Employment Opportunities

Director of Development

The Albany Institute of History & Art seeks a Director of Development (DOD). The DOD is responsible for providing leadership and strategically managing all of the Institute’s fundraising programs, including membership, special events, annual fund, and grants management, major gifts, and endowment campaigns.

The DOD reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Board Development and Event Committees. DOD oversees a staff of 5.

A minimum of 7 to 10 years of demonstrated fundraising experience required, in a cultural environment. A baccalaureate degree is essential; a master’s degree is preferred.


Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:
Susan Hsu
Director of Finance and Administration
(518) 463-4478 ext. 465
hsus@albanyinstitute.org

Deadline: July 21, 2017

Cafe Manager

The full-time café manager is responsible for leading a small staff in an efficient and profitable operation. He/she is responsible for managing the day-to-day café operations, preparing sandwiches and other lunch items at on-site kitchen, maintaining high standards and conditions, and fostering a positive environment to provide consistent, fast, and friendly service to ensure a quality experience for our customers.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Planning, purchasing & preparing savory sandwiches, wraps & other lunch items
  • Baking cookies
  • Ordering and stocking supplies from various vendors
  • Communicating with bakers & owners on a daily basis
  • Overseeing daily cash & POS duties, reporting to finance director weekly
  • Keeping records or inventory & any inventory loss, monthly
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends & some holidays
  • Scheduling employee shifts
  • Maintaining cleanliness of café & on-site kitchen

We offer full benefits including health insurance and pension plan.

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:
Susan Hsu
Director of Finance and Administration
(518) 463-4478 ext. 465
hsus@albanyinstitute.org

Deadline: July 21, 2017

Grants Manager


Manage institutional fundraising activities with an emphasis on foundation and government and support for general operating, program and endowment campaigns.

Reporting to Director of Development, this position will support all aspects of institutional fundraising and communications as it relates to fundraising, including:

  • Research prospective new funders
  • Write grant proposals, case for supports and interim and final reports
  • Utilize methods of visual communication to make proposals appealing
  • Manage statistical information as it relates to grant requests
  • Work with finance office to forecast grant budgets and final reports
  • Manage all government contracts and compliance needs
  • Write Museum annual report in coordination with other staff and departments

In addition, the Grants Manager will serve as a member of the Development team, participating in all Museum events and assisting across the department and the Museum as needed. This position requires exceptional writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; the ability to manage deadlines in a fast-paced environment; clear and effective communication with donors, staff, and Trustees; and a positive, collaborative attitude.

Ideal candidate will have a Bachelors Degree, three years in a development environment with proven experience in institutional fundraising preferred. A successful candidate will have a high level of attention to detail, work well under deadline, and manage multiple projects and priorities at once and be personable.

Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge is preferable.

Send resume, salary requirements, and one writing sample to:

Susan Hsu
Director of Finance and Administration
125 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
(518) 463-4478 ext. 465
hsus@albanyinstitute.org

Deadline: July 28, 2017