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Karen Dennis

Development Assistant

Midwest Young Artists Conservatory (MYAC) is seeking a highly organized administrator who is passionate about music education to join our team as Development Assistant. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to support and creatively advance a growing development program with a dedicated base of constituents and supporters. MYAC is located in Highwood, IL, and is a short walk from the Fort Sheridan Metra UP-N line station.

This position is ideal for an entry-level person who wants to work in the development field, and/or for an experienced professional administrator who wants to work in a non-profit, mission driven organization.


  1. Manage donor database, gift acknowledgement and stewardess proces.
  2. Assist Board Development Committee with annual fundraising gala.
  3. Create monthly development reports and reconcile data with QuickBooks accounting program.
  4. Help plan and coordinate donor appreciation events including invitations and follow-up details including managing volunteers.
  5. Help with donor prospect research to identify prospective major donors.
  6. Schedule appointments with donors.
  7. Contribute to donor-focused communications that engage and inspire supporters, demonstrate impact and make a compelling case for support.
  8. Assist and collaborate with marketing and program staff as needed.

Flexible time required for evening/weekend meetings and special events. Must have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation and ability to travel locally.

Send letter of interest and resume to

Contact Info:
Karen Dennis
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Highwood, IL