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Development Coordinator / Hubbard Street Dance Chicaago

POSITION TITLE: Development Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Development

REPORTS TO: Director of Development


At Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, we bring artists, art and audiences together to enrich, engage, educate, and change lives through the experience of dance.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is seeking an early/junior level professional to join the Development Team. HSDC’s Development Coordinator will support essential components of development work, including data management and hygiene, prospect research, gift processing, and donor acknowledgements. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who hopes to gain a holistic understanding of nonprofit fundraising while supporting the work of a leading contemporary dance company.


Under the supervision of the Director of Development, maintain up-to-date and accurate records for donor information and contributions in the Tessitura database. Generate and (e-)mail gift acknowledgments and tax receipts using Tessitura and Microsoft Office. Generate weekly gift reports and monthly budget analysis. Research prospective donors and create donor profiles for fundraising calls and board recruitment. Assist in donor recognition implementation by generating accurate lists of donors for program books and the annual report. Assist in the development and generation of mailing lists for various purposes throughout the year. Maintain protocols for use of Tessitura and provide support to all HSDC staff users of the Tessitura system. Work with Tessitura consultants to schedule and attend Tessitura user-group training meetings. Assist the Finance Department by compiling gift documentation during the annual audit. Assist with coordination of various donor activities and special events as assigned.


Applicant should have 1-2 years of fundraising, marketing, sales, communications, or related experience, including internship experience; possess excellent technological and organizational skills, and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. The applicant should demonstrate the ability to exercise discretion and appropriate judgment with confidential materials. The applicant should possess excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and a team-oriented attitude. Knowledge of maintaining and analyzing donor/patron data and experience in prospect research is highly desirable. Experience with the Tessitura database is highly desirable. Applicants should be skilled with Microsoft Office applications. Please submit all applications through the breezy HR web portal linked below.

The salary range for this position is between $35k and $40k per year.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of the organization.

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago