American Repertory Ballet Now Hiring
New Position: Development Coordinator
American Repertory Ballet Now Hiring for a New Position: Development Coordinator
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - American Repertory Ballet, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, is hiring for the newly created position of ”Development Coordinator” to play a vital role in the organization’s fundraising efforts that support the programs of American Repertory Ballet, Princeton Ballet School, DANCE POWER and other educational initiatives. American Repertory Ballet's mission is to bring the joy, beauty, artistry and discipline of classical and contemporary dance to New Jersey and nationwide audiences and to dance students through artistic and educational programs. The organization is comprised of: American Repertory Ballet, the preeminent classical and contemporary ballet company in the state; Princeton Ballet School, one of the largest and most respected non-profit dance schools in the nation; and the Access and Enrichment initiatives, ranging from the long-running and acclaimed DANCE POWER program in public schools to the popular On Pointe free monthly enrichment series.
The Development Coordinator will report directly to the Development Director and will provide key support to the development office in realizing the organizational development plan. The ideal candidate is a trustworthy, organized, detail-oriented team player with excellent skills in communication (oral and written) and relationship building, and a demonstrated fundraising interest. S/he should be an enthusiastic, outgoing self-starter who can successfully manage multiple deadlines, work in a fast-paced environment, and embrace technology. A commitment to the performing arts and a passion for ARB’s mission is a necessity. The position requires tact and the ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Primary responsibilities include: coordinating “Annual Giving” campaigns, coordinating the planning and execution of fundraising events, assisting in the grant application process, updating development records, tracking gifts and coordinating relevant correspondence, managing databases, and providing support for development committees and activities.
Position requirements are as follows: a Bachelor’s degree or higher; 3-5 years related work experience; outstanding written and oral communication skills; demonstrated attention to detail; ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously and to meet tight deadlines and deliver under pressure; excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills; knowledge of nonprofit fundraising operations; experience/excellent track record in: event planning, database management, online giving and individual donor cultivation, grant-writing and grants management; and a passion for American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School’s mission and programs.
Salary is commensurate with experience. A benefits package will be offered. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
Christine Chen, Managing Director
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: “Development Coordinator Position”
Or Fax: 732.249.8475
American Repertory Ballet is an equal opportunity employer.
Photo by Peter Cook.
About American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School
American Repertory Ballet's mission is to bring the joy, beauty, artistry and discipline of classical and contemporary dance to New Jersey and nationwide audiences and to dance students through artistic and educational programs. The organization is comprised of: American Repertory Ballet, the preeminent contemporary ballet company in the state; Princeton Ballet School, one of the largest and most respected non-profit dance schools in the nation; and the Access and Enrichment initiatives, ranging from the long-running and acclaimed DANCE POWER program to the popular On Pointe series. The professional company is a classical and contemporary ballet company committed to presenting ballets from the 19th and 20th century alongside new and existing works by choreographers from today. Founded in 1963, the company is currently under the artistic leadership of Douglas Martin, former principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet. The company's rich history of repertory includes established masterpieces by distinguished American choreographers such as George Balanchine, Gerald Arpino, Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor and Twyla Tharp; cutting edge works by choreographers such as Val Caniparoli, Kirk Peterson, Dominique Dumais, Harrison McEldowney, Amy Seiwert, Susan Shields and Melissa Barak; and former Artistic Directors Dermot Burke, Marjorie Mussman, Septime Webre and Graham Lustig. ARB has been designated a "Major Arts Institution" by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts consistently for the past two decades, and has repeatedly been awarded a Citation of Excellence by the Council. ARB was voted People's Choice for Best Dance Company in 2008, 2011, and 2012.
Princeton Ballet School has gained a national reputation for its excellent dance training since its founding in 1954 by Audrée Estey. Princeton Ballet School currently enrolls approximately 1500 students annually from age three through adult and is directed by Mary Pat Robertson. Princeton Ballet School has studios in Cranbury, New Brunswick, and Princeton which are equipped with shock-absorbent floors, non- slip dance surfaces and pianos for live accompaniment. Many of Princeton Ballet School’s faculty members have performed professionally; others have attained graduate degrees in dance education and have won awards for their teaching. Students from the school have gone on to dance in professional ballet and contemporary dance companies in the US and abroad. Graduates have danced with such diverse organizations as the American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Miami City Ballet, STREB, Momix, Complexions, Mark Morris Dance Company, Twyla Tharp Dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, New York Theatre Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Ballet Met Columbus, and American Repertory Ballet.