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Development Assistant, Operationsā€”Development

We seek a passionate, forward-thinking, creative, and art-loving individual to fulfill a crucial operations role. The Development Assistant, Operations works closely with managers across the Development team to assist with comprehensive and detailed projects as well as gift processing, data hygiene, and other aspects of data operations. The Development department is responsible for all fundraising activities and events, liaising with key stakeholders across all donor constituencies, and serving as a definitive focal point for our relationships with community supporters and influencers.

A successful candidate will meet many of these requirements, and have the desire and capacity to learn the rest on the job.

  • Bachelor’s degree or one or more years of related professional experience in development
  • Demonstrated experience using Raiser's Edge, Salesforce CRM, or a similar fundraising database in a nonprofit organization
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office preferred
  • Strong technology skills and general computer literacy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Aptitude for maintaining and creating systems, strong analytical abilities, and attention to detail


  • Assist with the processing of all gifts received via lockbox, non-lockbox, and online donations, including both credit card processing and checks received
  • Support our CRM transition from Raiser's Edge to Salesforce, including data cleanup and field mapping
  • Efficiently and accurately enter and update donor and prospect information into databases on a regular basis
  • Process mail edits, which includes researching bad addresses and completing changes of address on returned mail
  • Support the whole Development team—including Individual Giving, Membership, Corporate, Institutional Giving, and Special Events—with information retrieval for their related gifts
  • Prepare briefing materials and help conduct research for the Museum's director, gift officers, and managers of foundation and corporate relations
  • Work with development officers to build and maintain research queries and reports
  • Coordinate meetings between the Museum's Director and gift officers, including all aspects of funding, departmental, and individual moves management meetings
  • Participate in long- and short-term development strategic planning to meet fundraising goals
  • Other duties as assigned

Start date: Immediately

Department: Development

Reports to: Director of Development Operations

Position type: Full-time

Union status: Non-union

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

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