Assistant, International Advancement
The Assistant will work with the Assistant Manager of International Advancement and the Manager of National and International Advancement to develop and plan solicitations, steward individuals providing support to the Kennedy Center’s international programming, and build productive relationships. The majority of time is spent coordinating and facilitating the daily functions of the Kennedy Center’s International Committee on the Arts (KCICA) and international programming, which raise approximately $2.8 million annually from more than 100 major donors across the world.
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.
The position requires the assistant to demonstrate ability to plan, organize, and manage time and projects for maximum productivity, as well as the ability to shift priorities in order to achieve high-value work. The assistant must work to build productive relationships throughout the organization, and regularly exercise discretion and independent judgement in the pursuit of job objectives and goals.
Duties and Responsibilities:
50% Provide proactive customer service to current KCICA and international programming donors, mainly interacting via phone and email to assist in matters related to ticketing, upcoming meetings, Kennedy Center special events, membership benefits, and other tasks as assigned
25% Assist in preparation of materials and planning for committee meetings and events, both locally and abroad, including:
25% Work with Assistant Manager and Manager to draft appropriate correspondence for current and prospective committee members and international programming donors, to encompass: research, prospecting, solicitation, cultivation, and gift tracking.
Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required:
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a world premier 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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