Development Associate

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Commensurate with education and experience.




Los Angeles
United States


Job Title:                     Development Associate

Department:               Development, Non-Exempt Status

Job Reports To:            Development Manager


Inner-City Arts is a multi-disciplinary arts organization located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, serving more than 8,000 children, teens, educators and family members annually during the school day, after school and on weekends. We believe that the arts are transformative and the cornerstone of a high-quality education that levels the learning field across socioeconomic boundaries. Inner-City Arts is a dynamic nonprofit organization with a $4+ million annual operating budget. 


Job Summary

Inner-City Arts is seeking a Development Associate to fill a key role as the donor database administrator. This position will also provide support to the development, finance, and executive teams to ensure that the organization meets its annual revenue goals and effectively stewards donors. 

Primary Responsibilities

1.    Donor Stewardship/Giving History Management

Serve as primary administrator for the Donor Perfect Online (DPO) database; provide financial reports/donor analysis to the Board, the staff, and donor constituents as requested by the Development Manager.

·      Execute ongoing database functions

o Complete timely donor gift posting and pledge tracking;

o Generate donor acknowledgements for approval and final signature;

o Manage monthly reconciliation with the Finance Department;

o Update and maintain DPO donor records, mailing lists, and annual clean-up

o Train staff to maximize use of DPO;

o Import donor group emails to Constant Contact for e-blasts;

·      Participate on Annual Fund Team

o Support the Development Manager in growth of individual giving, including the Annual Fund, membership program, and major gifts from individuals;

o Coordinate seasonal direct mail solicitations annually;

  • Manage regular donor reporting
  • Maintain accurate and timely reporting of: monthly revenue, Board of Directors’ direct and solicited giving, event sponsorships, Annual Fund campaigns, quarterly donor recognition on website, and full year-end analysis.

2.    Event Support

·               Manage registration of guests

o  Follow up with event sponsors regarding sponsorship benefits and payments

o  Lead a team of volunteers in the coordination of checking in guests and VIPs

o  Maintain a daily reporting of sponsor revenue to the Development Manager and Board

3.    Senior Leadership Support

Provide support in all areas related to the Development Department’s activities:

  • Ongoing Board management with respect to development, marketing, and external relations activities, including preparation of development materials for Board and Finance

Committee meetings, ongoing leadership donor reporting

  • Solicitation support to annual Imagine Awards Gala, Summer on Seventh, cultivation events.
  • Daily support: shared Team Calendar coordination; meeting announcements/agendas; correspondence; hard/electronic filing; general development office tasks (e.g., mail, supplies, invoices, phones and offsite coordination).

4.    Additional Assignments

·      Serve as onsite development support at Inner-City Arts events;

·      Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.A. required
  • 1-3 years of related database management experience
  • Equipment, Computer Software: Proficient skills in management and use of Donor Perfect Online or comparable donor database; proficient in Excel/Word

Skills and Abilities:

· Excellent independent judgment during regular interactions with Board members, staff, donors and volunteers;

· Professionalism in the processing and management of confidential materials; exceptional database and organizational skills, overall computer proficiency, and demonstrated interpersonal, analytical and strategic skills;

· Ability to manage simultaneous projects;

· Superior attention to detail;

· Self-starter;

· Ability to interact constructively and cooperatively with others in a fast-paced environment, i.e., organization personnel, donors, volunteer leaders, parents, students.

· Experience in supervising volunteers, temporary support staff, and/or interns a plus.

Additional CommentsSome weekend work required.


HOURS:          Full-time position/40 hours per week (may require limited evening and weekend hours).

LOCATION:     Inner-City Arts is located in the downtown Los Angeles Warehouse District, adjacent to the Produce Mart and Skid Row.

SALARY:         Commensurate with education and experience.

TO APPLY:      Email resume and cover letter to; Subject: Development Associate. No calls please.

Inner-City Arts engages employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition or information, family care status, military caregiver status, veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. All who believe they meet the stated qualifications are invited to apply. Inner-City Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Email resume and cover letter to; Subject: Development Associate. No calls please.