Development Operations Assistant Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, New York 11238




Dec 21, 2020

We seek a passionate, forward-thinking, and art-loving individual to fulfill a crucial research and operations role. The Development Operations Assistant works closely with the managers of Research & Strategy and Reports & Integrations to assist with comprehensive and detailed research projects, as well as gift processing, data hygiene, and other aspects of Development data operations. The Development department is responsible for all fundraising activities and events, working with key stakeholders across all donor constituencies and serving as a definitive focal point for our relationships with community supporters and influencers.

* Prepare briefing materials and help conduct research for the Museum Director, gift officers, and managers of foundation and corporate relations
* Monitor news, philanthropic publications, and alerts to identify new prospects
* Assist with the iWave database and identify appropriate online services, magazines, and research tools
* Work with development officers to build and maintain research queries and reports in Raiser’s Edge
* Assist with the processing of all gifts received via lockbox, non-lockbox, and online donations, including both credit card processing and checks received
* Efficiently and accurately enter donor and prospect information into Raiser’s Edge on a regular basis
* Process mail edits, which includes researching bad addresses and completing changes of address on returned mail
* Support all team members in the department with information retrieval for related gifts
* Coordinate meetings for the Museum’s Director and gift officers, including all aspects of funding, departmental, and individual moves management meetings
* Participate in long- and short-term development strategic planning to meet fundraising goals
* Other duties as assigned

* Bachelor’s degree
* One or more years of related professional experience in development at a not-for-profit organization
* Demonstrated experience using Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising software
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office
* Strong technology skills and general computer literacy
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Aptitude for maintaining and creating systems, strong analytical abilities, and problem solving skills
* Ability to meet competing deadlines on time, while working independently and exercising thoughtful prioritization
* Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
* Additional: Knowledge of online information resources such as LexisNexis and iWave preferred

Start date: Immediately
Department: Development
Reports to: Director of Development Operations
Position type: Full-time
Union status: Non-union
FLSA status: Non-exempt
Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

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The Brooklyn Museum, housed in a 560,000-square-foot, Beaux-Arts building, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the country. Its world-renowned permanent collections range from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, and represent a wide range of cultures. Only a 30-minute subway ride from midtown Manhattan, with its own newly renovated subway station, the Museum is part of a complex of nineteenth-century parks and gardens that also includes Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the Prospect Park Zoo.

We invite you to take the next step in your career with us at the Brooklyn Museum. With an extensive and comprehensive permanent collection that includes ancient Egyptian masterpieces, African art, European painting, decorative arts, period rooms, and contemporary art, you will have the chance to work in one of New York City’s oldest and most diverse cultural institutions. Located in the heart of one of the most creative and exciting urban centers in the world - Brooklyn - you will have the chance to collaborate and work side-by-side with artists and the staff of the Brooklyn Museum.