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Classification: Assistant to the Chief Advancement Officer and Director of Development
Department: Development
Last Revision Date: August 31, 2016
FLSA Status: Exempt
General Description:

Serves as an assistant to the Chief Advancement Officer and the Director of Development, and facilitates the day-to-day operations of the Development Department.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Coordinates and balances daily calendars for the Chief Advancement Officer and Director of Development.
  • Manages the master calendar for the Development department.
  • Codes and reconciles monthly expenses for the Chief Advancement Officer and Director of Development.
  • Serves as the first point of contact for general development inquiries, and as the development liaison between departments and the Board of Trustees.
  • Serves as Secretary for the Board of Trustees’ Development and Nominating Committees. Responsibilities include coordinating meeting dates and locations, preparing materials, taking minutes, and coordinating follow-up actions for Committee members.
  • Responsible for written communications to Trustees, including acknowledgment letters for contributions, solicitation letters, invoices for Trustee dues, and invitations for cultivation events.
  • Assists the Chief Advancement Officer with overview presentations related to sponsorship opportunities.
  • Manages campaign and Board contribution reports through Raiser’s Edge.
  • Handles all ticket requests and backstage tours for the Chief Advancement Officer, Director of Development, Trustees, Honorary Trustees, former Trustees, and other VIP guests during the performance seasons.
  • Coordinates cultivation events including dinners, cocktail parties, backstage tours, etc. for Board, VIPs, the Chief Advancement Officer, and Director of Development, especially during performance seasons.
  • Assists with execution of member events and special events, including the Fall Gala and Spring Gala at Lincoln Center.
  • Tracks comp time and other staffing needs.
  • Coordinates auction donations to other non-profit organizations and the fulfillment of these donations as requested by Trustees or other VIPs.
  • Sorts and distributes mail for Development Department, and handles outgoing mail for the Chief Advancement Officer and Director of Development.
  • Maintains Playbill listings and other crediting protocols for Trustees, Honorary Trustees, and former Trustees.
  • Works closely with Executive Assistant in Executive Director’s office on other Trustee needs as requested.

This position requires some weekend and evening work during NYC performance seasons.
Position Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree is required with and 1-2 years of professional experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required
  • Experience in Raiser’s Edge highly desirable
  • Experience working with high net worth individuals preferred
  • Extremely organized, attentive to detail, and able to manage and prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent telephone manner and interpersonal skills
  • Must be an adept problem solver and multi-tasker
  • Must act with discretion and respect confidentiality
  • Must be willing to work evening and weekend hours when required
Primary Reporting Responsibility: Chief Advancement Officer
and Director of Development
To apply: To apply, please send cover letter, resume, writing sample(s), and salary requirements to jobs@abt.org with "Assistant to the Chief Advancement Officer and Director of Development" in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


Classification: Telefunding Representative
Department: Development/Membership
Last Revision Date: September 14, 2011
FLSA Status: Exempt
General Description:
We looking for part-time representatives to work with our telefundraising vendor for American Ballet Theatre’s fall fundraising campaign. We're looking for reliable, articulate representatives to generate support for ABT's membership programs. Applicants must be able to work a minimum of 20 hours/week. Evening and weekend shifts available. Flexible scheduling, friendly work environment, and the opportunity to help support America’s National Ballet Company®. Hourly base pay plus commission.
Position Qualifications:
Telephone skills and light computer skills are necessary. Sales or fundraising experience, knowledge of classical ballet, and/or appreciation for the arts is a plus.

Applications and Inquiries: Please leave a message at 212-477-3030, ext.1190 or send a resume to membermgr@abt.org


American Ballet Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.