Boston Athenæum seeks a mission-driven individual with professional fundraising
experience and a strong interest in developing effective and efficient systems to
nourish a growing development operation.
Development Coordinator will be an integral part of the Development team and
will take the lead on maintaining the accuracy of the donor database,
overseeing the organization’s gift entry and acknowledgment process,
researching donor prospects for annual giving, and supporting the planning and
execution of institution-wide fundraising events. This role implements
strategies to engage current and prospective donors, contributes to fundraising
opportunities, and implements best practices to optimize the BA’s internal
player and a self-starter, the Development Coordinator is able to support or
jump into new projects quickly, think creatively, and manage day-to-day tasks
to meet near- and long-term goals. This role reports
directly to the Chief Development Officer and works collaboratively with all
members of the Development team.
- Work together with members of the
Development team to meet or exceed annual revenue targets. Participates in the creation, planning, and implementation of new and existing strategies.
- Project manage the meetings of the
Board of Trustees and associated Nominating and Governance and Advancement
- Create, run and maintain weekly and
- Prepare, track, and send pledge payment
reminders in a timely manner.
- Create and implement a process for
engaging new Proprietors.
- Research donor prospects and make
qualified suggestions for new annual fund and special campaign prospects.
- Project manage donor events and
oversee the mailings, registration, logistics, volunteer management,
tracking attendees and reporting as it relates to fundraising objectives.
- Assist Development colleagues as
needed to plan and execute fundraising, cultivation, and donor recognition
- Assist in expanding donor relations
outreach efforts including new stewardship initiatives, donor travel
program, and acknowledgment communications.
- Participate in relationship-building
with donors, patrons, and guests as appropriate.
- Regularly reconcile donations,
pledges and financial records with Finance.
- Develop a strong proficiency in our
donor database, Raiser’s Edge, to become a primary resource for any
database questions or requests, including improving coding and procedures
for donor strategy needs.
- Update outdated development
operations and processes documentation.
- Perform a variety of administrative duties and other related duties as assigned.
- Submit to and pass a background check,
including criminal history, personal references, employment verifications,
and Registry of Motor Vehicles (if applicable).
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- 1-2 years of experience in development preferred.
- Proficiency in GSuite and Microsoft
Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
- Demonstrated skill with data management
systems and analysis; experience with Raisers Edge or other CRM systems
- Strong project management skills and
the ability to create and implement processes.
- Ability to exercise good judgment,
confidentiality, and discretion.
- Ability to manage multiple projects
and deadlines and to work well under pressure.
- Action-oriented and adaptable
problem-solver with the ability to exercise professional judgment to find
solutions to challenges as they arise
- Excellent verbal and written
- Proven attention to detail and
- Ability to work collaboratively and
independently inside an organization and with external constituencies.
- Commitment to fostering a workplace culture of teamwork, diversity, and inclusion.
The Boston Athenæum is an equal
opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply
and are committed to hiring individuals who value a diverse and inclusive work
environment. The Boston Athenæum is also committed to
providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals
with disabilities in employment. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact
the Human Resources Manager, Hannah Ovaska, at 617-720-7622 or email@example.com.
December 02, 2019
About this Organization:
Founded in 1807 as “a fountain, at which all, who choose, may
gratify their thirst for knowledge,” the Boston Athenæum has evolved into a
beloved subscription library, specializing in history, biography, literature,
and art. 5,000 Households maintain active memberships in the Athenæum, and
enjoy a range of services from individualized reference assistance to superb
children’s programming, from discussion groups to curated selections of digital
and print resources. Tourists and scholars from around the world consult the
quarter-million rare items in the collection, which includes George
Washington’s personal library; an important collection of early American
portraits; rich holdings related to the Civil War and documenting New England’s
built environment; and the Athenæum’s own historical archives, attesting to the
institution’s role in American arts and letters. Each year, the Athenæum offers
hundreds of cultural programs— including lectures, concerts, performances,
exhibitions, and tastings—within its exquisite National Historic Landmark
structure, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.