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Development Associate

DAYTON PERFORMING ARTS ALLIANCE
JOB OPENING

Location: Main Office, Dayton, OH
Job Status: Full-Time

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY 

The Dayton Ballet, Opera, and Philharmonic share a record of stellar achievement, excellence in presentation, and a deep commitment of service to the greater Dayton region.  We are fortunate to build on this foundation as the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance. As a new model for arts leadership, the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is committed to creating a healthy and vibrant Dayton community by working to build bridges among diverse communities and to serve as a catalyst for revitalization and economic development. Individual contributions, foundation grants, and community partnerships with area businesses make it possible to continue classical performing arts in our community, serve more than 75,000 K–12 students through our education programs each year, and present the highest level of performance excellence in the Dayton community. 

POSITION SUMMARY 

Enhances donor experience by creating opportunities for interaction with the Alliance through written correspondence, one-on-one and small-group interactions, and special events. Responsible for the DPAA Development Department’s overall event planning, including organization and execution of both large-scale fundraisers and hosted receptions. Manages benefit fulfillment for all program and event sponsors across the department’s fundraising initiatives, including sponsorship relationship management and stewardship. Also manages all vendor relationships for highest efficiency. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  1. Exceptionally detail-oriented, highly organized 
  2. Strong written, verbal, and listening communication skills 
  3. Strong time management skills; comfortable balancing multiple high priorities with minimal direct oversight 
  4. Motivated, enthusiastic, and personable 
  5. Comfortable engaging with high-level donors, subscribers and patrons in various one-on-one and group settings 
  6. Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications or related field 
  7. Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point; basic research skills 
  8. Experience in fundraising and with the Raiser’s Edge database—preferred 
  9. Responsibilities related to events and working with volunteers may fall outside normal business hours including nights and weekends 
  10. Need to have a valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle 
  11. Must be able to perform light to moderate lifting 

SPECIFIC POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES 

1. Responsible for event coordination, organization, and execution 

  • Events vary in size, scale, and location 
  • Budget-savvy while committed to a polished outcome 
  • Coordinates volunteers and works with committee volunteers 

2. Fulfills benefits for event sponsors including, but not limited to, securing guest lists, processing payments, seating arrangements, logo placement and brand awareness 

3. Coordinates across departments to assure ad procurement and placement are fulfilled for sponsor benefits 

4. Provides ongoing prospect research; records/scans information and research into Raiser’s Edge 

5. Handles incoming calls, emails, and general correspondence; provides excellent customer service through internal and external communications 

6. Develops timely donor acknowledgement letters for every event 

7. Fulfills event sponsor benefits and promised recognition across multiple events and platforms 

8. Plans and implements, attends and coordinates all aspects of events from set up to tear down; executes thank you process for sponsors and attendees 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT 

Salary plus benefits package including health and dental insurance, paid vacation leave. Fast-paced environment with events and performances focused between September and June. Fringe benefits include access to attend performances throughout the season. 

This position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Nothing in the position description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to position at any time. 

Interested applicants should send a résumé and cover letter highlighting qualifications as well as salary requirements to Amber Rose, Chief Development Officer, at ARose@daytonperformingarts.org 

Résumés will be reviewed as submitted. You can also visit http://www.daytonperformingarts.org to learn more about the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance and the impact the right candidate will help make in the Dayton region. 

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