Development Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Chicago

Website Goodman Theatre


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.


·        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


·        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.

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