Film Independent Job Description Development Assistant Reports to: Senior Director
Job Description: As an integral part of the Development Department, the Development Assistant supports all efforts of the Senior Director and the Development Department.
Duties: Manage donor databases including data entry, on-line shipping database, invoicing, gift and pledge entry, gift acknowledgements, track receivables and revenue reconciliation Draft/Route Sponsor Agreements Organize and update fundraising/sales kits with Film Independent collateral materials, including cd/dvd duplication Assist in the on-site management of Film Independent sponsors, as assigned Research potential donor prospects using all available resources such as publications, internet, guides, etc. Prepare expense reports Schedule meetings, plan travel itineraries Track staff prospect assignments, including progress toward goals, prepare meeting agendas and materials Answer phones, maintain files, use copier, fax, route publications, order office supplies, general office duties Support activities of Senior Director and the Development Department staff Recruit and manage interns Order sponsor product i.e. beverages for year-round events Other duties, as assigned
Requirements: Strong oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills required. Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, Filemaker Pro, Mac proficiency a plus. Bachelors degree preferred.Fundraising and/or entertainment industry experience helpful.
Competencies: Organizational skills Integrity Communication skills Customer focus Initiative Team-player Energy/enthusiasm Assertiveness Listening skills Dedication Demonstrating the ability to acquire understanding and absorb new information rapidly Open to constructive criticism Setting clear and fair stretch goals Actively breaking down barriers of diversity and visibly fighting discrimination Exhibiting excitement and "can-do" attitude Managing time well Exhibiting a strong desire to achieve and a high level of dedication to Film Independent Going beyond the call of duty, achieving results despite lack of resources and showing a bias for action