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About Shakespeare and Company

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Development Associate

TERM: year-round, full-time
STATUS: salaried, at-will employee
SUPERVISOR(S): Director of Development
SCHEDULE: weekdays typical

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate will provide administrative and logistical support for the office, including entering and maintaining data in the donor database, accurate and timely processing of all gifts, generating reports and mailing lists, producing thank you letters, and helping plan and staff donor events. This position works in a fast-paced environment and will require regular contact with a variety of external and internal constituencies, including staff, donors, patrons, and members of the Board of Trustees. This is a year-round, full-time position, and benefits include paid vacation, health insurance, and retirement plan.

This position requires some evening/weekend/holiday work, especially during the summer season, May – August. It also requires occasional lifting up to 25 pounds (such as tables, chairs, printed materials, and mail trays).

In addition, Shakespeare & Company expects the following from each employee: adheres to Company policies and procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about departmental issues; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; participates in Company events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, positive demeanor, and ability to work collegially with a diverse group of constituents, including artists, staff, donors, and patrons
  • Demonstrated ability to manage detailed, confidential, and sensitive information
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines in a fluid work environment
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • A self-starter and ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications (including Outlook, Word, and Excel) and donor databases
  • Commitment to an inclusive and diverse working climate

Previous experience with Raiser’s Edge, grant writing, and fundraising and/or event planning in an educational, non-profit, or related environment

Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three references to (PDF files work best). We will not contact references without your approval. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, for best consideration, please apply by 5:00 p.m. on May 15.