Posted on January 31, 2013
Japan Society - Development Associate
Established in 1907, New York's Japan Society is an internationally recognized nonprofit, nonpolitical organization
that provides access to information on Japan, offers opportunities to experience Japanese culture, and fosters
sustained and open dialogue on issues important to the U.S., Japan, and East Asia.
Qualified candidates are invited to apply for the position delineated below.
The Development Associate provides the administrative backbone for Corporate Giving, ensuring smooth operation of all aspects of Japan Societyís corporate membership program and sponsorship programs, including renewals, gift processing, data entry and recordkeeping, fielding member inquiries, researching prospective new members as well as attending company meetings and supporting Japan Society events as necessary.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Manage daily membership operations, including the timely processing of Corporate renewals, upgrades, gift acknowledgements and solicitation materials, with follow-up by phone or e-mail when necessary.
Field inquiries via corporate membership phone lines, email inboxes, providing member service/troubleshooting as necessary, while referring more complex inquiries to appropriate Japan Society staff.
Fulfill corporate member benefit obligations and requests, including complimentary mailing lists, gallery passes. Upkeep of corporate membership promotional contents (website listing, information packets and materials, benefit sheets)
Track cultivation and stewardship of corporate prospects in Raiserís Edge; update corporate or prospect member records on Raiserís Edge as needed.
Help research and identify new corporate member and sponsor prospects in consultation with Corporate Giving Team.
Prepare meeting material for corporate visits (profiles, mailing lists, employee event participation reports) and attend meetings with representatives of current corporate member or prospects as necessary.
Follow up on returned mail and file all copies of correspondence as needed.
Support Corporate Programs and Special Events as needed, including the Annual Dinner, Young Professional Network event, Ex-Pat gathering.
Support other areas of Development as needed.
Bachelorís degree and a minimum of three years related development administration experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be a flexible and detail-oriented team player with ability to multitask. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and strong written, oral and intercultural communication skills are essential. Experience with database processing (preferably Raiserís Edgeóincluding the building of queries and custom reports, and prospect tracking utilities) required. Knowledge of Japanese culture a plus.
To Apply: Email a letter of interest and a current resume to - email@example.com.
Japan Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.
Visit our website at: www.japansociety.org.