Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg seeking development associate

Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg seeking development associate

The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg is seeking a development associate to support all fundraising activities. This position includes primary oversight of the donor database as well as generation of all fundraising reports as needed by the development department and all mailings. The development associate oversees the integration of records from the box office, merging all duplicates, and interacts regularly with the finance director to ensure clean financial data. This position works closely with the senior development director in the execution of cultivation and solicitation of corporate, individual and foundation gifts. The development associate is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the senior development director. Hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and as needed.

Stewardship and Donor Relations

  • Responsible for all donor acknowledgements and assists with regular donor “touches”

Annual Fund — responsible for coordinating and implementing annual fund activities

  • Generate invoices for pledged gifts and mail at least quarterly
  • Assist with folding, stuffing, sealing and stamping large mailings
  • Assist in the execution of all United Arts Fund collateral including brochures, online giving campaigns, direct mail solicitations, etc
  • Coordinate the printing, production, and mailing of all United Arts Annual Fund direct mail appeals, monthly anniversary letters and annual corporate grants and requests
  • Coordinate with senior development director to assist with the bi-yearly phone-a-thon including preparation of calling materials, and follow-up letters

Database Management

  • Utilize Blackbaud Raisers Edge software and Target Analytics to support strategic donor cultivation and solicitation and to prepare campaign management reports, campaign forecasting, prospect tracking, etc
  • Ensure accurate and timely gift record-keeping, management of database, and all records, files, gift processing, pledge reminder and donor acknowledgements
  • Post daily pledges/gifts/grants/payments to Raisers Edge database
  • Maintain data in Raisers Edge by running various clean-up queries and manually adjusting data or merging/purging records
  • Generate email lists from Raisers Edge for Constant Contact emails
  • Coordinate with director of finance to reconcile information between Raiser’s Edge and Financial Edge monthly
  • Prepare all necessary fundraising reports


  • Assist senior development director in executing three annual donor stewardship events


  • Associates degree in a related field or 4 years related work experience
  • Raiser’s Edge proficiency with data entry, queries, exports, reports, batch gift entry, conditional mail merges, and database clean-up
  • Demonstrated ability to use a variety of software applications, especially Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles
  • Highly organized and detailed-oriented
  • Must be able to work independently, and handle confidential information and navigate sensitive situations
  • Detail oriented; ability to set priorities, work without supervision, and handle multiple tasks
  • Organized and efficient
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to foresee a need and act upon it
  • Physical requirements: 8+hrs of sitting, walking, talking and listening. Able to lift up to 25 lbs. Close vision to read monitors. 7+ hours of computer work per day

To apply for this position please send a cover letter and resume to

The mission of The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg is to provide cultural leadership for Greater Spartanburg by developing, strengthening and promoting the scope, excellence and educational role of the arts, humanities and sciences and to further their significance in the life of our community and all of its citizens. Founded in 1968 with a current budget of $2.1 million, The Arts Partnership is the oldest and largest countywide arts agency in the state of South Carolina, conducting the 19th largest United Arts Fund in the United States raising $1.2 million in grants and contributions.

Via: Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg