- External Relations Associate , USA

External Relations Associate

Fractured Atlas is seeking a tech-savvy can-do type to join our External Relations team as a full-time Associate. The position provides administrative support for our fundraising, marketing, policy, and outreach efforts.

The position also assists the Chief External Relations Officer’s (CERO) efforts to steward relationships with key program officers, corporate executives, and government officials. The ideal candidate will have a burning passion for administrative tasks that keep the department humming along.

We’re looking for people who will thrive in Fractured Atlas's "work hard, live well" environment. Our organizational culture embraces people who:

Seek out challenging problems and relish opportunities to venture into unexplored territory.
Are entrepreneurial and comfortable with high-risk, high-impact efforts.
Are agile, creative problem solvers with an unsentimental focus on concrete results.
Invest their time in quality work and giving others their respect and support.
Additionally, at Fractured Atlas, we are committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression principles in all areas of our internal and external work. This commitment is grounded in our belief that change is possible, and that our work, and that of the artistic community more broadly, will grow stronger as oppression is eliminated. Learn more about what it’s like to work at Fractured Atlas by visiting work.fracturedatlas.org.


This is how you will spend the bulk of your day:

Help to pull and manage lists; Process and acknowledge gifts; Support cultivation and stewardship of donors and prospects, including events, correspondence, and other communication.
Prepare and process acknowledgement letters to all donors of gifts of $1,000 or more.
Help produce member and donor cultivation events in collaboration with the External Relations and Programs teams nationally.
Support the CERO to manage annual Board solicitations.
Provide logistical and administration support for ad hoc programs, such as Artist Campaign School.
Here's some spice to change it up from time to time:

Help to pull and manage invitation and response lists for events.
Collaborate with External Relations Specialist to maintain electronic files for a paperless office.
Carry out special projects as they arise.


Previous experience in a support role for a nonprofit or for profit company.
Outstanding writing skills and a flawless attention to detail.
Exceptional verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment; ability to handle multiple projects and deliver an impeccable work product while adapting to frequent, rapid changes.
Self-motivated and hyper-organized with the ability to manage responsibilities independently while working with a small, tight-knit staff.
Facility and strong comfort level with fundraising databases.
Proficiency with Word, Excel, MailChimp, and experience with web-based software required.


Starting salary is $46,000. Benefits include dental and medical insurance, flexible savings account, employer‐contributed 401K plan, commuter benefits, professional development allowance, ticket allowance, paid vacation and sick days, paid parental and family leave, partially- or fully-remote work arrangements, and a casual but hard‐working, friendly and supportive work environment.

Our office is in New York City, but this position is open to being 100% remote. You can be anywhere in the United States that has a reliable internet connection. Because we are primarily based on the East Coast, you must be available to attend meetings during a 9AM-6PM EST window.


To be considered for the position, please use the application portal to upload all the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the filename. (Please address materials to Lauren Ruffin, Chief External Relations Officer)

A substantive and original cover letter including your interest in the position and Fractured Atlas, the date you are available to start, and why we can't live without you.
A list of (2) professional references complete with phone number, email address, and explanation of the relationship. (References will not be contacted without your prior consent.)
A résumé no longer than (2) pages outlining your educational and professional experience.
A writing sample of your choice that highlights your outstanding skills in this area.
Incomplete submissions—including those failing to follow directions—will not be considered, nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax. No calls please.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review our websites www.fracturedatlas.org and work.fracturedatlas.org prior to submitting materials.


Fractured Atlas is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. (Read more about our Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression commitment.) We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


June 5, 2018. Deadline for submissions is June 26, 2018.

Fractured Atlas is a nonprofit organization that supports creatives of all stripes. We serve a community of over 1,000,000 artists and arts organizations in the U.S. and Canada, offering a variety of programs and services that help to strengthen the business side of their practice. With a service-orientation, we help modern creatives raise money, manage risk, locate space, sell tickets, track their fans, and build robust People operations so they can spend more energy on their creativity. Founded in 1998, Fractured Atlas is headquartered in New York City.

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