Director of Partnerships and Development

Partnerships and Development
CitiesNew York, NY
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy — Villa Albertine is offering a full-time, one-year fixed-term renewable contract for a Director of Partnerships and Development, starting July 1, 2022.

Potential candidates are invited to review the job description below. They must be able to legally stay and work for the French Embassy in the United States (they must hold a green card or be of American nationality or have a work permit awaiting a green card). Only applications meeting this condition will be considered. The candidate will provide in support of his or her application the document attesting to the status presented above.

Candidates are asked to submit their application (resume and cover letter) by May 15 to, General Secretary of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy — Villa Albertine.

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy develops and implements, under the authority of the Cultural Counselor, the policy of cultural, educational, and university cooperation of France in the United States. A key actor in the exchanges between the two countries, it intervenes in all fields of culture and education, carrying out its own actions (artist residencies, grant programs, events such as the Night of Ideas and the Festival Albertine, etc.) or by supporting initiatives carried out by cultural, educational, and university actors working between France and the United States.


Job Presentation: 

Under the supervision of the Cultural Counselor and Director of Villa Albertine, the Director of Partnerships and Development is responsible for fundraising and partnerships for the Cultural Services and Villa Albertine. As such, he/she plays a leading role in leading the community of partners and patrons of the Cultural Services and Villa Albertine. He/she also manages a team responsible for external events and decorations organized by the Cultural Services.


  • Manage all aspects of fundraising for the Cultural Services, from identifying and soliciting prospects to developing campaign strategies, sponsorship packages, and grant proposals.
  • Collaborate with the Cultural Counselor to cultivate high-level donors through tailor-made engagement strategies, in particular within the framework of Villa Albertine’s cultural concierge service, which organizes exceptional experiences in connection with French cultural institutions.
  • Develop the circles of patrons (in particular young patrons) for Villa Albertine and propose new initiatives.
  • Manage a team responsible for all special events and decorations (Legion of Honor, Arts and Letters, etc.).
  • Maintain donor database and relationships with individual donors and prospects.
  • Manage the Albertine Books Foundation and its Board of Directors; contribute to maintaining the relationship with FACE Foundation and its Board of Directors.
  • Advise French cultural institutions on American philanthropy.

Compensation: level 7 / $7,281 USD gross, full-time basis

Working hours: 40 hours/week (25 days of annual leave)

Place of work: Villa Albertine Headquarters

972 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10075


Required Skills

Training and/or experience

  • Previous experience in development and fundraising, including cultivating relationships with high-level donors;
  • Experience in team management;
  • Familiarity with American cultural and philanthropic communities, with experience building international partnerships;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with experience in speechwriting.

Language skills

  • French: excellent oral and written communication skills
  • English: excellent oral and written communication skills

Computer skills

  • Very good command of Office tools, including Excel, Word, and Outlook;
  • Knowledge of the Office 365 environment and SharePoint/Onedrive;
  • Experience with database management tools.

Team composition

3 people: Partnerships and Development Officer, Awards and Events Officer, intern

Personal qualities

  • Capacity for analysis and synthesis;
  • Autonomy and initiative;
  • Deep understanding of collaboration and human relations;
  • Strong capacity to negotiate and convince;
  • Rigor, detail-orientation, diplomacy, and organization;
  • Team spirit.

Specific constraints

Irregular and occasionally staggered working hours, evenings and sometimes weekends, with days off.