Supervisor: Associate Director of Philanthropy
Last Updated: 7/1/2020
Reporting to the Associate Director of Philanthropy, the Development Associate plays an important role in the Desert Museum achieving its annual funding objectives. Key responsibilities include: event coordination and planning; administrative duties and data input, identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and communicating with donors, business, and foundation funders; planning, writing, and editing sponsorship and grant proposals; entering data about, tracking, and reporting on donors and donations; and meeting and exceeding annual revenue goals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Database Maintenance and Reports
Interested applicants should apply for this position as quickly as possible to ensure a timely application. This position was opened on July 5, 2020 and is considered open until a sufficient number of applications are received. Please understand that if offered a position, you will, as a final condition of employment, be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen & criminal background check, and provide a copy of their 39-Month DMV report.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient with: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); donor management software (Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT is a plus); charity auction, email marketing software (Constant Contact preferred), Internet-based donor research, e-communications, and social media.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to professionally deal with high-stress situations and deadlines. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, professional email communications, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
The above description reflects a general overview of the responsibilities, reporting relationships, and position requirements for this job classification. It is not intended to be a complete description of all duties and requirements that may be inherent in the position.
This position is currently accepting applications.