Advancement Associate

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Advancement Associate




The Cleveland Institute of Art invites applications for the full-time position of Advancement Associate. Reporting to the Director of Foundation and Government Relations, the Advancement Associate will primarily be responsible for handling  the department of Institutional Advancements various lines of contributed income, as well as supporting a comprehensive stewardship program. In this role, the Advancement Associate will be directly responsible for providing administrative support to the office of Institutional Advancement with all internal processing of invoices and purchase orders as well as data entry into the donor database in a timely manner. A great candidate will have phenomenal written and verbal communication skills as this role will work directly with individuals, corporations, foundations and government officials by drafting grant applications, proposals, reports and preparing letters for our donors and funders.
Having strong time-management skills is important because this role will be in charge of preparing and scheduling all internal and external email communications, including email newsletters, announcements and event invitations and reminders. This role will assist with the planning and execution of programs and events for all constituent groups including donors, funders, alumni’s, and other supporters and partners so, organizational and project management skills is key to this position.
A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. The Advancement Associate will use programs such as Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, and Microsoft Word), Raisers Edge and email marketing software. Understanding how to use Microsoft Office is imperative and necessary in this role.  Knowledge of Raisers Edge or any other donor management database as well as previous experience with email marketing system is preferred. This role requires excellent interpersonal skills as well as knowledge of fundraising techniques, including personal solicitation as well as phone and mail solicitations.
We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized or underrepresented in art and higher education and who will contribute to the breadth and diversity of our community.
This is a full-time non-exempt position.  Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Cleveland Institute of Art offers a benefit package including; vacation, sick, personal time accrual as well as additional time off while the college is closed during winter break; health and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, 403B retirement contribution, tuition remission, free campus parking, and inter-museum council discounts.
Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.
Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, CIA complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity or national origin.
The Cleveland Institute of Art is one of the nation’s leading accredited independent colleges of art and design. Since 1882, the college has been an educational cornerstone in Cleveland, Ohio, producing graduates competitive as studio artists, designers, photographers, contemporary craftspeople, and educators.  With approximately 600 students, CIA offers a personal educational experience with the benefits of a larger institution. Students choose from 13 majors and live and work in Cleveland’s University Circle, one of the country’s most unique cultural centers – recently named by USA Today as the “Best Arts District” in the country.
The mission of CIA is to cultivate creative leaders who inspire people, strengthen communities, and contribute to a thriving and sustainable economy through an innovative education in art and design.  Visit our website at:
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Please provide salary range, if applicable: $17.50 - $20.50 per hour