Roundabout Theatre Company, the nation’s largest not-for-profit theatre, seeks a personable and organized fundraiser to join the company’s Development Department as the Individual Giving Assistant. The position will provide administrative and operational support to the entire Individual Giving team and plays an important role in a department that raises $20 million annually.
This is some of what the Individual Giving Assistant will do:
- Provide administrative support for all solicitation campaigns, including drafting, routing, and sending letters and emails
- Manage the formal acknowledgment process for all individual donors, including completing gift processing forms, regularly updating letter templates, pulling weekly reports, and editing, routing, and distributing letters
- Provide support for major gift solicitations and stewardship, including drafting proposals and reports, and administering major donor and underwriter benefits
- Serve as the secondary Patron’s Desk customer service representative, alongside the Patron’s Services Associate, handling inquiries over phone and email related to subscription renewal processing, ticketing requests, donations, and benefit fulfillment
- Support team-wide research needs, compiling full donor profiles and bios for special event briefings
- Coordinate regular database maintenance, including Tessitura Plans updates for donor moves management and tracking benefit fulfillment
- Manage daily review of online contributions and ensure the accuracy of membership data and gift entry in coordination with the Development Operations Assistant
- Serve as the Individual Giving team liaison with Development Operations, helping to streamline and coordinate department-wide processes and procedures
- Manage weekly Individual Giving Team meetings
- Manage inventory, ordering, invoicing, and expense tracking for Individual Giving team
- Perform other administrative duties to support the Individual Giving team as needed
This is what the Individual Giving Assistant should bring:
Experience in development, particularly in the performing arts field, preferred. Must have advanced skills in written and verbal communication (language skills required: English). Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook required. Knowledge of Tessitura or related CRM database a plus.
In addition to the necessary technical skills, the right candidate will demonstrate strong organization skills, attention to detail, and the ability to take initiative. Must be able to think creatively and manage competing demands or shifts in priorities. Must also be comfortable interacting directly with donors, both over the phone and in person at special events. Some evening and weekend work required.
This is a full-time position with all standard Roundabout benefits. The starting salary is $42,000 annually plus any overtime for hours worked over 40 in a workweek.
Please forward cover letter in PDF or Word format with salary requirements and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org – and use code IGA0422 in the subject line. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, please indicate in your email. No phone calls please.
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