Posted June 26, 2014
Position: Development Coordinator
Department: External Affairs
Reports to: Deputy Director for External Affairs/Interim Director of Development
Status: Full-Time, Salaried, Exempt, Benefits Eligible
The Development Coordinator is an integral member of deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum’s fundraising efforts. Working closely with the Deputy Director for External Affairs and the Museum’s Development team, the Development Coordinator is responsible for providing support for all of deCordova’s fundraising efforts.
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Manage, maintain, and update the Raiser’s Edge donor database;
Process, track, and file all philanthropic gifts;
Create timely and accurate tax-acknowledgement letters and reminders for all gifts and pledges;
Generate financial reports for External Affairs and senior staff as well as for
reconciliation with Finance Department;
Coordinate and support committee meetings, including Development Planning and
Advisory Committees, Overseer Council Committee, Benefit Committee, and other
committees as assigned. Support includes preparing meeting agendas, minutes,
packets, and correspondence. Generates and distributes minutes in a timely way;
Provide excellent customer service to donors by phone, written correspondence, and in-person;
Assist with prospect research as needed;
Manage and execute VIP exhibition opening receptions and other donor
cultivation/stewardship events throughout the year in conjunction with the Head of
Special Events & Rentals;
Work closely with the Development Program Manager to plan and execute the Annual
Benefit and Auction, including a leadership role in the live and silent auctions, as
applicable. Process and acknowledge tickets/tables and sponsorships. Help seek
sponsors/in-kind donors to the event. Provide general overall event support;
Other projects and duties as assigned related to the operations of the development
Use of Raiser’s Edge database including data entry, query building, and reports;
Coordinating and providing support to special events functions;
Attention to detail and appreciation of the importance of accurate, usable data;
Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and problem-solve;
Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and to anticipate next steps;
Excellent written and verbal skills required including customer service skills;
Ability to converse with a wide variety of constituents in a professional manner and work
collegially with all levels and departments within the organization.
Maintain the highest level of confidentiality, discretion, and judgment;
As of June 26, 2014
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint);
Ability to work occasional night, evenings, and weekends as required.
This position is full-time, salaried, exempt and benefits eligible The salary for this position is
commensurate with experience. deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum offers an excellent
fringe benefits package to include health and dental insurance, flexible spending plan, 403(b)
retirement plan and paid time off.
Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
When applying by email, include “Development Coordinator” in subject line of email.
Applications may be mailed to: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Attn: Human
Resources, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01773. Please, no phone calls.