Working at Freehold
Freehold is a highly collaborative work environment full of passionate professionals dedicated to broadening engagement, serving diverse audiences, and encouraging deep participation in the arts.
Development and Communications Coordinator
Freehold is seeking a part-time Development and Communications Coordinator to join our small but mighty team. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience, past exposure to nonprofit fundraising and event planning, be friendly and diplomatic with volunteers, supporters, and board members, a strong writer, and great with details. Other relevant experience may include successful crowdfunding campaigns, small business communications, and for-profit CRM management.
We are a community with a 30-year history of being a place that actively encourages diversity of age, race, gender, economics, and physical ability. Freehold continues to increase its commitment to dismantle racism and increase accessibility. In our continuing effort to engage a broad spectrum of our community we encourage people from all communities to apply.
Although most of our staff are currently working remotely, in-office hours at our Chinatown / International District studios will resume at some point in the future. We expect that employees will continue to have the option to work some remote hours, depending on organizational needs.
This role will start at $20/hr and 20 hours per week with room for growth as capacity builds. Typical schedule is Mon-Thu 10am-3pm with some flexibility as needed. This role will report to the Managing Director with aesthetic oversight from the Artistic Director.
Responsibilities of this position:
Fundraising – 40%
- Manage donation processing including gifts acknowledgement, donation recordkeeping, and preparation of deposits.
- Track project donations and fundraising goals and create donation reports as needed
- Update and maintain donor database (Salsa Engage + CRM)
- Conduct basic prospect and donor research
- Support grant reporting and research grant opportunities. Provide assistance as needed to Managing Director, Artistic Director, and Board in support of fundraising efforts
Communications – 30%
- Solicit content to produce quarterly newsletter under direction of Artistic Director
- Build relationships with local and regional press to promote programs and efforts of the organization.
- Support Registrar in managing social media accounts and updating website.
Events and Outreach – 30%
- Coordinate fundraising and stewardship events, including supporting the Events Committee for logistics and planning of the annual Gala. This requires a high level of detail and organization.
- Coordinate community engagement opportunities for the organization – i.e. tabling and speaking opportunities
- Support partnership building with local organizations
Preferred Skills and Qualities:
- 2 or more years of experience working in a nonprofit or small business setting
- Experience with CRM software and donation processing
- Strong writing and editing skills.
- Comfortability with Google Suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills
- Self-motivated, with a demonstrated ability to work independently and handle simultaneous assignments while adapting to changing deadlines and priorities with success and accuracy
- 10 paid holidays in addition to accrued Seattle Sick and Safe Time
- One free class per quarter
- 4 hours per week of free rehearsal space