Job Opportunities

Membership Assistant

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

The Mark Morris Dance Groups seeks a Membership Assistant to join our high-performance fundraising team as we enter the final year of our Mark Morris: Above & Beyond campaign. This position has the primary responsibility of managing our members and contributors giving at the $1-$249 levels. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys engaging with individuals, who is an excellent project manager, and who is eager to manage and grow a portfolio of individual supporters.

This position reports to the Director of Development and joins a development team that includes a Grants Coordinator, Individual Giving Coordinator, and Database and Research Administrator. The Membership Assistant interfaces with all Program staff to best meet the communication, fulfillment, and solicitation needs of members and donors contributing to specific programs such as our Dance for PD and Education/Community Programs.

The successful candidate will join a community of dedicated arts and administrative professionals who are propelled by Mark Morris’ commitment to artistic excellence, access to the arts, and the impact that arts have in connecting and engaging communities. Our core values include celebrating our diverse community, pursuing excellence in all that we do, advancing access, exposure and opportunity to dance and music, and cultivating creativity.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Manage regular communications to our members/donors contributing at the $1-249 levels including:
    • Provide prompt receipt of donation
    • Send regular stewardship communication, mailings, and benefits fulfillment
    • Draft and mail/email monthly renewal notices
  • Run and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to proactively develop and implement strategies for new and renewed gifts
  • Systematically research contributors and prospects
  • Maintain digital files for donors $1-249 including scanned correspondence
  • Contribute to development, marketing and program staff discussions to further develop strategies for converting highly engaged non-donors into first-time contributors
  • Represent the Mark Morris Dance Group at events

YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS ROLE IF YOU:

  • Enjoy meeting and talking with people – You take pride in having great customer service skills in-person, by letter, by phone or by email.
  • Are highly organized and thrive on transparent work systems – Our department has a high level of interactive communication.
  • Appreciate candor – You regularly give and receive constructive feedback.
  • Love our work and align with our core values!

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2+ years of experience in fundraising from individuals or comparable experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency with office technology: Microsoft Word and Excel, Outlook and Teams, Asana, Ovation Tickets, Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge or comparable database experience preferred

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

  • Annual Salary: Commensurate with Experience
  • Paid vacation, sick/personal leave, holidays and bonus days
  • Comprehensive benefits package includes: Employee Health and Life insurance covered 100%, Flexible Spending Plan, Voluntary vision and dental coverage, Pre-tax commuter benefit, 403(b) retirement plan, and 100% paid family leave
  • Access to the Wellness Center (MMDG’s on-site exercise facility), free dance classes for you and your family, and subsidized studio rental rates at the Dance Center

APPLICATIONS:

  • You will be asked to submit the following as part of your online application:
    • 1-page Cover Letter addressed to Michelle Amador, Director of Development
    • Complete résumé highlighting relevant experience
  • Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
  • Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or veteran status.

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY:

The internationally renowned Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) has received “highest praise for their technical aplomb, their musicality, and their sheer human authenticity.” (Bloomberg News). Founded in 1980,
the Dance Group performs the repertory of choreographer Mark Morris, hailed as the “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical” (The New York Times), whose work is
acclaimed for its ingenuity, musicality, wit, and humanity. Live music and community engagement are vital components of the Dance Group. It has toured with its own musicians, the MMDG Music Ensemble, since
1996, and regularly collaborates with orchestras and opera companies around the world. In addition to 20 fulltime dancers, the organization employs 45 full-time staff, and more than 125 part-time staff, teaching artists, and musicians.

In the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District, the Mark Morris Dance Center, founded in 2001, is the hub of dance and music education in Brooklyn. The nine-studio building provides affordable classes in multiple genres for people of all ages, levels, with and without disabilities, accompanied by live music. The studios, a performance space, a Wellness Center, and ancillary spaces are all available to the community and to nonprofit organizations at subsidized rates. MMDG’s Community Education Programs partner with public and private schools and community centers to provide customized classes. MMDG also offers customized dance workshops for persons with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers in 10 locations in all 5 boroughs.

MMDG programs in NYC and worldwide engage 85,000 people annually. Propelled by core values of community, access, excellence, and creativity, MMDG is committed to ongoing equity, diversity, and inclusion
work to ensure its programs are welcoming and accessible to all.