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Development Assistant

Pennsylvania Ballet Association

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Development Assistant will support the Director of Development and other Development team members in the overall development plan for Pennsylvania Ballet.  Primary focus will be supporting front line fundraisers in prospect management, using our database and other tracking tools.  The Development Assistant will report directly to the Director of Development but will resource other members of the staff on projects as assigned.

TYPICAL WORK ROUTINE INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Primary responsibility for entering prospect research, ratings, inclinations and plans in Tessitura.
  • Using a broad spectrum of sources, assist with the research on the financial capacity of individuals who could be supportive of the Ballet.
  • Assist front-line fundraisers in tracking plans and inclinations of donors and prospects.
  • Assist with special event fundraisers by helping with the tracking of registration, listings and mailings
  • Assist in other areas of the department as needed, such as by gathering information for grant reports and proposals.
  • Provide support to Director of Development as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

OTHER RESPONSIBILITES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Successful candidates will have experience working in an office environment and a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. He or she must have superb organizational skills and attention to detail, great proficiency with Excel, excellent verbal communications skills, knowledge and experience working with a database (Tessitura or Raiser’s Edge a plus), competent writing skills, a willingness to collaborate, and a heartfelt appreciation for the performing arts. This position will require discretion with valuable and personal donor details that are often confidential.  In addition, this position will entail working some evening and weekend hours as needed for events.

 

FLSA CLASSIFICATION: NON-EXEMPT

POSITION TYPE: REGULAR FULL-TIME

DISCLAIMER:

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the aforementioned tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  This list of tasks is illustrative ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.

Education Level: 
Bachelor of Arts degree
To Apply

Candidates should forward their cover letter and resume via email to:

Jane M. Kamp, Director of Development
Pennsylvania Ballet
jkamp@paballet.org 

Or mail hard copies to: 
100 S. Broad St, Suite 2226
Philadelphia, PA 19110

No phone calls.