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DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

The Development Assistant is a key member of the development team working to ensure Broadway Housing
Communities and the SHCMAS’ financial long-term sustainability. This full-time position reports to the Chief
Development Officer and is responsible for ongoing administrative and fundraising tasks, including
management of fundraising database Altru; recordkeeping of institutional, individual and public donor records;
preparation of acknowledgement of grants and donations; preparation of development reports and mailings;
coordination of annual appeals; prospect research; and assistance on special events. This position offers the
opportunity to become deeply engaged with the fundamental strategic processes and implementation of fund
development for a new organization with a growing community impact such as the SHCMAS, as well as with a
well-established community organization such as Broadway Housing Communities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage fundraising database, including update of donor records and preparation of donor, financial and ad
    hoc reports.
  • Generate donor acknowledgements.
  •  Responsible for gift processing, including liaising with the Finance Department.
  •  Conduct individual and institutional prospect research to ensure steady pipeline of potential support.
  • Assist with the preparation of donor appeals, grant submissions and report materials.
  • Engage with program and visitor services staff to gather metrics and anecdotes that enhance appeals,
    requests and reports.
  • Assist with solicitation mailings, including year-end appeals and membership acquisition.
  • Collaborate with the Visitor Experience & Retail Services Manager to ensure timely updates to the
    SHCMAS’ database for all e-communications and mailings.
  • Assist with the coordination on special events for donor cultivation, fundraisers, and member events,
    including the SHCMAS’s Annual Benefit and BHC’s annual Gala.
  • Overall administrative and support assistance to the Development Department.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.A. degree, preferably in arts or education related field.
  • Two to four years’ experience in a nonprofit development office; preference given to background in arts,
    museums, education and/or social justice.
  • Excellent writing skills, confident speaking skills, and strong sense of graphic design.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in the creation of high quality work products, required.
  • Experience in fast-paced work environments; ability to take the initiative and meet deadlines.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information.
  • High level of comfort working with CRM software. Experience with Blackbaud Altru, required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word, and direct mail programs such as Mail Chimp
    and Constant Contact.
  • Knowledge of prospect research software, including iWave and FoundationSearch, preferred.
  • Enthusiasm for fundraising and genuine interest in the development field as career path.
  • Excellent team player.
  • Interest in the field of arts/museum education/social justice/affordable housing.
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.

APPLICATION:

To apply for this position, please email your resume, cover letter and one professional writing sample, with
salary requirements to resumes@broadwayhousing.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please
indicate your last name and “Development Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls, please; only
qualified candidates will be contacted. Salary commensurate with experience. We offer a comprehensive
benefits package, including health, dental, vision, 403(b) retirement plan, group life insurance, short term
disability and paid time off.

BHC/SHCMAS is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 
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