Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras

855 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Date Posted:
November 08, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Development Associate-TEMPORARY

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) firmly believes in the power of high-quality classical music experiences to change lives. At BYSO, students receive a transformative music education through our renowned orchestras and outreach programs- an education that is rooted in excellence develops life-long skills such as self-confidence, team-work and leadership. To support these efforts, BYSO is seeking a motivated and experienced administrator to manage our Institutional Giving program on a temporary basis from November 2019 through March 2020.

A successful candidate will have excellent writing skills, attention to detail and previous experience in a fundraising office. Specifically, the Development Associate will:

· Manage BYSO’s grants calendar, including deadlines for proposals, reports, and other key deadlines

· Support BYSO's Annual Gala by soliciting, tracking and managing corporate sponsorships

· Produce written proposals, reports, acknowledgement letters and other updates for institutional donors

· Communicate with Foundation and Corporate contacts regarding grants and sponsorships

· Process grant awards and sponsorships through BYSO’s record keeping and financial system

· Research new foundation and corporate prospects

This part-time, temporary position will report to the Director of Development but will work very closely with all members of the Development and larger BYSO teams.

Approximately 20-30 hours/week, during business hours—some flexibility possible. from Position covers November 2019 through the end of March 2020. Pay rate is commensurate with experience ($18-$25/hour). Paid Internship hours also available for highly qualified candidates.

The BYSO is a positive, dynamic, inclusive and nurturing environment for both our student population and our staff. With very rigorous fundraising goals, and an open mind about how to reach them, the BYSO offers a tremendous opportunity for a growing fundraiser.



· Minimum of two years of experience, ideally in a development office, with significant responsibility for providing administrative support.

· Excellent writing skills.

· Proven attention to detail and conscientiousness.

· Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work.

· Comfortable interacting with donors by phone and in-person.

· Must be able to work independently and collaboratively in a highly professional environment.

· Proficient (or highly adaptable) in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

· Commitment to fostering a workplace culture of teamwork, diversity, and inclusion.

Other details:

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras is a registered 501 (c) 3 organization. BYSO does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and encourages diversity and inclusion in our workplace.

How To Apply:

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Martha Robinson, Director of Development at

Apply by:
November 15, 2019
$18-$25/hour based on experience
About this Organization:

The mission of BYSO is to encourage musical excellence in a professional and supportive environment by providing the highest quality orchestra training and performance opportunities to qualified musicians, grades K-12, and to make its programs accessible to underserved communities through financial assistance and outreach. Since its inception in 1958, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) continues to achieve the highest artistic standards, and remains committed to musical excellence. Today the BYSO is widely regarded as one of the country's finest youth orchestras and is recognized nationally as a model music and arts education organization.