Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras

855 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Date Posted:
June 28, 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 nationally-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 provide support to our Institutional Giving program on a temporary basis from August 2019 to December 2019.

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.

· Produce written proposals, reports, and other updates for review

· Communicate with Foundation and Corporate contacts when necessary to acquire important information about grants and reports

· Produce acknowledgement letters for institutional donors

· Process grants and awards 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.

Flexible hours (approximately 15-20 hours/week) from August 2019 to December 2019. Pay rate is commensurate with experience ($18-$25/hour).

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.
Strong organizational skills, including the ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously without losing sight of details.
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:

BYSO is a registered 501 (c) 3 organization. BYSOdoes 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:
July 16, 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.