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 Job Title   Posting Date   Organization

Development Associate

  2/4/2019   Cygnet Theatre
 Job Description        

Summary: Provide administrative and fundraising support to Development Department including annual fund giving programs, campaigns, event fundraising, stewardship and other functions as needed. The specific duties and responsibilities of this position include: • Support team in developing new relationships and cultivating existing with donors, including individuals, corporations, other philanthropic investments. • Coordinate moves management plan including managing schedules, arranging meetings and preparing printed materials. Assist with solicitation proposals and presentations, track and record donor data, prepare detailed fundraising reports and other items as needed. • Perform data entry activities including gift entry, event attendee tracking, prospect/donor research. • Assist staff on basic database functions including entering notes, basic report pulling. • Provide logistical support to special event fundraising including annual Gala and Summer Benefit.



Education and Experience: • Four-year college degree or equivalent. • 2-3 years of experience in administrative duties and non-profit fundraising. • Proven success in project management and database analysis. • Knowledge of fundraising principles and techniques as well as successful experience working with community volunteers and donors. Skills: • Drive and determination to work effectively with minimal supervision. • Demonstrate proficiency in creating thoughtful donor correspondence, conducting research and managing database requirements. • Team player able to professionally interact with all levels of our diverse organization, the public and donors with the ability to inspire and engage. • Detail-oriented, highly organized, excellent telephone, email and in-person etiquette, interpersonal, prospect development and solicitation skills. • Excellent computer skills.


 Additional Information        

About Cygnet Theatre: Founded in 2003, Cygnet Theatre is a leading regional company and one of San Diego’s cultural icons. Each year, Cygnet Theatre creates an eclectic mix of 6 or 7 main stage productions, from classics to world premieres to Broadway-style musicals. On stage and off, Cygnet Theatre is dedicated to bringing the best performances to San Diego. Beyond its work on the stage, Cygnet provides educational and outreach programs to youth, emerging artists and military communities around San Diego County. Mission: Believing in the power of theatre to startle the soul, ignite debate and embrace the diversity of the community in which it serves, Cygnet Theatre Company is fearlessly committed to the dissection, examination and celebration of the human story through the medium of live theatre. Note: This position will require occasional availability on evenings and/or weekends. Compensation: • Temporary full-time with competitive salary and benefits.


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