Major Gifts Officer

The Broad Stage seeks a collaborative and strategic arts marketer for the role of Director of Marketing and Communications. This leader will be a compelling storyteller, a mentor for junior staff and an entrepreneurial builder.
Who is The Broad Stage? 
The Broad Stage gathers artists, thinkers, and audiences to celebrate our shared humanity and expand the role the arts play in the vitality of our diverse community. – The Broad Stage Mission Statement
What will you Do? 
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Major Gifts Officer will join a team of four rigorous development professionals, including the Individual Giving Officer, Membership, Special Events Officer, and Institutional Giving Officer. This is a new position at The Broad Stage and as such, the early focus will be on prospect identification and cultivation, toward building a strong and mature portfolio. The Major Gifts Officer will be primarily responsible for building a portfolio of donors with the capacity to give $10,000+ annually; qualifying new major gift prospects to determine their likelihood of giving; cultivating and soliciting major gifts, and stewarding major gifts’ donors. Along with the rest of the department, the Major Gifts Officer shares the responsibility of reaching an ambitious departmental financial goal, comprising both annual and multi-year gift commitments.
Who Are We Looking For? 
The Major Gifts Officer is an innovative expert in moves management and donor research. The ideal candidate will be a skilled interpersonal communicator with a curiosity and love of people and their passions. As a front facing representative for the organization, public speaking is a key competency for the role. The next Major Gifts Officer will have experience soliciting and securing gifts of $10,000+ and an interest in interdisciplinary performing arts. Additional areas of expertise will include implementing policies and plans to further goals of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
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Works & Process at the Guggenheim, Development Director

Works & Process, an independent 501(c)3, champions artistic process and produces an insightful performing-arts series at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 273-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. Works & Process programs introduce audiences to creative process blending performance highlights and artist discussions, prior to premiere. With partial support from a 2-year capacity building grant from The Booth Ferris Foundation and a long-time commitment from the Board of Directors to help fund this new position, Works & Process is seeking a dynamic and entrepreneurial full-time Development Director. This newly created position will report to the Producer and the Executive Director and collaborate closely with the Works & Process team to raise an estimated $1 million or more annually in contributed revenue from individuals, institutions, and though special events. The Development Director will have the ability to self-direct, take initiative, and work closely with the Works & Process team to sustain and implement all fundraising activity. The Development Director will be a key member of our small and collaborative staff.

Since 1984, Works & Process has presented over 500 productions spanning dance, theater, opera, and musicals, providing deeper insight into these genres through programs that blend performance and discussion with the creators. Most programs are followed by artist receptions where the audience and artists can continue the discussion. More information can be found at

Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Works & Process pioneered quarantined creative bubble residencies in the Hudson Valley, a model that became widely duplicated by the field, making it possible for artists to safely gather, create, and continue to work and perform. During the 2020-2021 season, the works created in the bubble residencies were sequenced into filmed and/or in-person performances at the Guggenheim Museum or with presenting partners including Harlem Stage, Lincoln Center, New Victory Theater and NY PopsUp. Recognizing the vulnerabilities artists face as we all emerge from the pandemic, Works & Process is evolving this new bubble residency model into Launch PAD “Process as Destination”, a region-wide network of residencies and presentation opportunities that encourage artists and audiences to embrace the artistic process as the destination. Launch PAD will consist of a series of made-to-measure paid artists residencies that respond specifically to artists’ needs and culminate in in-process presentations and discussions at offsite residency centers throughout the Hudson Valley and Long Island. Select works will also be curated for W&P premieres at the Guggenheim Museum.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Development Director will supervise a Program Associate who will lead data entry and gift acknowledgement. The Development Director will work collaboratively with a freelance grant manager.

Key Responsibilities:

Create, manage, and implement a comprehensive annual fundraising plan including securing major gifts, stewarding institutional funding, creation and oversight of the annual direct mail appeal, and management of annual cultivation and fundraising events, including inaugural fundraising for Launch PAD.Cultivate, steward, acknowledge and fulfill donor relationships, including serving as the direct concierge to the Board and Friends of Works & Process.Plan and produce special cultivation and small fundraising events throughout each season, plus a bi-annual major Gala, in partnership with the Producer, Executive Director, and Program Associate.Conduct ongoing prospect research to identify and target new potential funders.Manage gift acknowledgements, processed by the Program Associate.Oversee data entry and management of the fundraising database with the aid of the Program Associate.Attend all performances (approximately 50 per year) and prospect potential donors at performances and pre/post-performance receptions.Create quarterly analytic reports to share with the Executive Director and Producer, and revise annual gift strategy as needed to meet the annual fundraising goal.Write and maintain regular fundraising reports to share with the Board.Develop and facilitate new corporate sponsorship packages.Work collaboratively with a freelance grant manager to cultivate institutional donors and prospects.

Qualifications and Requirements:

B.A. required, Masters in Arts Administration preferredMinimum of 10 years of Development experience required, fundraising experience in a museum/performing arts/not-for profit, a plusMinimum of 5 years of arts administration backgroundCommitted interest in the performing arts and creative processTrack record of directly engaging with individual and institutional donors to make requests for major giftsTrack record of building strong individual networks that lead to direct philanthropic supportDemonstrated experience in donor prospect research and database managementExcellent written and verbal communication skills as well as resourcefulness, organizational and analytical skillsExceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a large range of people from diverse backgroundsAbility to work as a team as well as independentlyAbility to multi-task and prioritizeStrong problem-solving skillsProficiency in Microsoft Office and Google docs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook required)Proficient in scheduling and managing donor events and meetings on Zoom

Position Type and Work Schedule:

Full-time, ExemptBusiness hours are 10am-6pm Monday-Friday at the Works & Process office with flexible hours on performance days.


Midtown and Uptown Manhattan, with occasional remote work and local travel

In accordance with the NYC Mandate, and Guggenheim policy, Works & Process employees are required to show proof of fully vaccinated status in order to work, except for those with very limited legally-permissible exemptions.

Works & Process offers a competitive salary and excellent medical, dental, life, and disability coverage. Our staff also enjoys generous vacation, sick leave and personal days, access to a variety of cultural institutions, discounts to the Guggenheim museum stores, and a stimulating and collegial work environment.

Works & Process is an independent 501(c)3 not for profit and is an equal employment opportunity employer. Works & Process is dedicating itself to creating paths that lead to a more inclusive and diverse institution. We encourage inquiries from applicants who will reflect the plurality of our culture and our global audience. Works & Process does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin or disability status.

Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter by November 15 including salary expectations, to Indicate the job title “Development Director” in the subject line.

Front of House and Community Inclusion Manager

George Mason University’s Hylton Performing Arts Center (HPAC) seeks qualified candidates for the Front of House and Community Inclusion Manager position. This position provides leadership to the Front of House staff before and during events, ensuring necessary preparation as well as staffing for each event. This position is responsible for the recruiting, hiring, training and scheduling of paid and volunteer staff for the center.

Associate Development/Database Management, Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Job Description: Development Associate/Database managerThis position reports to the Development Director/External Affairs Director

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Development Associate/Database manager is an integral member of the AKLB Team. The position is responsible for supporting the day-to-day functioning of the Development Department as well as helping to ensure the success of all special events.This position requires a high level of attention to detail combined with the ability to communicate and be flexible, take initiative, and work collaboratively.


Provide general administrative support of all development functionsAssist with identifying funding sources, including corporate and foundation grants; develop and compile background materials on potential private foundation, corporate funders and donorsSupport donor cultivation and maintain and update the donor database.Schedule donor appointmentsUpdate Monthly Development ReportAssist processes that ensure accurate and up-to-date gift processing, gift entry, records management, and donor acknowledgmentsMaintain development calendarassist with Financial Campaigns and/or Special InitiativesWork with staff to assist in all special events

Non-Physical Demands/Qualifications

2+ years with Salesforce and MailchimpAttention to detail criticalExcellent proofreading and editing skillsOutstanding communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skillsAble to coordinate a number of activities with multiple components requiring independent follow throughSelf-starter, self-disciplinedAbility to remain focused in the face of pressure, deliver against timelines, not intimidated by tasks/time limitationsExperience working in a team environmentMust be able to work flexible hours and attend performances and events when neededProficient Excel and Word skills essential

MusiCorps seeks Managing Director

About MusiCorps:

Formed in response to the crisis of returning service members injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, MusiCorps is a conservatory-level music rehabilitation program that helps injured service members play music and recover their lives. It has been praised by the Wall Street Journal as “revolutionary,” is pioneering in the field of adaptive music, and has helped countless wounded warriors learn, relearn, and perform music as a core part of their rehabilitation.

The MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band, the performance component of MusiCorps, has performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Roger Waters, and Sheryl Crow, on PBS, The Colbert Report, and NCIS, and at the Kennedy Center, Madison Square Garden, and the Grand Ole Opry.

MusiCorps: The Healing Power of Music:

Job Title: Managing Director

The Managing Director will work in tandem with the Executive Director and our partners to implement, sustain and grow MusiCorps as a leading innovator among national arts organizations serving U.S. veterans. The MD will lead fundraising efforts, focus on execution, and play a leading role in day-to-day operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

I. Oversee and implement fundraising strategy including managing relationships with donors; cultivating new donors; finding and securing grants; leveraging fundraising opportunities; working with other MusiCorps development personnel; pursuing other fundraising efforts.

II. Work closely with Founder/Executive Director and Board to develop and implement strategic, operational, and fundraising plans for:

MusiCorps East at Walter ReedMusiCorps West in San DiegoMusiCorps OnlineMusiCorps ResidenciesMusiCorps Wounded Warrior BandOther initiatives

III. Oversee communications and marketing with partner organizations, media, social media, and the public.

IV. Manage day-to-day operations.

V. Manage existing staff; grow staff as program develops.

VI. Identify, establish and maintain partnerships.

VII. Be a spokesperson for MusiCorps in a variety of settings, from conferences to fundraising events to conversations with military personnel and musicians.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required:

Fundraising, development and donor management experience at a leadership level with arts organizations and/or non-profit organizations more broadlyExperience in project management in non-profit sectorCommunications experience in the non-profit sectorPassionate commitment to improving the lives of injured service membersBelief in the power of music to change people’s livesStrong interpersonal, communication, and listening skillsStrong writing skillsAbility to work in dynamic environment, with competing and rapidly changing prioritiesAbility to work at direction or self-directed as neededStrong entrepreneurial and problem-solving skillsFlexibility, empathy and the ability to navigate a variety of organizational cultures with grace and diplomacyFundamental administrative skills: working knowledge of Excel, Microsoft Word, database software, social mediaPosition occasionally requires work on evenings and weekends, in addition to daytime work, to perform essential duties of position

To Apply: 

President/General Director

About the Symphony
Founded in 2002, Symphony Silicon Valley has progressed from daring idea to exciting reality,
rapidly becoming the greater South Bay’s premier professional orchestra and a notable
community success story.
The Symphony’s artists, nationally recruited, locally resident, with an average performance
tenure in San Jose of over 20 years, are recognized as among the best in the greater Bay
Area. The musicians play an active role in the selection of programming including guest artists.
Led by an exciting international roster of distinguished guest conductors, the Symphony is an
anchor tenant of San Jose’s magnificently restored downtown California Theatre, one of
Northern California’s most outstanding music halls. There, audiences and critics alike greet its
concerts with enthusiasm.
The Symphony subscription season includes eight program sets of two concerts each, plus other
programs such as Films in Concert, December’s Carols in the California, and additional concerts
by the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale. Subscription concerts are enhanced by ‘Music Notes’
lectures before each Saturday and Sunday concert.
In addition to its regular subscription concerts, the Symphony produces free outreach programs
for thousands of our community’s children each season. It supports the community with a
range of services from targeted performances to assisting other community groups on their
own performances.
Additional information about the Symphony can be found at .

About the Position
While navigating through the current pandemic, the Symphony is also preparing for the
retirement of founder and President/General Director Andrew Bales in early-2022. The Board
of Directors is seeking interest from candidates qualified to lead the Symphony into the future.
The Symphony is one of the premier performing arts group in the region known worldwide as
Silicon Valley.
The successful candidate will become a community leader representing the Symphony and
establishing relationships that support and foster its growth and success. A strong musical
background with deep knowledge of classical repertoire is crucial. Equally important are strong
management skills and the ability to oversee the artistic, marketing, administrative, production
and financial functions of the organization.
Symphony Silicon Valley is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public benefit organization. The
President/General Director is the Chief Executive Officer responsible for both the artistic and
administrative functioning of the Symphony. The position reports to the Board of Directors
which includes community volunteers with long histories of support and advocacy for the arts.
A description of the duties and responsibilities of the President/General Director is as follows:
• Artistic leadership
o Programming including music, conductor and soloist selection
o Rehearsal observation and feedback
o Musician relationships including unions
o Artistic relationships with conductors, soloists, Chorale and agents
• Marketing
o Oversee strategy and implementation of a strong marketing campaign to develop
audience and expand relevance
• Development
o Oversee implementation of a strong development strategy including current giving and
o Develop and nurture relationships with key donors including individuals, businesses,
foundations and other private and public supporters
• Management and Administration
o Overall personnel supervision
o Oversee operations
• Budgeting
o Oversee financial management
o Long range planning
• Governance
o Work closely with Board of Directors to implement policy
o Ensure accurate and timely communications and reporting
o Assure compliance with regulations and ethical best practices

Symphony Silicon Valley is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the
basis of race, creed, national origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation or age.
Salary and bonus opportunity will be competitive and based on experience and achievement.
Benefits include health insurance and paid vacation.
If you have an interest, please send a cover letter, resume, references and compensation
expectations by October 31, 2021, to the attention of Richard Conniff, Chairman of the Board of
Directors, Symphony Silicon Valley at the confidential email address below:

Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving

The Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving (Associate Director) is a motivated, goal-driven, enthusiastic relationship builder who works closely with the Director of Development to advance the philanthropic goals of Arizona Opera to support the company’s full array of programmatic, educational, and strategic initiatives.
The Associate Director supervises the Manager of Individual Giving and Development Operations Manager, and is responsible for managing the strategies and activities of this team to achieve specific contributed revenue goals for individual giving, as set by the Director of Development. The Associate Director also manages of a portfolio of current and prospective individual donors giving between $5,000 and $25,000+ annually, with a strategic focus on portfolio upgrades and acquisition in a high-growth environment. In addition, they also provide staff support to key volunteer committees, board members, and attend all Arizona Opera performances and special events for donor cultivation and logistical support.

Primary Responsibilities:
Manage a portfolio of current and prospective donors giving $2,500 to $25,000+ annually through all phases of the moves management cycle, with a strategic focus on portfolio growth to meet or exceed yearly revenue goals. Specific responsibilities include identification, cultivation, and stewardship of donors, development of personalized fundraising strategies, preparation of proposals, correspondence and other written and financial materials.
Through effective management of the Individual Giving team, meet or exceed annual individual giving revenue and special event goals through the creation and development of new gift strategies and communication plans, providing concierge-quality service to donors, and cultivating individual donor relationships.Supervise and oversee the growth and development of Individual Giving Manager and Development Operations Manager. Set and review annual, quarterly, and/or monthly revenue targets and other performance goals.·         With the Director of Development and Individual Giving Manager, work with individual key volunteers (Development Chair, Phoenix Bravo Committee members, Tucson Bravo Committee members) to identify prospects, leverage cultivation opportunities, and support fundraising and event goals. Serve as primary staff liaison to the Phoenix Bravo and Tucson Bravo Committees.
·         Create written program materials on behalf of the Director of Development or President and General Director in conjunction with marketing, community engagement, and development colleagues.
·         Work collaboratively with development, finance, accounting, community engagement, and marketing staff to develop program descriptions, budgets and other materials as required for proposals and reports.

The Successful Candidate Will:
·         Be passionate about connecting with others in service to their community
·         Have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships
·         Use good judgement, common sense, and have good listening ability
·         Be a self-starter and goal-driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls
·         Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals
·         Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire through written word

·         2 years minimum of development, fundraising, or related nonprofit experience required; opera or performing arts background preferred.
·         Knowledge of basic fundraising principles and the funding process for both individual and institutional funders.
·         Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of experience and education required.
·         Must be available to work evening/weekend events, as required.

Computer Skills:
·         Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel & PowerPoint
·         Proficient with Tessitura or other donor database software
·         Proficient in web-based research tools

Physical Demands:
Extended periods at work station, using a keyboard, viewing a computer screen and communicating by telephone and in person. Some special event set up and break down may be required.

Work Environment:
Work environment is generally quiet, and in an office setting, but intensifies during periods when the company is in production. Also, see Physical Demands section above re: special events.

Travel/Other Requirements:
Reliable transportation required and must be able to travel statewide. Flexible schedule that will require working some nights and weekends to attend events, performances, rehearsals, etc.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.

The Arizona Opera is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. The Arizona Opera does not discriminate against an Employee or candidate for employment because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or nationality, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected status.  We prohibit discrimination in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, engagements, assignments, training, discipline, termination, promotions or other conditions of employment or career development.  We offer Reasonable Accommodations where necessary to candidates for employment and to our qualified employees with disabilities.

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 1300-seat non-profit performing arts center in Morristown, seeks a candidate to assist with all areas of the theatre’s digital marketing, including social media content and engagement, data analysis and digital advertising. This is a great opportunity for someone with 2-3 years’ experience with a passion for the arts, experience with digital and social platforms, and an interest in data analysis and trends. As an essential member of the Marketing team, you will assist with developing and implementing an overall social media content and digital communications strategy to support sales and marketing efforts around shows, programs, and MPAC’s institutional mission. Specific areas of responsibility include: Social Media · Develop and post engaging social content in accordance with the communications calendar on platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn · Monitor social channels and respond to and engage with participants in a voice consistent with the theatre · Identify target audiences and digital outreach opportunities for upcoming shows, including promotions and partnerships · Coordinate and implement on-site social posting at key MPAC events, at times in evenings or on weekends · Work closely with all departments to identify opportunities to capture institutional content and develop creative campaigns for social media channels. Provide guidance on social content and channels to other departments internally. Digital Advertising and Analytics · Implement digital advertising campaigns and traffic creative for 3rd party sites · Utilize Facebook Ads Manager to implement robust paid social campaigns · Create and optimize paid SEM campaigns through Google AdWords · Utilize MPAC’s CRM system (Tessitura) and digital platforms to develop target audiences · Track performance through UTM links · Create reports on digital ROI using available tools and use data to inform strategies around patron experience, audience and member growth, and revenue goals. · Assist with SEO efforts on our Wordpress platform Content Creation and Management: · Create content for social media and advertising campaigns in accordance with MPAC’s branding guidelines · Manage library of assets of digital photo and video assets · Simple video production for in-house and advertising purposes Responsibilities will include other duties as required by the department. Desired Qualifications: 2-3 years related work experience · Ability to create all content consistent with MPAC’s brand guidelines and strategic goals · Proficient with social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube Experience with Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Facebook Business Manager Basic graphic design skills (Adobe Creative Suite) Basic video production skills in iMovie, Adobe and/or Final Cut Excellent communication, project management and organizational skills Ability to work on select weekday evenings and weekends required. Experience in CRM systems, i.e. Tessitura, is a plus but not required

Summer Music Festival, Camp, and School Seeks Development Manager

The Walden School ( seeks a Development Manager to join the School’s dynamic, fun, and collegial San Francisco-based administrative team. The Development Manager, with the Executive Director and Board’s Development Committee, helps lead the School’s annual fund and overall development effort. The ideal candidate is highly collaborative, exceptionally organized, has excellent persuasive written and oral communication skills (including communicating in email/online, letter, telephone and in-person formats), and is an excellent project manager. The position requires enjoying interacting with people of many different backgrounds and age groups. Also required is a sense of humor, flexibility, fine attention to detail, and being a fast learner. Personal qualities of the successful candidate will include curiosity, warmth, resourcefulness, integrity, discretion, and personal and professional responsibility.

Candidates should be excited by Walden’s mission and programs and be interested in partnering with the Executive Director, the Administrative Assistant, the Board of Directors, and on occasion, program faculty & staff, in securing resources for the organization and The Walden School’s award-winning programs. An interest in music, music education, youth development, or another related field is desirable. Previous fundraising & development experience – while desired – is not required. More important than prior fundraising experience is a demonstrated passion for Walden’s mission, vision, and values, our programs, and a sincere desire to learn all aspects of the role, contribute to the continued success of Walden, and grow in the position and with the organization. The position is located in the charming Glen Park village neighborhood of San Francisco, easily accessible to BART, Muni, and both the 101 and 280 freeways.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Developing and executing the Annual Fund plan so as to generate approximately $400,000 annually from a current donor base of nearly 500 donors, corporations and foundations;Maintaining and refining annual fundraising strategies, goals, and benchmarks;Managing annual fundraising activities, including mail/email/social media appeals, fundraising events, auctions, annual report, donor stewardship, and other donor cultivation/recognition projects, and spearheading new activities, where appropriate;Providing support to the alumni network to help achieve development goals, including planning, managing, and implementing of alumni reunions and periodic alumni engagement events;Compiling and distributing monthly email newsletter and accompanying webpage;With Executive Director, managing Walden’s social media presence (private FB group, public FB page, Instagram page, and Twitter account);Writing and submitting proposals and grant reports to institutional donors, as well as researching and developing new foundation funding opportunities and relationships;Specific fundraising tasks include, but are not limited to:Managing event preparations and operationsMaintaining donor recordsProofreading and editing documentsProcessing, preparing, and mailing gift acknowledgments and managing donor correspondenceSoliciting new donors, lapsed donors, and implementing plans to secure increased gifts from current donorsMaintaining and executing an effective and well-organized program for donor recognition and stewardshipMaintaining files and records for donors, including paper and email correspondenceCreating social media content for fundraising campaigns, alumni engagement, and event recruitmentSupervision of fundraising-related activities of office administrative staff, including donor records, mailing projects, and gift receipts;Providing staff support to the Development Committee of the Board of Directors, including presentations of development and fundraising reports at committee and board meetings and taking committee meeting minutes and preparing committee reports;Preparation of regular fundraising reports for the Executive Director, Board committees, and Board of Directors;Draft, edit, and proofread written communications related to development and fundraising;Learning, maintaining, and updating the fundraising database, which has recently transitioned to from Microsoft Access. Working with the Administrative Assistant, Executive Director, board, and other staff to develop reports and queries used for Walden’s fundraising, marketing, and outreach activities.Supporting the Executive Director in fundraising tasks and representing The Walden School in a professional and positive manner.Other related projects, tasks, and duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

The Development Manager reports to the Executive Director. Some US domestic travel is required, including summer trips to New Hampshire while the programs are in session. Occasional work on evenings and weekends is anticipated, as projects and events require. This is a full-time, exempt position.


Successful candidates must have received a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Proficiency with Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and internet browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.) and other applications is required. Familiarity with fundraising databases is desirable. Familiarity with Salesforce, SurveyMonkey, Constant Contact, WordPress, and MS Access are preferred. Ability to lift 25lbs required.


Salary, 3 weeks paid vacation (4 weeks after 3 years of service), 10 federal and personal holidays, and a flexible work schedule are offered. Some limited telecommuting is possible. While medical, dental, and other health benefits are not currently offered, an annual health benefit stipend is provided.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, current resume and writing sample (donor solicitation, grant application, newsletter sample, or other similar correspondence), to Seth Brenzel, Executive Director, at No phone calls, please. The position is open until filled, with a target start date range of November 15-January 1. We will review applications from interested candidates and contact you should we wish to arrange an interview. The Walden School is an Equal Opportunity employer.