Posted on December 25, 2012
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Lower East Side Tenement Museum - Development Coordinator
Under the supervision of the Vice President of Development, the Development Coordinator is a key member of the development team. Successful candidates will be critical thinkers with at least two years of fundraising experience. Candidates should have outstanding organization, writing and communications skills, and a deep interest in and commitment to the Tenement Museum’s work (see www.tenement.org for more information on the Museum and its mission).
- Oversight of direct marketing to individual donors and ticket-buyers, including planning, writing, and coordinating mail and email solicitation and cultivation efforts.
- Management of acknowledgments for individual and institutional donors.
- Gift processing and financial tracking of individual and institutional gifts in Altru, our fundraising and ticketing database.
- Database management, including managing data clean-up efforts, developing new ways to use and mine data, and pulling lists from the system.
- Manage and execute prospect research efforts for the department, including using online tools and data mining to identify new prospects.
- Provide support to institutional giving staff as needed, including generating letters of inquiry and general operating proposals.
- Participation in development events as needed.
- Give weekly public tours of the Museum.
- Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of fundraising experience
- Excellent organizational, research, oral and written communications skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Familiarity with fundraising databases, particularly Altru or Raiser’s Edge
- Internet-based research skills, particularly Wealth Engine, Foundation Center and GuideStar
- Flexibility, a sense of humor, and an interest in historic New York and the immigrant experience
About the Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Founded in 1988, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum presents the history of immigration and draws connections between past and present immigrant experiences. The Museum brings the immigrant experience to life through recreated apartments in its landmark tenement at 97 Orchard Street, which was home to 7,000 immigrants from 20 nations between 1863 and 1935. The Museum is one of the fastest growing cultural organizations in New York City and seeks an energetic and hardworking individual for a full-time position in the Museum’s Development Department.
Please e-mail cover letter and résumé to email@example.com and write “Development Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to making all personnel decisions without regard to age, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, disability, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other category protected by law.
This position is non-exempt.