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The Paley Center for Media maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment.  It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

OPEN POSITIONS

Manager of Institutional Giving
Finance & HR Associate
Director of Development - LA
Senior Vice President, Development

 

 

Title: Manager of Institutional Giving
Department: Development 
Location: New York, NY
Reports to: Director, Institutional Giving & Special Initiatives

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media (www.paleycenter.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, examines the impact of media on society and the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms. The Paley Center holds an incomparable archive of over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, including special African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections. We draw from this archive to present year-round public programs, including celebrity panel discussions, screenings, and dialogues, that celebrate the creativity, innovations, and personalities who are shaping media and explore the evolving role of media in shaping cultural and civic affairs and contemporary public discourse. We also offer a host of standards-based classes and workshops for K-12 students and teachers that enhance media literacy and social studies learning. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the institution was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering figure in the history of media.

Scope:

The Manager of Institutional Giving is responsible for writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making entities seeking support for the Paley Center’s varied public and education programs.  Reporting to the Director of Institutional Giving & Special Initiatives, he/she researches and identifies new funding prospects; prepares and submits grant proposals and reports to funders; helps to establish and builds relationships with foundations and government  funders and cultivates new sources of funding; and maintains a calendar of submissions and other deadlines.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and identify corporate, foundation, and government prospects for various programs and initiatives in need of support, including innovative classes and other programs for K-12 students and educators; dynamic public programs, including panel discussions and screenings featuring leaders from media’s creative community; and the ongoing preservation and digitization of the Paley Center’s incomparable archive, among other programs.
  • Develop and write letters of inquiry and grant proposals to foundations, government agencies, and other grant-making entities, including preparing budgets and financial information and compiling collateral materials.
  • Prepare prospect lists, in-depth profiles, and briefings to assist in cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies.
  • Analyze information on prospects and potential donors using online resources.
  • Write interim and final reports for funded programs.
  • Maintain institutional donor and prospect histories and files.
  • Maintain pipeline of ongoing institutional giving activity.
  • Maintain centralized and current file of key organization data.
  • Work with development and programming departments to develop solid understanding of organization’s programs, initiatives, and history.
  • Work with director and program staff on select foundation-funded programs on audience curation and communication, and logistics in build up to and day of live program.
  • Participate in other projects as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Three to five years’ experience in fundraising, grant writing, and prospect research, preferably with a cultural institution.
  • Experience identifying and researching corporate and foundation prospects.
  • Ability to compile, report, and analyze information succinctly.
  • Strong writing, communications, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with relational databases (Raiser’s Edge preferred), word processing, spreadsheets, and online resources and research tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritizing work and managing multiple, diverse, and competing priorities while meeting deadlines.
  • Media background or strong interest in and knowledge of media landscape a plus.
  • Knowledge of city, state and federal funding sources and processes.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The Paley Center for Media maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment.  It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

Application:

Interested candidates may apply to:HumanResources@paleycenter.org.

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Title: Finance & HR Associate 
Department: Finance 
Location: New York, NY
Reports to: Controller

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, renowned programming archive, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Archive – including special African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections – and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.

Scope:

Reporting to the Controller, the Finance & HR Associate will provide support for payroll, benefits administration and other finance and HR related projects.  The Associate will manage all payroll and personnel files.  He/she will also support the annual forecasting and budget preparation process including reporting and variance analysis projects as needed.  The ideal candidate must have experience with payroll and benefits administration, a working knowledge of basic accounting, experience with budgeting and variance analysis.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and perform bi-weekly payroll including the coordination efforts between payroll, human resources, budgeting and other areas to ensure proper work-flow and maintenance of employee data (including preparation/distribution of detailed reports).
  • Manage benefits administration including medical, dental, retirement plan, group-term life/ltd, paid-time-off, and other employee-related benefits as assigned.
  • Assist with the collection of new hire paperwork and entering information into the payroll system including tracking and auditing of administrative and personnel files.
  • Serve as a resource and contact for staff, answering basic payroll and benefits questions and directing them to appropriate resources while maintaining employee confidence.
  • Perform budgeting and forecasting, including annual personnel budgets.
  • Assist with monthly reconciliations and month-end closes.
  • Process accurate and timely reporting and variance analyses, and develop ad hoc financial and operational reporting as needed.
  • Research and implement best-practices for payroll, benefit administration, and other personnel-related compliance and keep current on evolving compliance issues.
  • Participate in other projects as assigned.

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience as a payroll or HR administrator, finance or business administrator, or other relatable experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, HR, Accounting, Business, or related field.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, handle ambiguity, and shifting priorities.
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving/judgment skills, and high level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • A self-starter with a high level of integrity, able to deal sensitively with confidential material.
  • Mastery with Microsoft Excel and experience with accounting software a plus.
  • Experience with ADP Workforce Now a plus.
  • Knowledge of the TV/media industry a plus.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The Paley Center for Media maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment.  It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

Application:

Interested candidates may apply to: HumanResources@paleycenter.org.

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Title: Director of Development - LA
Department: Development
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Reporting to the Head of Development

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, renowned programming archive, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Archive – including special African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections – and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.

Scope:

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Development, who is based at the Paley Center in New York, the Director of Development (DOD) - LA will oversee fundraising for the Center’s Los Angeles branch, including membership; patrons; corporate membership; foundation, government, and corporate grants; gala events and event rentals.  The successful candidate will be a self-starter, a generalist familiar with all aspects of fundraising and with individual and institutional funders in Los Angeles.  We seek an entrepreneurial, results-driven, senior development professional with strong writing and communications skills who is able to work well independently.  The DOD will regularly update and will work closely with the Senior Vice President, Development and with the Paley Center’s New York-based development office, to create and implement fundraising strategies to increase individual, corporate, foundation, and government support and to raise $6 million annually in contributed revenue. 

The DOD will also oversee the cultivation of all Los Angeles based members and donors, including members of the Presidents Circle and Patrons Circle, our highest level donor groups, and ensure that the Los Angeles Board of Governors is kept abreast of donor and other important events.  He/she will maintain up-to-date pipelines of individual and institutional prospects and will ensure that existing donors are properly stewarded.  The DOD will partner with leaders across the Paley Center to increase awareness of and to drive visitor traffic to exhibits, events, and public programs. 

In addition, the DOD will ensure that the Senior Vice President, Development is kept thoroughly abreast of grant deadlines, cultivation and stewardship events, and all meetings scheduled with current and prospective donors in Los Angeles.  The DOD will help to prepare the annual development strategic plan and budget and will support other institutional initiatives, as requested. 

Direct Reports:

  • Manager, Events

Responsibilities:

  • Experience in designing, implementing and executing a comprehensive development plan and in identifying and securing gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies, including membership, corporate memberships, patron contributions, grants and event rentals.
  • Knowledge of and understanding of the Los Angeles philanthropic community, including, high net worth individuals, program officers and foundation executives, corporate social responsibility managers, and sources of municipal and state support.
  • Create and maintain strategic partnerships within the LA community in order to meet development, promotional, and marketing objectives.  This includes local governmental agencies, convention and visitor bureaus, other museums and non-profit organizations, concierge and hospitality associations, business associations, and relevant trade associations.
  • A strong network of contacts and the ability to extend this network through outreach, including face-to-face meetings and site visits.
  • Responsible for preparing and submitting grant proposals, letters of inquiry, membership solicitation letters, acknowledgment letters, and reports.
  • Help identify, develop, and mentor the development team.
  • Handle execution and support other programs and projects as assigned by Paley executive team.

Requirements:

  • 7+ years of fundraising experience, raising 2M+ in annual contributed income, preferably in the arts and culture sector.
  • An in-depth knowledge of fundraising methodology, including prospect research, proposal preparation, and the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of members and individual donors, including major gifts.
  • Ability to take direction, yet energetic and proactive, with a proven track record of achieving fundraising targets and expanding and diversifying donor bases.
  • A highly organized, strategic thinker who is able to work well independently and with limited administrative assistance.
  • An executive presence marked by discretion, good judgment, good humor, and a polished, personable demeanor.
  • Engaging personality with an ability to work well as a member of a team and with individuals at all levels throughout the organization.
  • Excellent organizational skills and time management skills and the ability to maintain donor records accurately and efficiently and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to lead, train, motivate, manage and inspire team members to their peak performance.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Knowledge of the Raiser’s Edge database management system is a plus.
  • Bilingual in Spanish would be a positive consideration.
  • Ability to work weekend and evening hours, including at donor and stewardship events.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The Paley Center for Media maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment.  It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

Application:

Interested candidates may apply to:HumanResources@paleycenter.org. Please write “DOD” in the subject line.

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Title: Senior Vice President, Development
Department: Development
Location: New York, NY
Position Reports to: President & CEO, The Paley Center for Media

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, renowned programming archive, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Archive – including special African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections – and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media.

Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape.

Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.

Position Overview:

The Senior Vice President (SVP) Development will have primary responsibility for managing, overseeing and leading all fundraising initiatives, including membership, foundation, corporate and government grants, gala events, sponsorships, major gifts and other sources of contributed income.  The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, results-driven, senior development professional with a proven track record of success in cultivating relationships and executing a strategic vision to maximize contributed income. 

Reporting to the President & CEO, the SVP Development will serve as a member of the Paley Center’s senior management team and will have a goal of raising $10 million in contributed income annually. The SVP will leverage the Paley Center’s existing donors and identify, cultivate, and secure new philanthropic support and sponsorships.  He/she will maintain up-to-date pipelines of prospects and manage all communications with existing and potential donors to ensure the highest level of donor engagement and satisfaction.  He/she is also responsible for implementing best practices, keeping up-to-date with fundraising trends, and ensuring that appropriate systems and development procedures are in place.

He/she will oversee a team of fundraising professionals in New York and Los Angeles, who have responsibility for individual giving, membership and patron programs, corporate sponsorships and memberships, galas, foundation and government grants, third party rentals, client services and database management.

Responsibilities:

  • Effectively manage and meet revenue goals to support the Paley Center’s operations in New York City and Los Angeles
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy that identifies, secures, and grows the donor base in New York City and Los Angeles to meet fundraising targets, including:
    • Corporate, President’s Circle, Patron Circle and Individual Memberships
    • Sponsorships
    • Private and corporate foundations and government giving
    • Two annual fundraising galas (NY & LA) and a fundraising luncheon (NY)
    • Other sources, such as major gifts, capital campaigns and planned giving
  • Serve as a front-line solicitor to nurture relationships with existing donors and identify and secure new support to increase contributed income from individuals and institutions.
  • Develop compelling grant proposals and sponsorship decks to secure support for high-profile annual television festivals, exhibits, and a wide array of public programs featuring celebrities and media leaders and innovators.
  • Research, identify, and secure new support for two annual Paley Honors galas celebrating achievements in television, one in New York in the Spring and one in the fall in Los Angeles, as well as a Paley Honors luncheon in New York.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gifts, including increasing membership in the Patron Circle and President’s Circle donor groups.
  • Monitor all donor information and prepare statistical analysis and reports for the President & CEO and executive team.
  • Manage all logistics to ensure a seamless execution of Development events.
  • Supervise and mentor a team of development professionals.
  • Regularly attend all Paley programs, VIP receptions and donor cultivation events.
  • Execute on and support other programs and projects as assigned by Paley executive team.

Requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience raising $10M in contributed income annually, consisting of six and seven-figure fundraising targets.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the New York and Los Angeles fundraising communities with a strong network of relationships with high net worth individuals, program officers, and corporate social responsibility executives.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues and key players in the media/communications industry.
  • Strong network of personal contacts with the ability to extend, develop and nurture donor relationships.
  • Highly organized strategic thinker with in-depth knowledge of fundraising methodology including prospect research, proposal preparation, and the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major donors.
  • Excellent and proven knowledge of fundraising and best practices.
  • Experience with budget preparation and managing record keeping and fulfillment.
  • Must have a proactive, energetic, engaging personality with the ability to communicate (verbal and written) with all levels throughout the organization.
  • Possess the ability to lead, train, motivate, manage and inspire cross functional teams to their peak performance.
  • Ability to handle/prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent skills in managing record keeping and fulfillment of membership and sponsorship benefits.
  • Resourceful, creative and able to solve problems effectively.
  • Minimum undergraduate university degree.
  • Bilingual Spanish, a plus.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The Paley Center for Media maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment.  It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

Application:

Interested candidates may apply to:HumanResources@paleycenter.org
Please write “SVPD” in the subject line.

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