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Development Assistant, Operationsā€”Development

The Development Assistant, Operations works closely with managers across the Development team to assist prospect research, data management, gift processing and acknowledgment, and other administrative tasks. The Development department is responsible for all fundraising activities and events, liaising with key stakeholders across all donor constituencies, and serving as a definitive focal point for our relationships with community supporters and influencers.


  • Bachelor’s degree or one or more years of related professional experience in development
  • Demonstrated experience using Salesforce CRM or a similar fundraising database in a nonprofit organization
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Strong technology skills and general computer literacy; knowledge of online information resources such as LexisNexis and iWave is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Aptitude for maintaining and creating systems, strong analytical abilities, and attention to detail


  • Conduct research using the ResearchPoint database and identify appropriate online services, magazines, and research tools
  • Prepare briefing materials and help conduct research for the Museum's director, gift officers, and managers of foundation and corporate relations
  • Monitor news, philanthropic publications, and alerts to identify new prospects
  • Work with development officers to build and maintain research queries and reports
  • Assist with the processing of all gifts received via lockbox, mail, and online donations, including both credit card processing and checks received
  • Support our recent CRM transition to Salesforce (from Raiser's Edge), including data cleanup and field mapping
  • Help manage Ticketure gifts and associated Memberships
  • Efficiently and accurately enter and update donor and prospect information into Salesforce databases on a regular basis
  • Process mail edits, which includes researching bad addresses and completing changes of address on returned mail
  • Support the whole Development team—including Individual Giving, Membership, Corporate, Institutional Giving, and Special Events—with information retrieval for their related gifts
  • Coordinate meetings between the Museum's Director and gift officers, including all aspects of funding, departmental, and individual moves management meetings
  • Participate in long- and short-term development strategic planning to meet fundraising goals
  • Other duties as assigned

Start date: Immediately

Department: Development

Reports to: Director of Development Operations

Position type: Full-time

Union status: Non-union

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

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