Company: Mark Morris Dance Group
Location: Brooklyn, NY

The Mark Morris Dance Group seeks a detail-oriented database superstar to join our 4-person department. The Development Associate plays a vital role on the fundraising team ensuring a high level of database management, accurate and timely donation entry and acknowledgment, administrative and event support. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate position is a 40-hour per week full-time position.

The ideal candidate:

Enjoys data management
Is an agile and creative problem solver with an unsentimental focus on results
Takes pride in providing high-quality work
Is a supportive team player

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Database Management & Analytics

Serve as the department’s key point person for the Raiser’s Edge database, ensuring timely and accurate:

Gift entry, acknowledgments, renewal mailings and record updates
Reconciliation of data and donations with associated databases (Financial Edge, MailChimp, CounterPoint, and Outbound)
Reports and queries on contributed income, prospects, and special campaigns
Tracking of events and ticket purchases

Proactively monitor and maintain data integrity of donor and constituent lists

Create and pull monthly analytical reports for department heads to aid in data driven decision making
Synthesize information and develop key findings to support donor cultivation and meet annual fundraising goals

Maintain and update user documentation for system processes and procedures

Departmental Support

Support MMDG’s public performance and private events – supporting execution, assisting with set-up and breakdown, attending NYC performances and pre/post-show cultivation events, representing the organization
Provide excellent customer service – promptly answering donor emails and calls
Provide administrative support – drafting correspondence, assisting with scheduling, creating research profiles for individuals and institutions
Provide data and documentation needed for annual audit
Maintain MMDG’s hard and digital development files
Oversee seasonal Development Interns

Other duties as assigned



2-3 years’ experience working in database reporting and analytics, preferably in the fundraising field (Raisers Edge required. Omatic Software and Online Express is a plus)
Experience interfacing with multiple databases: running regular queries, importing large quantities of data with accuracy, exporting accurate lists, and running accurate reports
Experience with Import-O-Matic, Wealth Engine, SQL, Crystal Reports, or other list/reporting tools a plus
Advanced Excel skills including knowledge of Pivot tables, VLookups, and Macros
Excellent writing and proofreading skills
Passion for arts and culture
Ability to work effectively with other departments (marketing, company management, education, finance) on regular and special projects as needed
Strong ability to liaise with technical, operational, and program personnel


Salary commensurate with experience
Comprehensive benefits package includes: Employee Health and Life insurance covered 100%, Flexible Spending Plan, Voluntary dental and vision coverage, Pre-Tax Commuter benefit and 403(b) retirement plan
Access to the Wellness Center (MMDG’s private on-site exercise facility), free dance classes and subsidized studio rental rates at the Dance Center

Please provide the following as part of your application

Cover letter summarizing your relevant qualifications for this specific position (no generic statements)
Complete resume, including salary requirement
A list of Raiser’s Edge training courses that you have completed, if applicable
Writing Sample (i.e. correspondence with a donor)


Indicate Development Associate on the subject line of email
Applications in electronic format preferred, and accepted at


Mark Morris Dance Group
3 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, Brooklyn, 11217


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