Development Assistant, Annual Programs

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The Development Assistant, Annual Programs, will report to the Director, Annual Programs and work closely with all members of the Annual Programs team. The Development Assistant is responsible for providing the highest level of service to donors, prospective donors, and internal customers, as well as administrative and event support for the Patron Program and Museum Council. Essential functions include:

processing and tracking donor gifts, and maintaining accurate fiscal and membership data generating, organizing, and executing small- and large-scale mailings serving as a front-line contact for Museum Council, Patron and MFA Fund donors, and MFA colleagues seeking assistance assisting in the successful execution of events, including mailing invitations, all RSVP tracking, nametag production and assembly, check-in table set-up, greeting, break-down, and follow-up assisting in the successful execution of the Museum Council Steering Committee meetings, including RSVP tracking, room set-up, food and beverage logistics, taking minutes, and follow-up as needed working closely with Development Officer and planning committee, will provide support in planning of the annual Museum Council Summer Party

The Development Assistant will be present for all Council and Patron event planning meetings and all Council and Patron Program events Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required one to three years of office experience, preferred strong organizational skills and attention to detail excellent communication and interpersonal skills ability to handle delicate and confidential information ability to multi-task, prioritize assignments and work in a fast-paced environment proven ability to work both independently and as a team player strong professional demeanor understanding and appreciation for important roles volunteer and staff play in institutional advancement solid working knowledge of PC-based Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required high level of comfort with database systems and an ability to extract data for the purpose of management reporting

For consideration, please submit your cover letter and résumé to: resumes@mfa.org. You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

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