Developer Associate

Developer Associate

Department Overview

The Development Division includes major annual giving, restricted giving, capital campaigns, foundation development, special events and board relations. The division is responsible for raising funds from those who can support WGBH at a significant level for annual operating, capital and directed gifts and the WGBH Endowment. It is also responsible for the management and development of WGBH’s governing boards.
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Position Overview

The Development Associate for Board Relations will provide support in all activities of the Board Relations department—including communications, calendaring and scheduling of internal meetings, board committee meetings and Trustee and Overseer board meetings, donor cultivation and stewardship, database management, compliance and a variety of administrative tasks. In addition, the Development Associate will work closely with the Board of Overseers and the related committees. 

The diverse functions of this position require the ability to juggle competing priorities, initiative, proactive problem-solving and sound decision-making with the goal of achieving clear communication, efficient office operations and procedures, and effective support for multiple projects. This position will also be called upon as needed to assist with events. This position will require regular contact with a variety of staff, external and internal constituencies. Flexibility, discretion and confidentiality, and a solutions-based approach to addressing problems are required. The position requires a highly detailed, articulate, poised and energetic professional who thrives as a self-starter and problem solver. He or she should be an excellent communicator and have superior interpersonal skills, computer savvy, accuracy and sound independent judgment. 

Essential Functions: 
15% Board Meeting Scheduling: Manage operational details for robust calendar of Board of Trustee, Board of Overseers, and Committee meetings for the organization, High level of professional interaction with Board Members, CEO, WGBH Executive Management, and Staff. 
20% Board Meeting Logistics: Oversee logistics and details for board and committee meetings, including the development of materials, agendas, presentation production, binders, nametags and catering needs. 
20% Database Management: Maintain detailed board member/donor information in organizational Salesforce CRM system. Track RSVPs, coordinate reports and manage event and board member nomination campaigns in Salesforce CRM system. 
15% Communications: Assist in all marketing and communications projects for the Board Relations team. Manage the monthly board newsletter, holiday cards, stewardship gifts, a selection of invitations, annual report list production. Manage the production of the board member notebook. Includes drafting of briefings, meeting announcements, committee meeting agendas and other communications with Board members. 
20% Volunteer coordination: Handle outreach, communication, and logistics related to Board and Committee meetings, including meeting scheduling, prep and coordination of content, logistics and catering. 
5% Manage the Board Relations Department’s compliance requirements of the open and closed meeting sections of the Communication Act of 1934. 
5% Other duties as assigned.

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Skills Required

Candidate should have 2-3 years or more related or transferable experience. Qualified candidates should demonstrate attention to detail, strong verbal and written skills, proficiency and aptitude for systems work and proven record of active, on-site problem solving that is expected in the support of events work. Candidate should show ability to juggle multiple projects, prioritize tasks and manage work time to the highest efficiency. 

Must be proficient in Macintosh, Microsoft Office suite and Filemaker Pro. Some knowledge of complex databases is preferred, and Redpoint e-marketing a plus.
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Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree is required.


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