ABOUT THE BCA:
A leading force in the city’s cultural community, Boston Center for the Arts has supported thousands of individual artists, small organizations, and performing arts companies, who add depth and dimension to the Boston arts ethos. Through residencies and programming, Boston Center for the Arts serves as an epicenter for an expanding cohort of artists working across all disciplines and has catalyzed careers by providing fertile ground for experimentation and artistic risk-taking. Boston Center for the Arts is committed to building a team that reflects the diversity of Greater Boston. People of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
RACIAL EQUITY COMMITMENT:
Black Lives Matter. It is incumbent upon us to act accordingly and to identify those ways that we, as a leading cultural organization, can stop perpetuating pervasive and systemic white supremacist practices and lead through our actions. Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is committed to doing the hard work of dismantling even the most subtle forms of white supremacy in our organization, in our practices, and in the work we do to help make Boston a place where ALL artists can live and thrive.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, BCA seeks a dynamic and motivated Development Coordinator to support our day-to-day fundraising initiatives and a fast-growing membership program. In addition to the duties outlined below, a strong candidate should have a keen interest in our primary goals to bring audiences together, build community, and bolster support for our trans-disciplinary arts programs.
This is an exciting position for someone looking to build professional relationships and practical skillsets within the non-profit arts and cultural community in Greater Boston. Some nights and weekends are required.
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Maintain a current 12-month fundraising plan and departmental budget, including expense tracking and creating invoices.
- Act as the primary database manager of our CRM Patron Manager (Salesforce), ensuring accurate entry and updates of donor information and maintenance of records.
- Generate timely acknowledgement letters for all contributions, including receipts to donors, members, and funding organizations, and periodic ‘thank you’ stewardship.
- Provide ongoing fundraising reports that help inform the strategic direction of future initiatives.
- Support our Membership Manager with outreach and stewardship of BCA Members.
- Collaborate with Marketing and Communications on database management and community engagement.
- Provide logistical support for fundraising campaigns, membership events and fundraisers, such as helping to manage mailing and invitation lists, RSVP tracking, event set-up, and registration.
- Work collaboratively on inter-departmental initiatives, programs and events.
- Additional duties as needed.
- Operates with a high degree of integrity and respects diverse perspectives
- A nimble, creative thinker with a proven ability to take initiative and tackle complex challenges
- Flexible, collaborative, positive and team-oriented
- Open to feedback
- Strong commitment to arts and culture
- Bachelor’s Degree and/or 1-2 years of experience with development operations
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong collaborative team player able to work independently and as a self-starter in a dynamic, results-oriented, and entrepreneurial environment with tight deadlines and rapidly changing priorities
- Strong time management, project management, and organizational skills
- Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to build and cultivate relationships
- Excellent computer skills including experience with CRM databases, Salesforce preferred, as well as G-Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite for Mac OS
Please provide your resume and a letter of inquiry with your application. Applications will be reviewed through November 1, 2021. This is a non-exempt, full-time position and the compensation is $20.00 per hour. All staff are required to work in-person, on-site at the BCA campus; there is no option for fully remote work. Additionally, it is a requirement of all staff to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Boston Center for the Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The BCA prohibits discrimination based upon an individual’s age, ancestry, citizenship, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.