Senior Development Associate, Institutional Giving
Society for the Performing Arts
Location: Houston, Texas
Type: Full Time
The Senior Development Associate, Institutional Giving coordinates the institutional giving portfolio for SPA. The position works closely within the development team to identify, research and develop solicitation materials/applications while coordinating recognition and the administration of awards.
Specific Responsibilities: • Writes and/or edits institutional materials (e.g., grant proposals and reports, supporting documents, sponsorship brochures, SPA’s Annual Report), synthesizing changes from multiple parties simultaneously. • In collaboration with Director of Development, researches and identifies institutional support opportunities. • Maintains grant application and report schedule and frequently used attachments. • Ensures proper recognition and benefits for all institutional supporters, including online listings, performance recognition, marketing materials, ticket distribution, etc., and maintains accurate electronic and paper records. • In concert with the development team and other departments, creates and executes detailed stewardship and cultivation plans for existing and potential institutional supporters. • Tracks fundraising activities against stewardship and cultivation plans in Spektrix (CRM software), generating institutional communications and acknowledgements. • Collaborates with other departments to collect, synthesize and distribute relevant program data. • Proofreads and provides editorial suggestions for written materials produced by colleagues. • Participates in the coordination of institutional-related development events, including the Annual Gala and corporate receptions. • Attends performances and donor stewardship events and participates in valet rotation and green room receptions. • Other duties as assigned.
Essential Skills/Qualifications: • Outstanding written communication skills with demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy. • A creative, collaborative spirit with a strong desire to embrace opportunity and build sustainable procedures. • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite preferred. • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign and Acrobat) a plus. • Ability to work efficiently while prioritizing a variety of tasks and projects simultaneously. • Knowledge of and experience with Houston’s arts communities a plus • Ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary. • Bachelor’s degree, 3+ years professional nonprofit development experience.
Society for the Performing Arts is the largest nonprofit presenting organization of its kind in the Southwest. Each year, Society for the Performing Arts presents internationally acclaimed artists from the entire performing arts spectrum, traditional to avant-garde alike, from large orchestras and dance companies to recitalists and solo performers, for an entire season of events.
Society for the Performing Arts connects audiences with exceptional artists through diverse performances and learning experiences. We ignite and cultivate passion for the performing arts and together we explore the vast landscape of artistic expression to discover new understanding about ourselves, create community, inspire dialogue, and enrich our world.