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Development Assistant

Ballet Tech seeks a Development Assistant to provide administrative support in the fundraising office. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Assistant participates in all development activities including individual and institutional giving, direct mail appeals, donor communications, and special events.

 

Responsibilities:

·        Process donations (including in-kind contributions) and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence

·        Maintain physical and digital files for foundation, corporation, and individual donors

·        Manage donor database and generate reports, including monthly donation reports

  • Assist with grant process including: providing support materials, monitoring progress on grant deliverables, maintaining contracts and other documents on all matters related to fulfillment of grants, and writing correspondence as necessary
  • Research institutional prospects (foundations, corporations, government)
  • Collaborate with appropriate colleagues to gather and update program information, such as program statistics for use in proposals and various reports
  • Manage development calendar to ensure the meeting of all deadlines
  • Manage and update organizational profiles on external websites
  • Assist with all fundraising appeals and mass mailings
  • Create e-blasts for fundraising appeals and relevant organizational news
  • Provide in-house tours for donors and institutional contacts
  • Generate and maintain mailing/guest lists for direct solicitations and fundraising events
  • Assist with social media postings (Facebook & Instagram)
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development

 

Required skills and experience:

·              Bachelor’s degree

·              1-2 years’ nonprofit administration experience, preferably in development

·              Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·              Strong interpersonal skills

·              Self-motivated and able to work independently

·              Meticulous attention to detail

·              Ability to organize and prioritize work

·              Knowledge of Donor Perfect, Microsoft Office, and Constant Contact

·              Social media experience, e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

·              An interest or experience in dance 

 

Ballet Tech (BT) is dedicated to developing new generations of dancers by introducing thousands of New York City public school children to the beauty and rigor of classical dance and providing those most promising with the professional training necessary to pursue their creative potential, tuition-free. Ballet Tech’s programs are made available to children whose diversity and talent reflect the rich mosaic of NYC, regardless of socioeconomic background.

 

Ballet Tech was originally founded as a professional dance company in 1974 by eminent choreographer Eliot Feld. In 1978, Mr. Feld began the Ballet Tech School to provide tuition-free dance training to develop new generations of dancers drawn from the public school system – an untapped source of talent due to limited access and cost-prohibitive quality training. Ballet Tech subsequently entered into an unprecedented public/private partnership with the NYC Department of Education (DOE) in 1996 to launch the New York City Public School for Dance (NYCPSD) and added academic classrooms to the space at 890 Broadway, making it possible for students to study dance as part of the regular school day. The DOE leases space at 890 Broadway for the academic rooms, and the school (PS442) contracts Ballet Tech to provide the dance instruction for its students. Ballet Tech is the only school in the US that offers a scaffolding approach to academic and artistic learning from 4th through 8th grades. To ensure program excellence, Ballet Tech adheres to a rigorous ballet curriculum instructed by a highly professional dance faculty. Our aim is to increase accessibility to classical dance, develop new generations of dancers, and promote future citizens.

 

Ballet Tech seeks a Development Assistant to provide administrative support in the fundraising office. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Assistant participates in all development activities including…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 17, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

USD 42,000 - USD 48,000

Benefits

Health, dental, vision insurance. 403b plan. Paid vacation. Long Term Disability.

Health, dental, vision insurance. 403b plan. Paid vacation. Long Term Disability.

Location

On-site
890 Broadway 8th floor, New York, NY 10003, United States

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume. Applications without a cover letter will likely not be considered.

Please send cover letter and resume. Applications without a cover letter will likely not be considered.

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