Development Associate

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Development Associate
Jacksonville Children’s Chorus
Job Description: The Development Associate is responsible for supporting
fundraising operations for the Jacksonville Children’s chorus, reporting to the
Director of Development. All responsibilities require ongoing knowledge of activities
and programs throughout the organization, exemplary written and oral
communication skills, an exceptionally high level of attention to detail and the ability
to establish productive relationships with staff, Board of Directors and donors. This
position is part-time with no benefits.
The mission of the Jacksonville Children's Chorus is to provide a high-quality choral
music education for children of diverse backgrounds, fostering teamwork, selfdiscipline, accomplishment and pride while filling an important cultural need in the
community and sharing the beauty of the choral art form through artistically
excellent performances.
Responsibilities:
 Research potential donors
 Interpersonal communication with corporate and individual prospects
 Build relationships with current donors
 Facilitate the development of relationships with donors through presentations,
personal meetings, regular communications and/or arranging meetings with
donors and Development Director
 Research potential grant sources
 Assist with researching, writing and preparing grant proposals as needed
 Maintain donor database: eTapestry
 Assist in drafting the development of funding proposals/donor appeal letters
 Track donations
 Interact with donors at various JCC concerts/events
 Maintain schedule of contacts with donors regarding events/needs of JCC
 Assist with dissemination of JCC concert comp tickets to existing and potential
donors
Qualifications:
 Bachelor degree in journalism, marketing/public relations
 Good interpersonal skills: face-to-face, oral and written communication
 Attention to details
 Database management skills
 Systematic, efficient, independent work habits with good organizational skills
and the ability to multi-task
To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to Suzanne Crittenden at
[email protected] (no phone calls please). Must be able to start on
or about September 1, 2014.
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