Position:  Development Specialist

Department:  Development

Reports to: Director of Development

Summary of Position:

The Development Specialist works to deliver on RMT’s fundraising and cultivation activities, in accordance with the Development Plan. The Development Specialist works to fulfill daily administrative, organizational, logistical, and technical needs to meet the annual budget goals for each fiscal season.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receive and process contributions accurately within donor database, through finance office, and with timely acknowledgement letters
  • Develop and implement efficiency strategies for internal processing of contributions while also ensuring a simple and gracious experience for donors
  • Maintain accuracy and good hygiene practices for sponsor/donor/patron contact information within the donor database
  • Implement annual fund initiatives including, but not limited to, donor correspondence, direct mail solicitation, filing, database input, events, and special projects
  • Track benefits/recognition implementation and monitor the delivery of benefits/recognition
  • Maintain inventory and an archive of all development and solicitation materials
  • Maintain Development contacts in EMMA, including distribution lists
  • Support successful implementation of all fundraising events
  • Other duties assigned as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of work experience and Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills including Outlook and donor database

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong proficiency in CRM software (Salesforce experience preferred)
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize, working quickly and accurately
  • Work well as part of a team

Physical Demands: This position requires work on nights and weekends for RMT productions and other events.

To apply, email with “Development Specialist Position” in the subject line and include your resume and a cover letter. No phone calls please.