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Vice President for Development

The American Academy in Rome seeks a Vice President for Development, who will design and implement a comprehensive development strategy to maximize and leverage relationships with current donors and identify and cultivate relationships with new prospective donors.


The Vice President for Development will design and implement a comprehensive development strategy to maximize and leverage relationships with current donors and identify and cultivate relationships with new prospective donors. The American Academy in Rome is in its fifth year under the leadership of President Mark Robbins. Founded in 1894, the Academy is dedicated to the highest levels of art and scholarship and supports innovative artists, writers and scholars living and working together in a dynamic international community. The Academy offers an array of fields of study and interpretation, demonstrated by the work of artists and scholars in residence. This broad arts and humanities context is underscored by the disciplines represented by the Academy’s leadership.

The Academy awards the Rome Prize annually to a select group of artists and scholars in a broad range of specialties that includes but is not limited to literature, music, architecture, design, conservation. The winners, selected by independent juries through a national competition process, are invited to Rome the following year to pursue their work in an atmosphere conducive to intellection and artistic experimentation and interdisciplinary exchange.

The Academy is now at a pivotal moment in its history: committed to strengthening its position as a meaningful contemporary institution in an increasingly global and technological arena.

The Opportunity

The Vice President for Development will design and implement a comprehensive development strategy to maximize and leverage relationships with current donors and identify and cultivate relationships with new prospective donors. This is an ideal opportunity to reimagine the approach to philanthropy by tapping into innovative tactics and strategies to engage new constituents and increase contributed revenue.

The Vice President reports to the President, works closely with the Board of Directors, and leads a team development team of five in New York and two in Rome. He or she will work with a deeply committed and engaged group of colleagues and leadership team in a unique hybrid academic and cultural not-for-profit setting to help ensure a robust future.

Ideal Qualifications

  • Development leadership experience, ideally in higher education or the cultural arts
  • Demonstrated record of growing a major individual donor program; a comfortable front-line major gift officer
  • Knowledge of best practices in all areas of fundraising, including annual and capital campaigns and planned gifts
  • High-level board relations and engagement skills
  • An experienced manager and mentor
  • A collaborative colleague; committed to working in partnership with the finance, program, and communications teams
  • Savvy about online fundraising tactics, social media, and database management/maximization
  • Experience with the New York, national, and global philanthropic communities
  • Well-developed communication and presentation skills; able to serve as a key ambassador
  • A capacity for creativity and innovation
  • Genuine interest in the Academy’s mission
  • Ability to travel, both locally and globally, as required
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred

The American Academy in Rome is an equal opportunity employer.


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Special Events Coordinator

The American Academy in Rome, an American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities, seeks a part-time Special Events Coordinator for the New York office. 


The part-time Special Events Coordinator supports the fundraising efforts of the American Academy in Rome. He or she is responsible for assisting with all aspects of a major annual New York City benefit, helps to coordinate a major annual benefit event in Rome, spearheads the coordination of the Academy’s annual Rome Prize Ceremony, and helps to coordinate other development-related events in New York and the United States as needed. The Special Events Coordinator will participate in the development and implementation of strategies and tactics to increase event revenue and ensure the seamless execution of major events.


This position reports to the Vice President of Development and takes direction from the Associate Director of Development. The Special Events Coordinator is an integral member of the development team in New York and works in close coordination with the development staff in Rome as well as with the Academy’s external events consultant(s).


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function at a high level. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Two to three years of experience coordinating special events for nonprofit organizations, preferably arts, cultural, or academic organizations
  • Proven strength in effectively prioritizing and managing time, taking initiative, thinking and learning quickly, juggling multiple duties and tasks, and meeting deadlines
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, with ability to interact professionally and work productively with a wide range of constituents including management and support staff, trustees, donors, and vendors
  • Demonstrated ability to balance working independently with working positively and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Strong organizational skills, accuracy, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Experience preparing and managing budgets, including proactively tracking revenues and expenses
  • Strong proficiency in donor database software, preferably Raiser’s Edge
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as Google applications including Gmail and Google Drive
  • Excellent judgment and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends

The American Academy in Rome is an equal opportunity employer.

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Housekeeping (Rome)

L’addetta/o alle pulizie dell’American Academy in Rome (AAR) lavora nell’ambito della squadra di Housekeeping e, all’interno del gruppo di lavoro, risponde e prende direttive dai capireparto. La squadra di Housekeeping risponde e collabora con l’ufficio per i Residential Services.

L’American Academy in Rome ricerca una/un addetta/o per il reparto di Housekeeping.

Le mansioni dell’addetta/o pulizie sono

  • Pulizie degli spazi pubblici e privati dell’AAR
  • Collaborazione alla gestione Guardaroba (lavaggio e stiratura biancheria)
  • Collaborazione alla gestione Magazzino (strumenti, macchinari, detergenti)
  • Utilizzo di macchinari industriali (lavapavimenti, lavamoquette, lucidatrice)
  • Uso di scale (fino ai 2 m) e di trabattelli (oltre i 2 m), per pulizie finestre, lucernai, lampadari ecc.
  • Servizio di facchinaggio per gli ospiti dell’AAR e, occasionalmente, per gli uffici della stessa
  • Impiego oltre l’orario di lavoro (in straordinario) per servizi di catering per ricevimenti, inaugurazioni e altri eventi
  • Disponibiltà a lavorare oltre l’orario di lavoro (in straordinario) per pulizie e operazioni straordinarie
  • Disponibilità a collaborare con i capireparto e con l’ufficio per i Residential Services per tutte le attività che possano rendersi necessarie

L’addetta/o alle pulizie deve essere persona di assoluta onestà, fiducia e puntualità. Deve inoltre possedere spiccate qualità di lavoro di squadra, e capacità di lavoro in autonomia. 

La conoscenza della lingua inglese, di per sé non indispensabile, è comunque un requisito utile. 

L’orario di lavoro è dal lunedì al venerdì, dalle ore 7.30 alle 16.00, con mezz’ora di pausa pranzo.

La/Il candidata/a è pregata/o di inviare

  • Un curriculum

e, facoltativamente,

  • Una lettera di presentazione
  • Una o più lettere di referenze

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