American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is seeking a part-time Development Associate. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate supports ACO’s various fundraising activities including individual giving, board management, special events, and grant writing. This is a part-time paid position, paying $20/hour, 20-30 hours per week. Schedule to be negotiated with successful applicant.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references in a PDF to: Lyndsay Werking, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications will be treated as confidential, and references will not be contacted without the candidate’s knowledge and agreement. Only electronic submissions will be considered. Please, no phone calls.
Applications received prior to September 12, 2018 will be reviewed first. We hope to fill the position before October 1st. ACO is an equal opportunity employer and does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
Individual & Institutional Giving:
Process all contributions and maintain donor database, using Donor Perfect.
Prepare donor acknowledgements, cultivation and stewardship materials.
Manage donor benefit fulfillment for Annual Fund and Commission Club donors.
Serve as concert ticket concierge for select donors.
Prepare materials for 2-3 annual direct mail campaigns, including management of mailing lists.
Gather proposal materials for government, foundation and corporate renewals.
Serve as point of contact for online donors.
Assist with prospect research using iWave PRO.
Assist with all Special Events, including annual Gala; pre and post-concert receptions, Commission Club events, and other cultivation events throughout the season.
Work with Director of Development to manage mailing lists and the timely mailing of invitations.
Track all RSVP’s and pledges.
Coordinate logistics, hospitality, and front-of-house for all events.
Serve as liaison with vendors: venues; photographer; florists; etc.
Attend quarterly board meetings and take minutes.
Create and distribute board reports.
Serve as board liaison.
We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and backgrounds currently underrepresented in the orchestra field. The successful candidate will be highly organized and have knowledge of and passion for classical music. Candidate must have strong interpersonal skills, database experience, and excellent proficiency with Microsoft Office suite. ACO’s staff is a small and dedicated team who share responsibilities and support each other’s roles, offering opportunities for learning and growth as well as clear impact.
About American Composers Orchestra
Founded in 1977, American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is dedicated to the celebration of American composers’ legacy and future. Through concerts, support of emerging composers, and education programs, ACO identifies and develops talent, champions established composers as well as those lesser-known, and increases regional, national, and international awareness of the infinite variety of American orchestral music. To date, ACO has performed music by 800 American composers, including over 350 premieres and newly commissioned works. More info at www.americancomposers.org.