Self Help Graphics & Art is hiring for two positions.

Self Help Graphics & Art is looking for two new team members that are grounded in the mission and values of SHG.

Founded in 1970 in the heart of East Los Angeles, Self Help Graphics & Art is dedicated to the production, interpretation, and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latina/o artists. Our multi-disciplinary, inter-generational programs promote artistic excellence and empower our community by providing access to space, tools, training, and capital.

Values: Spirituality and creative heart, social consciousness, integrity, inclusivity, accessibility, and innovation.

*Positions will remain open until filled.

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Development Associate

 

Reports to Associate Director

Part-time, Hourly

Self Help Graphics & Art

Founded in 1970 in the heart of East Los Angeles, Self Help Graphics & Art is dedicated to the production, interpretation, and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latina/o artists. Our multi-disciplinary, inter-generational programs promote artistic excellence and empower our community by providing access to space, tools, training, and capital.

 

Summary

The Development Assistant is responsible for all administrative aspects of development and donor engagement activity. This part-time hourly position starts at $21 an hour. Position is expected to work 28 to 30 hours a week with hours increasing around events and special fundraising initiatives. The Development Assistant will report to the Associate Director, and work collaboratively with the Director of Programs and Program Coordinator as needed. The Development Assistant plays an important role by providing administrative support to the Associate Director and all development initiatives and programs. Assistant participates in donor and public relations activities, direct mail appeals, and special events.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage the annual grant calendar, and complete interim and final reports for active grant cycles, as necessitated by grant requirements. As needed, aid in the preparation of corporate, foundation, and governmental grant proposal with the goal of taking this on entirely over time.
  • Develop solid understanding of the work of the supported programs, its strategies, and how specific grants fit into its framework for reporting purposes.
  • Identify, research and investigate new opportunities for funding from a wide variety of individual, corporate, foundation, and governmental sources to expand donor base.
  • Process donations and prepare acknowledgment letters and other correspondence in a timely manner.
  • Maintain foundation, corporation and individual donor files.
  • Associate Director with individual giving program for annual, major, and leadership gifts, including peer-to-peer initiatives, donor engagement, and personal solicitation.
  • Manage donor database and fulfill Annual Fund program benefits.
  • Assist in creation of monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed.
  • Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate foundation and individual donors.
  • Coordinate productions and mailing of spring and year-end appeal letters.
  • Maintain guest lists, gather and prepare registration materials and other duties as assigned for fundraising and public events.
  • Handle administrative details and tasks related to the Board Development and Marketing Committee. (i.e. prepare and distribute materials, agendas, take minutes, etc.).
  • Prepare media materials for distribution. (i.e. copying, filing, mailing, e-mailing)
  • Assemble media and donor materials for meetings and events in partnership with Associate Director and PR consultant
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • Highly motivated self-starter and entrepreneurial team player with a commitment to and passion for the mission of Self Help Graphics & Art
  • Strong planning, organization, time management, and communications skills
  • Capacity to work easily, effectively and collaboratively with a wide range of people, build relationships, be diplomatic, and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the dynamics of the organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to be flexible in a small office setting with a closely collaborative team

 

Qualifications

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in an administrative position, preferably in a not-for-profit development office managing
  • Knowledge of donor database applications and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research is a plus
  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred
  • Adept computer skills – including fluency in Google Drive, Microsoft Office, and experience with social media platforms (database management a plus)
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends

 

Application Process

To apply for this position send an email to info@selfhelpgraphics.com with cover letter and resume. Please write “Development Associate” in the subject line. Both attachments must be received; incomplete applications will not be considered. Please forward electronic submissions only. No phone calls, please. Due to capacity and time limitations, only qualified candidates will receive a response.


 

Manager of Social Enterprise (Program Manager)

 

Reports to Director of Programs and Operations

Part-time, Hourly

Self Help Graphics & Art

Founded in 1970 in the heart of East Los Angeles, Self Help Graphics and Art is dedicated to the production, interpretation, and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latina/o artists. Our multi-disciplinary, inter-generational programs promote artistic excellence and empower our community by providing access to space, tools, training, and capital.

 

Summary

Grow SHG’s Barrio Mobile Art Studio and Art Services (for hire contracts) programs and assist with the development of artists to work through these programs and build up their leadership.This part-time hourly position starts at $21 an hour. Position is expected to work 28 to 30 hours a week. Responsible for managing the Barrio Mobile Art Studio and SHG’s in-house Art Services program along with advising efforts in support of young artists, workshop facilitators and contracted artists interested in working through these programs. The ideal candidate has led or been part of social enterprise leadership teams, is connected to Los Angeles’ artistic ecosystem, has some experience as a mentor to youth and artists, and is an excellent presenter, communicator, and project manager.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement entrepreneurship skills development programming and resources that align with SHG’s peer-to-peer pedagogy. Plans will be developed in coordination with contacts developed from schools, museums, social service organizations, student clubs, and/or outside groups.  
  • Serve as the primary liaison to clients and administrative staff.
  • Initiate activities that build SHG’s BMAS and Art Services program as a community home for artist-entrepreneurs and innovators pursuing Social and Cultural Entrepreneurship ideas.
  • Initiate activities that provide meaningful support to the BMAS teams (current workshop facilitators and artist in training).
  • Serve as a contact point and support for clients who are interested in partnering with SHG to enhance through art their events and programs.
  • Serve as the primary staff advisor for all contracted artist.
  • Develop quarterly calendars with a frequency appropriate for events that generate healthy cash flow, hiring of artists and training for new hires in collaboration with the leadership team.
  • Work with SHG’s Staff and Development Committee to ensure programming is executed with the highest of standards for our partners and clients.
  • Work with the Co-Directors to optimize the BMAS and Art Services programs.
  • Actively participates in the broader innovation community and the social enterprise sector in particular.

 

Qualifications

  • Comparable experience in arts programming or possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in any of the following: Arts, Fine Arts, Art History, and Arts Administration.
  • Ability to take initiative, work autonomously, prioritize tasks, and manage details
  • Demonstrated exposure to entrepreneurship and social venture works will be an added advantage
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and project management skills (fluency in another language a plus)
  • Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills (especially with youth)
  • Solid administration, logistics and events management skills
  • Adept computer skills – including fluency in Google Drive, Microsoft Office, and experience with social media platforms (database management a plus)
  • Experience working well in a team environment, handling multiple assignments, and meeting deadlines
  • Willingness to work occasional weekends and evenings
  • Min. 3 years of relevant working experience or program management experience, preferably for a non-profit or arts organization

 

Application Process

To apply for this position send an email to info@selfhelpgraphics.com with cover letter and resume. Please write “Manager of Social Enterprise” in the subject line. Both attachments must be received; incomplete applications will not be considered. Please forward electronic submissions only. No phone calls, please. Due to capacity and time limitations, only qualified candidates will receive a response.