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Development Associate

Posted by
Art Start
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Milwaukee, WI

Art Start


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Published 10 days ago

January 4, 2021
December 6, 2020
$38,000 - $41,000

Art Start is hiring a Development Associate who will help lead Art Start’s development goals. This position is an integral member of a small development team and reports directly to the Executive Director, while also providing support to the Board’s Development Committee. The Development Associate will be responsible for administering Art Start's database and supporting the organization in all aspects of development activities, including spearheading individual giving campaigns, annual appeals, grant applications and administration, and fundraising and cultivation projects/events.

In collaboration with a small development team projects will include:

Donor communications

  • Networking online and through relationship building with local peer organizations, individuals, funding agencies
  • List maintenance, prospecting and lead development
  • Authentic, passionate communication with major donors invested in Art Start’s impact.
  • Writing letters, emails and materials intended to inform and recruit more support from individuals at all levels.
  • Maintaining a communications calendar for print and online communications
  • Develop basic graphic designs for online and print donor communications, using Canva and basic digital tools for video.

Website and Social Media Support

  • Collaborate with team to create and maintain campaigns that raise awareness about Art Start programs and educate the public about social issues impacting our communities.
  • Maintain Art Start’s presence on LinkedIN; use this tool for fundraising
  • Basic, periodic updates to Art Start website for fundraising campaigns

Foundation & Government Proposals

  • Prospecting and tracking grant opportunities
  • Writing and submitting a portfolio of grant proposals
  • Tracking grant periods and reporting calendar
  • Overseeing report submissions

General Administrative Support

As a member of a small arts organization team, some additional administrative support will be required, when needed.


Requirements

  • Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree
  • Excellent communication skills, including special attention to written communication, grammar, persuasive writing; excellent email etiquette
  • Extremely organized and accountable for successful project tracking and completion
  • A passionate networker and connector of people and resources. 
  • Artistic and creative with an eye for design. 
  • Embrace social media
  • Embraces project management technology and virtual communication platforms.
  • Has a high standard of integrity and work ethic. 

Art Start is hiring a Development Associate who will help lead Art Start’s development goals. This position is an integral member of a small development team and reports directly to the Executive Director, while also providing support to…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Generous Paid Time Off, Employer contribution to health plan, 401k plan

Generous Paid Time Off, Employer contribution to health plan, 401k plan

Level of Language Proficiency

English, Fluent

English, Fluent

Location

Milwaukee, WI

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