Midwest Young Artists Conservatory (MYAC) is seeking a highly motivated fundraiser who is passionate about music education to join our team as Development Associate. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to creatively advance a growing development program with a dedicated base of constituents and supporters.
Work with leadership to develop, execute, and evaluate development plans.
Meet annual fundraising goals through diverse revenues from individuals, corporations, foundations, and special events.
Work with Associate Director to lead execution of various annual giving appeals and initiatives, including an annual gala.
Manage donor engagement, retention, and stewardship efforts.
Conduct prospect research. Identify and cultivate prospective major donors.
Engage volunteers and board members to assist in fundraising efforts.
Develop and execute alumni relations and fundraising strategies, including an alumni newsletter. Serve as staff liaison to the alumni Young Professionals Board.
Expand corporate and foundation grant research, applications, and stewardship.
Contribute to donor-focused communications efforts that engage and inspire supporters, demonstrate impact, and make a compelling case for support.
Evaluate and report on development goals and initiatives.
Assist and collaborate with marketing and program staff as needed.
Midwest Young Artists Conservatory (MYAC) is one of the premier pre-collegiate music ensemble programs in the nation. MYAC provides orchestral, jazz, choral, and chamber music ensembles of the highest quality for over 900 students from throughout Chicagoland and beyond. Additional programs include childhood music classes, summer camps, concerto and chamber music competitions, instrument festivals, master classes, and more.
MYAC’s world-class faculty supports students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds, in a challenging yet nurturing atmosphere. MYAC is dedicated to ensuring that each student reaches their highest potential as both an artist and an individual. As a national leader in youth music education, MYAC graduates are accepted at the most selective conservatories and colleges.