The Development Associate is responsible for supporting fundraising operations for the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, reporting to the Business Manager and Development Officer. 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 full-time.
-Build relationships with current donors—individuals, corporations,
foundations, and city and state governments.
-Conduct personal meetings and/or arrange meetings with donors on behalf of
the Development Officer.
-Research new potential donors and grant sources.
-Research potential grants to confirm eligibility. Prepare draft of grant for
review and submit once finalized.
-Maintain grant information on shared drive.
-Maintain the donor database and track donations in ClearGive.
-Maintain, manage, and update the donor database daily.
-Compile various mailing lists from multiple locations for a variety of different
mailings – both paper and email.
-Maintain the Master Mailing list, including updating information as needed.
Maintain the “Do Not Solicit” list.
-Pull, review, and prepare reports from Donor Database (i.e. ClearGive) for
paper mailings and emails.
-Work with development staff to plan and execute logistics for VIP receptions
and other donor events
-Provide guidance to Front of House volunteers during performances and
-Interact with donors and JCC parents at various concerts and events.
Requires working nights and weekends on occasion.
-Assist with dissemination of JCC concert comp tickets to existing and
-Maintain, manage, and update the development calendar as needed. Assist
development staff in keeping to the necessary schedule and deadlines as
outlines on the Development Calendar.
-Draft, prepare, and submit donor proposals.
-Prepare donor ask letters for review.
-Write and send out donor thank you notes in a timely manner.
-Additional duties as assigned.
-Bachelor degree in a field that complements the job description—English,
journalism, marketing, public relations, communications, etc.
-Good interpersonal skills: face-to-face, oral, and written communication.
-Attention to detail.
-Database management skills.
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).
-Experience with mailing lists and mail merge.
-Systematic, efficient, independent work habits with good organizational skills
and the ability to multi-task.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to:
President & Artistic Director
10131 Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32225