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Monday, November 23, 2015

Now Hiring: Development Associate

The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Development Associate for Louisiana A+ Schools.

Development Associate

Reporting to and in partnership with the Development Director, the Development Associate will design and implement a fundraising strategy to support the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts' Louisiana A+ Schools Program. A new position in the organization, the Development Associate will have the opportunity to expand GRFA's existing development functions.

Responsibilities include:

Donor Relations
  • Assist in the development and execution of the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts' Louisiana A+ Schools annual fundraising plan
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors and program sponsors
  • Creating and executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Develop solicitations for mail and email fundraising campaigns
  • Arrange and conduct school tours with existing and potential donors

Special Events

  • Work with Director of Operations and Special Events Coordinator to secure paid attendance to special events including the statewide Aioli Dinner Supper Club series
  • Secure hosts for "Aioli Dinner" fundraising events and follow up with hosts to generate ticket sales

Grant Writing
  • Develop and track proposals for all foundation, corporate and government grants
  • Identify, write, compile and submit grants in cooperation with GRFA and LAA+ staff
  • Ensure that reporting of the use of grant funds is completed accurately

  • Prepare monthly reports for the Development Director to assess fundraising program effectiveness


  • B.A. required, M.A. preferred
  • 5 or more years of experience in Development
  • Experience with Raiser's Edge or equivalent donor management solution
  • Basic knowledge of Louisiana's education system
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Must have ability to travel frequently across all of Louisiana 

Salary is commensurate with experience. This position is based in New Orleans at the Rodrigue Foundation office. Interested applicants can send their cover letter and resume to info@georgerodriguefoundation.org.

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