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Full Charge Bookkeeper

POSITION SUMMARY

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The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BKCM) seeks a motivated and detail oriented Full Charge Bookkeeper to assist with daily accounting operations of our Finance Department. Experience in non-profit finance, accounting practices, and QuickBooks a plus. This position reports to the Controller.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Verify, record and process accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions
  • Monitor and reconcile budget vs actual P&Ls for BKCM’s programs
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts
  • Prepare audit schedules and assist with the audit process
  • Administrative duties

Qualifications:

Candidates should possess accounting knowledge and experience, demonstrate strong organizational skills, and be able to work independently or as part of a team. Must have experience with Excel and QuickBooks.

To Apply:Please email a cover letter and resume to Director of Administration Michaela Mechlovitz with the subject line “Full Charge Bookkeeper” by Friday, February 7, 2020.

Grant & Strategic Communications Writer

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The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (“BKCM” or “the Conservatory”) is a non-profit community music school based in Brooklyn, NY. We provide high quality music education and music therapy to 7,500 New Yorkers out of our home in Park Slope, and at more than 75 public schools, social service organizations, senior centers, homeless shelters in all five boroughs of New York City.

For more information on the Conservatory you are encouraged to visit our web site: www.bkcm.org

The Conservatory is seeking an experienced and versatile Grant & Strategic Communications Writer (the “Writer”) to join our Development & Marketing team. This individual will be responsible for drafting all grant proposals, LOIs, and reports for the BKCM’s roster of institutional funders. Grant writing responsibilities include BKCM’s annual funding application and reporting to the relevant New York City and New York State government agencies. In addition, the Writer will facilitate institutional relations management and stewardship, grant calendar management, and prospect research. We anticipate grant writing, reporting and institutional relationship management will constitute approximately 70% of the Writer’s workload.

In addition, the Writer will be responsible for producing and / or reviewing and editing written content pertaining to BKCM’s corporate communications which may include:

  • BKCM Annual Report
  • Quarterly Impact Report(s)
  • Organizational presentations / decks
  • 990 and other tax filings
  • Copy related to BKCM’s Strategic Plan

A sampling of BKCM’s corporate communications can be found here.

Last, the Writer will be responsible for providing editorial support for various BKCM marketing and development initiatives, which may include:

  • Web copy
  • E-blasts
  • Program brochures
  • Event descriptions
  • Fundraising letters
  • Speeches
  • Social media content; etc.

We anticipate that the corporate communications and marketing and development related tasks will constitute approximately 30% of the Writer’s workload.

Ideal candidates will be able to shift seamlessly between writing styles to produce dynamic and engaging content appropriate for various purposes and organizational needs. Strong candidates will have excellent writing skills, be entrepreneurial, self-starters, have strong interpersonal / relationship building skills, and excellent organizational / project management skills.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Superb, and versatile writing skills, with ability to produce content across a range of styles and functions
  • Three years’ experience in grant writing, institutional giving management, or writing
  • Excellent project management skills with demonstrated ability to multi-task and set priorities within tight timelines, high expectations and strong attention to detail
  • Copywriting experience
  • Aptitude with Salesforce or comparable CRM platform a plus
  • Passion for music and/or arts education a plus

SALARY AND BENEFITS

This is a full-time position with a $50,000 – $60,000 salary range, commensurate with experience.

BKCM offers full time employees the option to participate in the Conservatory’s group medical plans through Oxford, group dental plan through Aetna, and group vision plan through United Healthcare. The Conservatory covers 80% of the single tier medical insurance premium cost for full time employees, and 25% of the premium cost of any tier dental or vision insurance (single or added dependents).

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music offers a generous paid time off and vacation package, as well as complimentary rehearsal space, group classes, and 50% of private lessons for all employees.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to Michaela.Mechlovitz@BKCM.org by Friday, February 7 2020. Resumes will not be considered without a cover letter.

Suzuki Program Assistant

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The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BKCM) seeks a part time Program Assistant to assist our Suzuki Program Director in running our robust Suzuki program. The Suzuki Program Assistant is largely responsible for managing the day to day administrative tasks. This position plays an essential role in supporting BKCM’s Suzuki team of 26 faculty and two piano collaborators, helping to create a supportive learning environment for the 240 students in our instrumental program and 35 students in our Suzuki Early Childhood Education classes.

This position entails flexible hours in a shared office environment. 15 – 20 hours per week will be coordinated with program director.

Our ideal candidate will be technology savvy and efficient, and will have outstanding attention to detail, excellent interpersonal and personnel management skills, a hands-on attitude, a strong ability to multi-task, and the ability to manage overlapping deadlines and manage time well.

In the upcoming fiscal year, the position may expand to Suzuki Program Administrative Coordinator, and will include working with the Suzuki Program Director to manage faculty and parents, among other additional responsibilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Data management (ASAP, google docs & forms, MS Office Suite)
  • Maintain and ensure accuracy of student records
  • Recital preparation and post production (prepare recital programs, video management)
  • Party planning and set up, which will require some weekend and evening hours on event dates
  • Support of our beginning student enrollment process
  • Oversee, process and update faculty timesheets
  • Preparation for upcoming school year (order materials, mail merge of student schedules)
  • Other related administrative tasks (update practice challenge & performance classes, etc)
  • Basic website management using WordPress
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 1-3 years experience in a nonprofit or community music school setting (or equivalent)
  • Familiarity with Suzuki approach
  • Attend Suzuki ECC course within one year of employment https://suzukiassociation.org/teachers/training/ecc/
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Publisher as well as Google Drive, Google Forms, and Google Docs, and ASAP, or ability to learn these quickly
  • Passion for music and/or arts education
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to Suzuki Program Director Julianne Carney-Chung at Julianne.Carney-Chung@bkcm.org by Friday, February 5, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the cut-off date.

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