The Development Assistant, Individual Giving, provides administrative support and project assistance to the front line fundraisers of the individual giving team, reporting directly to the Senior Director of Individual Giving. The assistant will be responsible for pulling progress reports on portfolio management, pushing detail reports out to each front- line fundraiser, coordinating briefings for the President’s Office, and managing the solicitation schedule of SAIC Board of Governors, Trustees and major donors. The assistant will help the individual giving team with the tracking and recording of moves in the Raiser’s Edge database, the development of briefing packets for donor visits, the processing of planned giving documents, and reports, and support of special projects and events as needed. The Development Assistant provides phone support to the Individual Giving team, and interfaces with donors and prospective donors.
Occasional night and weekend hours may be required to support special events and projects.
Bachelor’s degree required, with two years of administrative assistant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in a development office is a plus. Excellent computer skills are required, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel (PowerPoint also helpful), in databases, and in mail-merges. Solid writing and editing skills are essential, and candidates must have excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to take initiative to increase the efficiency of the leadership giving team.
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About Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago is a world-renowned art museum housing one of the largest permanent collections in the United States. It is encyclopedic in nature with strong holdings across all media, all traditions and all ages. The Art Institute is particularly recognized for its extraordinary Impressionist, Modern, Contemporary and American collections, among other aspects of its holdings. In addition to housing its permanent collection, it typically stages 35-40 special exhibitions a year. In 2014, it was named by TripAdvisor travelers as the number one museum in the world, a remarkable recognition that speaks not only to the quality of the collection but to the entirety of the visitor experience.
The Art Institute welcomes between 1,400,000 and 1,800,000 visitors a year and has a membership of 100,000. The museum has an annual operating budget of approximately $110 million.
Founded in 1879, the Art Institute grew with the success of Chicago and quickly attained world class stature given the strength of its collection. The Art Institute has expanded several times in its history, most recently and notably with the opening in 2009 of the 264,000 square foot Modern Wing ...designed by internationally acclaimed architect Renzo Piano. The addition has been critically important to the museum as it not only provided much needed gallery space, but also allowed the Art Institute to reorganize its galleries to present the collection in a more logical and accessible fashion. The new addition also includes one of the largest education facilities at any museum and this center has allowed the Art Institute to expand its already impressive array of offerings.