We’re hiring! Work at Urbano!

Urbano Project is seeking a Development + Grants Manager.

Supervisor: Executive Director

Deadline for applications: December 17, 2018

The Development + Grants Manager works closely with the Founder/Executive Director to meet or exceed Urbano Project’s annual fundraising goals. This is an opportunity for a dedicated, energetic, adaptable development professional to make a significant impact on the growth of a small youth arts organization.



  • Work closely with the Executive Director to develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising and development strategy, with timelines and milestones

  • Support the Executive Director to cultivate relationships with individual donors, corporate, foundation, government funders, and other strategic partners

  • Maintain detailed reports and calendars on all major fundraising and development initiatives for communication with the Executive Director and Board

  • Implement a strategy to increase individual giving and diversify Urbano’s funding base over the next two years

  • Research and identify funding prospects

  • Prepare detailed and compelling proposals and grant applications

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and Programs Manager to prepare strong support materials, documentation and financial documents

  • Ensure accurate and timely grant reporting to foundation and corporate supporters

  • Develop and execute individual giving and corporate sponsorship campaigns

  • Plan and execute fundraising and community outreach events with attention to the development and management of timelines and budgets

  • Manage grant processes from request to final report, and maintain detailed development tracking and filing systems


  • Participate as assigned in major events such as exhibitions, programs, and events

  • Participate in organizational planning and strategic initiatives

  • Present to the Board of Directors when requested


  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years experience working in the nonprofit sector, preferably in the arts, education, creative youth development, or social justice work

  • A successful track record of fundraising and prospecting with both grants and individual donations

  • Excellent communication and writing skills

  • Experience organizing fundraising events

  • Proficiency with Excel and fundraising platforms such as Salesforce

  • Familiarity with Boston and Massachusetts arts and fundraising community preferred

  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple projects, prioritize, and meet strict deadlines

  • Ability to adapt and work effectively as part of a small team in a busy studio/gallery/classroom environment

  • Available to work some evenings

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent   

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus

  • Enthusiasm for Urbano’s commitment to youth, contemporary art and social justice

Salary commensurate with experience.

Hours: 15 hours/week on staff or freelance; willing to discuss possibilities.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 references, a grant writing sample, and salary requirements to:

Stella Aguirre McGregor

Executive Director

Urbano Project

29 Germania St.

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


About Our Organization

Urbano is a non-profit community arts studio that fosters public and participatory art as a vehicle for personal transformation, community cohesion, and social change.

Urbano is a non profit art space that brings together practicing visual artists, local youth, and community members to learn and experiment through place-based projects. We foster public and participatory art as a vehicle for personal transformation, community cohesion, and social change. Our projects consist of Artists in Residence, Youth Projects, Apprentices, and Workshops all of which intersect around an annual curatorial theme.

Established in 2009 and incorporated in 2012, Urbano’s innovative approach to engaging youth in the contemporary arts has made the organization a recognized leader in the field.

For more information please visit http://urbanoproject.org

Urbano Project is an equal opportunity employer.