What is Sixth & I?
Sixth & I is a historic synagogue and center for arts, entertainment, and cultural experiences in downtown DC. From live music and comedy shows to author readings and political discussions, Sixth & I offers wide-ranging opportunities to plug in to what's happening at the forefront of the cultural scene.
Sixth & I Seeks Development Associate: Sixth & I is looking for a highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter with excellent time management and multi-tasking skills to join our development team. This is an outstanding opportunity for an aspiring development professional to obtain broad exposure to many facets of fundraising and development; the Associate plays a critical role in the organization’s fundraising function, assuming ownership of our annual appeals process and young professional giving society in addition to providing support for events and other fundraising initiatives. This position is also responsible for many key administrative functions for the department, including pulling lists of constituents, organizing data, and sending mailings. This position reports to the Senior Manager, Development.
Appeals & Stewardship
o Craft concepts, language, and design for segmented stewardship mailings and three major appeals annually in collaboration with the Development and Communications team
o Communicate with designated vendors to produce, print, and mail all appeal and stewardship materials
o Track appeal and stewardship mailing progress/results, provide the Development team with weekly updates and recommendations
o Manage Sixth & I’s Young Professional Giving Society, Team 6
Send monthly emails with benefits and insider information
Plan and execute 4 – 6 events for members each year
Plan and execute 2- 3 cultivation efforts each year
Build relationships with new, prospective, and current Team 6 members
o Assist with the planning and execution of stewardship and cultivation events.
o Arrange for invitations, food, event space, and other logistics of the event.
o Engage in superior customer service to current and potential donors, supporters and members.
o Log donor communications and interactions in Raisers Edge database
o Maintain integrity of information in database and ensure data is entered consistently and accurately.
o Pull lists for targeted mail, invitations, or other initiatives as requested.
Other tasks in support of the Senior Manager, Development may be assigned, including grant writing opportunities and the dissemination of post event surveys
Desirable Attributes and Experience
o Required: 1-2 years of experience working in a professional Development department or similarly relevant role
o High level of computer proficiency with advanced skills in Word, Outlook, Excel
o Experience with databases, preferably experience with Raiser’s Edge, Blackbaud or other similar constituent relationship management or donor databases.
o Strong writing skills with demonstrated excellence in written communications including proficiency in grammar, editing, and proofreading
o Highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter with excellent time management and multi-tasking skills
o Ability to work occasional weekends, evenings, and overtime, as needed for development events and duties.
o Understanding of and passion for Sixth & I’s work.
To apply, email resume and cover letter to jobs[at]sixthandi.org
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