Job Title: Development Assistant
Unit / Department: Development
Employment Status: Full-time,
Exempt Salary: $37,000-$40,000 Annual
Organization Description: Everybody
Dance LA! was established in 1999 by Liza Bercovici in memory of
her daughter, Gabriella Axelrad, who loved to dance. Using
Gabriella’s life as its inspiration, Today, EDLA! serves 4,400
youth at 28 locations throughout Los Angeles with high-quality
dance education programming both in-school and after-school. Our
vision is to use dance as the method to develop lifetime skills of
collaboration, discipline and, self-expression to increase
confidence and engage youth in their education, career, and
Position Summary: EDLA! is seeking a
person who is professional, positive-minded, and energetic to join
our administration team in Los Angeles, CA. Under the supervision
of the Development Director (DD), the Development Assistant (DA)
will support all fundraising, marketing, and external relations
functions for the organization. It is important for the Development
Assistant to manage multiple projects, at times on tight
turnaround, and to meet all deadlines.
Support the Development Director in executing the development
plan that will result in increased revenue for EDLA!
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Maintain Donor Database, eTapestry, and ensure reliable data,
consistent contact entries, and system protocols. Produce donor
reports as needed.
Preference given to candidates who have managed eTapestry or
similar donor or CRM database. Write and maintain daily contact and
donation entries for all contribution from Individuals,
Corporations, and Foundations. Update contact records and produce
gift acknowledgments for donors daily. Work with Administrative
Director to audit the donor database with QuickBooks weekly to
ensure consistent and accurate data for reporting. Learn all
functionality of eTapestry to expand EDLA!’s ability to communicate
with and steward donors.
Produce and coordinate logistics of all Donor Correspondence
The DA will be responsible for creating mailing lists and using
Office Word and Excel to merge addresses and letters. In addition,
the DA will coordinate with external venders for printing, mail
list purchasing, and graphic designing mailers.
Assist DD with event planning and coordinate volunteer support
There will be several fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship
events each year. The DA will assist the DD with logistical
planning, event registration, invitation creation and mailing, and
support to the Gala Planning Committee. This will require some
evening and weekend hours.
Create On-line Donation Forms and Crowdfunding Campaigns using
eTapestry, PayPal and other platforms
Provide creativity and assistance with designing and
implementing current and new ways of fundraising through our
website, social media, and crowd fundraising.
Communicate in a professional manner via email, phone and in
person with donors, board members, and community leaders.
The DA will communicate with high-level donors, board members
and community leaders through in-person, phone, and email. It is
imperative to maintain professional and positive relationships.
Track and Manage Project Calendar / Timelines as established in
the development plan
EDLA! has a small 7-member administration team. It is important
that multiple projects are managed, and deadlines remain on track
to ensure success. The DC along with the DD will create a
Development Plan and Calendar for all areas of responsibility. The
DA will manage the Development Calendar and create a weekly /
monthly list of tasks.
Support Development Committee
Assist the DD by creating fundraising reports and materials as
needed for meetings with the Board of Directors Development
Committee. Arrange logistics and communicate with committee members
prior to and following meetings.
Digital Media Intern
Work alongside Digital Media Intern to ensure all video, still
photo, program reports, needs for social media, website and print
marketing are edited and met in a timely manner.
Preference given to candidates with Social Media Management
Experience. Maintain the social media calendar and post video,
photos, and announcements across all social media platforms.
Receive training on WordPress to make updates to EDLA!
Support Communications Committee
Assist the DD with materials and reports for the Communication
Committee Meetings. Arrange logistics and communication with
committee members prior to and following meetings.
Create flyers for distribution at schools and in communities for
recruitment of youth in our programs.
Assist the DD in all areas of promotion of events for EDLA! This
includes print, website, social media, and public relations with
Coordinate monthly postcard mailers to new donors, birthday
wishes, and giving anniversaries.
May participate at community events to represent EDLA!