Job Opportunities

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


To apply for this position, please email your resume, cover letter and one professional writing sample, with
salary requirements to 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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