these fields, in addition to a Bachelor’s Degree may be equally considered

 

Compensation

Compensation is commensurate with experience. 

 

To apply 

Please submit as one file, in PDF—with your full name

  1. Your CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References (3): name, title, contact information of three individuals with whom you have worked with, at least one having been your direct supervisor.
  4. Answers to the following application questions:
  • How did you find out about this position?
  • Why are you interested in the work of the Foundation for Art & Healing? 
  • Describe an especially challenging experience that you faced as a member of a professional work team.  What was the situation, what did you do, what was the outcome, what did you learn?

 

Send to: [email protected].  Please put Program Manager in the subject line and save your file with your full name.  

 

Only complete applications will be considered.

 

Deadline

There is no deadline for this recruitment.  

Applications will be accepted and considered until the position is filled.  

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified of their standing in the recruitment.

 

Contact

For questions and/or more information, you are welcome to contact Naomi Nobel [email protected].

Curriculum Writer

The FAH Curriculum Writer, is a contract position that will be a member of a team developing activities and exercises for a pilot program that uses creative arts expression and mindfulness to engage, activate, and improve the health and wellbeing of program participants. In partnership with FAH staff, the Curriculum Writer will assist in the creation and implementation of educational programs using creative arts activities, and contribute to the content, methodology, and overall vision for the teaching associated with these programs. The Curriculum Writer will assist and provide input and expertise in the development of facilitator guides and other materials that fosters interaction and discussion among the group participants. FAH will occasionally need facilitators for their programs–either in person or over zoom–if applicants have experience and skills in facilitation please note. This position may also be responsible for collecting and organizing user feedback and will make suggestions to share with the team on how to improve the participant experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • The FAH Curriculum Writer fosters engaged learning experiences for FAH pilot audiences by developing and evaluating educational programs and events for classes, groups or individuals. 
  • Develops strategies and resources for thematic educational activities in coordination with our film festival and other programs. 
  • Collects, analyzes, applies learnings from feedback on educational activities.
  • Assists in the development of facilitator guides and other educational tools.
  • Designs fun, entertaining and interactive experiences for program participants.
  • Attends staff meetings, and completes other tasks, as assigned
  • From time to time, may facilitate activities in the local community and out of state in response to developments in our pilot program.

 

Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as education, social work, creative arts therapy or museum education and three years of related experience
  • Knowledge and experience in developing inclusive programs for all audiences and abilities.
  • Familiarity with working in online environments and online communications skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative relationships with colleagues inside and outside of FAH and to relate well to all kinds of audiences. 
  • Self-directed, ability to take initiative, anticipate actions needed and works well under pressure. 
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Experience in developing workplace health and wellness programs or workplace diversity and inclusion programs is also of interest and should be highlighted in the cover letter.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom or group setting is desired, but not required.  

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter, and curriculum samples, preferably as one PDF document to [email protected]. Please put Curriculum Writer in the subject line and save your file with your full name.

In your cover letter, please address the following questions:

1. Your favorite experience working as part of a professional team.

2. Why you are interested in the UnLonely Project.

3. Where you found out about the position

The Foundation for Art & Healing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.