New Art Center in Newton

61 Washington Park
Newtonville, MA 02460

Date Posted:
January 31, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Development Coordinator


The Development Coordinator position requires a highly organized, energetic professional who can work independently as well as engage as a team-player in supporting the development operations of the organization in order to maintain and enhance the organization’s philanthropic revenue. In addition to exceptional attention to detail, this position:


  • Processes incoming gifts including financial reporting and record-keeping, and recognizing and thanking donors

  • Supports development efforts of the Executive Director including researching potential donors or grant opportunities; preparing lists and talking points for calls and visits

  • Assists the Executive Director in developing appeals and special events including email, conventional mail, crowd-funding and social media efforts

  • Manages and maintains the database and segmentation structure for donor and student marketing and fund development efforts, including data capture and analysis of mail, email and social media outreach results, and notes taken during donor visits and/or calls

  • Develops and implements 4-6 events annually for the Friends of New Art Center

  • Recruits and manages volunteers from the community to help with events

  • Works closely with the Marketing & Communications Manager on design and content of fundraising and marketing materials



  • 3 years actively involved in the support of professional fundraising including annual fund, special events, individual giving or related areas of fund development

  • Professional and pleasant phone manner, and customer service mindset

  • Ability to build relationships and engage with students, teachers, donors and potential donors

  • Organizational and event management experience

  • Working knowledge of FileMaker, Raiser’s Edge, or other development software

  • Experience with donor databases, audience segmentation and data mining to achieve optimal personal contact with donors and potential donors

  • Excellent writing skills

How To Apply:
Qualified candidates, please submit your resume with cover letter to
Apply by:
February 21, 2019
About this Organization:
The New Art Center is a community art space which offers everyone exceptional opportunities to make, exhibit, view, think about and talk about art. The New Art Center,a nonprofit 501c3 organization established in 1977, believes the experience of art helps human beings solve problems, learn from their environment, build strong communities and live meaningful lives. We welcome artists of all ages and abilities, serving over 2,500 students annually in hundreds of art classes, workshops, and vacation programs, as well as a full schedule of exhibitions, programs and art experiences for a broad public. We seek to lower barriers, making the experience of art accessible to everyone through our outreach programs and scholarships. Our exhibition programs celebrate rising and established curators and artists from Newton, Greater Boston, and beyond. Our galleries and resident artist programs attract over 5,000 visitors annually and bring diverse opportunities for discovery of and engagement with art to our community.