Development Assistant, Individual Giving

New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 30, 2021
Apr 28, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Development Assistant, Individual Giving provides direct support to the Individual Giving team, playing an integral role in the Museum’s advancement efforts at a pivotal moment in our history.

A successful candidate will meet many of these requirements, and have the desire and capacity to learn the rest on the job.

  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least one year of related professional experience in development
  • Clear, concise, and professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Raiser's Edge and Microsoft Office
  • Poised, professional engagement with colleagues, donors, and other stakeholders
  • Mature judgment and discretion when handling confidential and/or sensitive information
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, especially when communicating on behalf of the Director of Individual Giving and other senior Development staff
  • A high level of personal motivation, agency, and ownership of assigned projects and tasks
  • Ability to meet competing deadlines on time, work independently, and exercise thoughtful prioritization
  • Sense of humor, collegial approach, and equanimity


  • Support the Director of Individual Giving by managing appointment calendars, fielding phone calls, drafting correspondence and memoranda, entering data in Raiser's Edge, and helping to maintain the Director's portfolio
  • Assist the Individual Giving team's moves management process by maintaining prospect lists, benefit fulfillments, and fundraising timelines; keeping proposals up to date in Raiser's Edge; and drafting templates
  • Work with the Development Operations team to process individual gifts, track pledges, and craft and send gift acknowledgments
  • Assist with management of patron renewal notices
  • Conduct donor research and prepare memos
  • Help manage and support donor cultivation events, including early-stage planning, check-in and logistics, and liaising with vendors
  • Perform administrative tasks for the Individual Giving team, including financial and human resources reporting
  • Work on special projects and other tasks, as assigned

Start date: Immediately

Department: Development

Reports to: Director of Individual Giving

Position type: Full-time

Union status: Non-union

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

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