Boston Lyric Opera

11 Avenue de Lafayette
Boston, MA 02111

Date Posted:
December 28, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Development Coordinator


The Development Coordinator implements and maintains best practices in Development operations including gift processing, data records, donor acknowledgments, and reporting; maintaining moves management information in Tessitura (CRM); donor and prospect research; and provides general administrative support for the Development team.


Development Operations

· Maintain patron information in database and perform routine data cleanups, including duplicate record reporting/updating/merging

· Perform routine gift and fundraising event reconciliations with Finance.

· Oversee TNEW setup for Development contributions and donation round-ups, Gala Sponsorships and tickets, and PRIMA memberships in collaboration with Audience Services Manager

· Provide 990 information to finance

· Adjust gifts in Tessitura to reconcile with receivables

Moves Management

· Conduct prospect research for Development team and special events

· Maintain plans and steps in Tessitura and upload completed research into records.

· Upload data for Donor Search screening and download and import into Tessitura screening results

· Generate scheduled and ad hoc campaign reports, including development forecasting and cash reporting

· Present reports to Development team at bi-weekly Moves Management meetings

· Generate step reports for gift officers, meeting with them weekly to obtain updates


· Update necessary system tables to reflect new fiscal years—future receivables to current FY, new GL’s, new future year receivable cutoff date

· Create new system table codes for contributions, plans, activities, events, etc.

· Create elevated events with levels and GL’s

· Manage process of new custom report creation for Development use

· Create all campaigns, sources and appeals for Development

· Create output sets for all direct mail, appeals, invitations, renewals and emails

· Provide quarterly reports for BOD meetings

· Provide complete donor listings for Program Books and Annual Report


2+ years of experience working in a nonprofit Development position or additional years in a customer service/administrative role. Candidates must have excellent organizational skills, communication skills (written and verbal), attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, problem-solve, and multi-task. High level of proficiency with technology, including Microsoft Office applications and databases. Experience with Tessitura, a plus. Some evening and weekend work will be required throughout the Season.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position, overtime eligible. Salary range competitive and commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits and opportunity for advancement. Boston Lyric Opera is an equal opportunity employer.

How To Apply:
Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to No phone inquiries.
Apply by:
February 22, 2019
About this Organization:

Founded in 1976, Boston Lyric Opera’s mission is to build curiosity, enthusiasm, and support for opera, by creating musically and theatrically compelling productions, events, and educational resources for our community and beyond. BLO produces opera in all forms, large to small, popular to less known, from early music to newly commissioned works. BLO’s programs are funded, in part, by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.