Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

Development Associate

The Wilma Theater seeks someone with strong attention to detail, ability to juggle tasks, an interest in fundraising, and a sense of curiosity to serve as Development Associate. 
The Wilma Theater creates living, adventurous art, presenting bold, original, well-crafted, thought-provoking productions that represent a range of voices, viewpoints, and styles. Our FY22 operating budget is $4.2M and we seek to grow contributed revenue substantially over the next three years. 


The Development Associate works with the Development Director and the Managing Director in support of the Wilma’s fundraising activities and overall organizational growth.   In support of the Managing Director, they will schedule meetings, manage communications, and prepare materials for key donors, and prospects; additionally, they will provide administrative support for the Managing Director in working with the Board.  This person will also support the work we do in Tessitura, our database, by managing donor information, running reports and lists, and managing our online donation forms.  Additionally, this person will manage Development Department logistics and paperwork, including budgets, donor materials, and development pages of our website.  They will assist the Institutional Giving Manager by helping to prepare materials, including budgets, proofreading applications and other submissions, and general assistance with material prep.  They will also assist with special projects as assigned.   

The Development Associate will contribute meaningfully to the organizational culture of the Wilma and will advocate to advance our values on an organizational, local, and national scale. This person will take part in cross-departmental work, company-wide EDI work and anti-bias training as we further our commitment to being an inclusive, anti-racist organization. 


The ideal candidate has: the ability to juggle multiple projects; experience with data processing and comfort with numbers; strong attention to detail; an aptitude for collaboration; and strong communications skills.  The Development Consultant should be comfortable interacting with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders in person and virtually; have a strong yet flexible approach to problem-solving; and an interest in learning about the many facets of non-profit fundraising. They should efficiently manage current processes, while imagining and implementing new approaches to our work. Passion for theater preferred, but not necessary. 
Due to Covid-19, the Wilma is currently remote.  The Wilma is in the process of creating a return to office policy for 2022, which will include significant time onsite, with some flexibility surrounding work from home, as yet to be determined. Some night and weekend work will be required.  The ideal candidate is proficient in remote-work software and systems, with the ability to learn our CRM (Tessitura), Microsoft 365, and project management and video conference tools. 


This is a full-time, exempt role with compensation in the low $40,000s. Benefits include 85% payment of toward group health plan including vision, dental insurance, generous paid time off, 403(b) retirement plan, employee assistance program, and other benefits. Applications will be open until October 8, 2021, with desired start time early December 2021. 
The Wilma Theater is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, age, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or public assistance status in the recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, layoff, recall and termination of employees. The Wilma is committed to building a diverse, inclusive and equitable work environment. Those who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other members of underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.