Location: Bronx, NY Department: Development Type: Full-time Salary: $50,000
BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance is a cultural arts organization and theater that creates, produces, presents, and supports the development of cutting edge and challenging works in contemporary dance and all creative disciplines that are empowering to women, Latinos and other people of color, and the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) community.
BAAD! is seeking a Development Associate to join its dynamic, effective community-based arts organization. The Development Associate will be responsible for a range of activities that will include serving as the organization’s point person for its Annual Gala, participating in fundraising strategy, supporting donor cultivation activities, acknowledging gifts and maintaining donor records, and research, writing, and reporting on grants. The position reports to the Executive Director.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Grant research and proposal writing
and reporting, as required.
Coordinate aspects of annual
gala and fundraising events including working with event
consultants and board committees, planning cultivation events,
researching and securing sponsorship, managing invitation lists,
overseeing the invitations mailing, revenue tracking and
Foster relationships with new and
returning donors at all levels, through correspondence, phone
calls, and events and research prospective donors.
Create appeal letters, from drafting
through preparation of mail and e-mail messages, tracking and
reporting of gifts, and acknowledgement letters.
Provide support to the board, as
Handle all day-to-day development
activities, including processing and recording of gifts.
Research, procure, and implement a
new donor database and manage all facets of the database, ensuring
that records are current and accurate.
Reconcile donor gifts with the
Interface with other staff members to
gather additional details or supporting materials needed for grant
applications and/or reports.
Other duties, as assigned.
Minimum of 2 years of development
Bachelor’s degree required
Familiarity with and enthusiasm for
dance and the performing arts
Excellent writing, editing,
interpersonal, and verbal skills are a must
Proficiency in Microsoft Office,
Google Drive, and customer management software
Excellent organizational skills and
the ability to work under pressure, to adapt easily to changing
situations and priorities, and to meet multiple deadlines and goals
Strong work ethic, professional
manner, high standards, and the ability to work independently as
well as in a team environment essential
Ability to work well and build
relationships with stakeholders
Keen attention to detail and highly
Passion for systems and analysis
Ability to work evenings and weekends
for events, as needed
For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 30, 2021. Please use subject line “Development Associate.” Please title your files “(first name and last name) Cover Letter” and “(first name and last name) Resume.” You may also send one file with both documents with the title “(first name and last name) Resume and Cover Letter.”
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