Development Associate

The Fitchburg Art Museum seeks an energetic and organized professional to serve as our Development Associate. This full-time position reports to the Director of Development.
The Development Associate is an integral member of FAM’s fundraising efforts with specific responsibility for membership, special events, and oversight of the Altru constituent database.
Essential duties and responsibilities include:
Oversees the day-to-day administration and implementation of FAM’s membership program.Responsibilities include: strategic recruitment of new and renewing members; creating/writing relevant solicitations and acknowledgements; fulfillment of membership materials; responding to membership inquiries; and organizing member events. Work to reach membership revenue goals and track membership expenses.
Maintains and manages Altru donor database including timely gift processing and tracking of all donor data, acknowledgements, queries, mailing lists, and reports. Point person for Altru as implementation is expanded to include other museum departments.
Responsible for planning and implementation of all development and membership events, including donor cultivation/stewardship events,as well as exhibition opening receptions and the facility rental program.Work to reach event revenue goals and track event expenses.
Works with Director of Development and Marketing Manager to develop membership, development and event promotional materials including brochures, invitations, social media campaigns, e-blasts, and other publicity.
Also provides support to Director of Development and assists in all areas of development, including annual appeal, major gifts, grants, sponsorships, and prospect research.Provides administrative support for Board of Trustee and Development Committee meetings including set up, preparing agendas, and minutes.Provides excellent customer service to members/donors by phone, written correspondence, and in person.Undertakes other projects and duties as assigned.

Position requires a minimum of a bachelors degree and two or more years experience in development, membership, events and/or database management. Prior experience working for a cultural organization preferred. Strong organizational, interpersonal, verbal and writing skills; attention to detail; ability to multitask while meeting deadlines; ability to work independently; high level of confidentiality, discretion, and judgment. Spanish language skills a plus.
Experience working with fundraising software; Altru or Raisers Edge data base preferred. Excellent computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office.
Position requires occasional evening and/or weekend hours in support of events and meetings.
How To Apply:
FAM is an equal opportunity employer, and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to FAM Director of Development Rebecca Wright,

Apply by:
May 02, 2016