Development Assistant Job Summary

 

We need a hard-working, detail-oriented and enthusiastic development professional with a sense of urgency and a passionate commitment to the performing arts and cultural equity. The position requires people skills as well as excellent writing, organization and research abilities. The candidate must be a capable self-starter who works well as an individual and in a small team. 

 

Reports will be made to CubaCaribe Executive Director on a weekly basis.

 

Responsibilities

  • Research and cultivate new sources of government, corporate, foundation and individual support- prospect research

  • Supporting writing and submission of letters of inquiry and proposals

  • Provide care in the appearance and content of work products

  • Maintain the system for tracking all development correspondence, reporting, and supporter records

  • Maintain fundraising calendar and donation records

  • Provide staff support and outreach for the Annual Benefit and other fundraising events- tracking and identifying fundraising trends, and helping to staff and execute logistics of donor events and hospitality as needed.

  • create profiles on current and potential donors.

 

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of prior development experience

  • Knowledge of non-profit arts development

  • Excellent writing, presentation, research and planning skills

  • Strong attention to detail and excellent administrative organizational abilities.

  • Experience writing foundation, corporation, and individual grants and proposals

  • Ability to set goals and take ownership of duties

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Mail Chimp, Wix and google drive. Experience with fundraising databases a plus.

  • Ability to meet deadlines, and prioritize and manage multiple assignments in a busy environment.

  • Possess superior interpersonal skills and be able to work successfully with colleagues, donors, volunteers, and staff.

  • An interest in the performing arts, dance, and/or education is preferred.

  • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours for donor events. May need to work one day in late December to process year-end gifts, depending on timing and staffing needs.

 

Compensation

  • Salary commensurate with experience: 10-15 hrs/week @ $20-30/hr

 

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to CubaCaribe- cuba.caribe@yahoo.com