Development and Marketing Assistant
Hyde Park Art Center seeks a part-time Development and Marketing Assistant to support the implementation of the Art Center’s comprehensive fundraising program and marketing and communications. The Development and Marketing Assistant will support a diverse array of fundraising strategies across institutional funders, individual donors, and special events. This position will provide a broad base of experience in nonprofit fundraising, as well as nonprofit management more generally, in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
Compensation and Hours:
The Development and Marketing Coordinator is a part-time permanent position with a starting rate of $21/hourly. Benefits include 401(k) matching after 6 consecutive months of employment, a generous PTO policy, and free art classes in our Oakman Clinton School & Studios. The assistant should expect to work an average of 20 hours a week. Weekly hours will mainly be within the range of 9AM - 5PM Monday through Friday, with some evenings or weekends required for special events.
The Development and Marketing Assistant will report to the Art Center’s Development Coordinator, work closely with the Development and Marketing team, and collaborate with the entire Art Center staff.
Location: This position will require 1 - 2 days per week in the office with remote options available at other times. In-person events are also a part of this position.
The role responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following. Priorities will shift throughout the year following the development department’s calendar of events and solicitations.
Development Operations and Management Oversee the management of the Art Center’s audience database, ensuring the accuracy and robustness of new and existing dataProcess contributions and corresponding acknowledgements in an appropriate and timely mannerRecord and create monthly reports of Development Department activities and contributions, including event and mailing importsManage financial reconciliation of all individual giving and event pledges, revenue and expenses, including ensuring proper documentation and collectionSchedule, prepare materials for meetings, and take notes at meetings for Development Department staff
Special Events and Programs Assist all aspects of coordinating development-related events, including the Art Center’s Annual Gala, donor cultivation events, and others as specifiedSupport Gala logistics, including managing relationships with vendors and reviewing contractsCommunicate with artists and assist with logistics for artists presenting work at the GalaUpdate the Gala website and other development web pages using WordPress Create event collateral such as signage and program books using an InDesign template and ensuring the accuracy of sponsor names and logos
Writing and Research Develop materials and mailing lists for, and support the implementation and evaluation of, 3-4 mailings per year including annual fund campaigns and gala solicitationsResearch current and prospective donors to inform individual giving strategies Support the Manager of Institutional Giving in researching prospective institutions and in writing, assembling, and submitting grant proposals and reports
MarketingAssist compiling stories, photographs, and data for marketing materialsAssist drafting emails and social media posts
The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to learn and grow with the organization in a fundraising role. Hyde Park Art Center is open to candidates with a variety of skills and experience. Many aspects of this position can be trained. The ideal candidate will exhibit many, but likely not all, of the following experiences and competencies:
Interest in learning or deepening experience in nonprofit fundraising Preferred one to two years of office experienceAn aptitude for organization, rigor, details, and managing and prioritizing multiple, concurrent responsibilitiesExceptional interpersonal and communication skillsCritical thinking skills and creativityThe ability to work as part of a team in a unique, fast-paced, and dynamic environment A broader understanding of, and commitment to, the development and support of Chicago artistsA commitment to equity, inclusion, and justice and desire to work within an organization that strives to uphold those values in its culture, operations, and policies and proceduresFlexibility to work some evenings and weekends, especially for eventsCOVID-19 vaccine and booster may be required, masking may also be required
Hiring Process and Timeline:
Application Deadline: June 26, 2022
Anticipated Start Date: August 8, 2022
We will conduct phone screenings on a rolling basis with qualified candidates and expect to host interviews in-person in the beginning of July. We will make every effort to accommodate candidates’ schedules and needs in all parts of the process.
Hyde Park Art Center promotes and develops a culture within its staff that reflects the values and core principles of equity, inclusion, and access. We understand that these have become buzzwords but we believe deeply in the responsibility we have to change the inequitable landscape of the arts, and we’re committed to the hard work it takes to make it better. We believe in intentional risk-taking and experimentation for good and thoughtful reasons, and work collaboratively with one another to ensure alignment and dynamism throughout all we do.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Marina Vulinovic, Development Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. No applicant for employment with Hyde Park Art Center shall be subjected to discrimination because of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability, age, reprisal for engaging in anti-discrimination activities, sexual orientation, or parental status.