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2020 Addison Street

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compensation: Competitive salary and excellent benefits
employment type: full-time
non-profit organization

Development Associate, Freight & Salvage
Start date: February 2019
Hours: Full-time, occasional evening and weekend hours required
Compensation: Competitive salary and excellent benefits including health insurance, optional FSA and 403(b), sick and vacation time, and free entry to all shows and classes
Location: 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

The Freight & Salvage is a nonprofit music venue and community arts organization dedicated to promoting public awareness and understanding of traditional music--music that is rooted in and expressive of the great variety of regional, ethnic, and social cultures of peoples throughout the world. The range of music we present and teach about is broad, and considering the importance of traditional music and the difficult history of injustice that surrounds much of it, we are taking steps to ensure that our work, as presenters of that music, is fair, inclusive, equitable, respectful, and sustainable.

The Freight's 14 full-time and 35 part-time staff is a highly skilled, dynamic group of folks who have together created an excellent workplace environment. As an anchor organization for the downtown Berkeley Arts District, the Freight holds over 340 performances annually as well as a variety of classes for all ages.

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This position will develop and execute a variety of fundraising tasks. The Development Associate will be responsible for researching, writing, and submitting proposals to institutional funders (foundations and corporations). This position will also support other development activities including events, direct mail fundraising, email campaigns, and donor outreach. This position reports to the Director of Development and is a member of a four-person Development team, raising over $1 million annually toward the Freight's $4.5M operating budget.

Grant Writing:
• Develop and maintain understanding of current Freight programs and future priorities for funding
• Research and identify prospects that are a good match for Freight programs and priorities
• Write proposals on timeline agreed upon with Director of Development
• After review by Director of Development, submit completed proposals by deadlines
• Ensure timely and accurate reporting to institutional funders
• Maintain and nurture relationships with program officers
• Develop budget and goals for institutional support, and regularly report on progress

Corporate Sponsorship:
• Develop strategy and content for a corporate giving program, with a particular eye towards securing underwriting for the annual free music festival in September as well as the annual gala fundraising concert
• Cultivate, meet with, and solicit corporate donors
• Maintain and nurture relationships with existing corporate donors
• Develop budget and goals for corporate support, and regularly report on progress

Department Support:
• Participate in developing fundraising messages and strategies for various campaigns throughout the year.
• Write content for the development department and Executive Director including website, direct mail appeals, emails, newsletters, speeches, signage, etc.
• Project manage and write content for Annual Report
• Work with the Database Administrator to maintain accurate record-keeping for institutional and corporate donors
• Provide support for the annual gala concert
• Periodically attend board Development Committee meetings
• Periodically attend donor meetings and receptions
• Attend weekly staff meetings

• Participate in professional development activities
• Attend conferences (occasionally out of the area)

• Excellent, engaging, writing skills required, including the ability to write for various audiences (foundations, audience members, and corporate marketing teams)
• Demonstrated record of raising funds to support a non-profit
• At least 3 years' relevant work experience with non-profit organizations
• Ability to work collaboratively and independently
• Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously, adjusting workload to meet changing circumstances
• Desire to help the Freight create a welcoming, multi-cultural environment that values equity and inclusion.
• Experience with in-person solicitation of donations strongly preferred
• Experience researching and writing grants strongly preferred
• Familiarity with local and national arts funders strongly preferred
• Familiarity with DonorPerfect database software a plus

Please submit cover letter and resume to Katy.

The Freight is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity to its employees and applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other reason unrelated to ability to perform the position. This policy applies to every aspect of employment, including but not limited to hiring, advancement, transfer, demotion, termination, compensation, benefits, training and working conditions. People of color and LGBTQ people strongly encouraged to apply.
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