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Development Associate

The description below indicates the general nature and level of work performed in this position. It does not contain a comprehensive list of all responsibilities, duties, and qualifications required.

Mission Focus

Join the Choirs to help build a strong base of individual, corporate, and government funders energized about having a positive impact in the lives of young people. We serve families throughout the St. Louis area with a focus on character development and artistic excellence through choral music education. The mission of The St. Louis Children’s Choirs is “shaping young lives through musical excellence.”

Essential Duties

  • Build relationships with our wonderful donors; keep them informed and excited about our mission
  • Serve as primary contact for all development-related communications; liaison to various constituents such as alumni, board, funders, out-sourced professionals, etc.
  • Collaborate with others to prepare financial, audience, and community date for use in grant reporting and proposal preparation
  • Maintain an organized system of tracking all development-related activities
  • Assist with special projects and performance events

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or related experience; 3 - 5 years development experience required
  • Experience in the performing arts is preferred
  • Personable, well-spoken; able to interact comfortably with donors
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; proven organizational skills
  • A sincere interest in working with an organization whose program focuses on children
  • Available to work some evening and weekend hours during performance season

To Apply

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