Impact Partners is hiring!

September 14, 2023

*This position has been filled*

About the Position

Impact Partners is looking for a Director of Development who will manage and develop the workflow, organizational, and communications systems for the Development Team.

Type: Full time

Hybrid: Minimum of 2 days per week in office (with additional days for training)

Office Location: Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

Compensation: $85,000-$100,000 plus Benefits (see below)

Reports to: VP of Production

Who We Are Looking For
We’re looking for someone who is creative, organized, and collaborative with a minimum of 3 years of experience in the documentary industry, either producing, programming, curating, or similar.

You must be a team player with exceptional interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic. You aren’t afraid to roll up your sleeves and pitch in wherever needed. You’re a self-starter who can problem solve and has exceptional attention to detail. You’re knowledgeable about documentary film and you love it!  You’re someone who is eager to join a small, dynamic, and friendly team that is dedicated to great filmmaking.

The primary responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage workflow, processes, communications, and databases for Development Team, ensuring everything runs in a timely manner, is organized, and efficient.
  • Manage film submissions process and database.
  • Review film submissions and identify strong projects for consideration. 
  • Maintain and develop relationships throughout the documentary industry. 
  • Travel to attend conferences, film festivals, pitching forums, and film markets representing IP.
  • Provide logistical support and creative input to current IP films. 
  • Write film reports, summaries, and updates for investors, and support IP marketing efforts.
  • Plan, program, and attend investor facing events in New York and other locations, including the Sundance Film Festival. 
  • Collaborate to program and execute IP Producing Fellowship program. 


  • 3-6 years of experience in the documentary industry at a production company, film festival, nonprofit, agency, or equivalent
  • Self-starter who takes initiative
  • Ability to work independently
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative problem solver
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Team player
  • Patience, flexibility, and adaptability
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for documentary film
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends for company events
  • BA or equivalent is required
  • Valid driver’s license preferred


  • 100% premium coverage for individual health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and dependent care
  • Transit Chek
  • 20 paid time off days plus 14 holidays off
  • Summer Fridays

How to Apply

To be considered for the position, please let us know why you think you’re the right candidate to fill this role and why you want to work at Impact Partners. Please also tell us about one of your favorite documentary films and why you love it. Please email your resume and cover letter to Amy Augustino at

About the Company

Impact Partners is dedicated to funding independent documentary storytelling that entertains audiences, engages with pressing social issues, and propels the art of cinema forward.

Over the span of 15 years, Impact Partners has been involved in the financing of over 100 films, including: ICARUS, which won the 2018 Academy Award ® for Best Documentary Feature; AFTERSHOCK, which won a 2023 Peabody Award, WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?; which won the 2019 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary; DINA, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was named Best Feature by the International Documentary Association; THE EAGLE HUNTRESS, which was nominated for the 2017 BAFTA Award for Best Documentary; HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE, which was nominated for the 2013 Academy Award ® for Best Documentary Feature; THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES, which won the U.S. Directing Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival; and HELL AND BACK AGAIN, which won the Documentary Grand Jury Prize Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Academy Award ® for Best Documentary Feature.

*This position has been filled*