Development Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Chicago

Website Goodman Theatre

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Development Assistant provides administrative and clerical support to the Development Department Team.  This position assists with Fundraising responsibilities of the Department, including: gift processing; donor acknowledgment letters, meeting preparation and support; taking RSVPs; preparing meeting minutes; creating and maintaining donor listings; electronic and paper filing.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

·        Support the Administrative needs of the Development Team

·        Assist with solicitations, donor meeting preparation and tracking of gifts.

·        Create and send donor acknowledgements, pledge reminder and invoices.

·        Help to create and proofread donor listings for electronic and print materials

·        Prepare and maintain gift reports, including the weekly Fundraising report, and help with ongoing reconciliation with the business office

·        Serve as a key member of the gift processing team of the Development Department

·        Prepare agendas for weekly Departmental meetings and maintain task lists from those meetings.

·        Assist with creating invitation lists for events for the Department and track attendance and update in Tessitura

·        Serve as a back-up for processing ticket requests that are received from all areas of the Department

·        Assist development department staff in stewardship activities relating to donors, including opening nights and other cultivation events

·        Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

·        1-2 years of development or related experience

·        Ability to manage numerous projects in a fast-paced environment

·        High level of attention to detail

·        Collaborative spirit and ability to embrace flexibility of working with many members of the team

·        Commitment to accuracy and quality with a demonstrated ability to manage sensitive information

·        Knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience with Tessitura Database or other fundraising software a plus

Instructions to Apply:

Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by using the provided link, and clicking the "Apply online" button at the top of the page.

To apply for this job please visit goodmantheatre.ourhcm.com.

Pay Rate/Range*: $35,000-$38,000