Dia Art Foundation seeks a Development Assistant based in its office in New York City. This is a full-time, entry-level role providing administrative support across various operations of the Development department. Reporting to the Director of Development and under the general oversight of the Deputy Director of Advancement, the position provides key support to a small and busy team. The role will offer opportunities for skill development and experience with a full range of Development activities in arts nonprofits, including membership, patron management, and fundraising events.
About Dia Art Foundation
Dia Art Foundation was established in 1974 for the purpose of commissioning, collecting, and presenting major works of art made in the 1960s onwards. Today it consists of eight permanent sites across the United States and Germany, as well as three (soon to be four) changing exhibition spaces in New York state: Dia Chelsea in New York City, Dia Beacon in the Hudson Valley, and Dia Bridgehampton in Long Island. Dia is taken from the Greek word for “through” and conveys the foundation’s role as a facilitator of meaningful artistic experiences that can be encountered in single and repeated visits.
Provide support for a variety of gift-processing and data-entry functions in Altru, including prospect coding, reports, mailing lists, and other constituent tracking
Prepare invoices, donor acknowledgements, member correspondence, and other written communication as needed
Provide support for annual fundraisers, membership programs, and other special events including tracking RSVPs and assisting with event preparation
Compile research and profiles on individual, foundation, and corporate prospects
Support department in managing donor and prospect relationships, including billing and visiting inquiries, donor acknowledgements, tour logistics, and special tasks as assigned
Manage department calendar and prepare meeting agendas and notes
Coordinate department mailings, including book mailings, holiday cards, and other appeals
Assist the Deputy Director of Advancement with travel, meeting schedules, and monthly expense reports
Prior work or internship experience, preferably in a Development or arts environment, is required
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education preferred
Must have strong administrative support skills and be organized and detail oriented; be proactive and able to manage multiple tasks and shifting priorities
Accurate data entry skills; experience with Altru or a similar database is preferred, but training will be provided
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Work well in a team setting with a positive, helpful attitude
Able to travel between Dia’s New York City and Beacon offices on occasion; transportation costs will be covered by Dia
Available for occasional off-site and after-hours work for events, as needed
Qualified candidates are invited to apply, by emailing a letter of interest and resume to email@example.com with “Development Assistant” in the subject heading.
Application Deadline: July 2, 2021
Dia provides a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package with significant employer contributions toward premiums. The 401(k) plan provides 100% employer match up to 4% of the employee’s deferral and immediate vesting. Paid time‐off benefits include three weeks of vacation, ten days of sick leave, thirteen holidays, and a generous parental leave program. Additionally, staff ID badges gain reduced or free admission to most American museums and arts organizations.
Dia Art Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in its employment policies. In addition, Dia will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.