EdTA seeks a Development Associate to support Development activity for the association.
The Development Associate is responsible for gift processing and acknowledgement, managing the donor database, administering the stewardship program, managing the annual giving calendar and serving as lead event planner for annual donor events.
The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is a professional organization for theatre education with more than 100,000 members nationwide. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education by: honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience; supporting teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA is the home of the International Thespian Society, an honorary organization that has inducted more than 2.2 million theatre students since its founding in 1929.
Manage all gift processing and acknowledgement functions, including donor recognition tracking. Prepare weekly gifts report for Accounting and run recurring gifts process monthly. Assist with prospect research and qualification of major donors; answer donor questions. Serve as Database Administrator for Raiser’s Edge, including training current and new staff members and keep system updated. Assist with Stewardship of scholarship gifts and other major gifts. Manage annual giving calendar including appeal design, execution, and coordination with other departments on collateral materials. Manage specified grant relationships and contribute to all other grant proposals and required reporting. Coordinate with Finance staff to ensure proper accounting and processing procedures. Assist with budget planning for department. Responsible for other duties as directed by the Development Director. Serve as lead event planner for Development events including venue and catering selection, ticketing design and sales management, print materials and collateral coordination. Participate in planning and event coordination for other association events.
Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent Associate degree + experience
3-5 years of experience in fundraising, particularly in an arts, education, or non-profit environment Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge or other donor management software Ability to create continuous improvement projects for yourself that contribute to the betterment of a project, process, or department goal. High level of customer service and ability to connect with a wide variety of constituents. High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organization, multi-tasking, and time management skills. Positive, team-oriented attitude. Ability to think and act independently, within one’s authority.