Firelight Media is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing emerging documentary filmmakers who tell stories about people, places, cultures, and issues that are underrepresented in the mainstream media, and to developing audiences for their work. Firelight Media’s key programs include the Documentary Lab, a flagship mentorship program that seeks out and supports emerging filmmakers of color.
Our sister organization, Firelight Films, is award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s production company. Recent projects include: Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre for the History Channel, Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy for Netflix, and Attica for Showtime. Firelight Films is currently in production on a number of additional films, including a four-part series Creating The New World on the transatlantic slave trade.
Firelight Media is seeking a Development Officer to join its growing Development department. They will work closely with the Director of Development to manage a roster of institutional, individual, and corporate donors and prospects. They will manage a calendar of funder deliverables to ensure their timely delivery, and will play a key role in the creation of funder reports, proposals, and other donor communications. The Development Officer will participate in donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities, including events. The ideal candidate will be able to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team and should be able to effectively communicate with a broad array of stakeholders, including trustees, executives, program officers, and major donors.
Other duties, as assigned.
To thrive in this job you should have a willingness to try new things and be innovative in your approach to fundraising.
Position: Development Officer
Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000, Dependent on Experience
Benefits: A comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include 100% employer-paid health insurance; 20 vacation days accrued annually; a 403b retirement plan with employer matching and one-year vesting period; reimbursable gym membership through the employer health care plan; flexible spending accounts for transit and health care; and professional development.
Desired Start Date: December 2021
Apply By: November 30, 2021, we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis
Interested candidates should email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to put “Development Officer - (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME)” in the subject line.
Firelight Media is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.