Annual Fund Associate

Children’s Theatre Company

| Minneapolis, MN | Feb 27, 2018 |

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Children’s Theatre Company is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Annual Fund Associate. This is a full-time position with occasional evening and weekend hours. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, 8 paid holidays and a 403(b) retirement savings plan.

The Annual Fund Associate provides comprehensive support for CTC’s individual giving efforts. Specifically, this position works closely with the Sr. Manager of Individual Giving and Director of Development to create and execute solicitation, acknowledgement, and engagement strategies. The Annual Fund Associate will be responsible for overseeing timely and accurate benefit fulfillment.

•    Support the creation of cost-effective annual appeal fund strategies by assisting in the development of campaigns from original concept to delivery. Efforts include:
– Draft copy/images for: solicitation letters, electronic appeals, telefunding efforts, social media, fundraising campaigns, CTC website, subscription campaign, and integrated asks within ticket/class purchases
–  Serve as a key liaison with marketing team for direct mail, electronic appeals, video, and social media design needs
–  Coordinate relationships with vendors, such as mail houses, printers or telefunding agencies
–  Work closely with Sr. Manager of Individual Giving to monitor giving trends, and build a pipeline of engaged Community Circle donors who have the capacity to be cultivated to the Luminary Circle

•    Assist with stewardship and cultivation activities for individual donors, including overseeing benefit fulfillment, drafting acknowledgement letters, making thank you calls, and participating in events

•    Efficiently record and report on donor information and fundraising activities in Tessitura
–  Support the Sr. Manager of Individual Giving in data analysis and reporting
–  Pull reports and lists as necessary for review, solicitations, benefit fulfillment, and other needs as they arise
–  Together with other Individual Giving team members, research and implement best-practices regarding Tessitura’s moves management functionality, plans
–  Perform occasional data/gift entry and other tasks to ensure efficiency and timeliness of stewardship when Development Data Assistant is out of the office, and during peak times (Give to the Max Day)
–  Maintain accurate and up-to-date donor records in Tessitura

•    Support the creation of development donor communications, and coordinate with other departments to ensure integration of development messaging in CTC collateral
–  Coordinate the production of quarterly donor newsletter
–  Lead development department social media efforts; represent development team in CTC’s social media working group, execute development department’s ongoing social media presence and in support of annual giving campaigns
–  Draft copy/images for development content in production programs
–  Collaborate with marketing to include development messaging in CTC’s online journal, Off Book
–  Coordinate content on CTC’s website related to individual giving efforts, including the creation and maintenance of temporary webpages related to specific campaigns as needed (GTMD)
–  Draft copy/images for other miscellaneous projects as assigned including but not limited to; sections of the annual report, donor care letters, donor surveys, pre- and post-show emails, development asks in CTC’s online purchase path, and development/institutional messaging in subscription on-sale materials

•    Accept and implement other specific assignments as directed

•    Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent experience
•    2 years’ experience working in a development department, with a general understanding of annual funds and development/fundraising programs
•    Exceptional written and oral communication skills
•    Familiarity with donor databases; experience with Tessitura preferred
•    Technical proficiency with Microsoft Office products
•    Proven ability to coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
•    Creative mindset who is always exploring new ideas and excited to problem solve
•    Ability to work independently and collaborate as a team
•    Willingness to take initiative, and a desire to grow in the position
•    Mature judgment and the ability to maintain confidential information
•    Excellent customer service skills
•    A passion for the arts

Please send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to Andrew Robertson at

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