(Non-exempt, full time)

Job Description Summary

The Development Assistant works as a member of the Development team and serves a key role within the Development Office serving all fundraisers. The Development Assistant is responsible for donor database support including data entry, gift processing, batching, updates, and reporting tasks.  Also responsible for maintaining donor files, proposal assembly, proofreading, mailings and special projects, as assigned. This position also works collaboratively with other departments, such as membership and graphics.

Reports to: Development Department via the Development Manager

Responsibilities – including but not limited to:

  • Manage and maintain confidential donor files, both electronically and hard copy

  • Document scanning, copying, and filing for physical and electronic database archives

  • Assist Development Manager with database maintenance

  • Assist in mailing of varied correspondences and invitations

  • Manage in-kind flight vouchers and hotel scheduling

  • Assist with annual fundraising event

  • Attend and assist with special events as needed

Educational/Career Requirements and Expectations

  • Excellent computer skills with experience using Raiser’s Edge database and Microsoft Office Suite

  • Previous office experience required

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail in a fast-paced environment

  • High school diploma required; associates degree or pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university preferred

  • Professional demeanor and interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively with staff, volunteers, donors and the general public

  • Required to maintain absolute discretion and confidentiality with sensitive donor, prospect and member information

  • Professional oral and written communication skills

  • Available and willing to occasionally work outside of traditional business hours

Human Resources Manager
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
fax: (817) 255-9354

Fun Fact
When established in 1941, the Museum was the first children's museum in Texas and one of the first children's museums in the nation.

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