Development Associate


Shared & Administration


Senior Development Manager






July 15, 2019

Position Summary:

The Development Associate plays a key role in bringing to life the relationship between BRIC’s donor base and our programming through membership campaigns, two annual galas, and an annual giving appeal. By coordinating communications with members, donors, and working at events at BRIC Arts | Media House and at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at the Prospect Park Bandshell, the Development Associate helps to fulfill member benefits and ensure positive ongoing relations with donors.

Key Duties:

  • Process all contributions via BRIC Membership, Friends of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Gala in the summer, the BRIC Gala in the fall, and BRIC’s annual fund with a year-end appeal. This includes vouchering income, batching gifts in Raiser’s Edge, filing gift records, and preparing acknowledgement letters on a daily/timely basis.
  • Assist with prospect research
  • Coordinate Membership ID card printing and distribution for BRIC membership programs.
  • Assist with mailings by maintaining donor contact information in Raiser’s Edge, preparing mailing lists, merging solicitation letters, and assembling mailings.
  • Assist with phone follow up, email communication, and letter writing with all donors.
  • Collect and organize print/electronic ads for event programs.
  • Support seasonal membership drives including BRIC JazzFest, Holiday Drive, and BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival.
  • Act as BRIC membership ambassador at robust calendar of BRIC events including BRIC Fall Gala After Party, exhibition openings, and performances.
  • Coordinate member check-in at events by setting up check-in area, greeting and wrist-banding members and other VIPs, scanning ID cards, answering questions about benefits, and troubleshooting as needed. This includes being onsite at every performance during the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival as well as other key events throughout the year.
  • Track member attendance from scanned ID cards in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Develop member communications such as eblasts and member spotlights
  • Coordinate Business Friend member promotions at events
  • Prepare income reports
  • Provide additional administrative support to the development team as needed.


  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising database.
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in related field.
  • 2 years administrative experience in a non-profit arts organization, preferably in development
  • Experience and/or interest in fundraising, membership programs, and special events for non-profit arts organizations.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, keen attention to detail, abundance of energy, self-direction, organization, ability to think fast on your feet.
  • Excitement about the opportunity to gain valuable development experience through both administrative office tasks and engagement with the public at events, and the ability to do both with utmost professionalism.

Salary and Schedule

This is a full-time salaried position with a strong benefits package. Salary is approximately $40K - $45K depending on experience. Regular office hours are Monday–Friday, 10am to 6pm. During the summer season, June–August, the Development Associate will work a modified schedule in order to be present at all performances as part of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. The summer schedule is Tuesday– Saturday, with office hours from 10am to 6pm + approximately 30 performances primarily on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Presence at additional evening and weekend events throughout the year will be required.

How to Apply

Email with subject line: Development Associate. Please write a brief cover letter in the body of the email and attach resume.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

BRIC is an equal opportunity employer.  We are dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We encourage applications from people of color and others who are under-represented in the cultural sector. Our application period is open until we have a diverse and qualified pool of candidates