We currently have the following openings:
The Development Associate at Great Lakes Theater is a key mid-level professional that supports the full range of fundraising and organizational activities performed by Great Lakes Theater’s Development Office.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Gift Processing, Donor Records and Database Support (Raisers’ Edge)
---Receives, processes and acknowledges all contributed income using industry best practices.
---Initiates/prepares monthly membership renewals and pledge reminder mailings.
---Maintains accurate donor records in database and synchronizes updates with other in-house
---Ensures that complete hard and electronic donor records are maintained, indexed, and properly
---Identifies and ensures that consistent donor data entry procedures for GLT’s Raisers’ Edge
database system are used.
---Serves as the primary resource person for GLT’s Raisers’ Edge database including overseeing
upgrades, licensing and training subscriptions.
2. Donor Relations and Support
---Is a frontline, one-stop resource for donor and patron questions and issues and for Development
Office event programs and events.
---Helps develop, coordinate, and staff Development Office events from open houses to annual
---Assists with ticket sales and exchanges for trustees and donors, working closely with
PlayhouseSquare ticket sales and GLT’s Marketing Department.
---Ensures that donor benefits are fulfilled in a timely fashion for all Development Office programs.
---Assists with maintaining accurate donor listings in the Playbill, Hanna Lobby and Hanna Theatre
3. Development Office Support
---Maintains the Development Office calendar on Outlook with key project, grant, report and event
---Assists with the preparation of monthly reconciliation and expense reports, as well as the annual
---Generates analytic reports regularly for contributed income reports and dashboards.
---Conducts and maintains donor research on individuals and foundation/corporation funders.
---Assists with funding requests and reports to funders.
---Helps draft, proof, assemble and deliver fundraising reports and proposals.
---Assists with developing and updating donor acknowledgment and reminder templates.
---Assists with the research and development of Development Office literature and web site material.
---Maintains an adequate inventory of stationery, brochures and literature for projects and mailings.
4. Administrative Support
---Helps to process ticketing requests for donors and company members.
---Works with office volunteers and interns to implement organizational projects.
---Bachelor’s degree in related field (business, nonprofit management, and/or arts)
---3 years minimum in nonprofit fundraising, development or similar work
---Proficient in MS Office 2010 with a knowledge of Publisher or other desktop publishing software
---Strong background in database software, preferably Raisers’ Edge
---Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
---Highly organized, with strong attention to detail and accuracy
---Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, team environment
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Starting salary for this position is competitive. Great Lakes Theater offers a strong benefits package including healthcare insurance, disability insurance, parking, tickets to performances, and generous paid time off. The position is based at the Great Lakes Theater’s office located at 1501 Euclid Avenue #300, Cleveland, OH 44115; telephone (216) 241-5490.
Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter, resume and writing sample by June 21, 2013 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (or by clicking the "apply now" link below and submitting via the resultant form). Please list “Development Associate Application” in the subject line if applying by email.
GREAT LAKES THEATER
For more than 50 years, Great Lakes Theater (GLT) has brought the world's greatest plays to life for northern Ohio audiences. Currently GLT produces a six-show season, has an operating budget of just over $3.5-million, and a permanent full-time staff of thirteen. After its successful $19.3-million Re-Imagine a Classic campaign, GLT permanently moved its mainstage productions from the Ohio Theatre (except for its annual A Christmas Carol holiday production) to the renovated Hanna Theatre in PlayhouseSquare. GLT annually serves more than 100,000 students and adults through its mainstage productions and extensive education programs, fulfilling its mission of bringing the pleasure, power and relevance of classical theater to the widest possible audience.