POSITION TITLE: Development Communications Coordinator
POSITION REPORTS TO: Senior Director of Institutional Giving and Development Operations
The Development Communications Coordinator is the Goodman’s Development Department copywriter who generates print and web copy, proofreads, maintains a Development communications calendar and liaises with other departments to ensure Development needs and priorities are articulated. The ideal candidate will be a versatile writer and editor as well as an expert multi-tasker with excellent organizational skills.
Manage an overall Development communications calendar to ensure projects are kept on schedule and synched with other theater communications
Coordinate routing/approval process of selected printed materials with Marketing and Design to ensure Development needs and priorities are articulated
Serve as the Goodman’s development copywriter, copyeditor and proofreader, ensuring consistent messaging across all platforms
Write donor salutes and event recaps, coordinate images and proofread as appropriate for online donor recognition
Coordinate donor listings and serve as primary development copyeditor for performance programs
Coordinate monthly board communications, including newsletters and fundraising reports
Prepare spoken remarks for all Development events and activities
Write templates and coordinate individual giving acknowledgment letters
Generate content for informational brochures, the website, and collateral about the theater and Development programs
Conceptualize and coordinate the production of video shoots
Serve as a Development point person for website CMS updates and e-blast communications
Liaise with Artistic, Marketing, Education, Literary and other departments to fact check and obtain information as needed
Work closely with the Marketing Communications Coordinator to preserve brand identity and Goodman voice
Other responsibilities, as directed
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Excellent writing, editing, copyediting and proofreading skills
2-5 years experience in writing, communications, editing, publishing or related field
Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. CMS or Tessitura experience a plus.
Theater background a plus
Goodman Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
Goodman Theatre, Chicago’s oldest and largest not-for-profit theater, has won international renown for the quality of productions, the depth and diversity of artistic leadership, and the excellence of its many community and educational programs.
By dedicating itself to three guiding principles—quality, diversity and community—Goodman Theatre seeks to be the premier cultural organization in Chicago, providing productions and programs that make an essential contribution to the quality of life in our city.