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The New Orchestra of Washington (NOW) is seeking a music-loving and dedicated individual to join its team as a part-time Development Coordinator.
NOW strives to build a world in which transformative musical experience is available and accessible to all. In 2012, Artistic Director Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez from Mexico and Executive Director Grace Cho from South Korea founded NOW with the belief that music has the power to connect people and bring communities closer. We’re guided by six values: Collaboration, Representation, Education, Advocacy, Technology, and Experimentation (CREATE). Learn more about NOW.
NOW is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. Read more about IDEA at NOW.
Primary responsibilities of the Development Coordinator are to support our day-to-day fundraising activities, with focus on donor relationships and foundation proposals. This is an exciting position for someone looking to build professional relationships and practical skillsets with a growing performing arts organization and cultural community in the metro DC area.
The Development Coordinator works closely with NOW’s operations, marketing, and artistic staff and reports to Executive Director.
This is an independent contractor position with a flexible schedule of 5–10 hours a week.
Due to COVID-19, we are mostly working remotely right now, but you are welcome to work in our office space in Rockville, MD.
Work with Executive Director to create and maintain a fundraising calendar, including fundraising campaigns and special events.
Work with Executive Director and Gala committee to support NOW’s annual gala: managing mailing and invitations, RSVP tracking, event set-up, etc.
Manage NOW’s CRM platform (currently AudienceView): accurate entry and updates of donor information and maintenance of records, patron and donation reports.
Keep individual donor list up-to-date for programs and reporting.
Coordinate NOW’s donor cultivation efforts along with Executive Director, Artistic Director, and Board of Directors, including receipts to donors, tax acknowledgement and thank-you letters, and stewardship events.
Provide ongoing fundraising reports that help inform the strategic direction of future initiatives.
Research, Identify, cultivate, and manage relationships with foundation and institutional funders.
Write proposals, reports, solicitation letters, and other written materials as needed for foundation and institutional funding.
Support NOW’s grant writer for government grants (county, state, and federal).
Work collaboratively on inter-departmental initiatives, programs and events.
Additional duties as needed.
Strong collaborative team player in a dynamic, results-oriented, and entrepreneurial environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong time management, project management, and organizational skills
Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to build and cultivate relationships
Excellent computer skills including experience with CRM databases and Microsoft Office
Bachelor’s Degree and/or 1–2 years of experience with nonprofit development operations
Please send an email to email@example.com, and include a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample.