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Data Entry Assistant - Fundraising 

About the Organization The internationally renowned Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) has received 'highest praise for their technical aplomb, their musicality, and their sheer human authenticity.' (Bloomberg News). Founded in 1980, the Dance Group performs the repertory of choreographer Mark Morris, hailed as the 'the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical' (The New York Times), whose work is acclaimed for its ingenuity, musicality, wit, and humanity. Live music and community engagement are vital components of the Dance Group. It has toured with its own musicians, the MMDG Music Ensemble, since 1996, and regularly collaborates with orchestras and opera companies around the world. In addition to 17 full-time dancers, the organization currently employs 34 full-time staff and 75 part-time staff, teaching artists, and musicians.

In the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District, the Mark Morris Dance Center, founded in 2001, is the hub of dance and music education in Brooklyn. The nine-studio building provides affordable classes in multiple genres for people of all ages, levels, with and without disabilities, accompanied by live music. The studios, a performance space, a Wellness Center, and ancillary spaces are all available to the community and to nonprofit organizations at subsidized rates. MMDG's Community Education Programs partner with public and private schools and community centers to provide customized classes. MMDG also offers customized dance workshops for persons with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers.

MMDG programs in NYC and worldwide engage nearly 100,000 people annually. Propelled by core values of community, access, excellence, and creativity, MMDG is committed to ongoing equity, diversity, and inclusion work to ensure its programs are welcoming and accessible to all.
 
Category Development / Fundraising  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Description

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

The Mark Morris Dance Group seeks a Data Entry Assistant responsible for managing data entry in our Raiser’s Edge database including gift processing, issuing tax receipts, maintaining departmental records, and integrating data from auxiliary databases. This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to begin their career in the arts and gain an overview of fundraising with an emphasis in database operations. This position is an integral part of a 5-member Development team. Reporting to the Director of Development and supporting the Manager of Institutional Giving, Individual Giving Coordinator, and Membership Assistant, this full-time non-exempt position plays a vital role in supporting the organization’s fundraising efforts by serving as the primary coordinator of interdepartmental data communications to ensure high integrity data imports, exports, and record-keeping. The Data Entry Assistant joins the organization at a pivotal moment as we reimagine how we operate, further embody our core values, and welcome back our community.

The successful candidate will join a community of dedicated arts and administrative professionals who are propelled by Mark Morris's commitment to artistic excellence, access to the arts, and the impact that the arts have in connecting and engaging communities. MMDG is committed to ongoing and sustained equity and inclusion work. All staff are expected to be actively engaged and dedicated to upholding our core values of celebrating our diverse community, pursuing excellence in all that we do, advancing access, exposure, and opportunity to dance and music, and cultivating creativity. Learn more about MMDG's commitment to antiracism and our core values.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Data Entry, Reporting, and Record Management:

  • Conducts daily gift entry and issues timely tax receipts using Raiser’s Edge/NXT
  • Oversees Omatic Cloud, Online Express, and Blackbaud Merchant Services
  • Reconciles donations with associated databases
  • Reports and queries on contributed income, prospects, and special campaigns
  • Processes registrations to events presented by MMDG and reports on related transactions
  • Coordinates with Finance to provide documentation for annual audit
  • Coordinates with Marketing to create event registration forms and provide updated constituent data as well as make updates to program funding credits
  • Maintains digital Development records
  • Maintains and updates user documentation
  • Maintains data health: making timely corrections, updating addresses, merging duplicate files, standardizing data, and adding research findings to constituent records

Administrative Support

  • Provides research, reporting, and administrative support to the Development team
  • Provides excellent customer service – responds to donor emails and calls within 24 hours
  • Mails/scans items as needed for donor/member stewardship
  • Records cultivation and stewardship actions in Raiser’s Edge/NXT
  • Supports cross departmental collaborations on fundraising and other organizational efforts
  • Supports MMDG’s public performance and private events by providing updated ticket buyer/registration lists and staffing them as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

 

 
Position Requirements

You will be successful in this role if you:

  • Love Rubik’s cubes and other logic games – Database work requires layered problem-solving.
  • Enjoy Details and Data Entry – You enjoy working with data and are exceptionally organized with an acute attention to detail. You value accuracy.
  • Are Independent and Intuitive - You can work autonomously with minimum supervision but also know when you need to seek advice from your peers
  • Prioritize Perspective - You are good at balancing demands of timely tasks and long-term projects
  • Align with our Core Values - You work well with others towards a common purpose to achieve shared goals by developing and maintaining responsive, cooperative, and mutually beneficial internal and external relationships

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of experience in accurate high-volume data entry
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Excel
  • Experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, Omatic, Salesforce or other CRM systems preferred but not required
  • Compliance with MMDG COVID-19 Safety Plan and Vaccination Policy

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Annual Salary: $40,000
  • Flexible schedule, On-site required
  • Paid vacation, sick/personal leave, holidays and bonus days
  • Comprehensive benefits package includes: Employee Health and Life insurance covered 100%, Flexible Spending Plan, Voluntary vision and dental coverage, Pre-tax commuter benefit, 403(b) retirement plan, and 100% paid family leave
  • Access to special events and MMDG performances (when available)
  • Access to free and discounted classes at the Dance Center and online
  • Invitations to cultural events extended to staff members by community partners.

APPLICATIONS:

  • Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
  • Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
  • You will be asked to submit the following as part of your online application:
    • 1-page Cover Letter addressed to Michelle Amador, Director of Development
    • Complete résumé highlighting relevant experience.
  • The cover letter should include answers to each of the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in working at the Mark Morris Dance Group?
    • The Data Entry Assistant must have attention to detail and value accuracy. How have you exhibited these skills in previous positions?
    • MMDG is a values-driven organization; please review our core values of Community, Excellence, Creativity, and Access and discuss two instances in your professional career where you have demonstrated at least two of them.

DEADLINE:

  • The position is open until filled, but preference will be given to those candidates who apply on or before October 5th, 2021.
  • Please note that all candidate interviews will be conducted by video using the Zoom (https://zoom.us/) video communications application. Please download the application in advance and have a functioning camera and speaker on your device. MMDG can also provide candidates with reasonable accommodations, if needed.
 
 
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or veteran status. It is the policy of MMDG to comply with all the relevant and applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). MMDG does not discriminate against any qualified employees or job applicants with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of employment because of a person’s physical or mental disability. MMDG makes reasonable accommodation wherever necessary for all employees or applicants with disabilities, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the duties and assignments connected with the job and provided that any accommodations made do not require significant difficulty or expense.  

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