Donor Acknowledgement and Research Coordinator
The successful candidate will support
the varied goals of the Development Office as a member of the Development
Information Systems and Development
Research team. The position primarily focuses on accurate and timely tax
receipt and donor acknowledgment
correspondence to properly express gratitude for each donor's contributions to
the BSO. The position also researches and
assesses donor giving capacities. Additionally, the position
participates in the utilization of system reports, donor information updates, records maintenance, and limited
established timetable, produces and manages weekly gift acknowledgment system
for specific gift types utilizing multiple letterhead and signature protocols.
personalized correspondences to high-level donors to recognize and communicate
the impact of their contributions to the BSO.
This will entail close
examination of incoming gifts, ongoing communication with gift officers
regarding donor intent and interests, and frequent interaction with the offices
of the Managing Director.
Composes letters to notify patrons of
honorarium or memoriam gifts.
Produces IRS required tax receipt mailings.
the Development Communication team to regularly update and refresh standard
acknowledgment text as well as
facilitate weekly acknowledgment emails.
and provides reprints of tax receipts and acknowledgments as requested by
donors or gift officers.
research resources to identify and research donor prospects' wealth and
charitable giving capacities.
biographical and financial profiles on individuals using a wide variety of
prospect research resources including online sources and vendors.
Develops a thorough
knowledge of data reports and list building in the Tessitura Software System,
the relational database software system utilized by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Assists with other
daily processing and reconciling activities as directed and provides support
for other projects as assigned by the Assistant Director of Development
Information Systems and/or the Director of Development Research, Information Systems, and
Bachelor's degree in
English, communications, journalism, or other major with emphasis in
communications or related field is preferred.
to write and edit clearly, accurately, and concisely with attention to accuracy
One to three years
of experience writing in a professional environment.
to analyze and synthesize high volume of information. High proficiency in mail merges and correspondence
standards with accompanying strong writing skills.
to be well organized and set priorities to successfully meet deadlines.
to exercise good judgment and diplomacy and maintain highly confidential
Ability to work
independently, as well as collaboratively within a dynamic, sophisticated organization.
Exhibit strong attention
to detail and accuracy in both the recording and outputting of donor information.
Knowledge of the non-profit
fundraising and the integral nature of donor acknowledgments a plus.
in complex document output from a data-based software system.
Tessitura Software Systems a plus.
and special project overtime are occasional requirements of the position.
How To Apply:
Please visit https://www.bso.org - select JOBS and apply within. You may also click on the following link:
May 13, 2021
$30,000 - $38,000
About this Organization:
The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Inc., was founded in 1881 and is comprised of major sub-organizations including Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center, Days in the Arts, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, the Boston Pops, Esplanade Pops, and the Chamber Players.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra performs in historic Symphony Hall from October through May under the direction of Maestro Andris Nelsons. The Boston Pops Orchestra, under conductor Keith Lockhart, performs in Symphony Hall during May and June in addition to, annual series Holiday Pops concerts in December. In July and August the orchestra performs at Tanglewood, its summer home in the magnificent Berkshires of western Massachusetts. The administrative offices of the BSO employ approximately 175 people.