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Work at Joe's | Development Associate


Development Associate

We’re looking for an entry to mid-level fundraising fanatic to join a small-but-mighty team of passionate arts managers creating community connection in Mount Rainier, MD.

When you’re at Joe’s, you’ll find… 

…yourself at the intersection of arts and community. An authentic performing arts center with a pulse on the community, Joe’s has a healthy mix of earned and contributed revenue from our arts-based programming and diverse donor and audience base. It’s a place where artists are supported, make great work with the community, and offer broad arts education programs . Joe’s acts as a catalyst for creativity and economic opportunity for all through our programs and productions in education, performing arts and work readiness. 

Everyone is a “Joe” and everybody can dance. 

What you’ll be doing…

The next fiscal year marks an exciting organizational growth stage where you will play a role in executing our strategic plan, participating in our program expansion, and visioning our future. Now is an exciting time to become part of Joe’s team. 

As the development associate, you will work alongside the Executive Director, a regional arts and community leader who founded Joe’s. You will provide essential support to the leadership team helping Joe’s go to the next level. Your job will be to make the trains run on time, offer essential administrative support, and be critical backup to a team of committed and talented board and staff members working to raise $900,000 in FY20. No two days will be the same. As you grow into your role, you will quickly be given more tasks and more responsibility. There is room to learn and advance. 

What you need to be prepared for…

This is a hands-on role like no other. You’ll do a little of everything and see first-hand how a small but mighty non-profit organization keeps the doors open and effects change in a community. You will immediately be part of a team that is working hard to bring connection and opportunity to new artists and communities. The work won’t be easy and your learning curve will be steep--but you won’t be alone. From professional development to mentorship, you will be supported as you grow into your role. You will work hard, but you will also have balance. We hope that you will see the Joe’s community as your own. 

What you need to know right now…

  • Position reports to the Executive Director and works alongside finance and communication departments

  • Position will assist Executive Director in:

    • All fundraising campaigns, events and meetings from planning to executing

    • Administrative tasks essential to development including scheduling and supporting grants program

    • Supporting the board of directors including attending monthly board meetings and providing essential board communication 

  • Position assumes primary responsibility for:

    • All donor communication through thank you letters, donor newsletters, potential membership program

  • Other duties as assigned and needed--we are a team!

Skills and experiences you should have:

  • Excellent written and verbal skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Basic understanding of CRM databases 

  • An eye for detail. 

  • Best-in-class interpersonal skills

  • Excellent organizational skills and proven ability to self manage and lead (you must be able to work independently, flexibly, collaboratively, and productively in a fast-paced environment and the ability to manage a multi-faceted workload). 

  • 1 – 3 years fundraising or development experience

  • A love of community and a belief that everyone deserves a place to express themselves is critical.

Skills and experiences that are preferred, but not required:  

  • Have worked in or with a non-profit performing arts organization 

  • Experience using Patron Manager (SalesForce)

  • Have experience with non-digital fundraising, whether that’s direct mail, telemarketing, canvassing, grant management, mid-level, and/or major giving.


Salary, Benefits & Perks!

  • This is an exempt position with a  salary range of $40K-$48K, dependent on experience

  • Access to health insurance and retirement plan 

  • Paid vacation, sick leave and personal leave

  • Free access to our incredible weekly classes including yoga and tai chi

To Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter and writing sample to Your subject line should read: Development Associate. Applications will be accepted until August 23, 2019.