The Development Associate is primarily responsible for planning donor events and programs, maintaining donor database, helping to maintain a foundation and major individual donor prospect program, assisting with the implementation of annual campaign, and executing essential donor communications such as letters of recognition and other forms of communication.

The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills, keen attention to detail, and a strong work ethic, as well as a sincere passion for the arts. The ideal candidate must demonstrate a service-oriented demeanor and will be motivated by event planning, building stewardship structures, and building and improving systems and processes.

This position is part-time (30 hours per week) and reports directly to the Director of Development & Marketing. Salary is $18-20/hour (commensurate with experience).

Primary responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:
• Work with Director of Development & Marketing to execute tasks related to annual fundraising events, including coordination all aspects of event logistics and details.
• Provide regular and accurate reporting on the success of fundraising efforts.
• Support details of annual campaign
• Schedules appointments for Director of Development & Marketing to meet with prospects for cultivation of major gifts and planned gifts
• Assists in planning and coordination of donor stewardship, cultivation and recognition events, receptions, and activities to promote donor engagement.
• Work with Director of Development & Marketing to provide support to solicit corporations and civic groups for donations and other support
• Assists in planning and creation of donor development materials, documents, proposals, and printed collateral to promote donor development.
• Assist with building online giving program.
• Assist in development activities, including corporate gifts, civic groups, foundation and reporting materials, individual donations, and digital fundraising.
• Assist in the development and maintenance of stewardship processes that include donor recognition at events, tax acknowledgement receipts, thank-you note production, donor segmentation, and managing up other stewardship activities to senior leadership. Furthermore, demonstrate a genuine care and concern for the quality and convenience of the donor experience.
• Conduct research on prospective and existing donors.
• Maintain and track accurate and updated donor/donation data in database and adhere to data entry standard procedures, as well as refine relevant reports and dashboards periodically to track fundraising income, expenses, cultivation, and stewardship of donors.
• Execute details related to the Art Gallery, including coordination of exhibit installation and openings.
• Prepare material for committee meetings and attend committee meetings.
• Assist the Director of Development & Marketing with all aspects of executing departmental goals and objectives.
• Fulfill other duties as assigned.

Minimum two years’ experience in fundraising or administrative assistant roles. Nonprofit experience is a plus, and candidates must:
• Demonstrate close personal alignment with the Herberger Theater Center’s mission and values;
• Maintain the highest ethical standards and adhere to fundraising best practices;
• Commit to high standards of professionalism, quality of work, and confidentiality;
• Possess outstanding interpersonal skills with a diverse group;
• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Be able to take initiative, lead projects, and inspire others;
• Be skilled at project management with the ability to meet goals and deadlines while prioritizing amongst multiple, competing responsibilities with exceptional time-management skills;
• Thrive and remain organized in a fast-paced environment;
• Exercise excellent judgement and thoughtful decision making;
• Be a service-oriented and collaborative member of the team;
• Be able to communicate the mission and build personal relationships with prospective and current major donors;
• Demonstrate a keen attention to detail, track progress, and meet goals;
• Be proficient with Donor Perfect or another comparable database;
• Be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; and
• Have knowledge and/or familiarity with the performing arts.


Organization/Company: Herberger Theater Center
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: 11/16/21
How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Laurene Austin, [email protected] No phone calls, please.