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The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is a nonprofit membership organization committed to promoting and preserving the practice, understanding, and appreciation of classical design. To do so, the ICAA offers a broad range of educational programs. These include intensives for architecture and design students, introductory programs for middle school students, lectures and walking tours for the public, continuing education courses for professionals and enthusiasts, travel programs to visit classical masterpieces, awards to honor the best in contemporary classical design, the publishing of original and reprinted books, and an annual journal entitled the "Classicist."

Reporting to the Associate Director of Development, the ICAA's Development Assistant works as part of the team responsible for raising more than 2.25 million dollars annually from individuals, foundations, and corporations. The Development Assistant works closely with the President and other members of the Development team to provide administrative assistance and support on all aspects of the fundraising program.

Position Responsibilities:

• Enter and process donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations in Raiser’s Edge and draft acknowledgment letters
• Work with finance department on monthly reconciliation between the development and finance offices
• Research current and potential funders
• Assist with planning and coordination of fundraising events, including tracking RSVPs, liaising with vendors, answering inquiries, helping to set up, and checking in guests
• Draft inquiries, proposals, and reports for foundations and prospects
• Draft communications for President, including acknowledgment letters, emails, and meeting requests
• Manage President’s calendar, including scheduling and confirming meetings and making travel arrangements
• Assist with mailings and appeals
• Help to maintain accurate records in Raiser’s Edge and stay up-to-date on training for the database
• Other projects as assigned


• Must have Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of fundraising or related non-profit experience
• Must be detail-oriented and highly organized, with excellent oral and written communications skills
• A high level of energy, initiative, and creativity is essential
• Ability to interact professionally with trustees, members, donors, volunteers, and colleagues
• Proficient in database management and Microsoft Office Suite
• Ability to think creatively and strategically
• Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative; can work independently and as part of a team in support of the organization’s goals and mission
• Must show exceptional attention to detail while managing multiple projects on tight deadlines
• Interest in architecture, art, or design is a plus

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and two writing to Include Development Assistant Search in the subject

• Location: Manhattan, New York, NY

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