Assistant, NSO Corporate & Foundation Relations
The Assistant works with one Assistant Manager and a Manager in soliciting corporate, foundation, and government support for the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), and, where appropriate, related Kennedy Center programs. The Assistant will draft correspondence, grant applications, sponsorship materials and other materials; conduct corporate and foundation research; and maintain a large donor database. The Assistant will help provide donor stewardship for all corporate, foundation, and government donors, which includes benefit fulfillment, maintaining donor listings and sponsorship credits, and maintaining donor contact information.
The Assistant must be able to exercise discretion in order to prioritize assignments and work under significant pressure, as many projects are time sensitive, involving concurrent deadlines and donor interaction. An eagerness to communicate and problem solve with a positive attitude is essential.
Routinely arrives at work on time everyday prepared to do the work of the day. Ability to differentiate and achieve high value work versus low value work. Demonstrates a positive can-do attitude in all work and meets deadlines with quality work products. Works to build productive relationships throughout the organization.
Duties and Responsibilities:
10% Provide proactive customer service to current corporate, foundation and government donors to the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO). This includes: (a) interacting via phone and email with new and current donors to ensure that they are aware of the benefits available to them; (b) managing donor ticketing needs; and (c) managing signage and recognition approval process between donor and the Kennedy Center’s Marketing and Press Departments.
20% Identify, cultivate, and solicit current and prospective donors/sponsors at all levels, helping to ensure their continued interest in and goodwill toward the Kennedy Center and the NSO.
10% Research funding prospects and create research briefings for Kennedy Center senior staff and Board members.
Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required:
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a world premiere performing arts organization and our nation’s cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion.
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Submit cover letter and resume including salary requirements. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted. Qualified minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EOE
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