Development Associate, American Repertory Ballet job at American Repertory Ballet / Princeton Ballet School | New Brunswick | Art Jobs

Development Associate, American Repertory Ballet


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Organizational Role: The Development Associate provides fundraising, event planning, and administrative support to the Executive Director of American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School, assisting with special events and other development activities. You provide critical administrative support for the fundraising efforts of the organization including the annual appeal, grant writing, corporate giving, and endowment giving. You will coordinate and communicate with the Special Projects and School administrator to facilitate and coordinate events.

  • Support the annual appeal by maintaining donor records, produce donor acknowledgements, and coordinate volunteers to personalize solicitation letters.
  • Provide event planning support for a variety of functions, including donor recognition and cultivation events. Assist with the production and distribution of invitations, coordination of event logistics, secure licenses and permits as needed, and respond to participant concerns and special needs.
  • Assist with pledge tracking, donor stewardship, management and oversight of annual appeal, and gift acknowledgements.
  • Provide support with social media communications.
  • Maintain the integrity of all information in the Raiser’s Edge database and conduct general database cleanup to ensure consistency of entries.
  • Conduct prospect research for foundations, corporations, and individual giving.
  • Research and write to support grant proposals and reporting activities, as needed.
  • Generate mailing and emailing lists as required for internal and external communications.
  • Manage the Nutcracker boutique by ordering merchandise, tracking sales, coordinating volunteers and on-site participation.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated experience with office administration, fundraising and development activities for a nonprofit organization
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite skills
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge and database entry preferred
  • Project a positive, service-oriented, “can-do” attitude

This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), as well as under any and all applicable state (New Jersey) and local laws, rules and regulations.

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