Temporary Development Assistant

Job Description

The Development Assistant will be responsible for processing raffle ticket purchases, mailing raffle ticket orders and responding to raffle inquiries during an active campaign period.

This is temporary position: 37.5 hours per week starting May 4 and ending July 17.

Reports to: Associate Director, Membership & Donor Services
Department: Development

About SFJAZZ: SFJAZZ is one of the world’s most popular and important presenters of jazz. The SFJAZZ Center is a beautiful and perfect stage for jazz artists and the community to celebrate the living American art form of jazz. The $64 million dollar Center launched in 2013 and the 33-year-old non-profit organization now crafts distinguished programming and education services from the heart of the San Francisco arts district. The budget for the 2014/2015 Season is more than $12 million with about half coming from ticket revenues.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Process all inbound raffle ticket orders that come via mail or fax
  • Act as point-of-contact for all raffle ticket inquiries via email or phone
  • Print and mail ticker orders
  • Export ticket data from call center and import data into Tessitura (database)
  • Work with Development Information Manager to prepare and circulate ticket sales report
  • Present updates on raffle activity in Donor Services Meetings
  • Any other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Minimum 2 years of direct experience with high level administrative services
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Intermediate-level database skills (Tessitura experience preferred)
  • Strong customer service skills and experience working with diverse personalities
  • Ability to multi-task while remaining detail-oriented with high level of accuracy and thoroughness
  • Ability to work independently as well as with multiple people across several departments
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Working Conditions: Customary office hours with the majority of the day spent at a desk.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@sfjazz.org. All applications must be accompanied by a proper cover letter to be considered. Resumes without salary requirements or sent to other email addresses may not be considered. Resumes will be accepted until position filled. Please no phone calls or faxes.

SFJAZZ is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking to create a diverse and harmonious workplace.

Lisa Hilton Trio: Horizons

Thursday, May 14, 8:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Lisa Hilton Trio: Horizons - Lisa Hilton, Ben Street & Rudy Royston

Thursday, May 14 · 8PM
SFJAZZ Center · Joe Henderson Lab

Jazz in Session collaborates with schools in strengthening existing music instruction programs by making jazz education accessible to the Bay Area public school community through:

  • Band Director professional development workshops
  • Free concert tickets to SFJAZZ Center shows
  • Tailored support by leading Bay Area clinicians to meet the needs of individual music programs
  • In-school performances by renowned artists

“The impact SFJAZZ has had on our students has been nothing short of priceless. This enriching program and partnership has made an impactful footprint in our student’s music education.”
— San Francisco public high school band director

SFJAZZ brings world-class jazz artists out of the concert hall and into the community, connecting youth and adults, students and professionals, musicians and non-musicians, with a diverse array of interactive workshops.

Jazz in the Middle fosters connections between core subjects and the arts. Public Middle School students learn jazz concepts, experience music performance, and write creatively.

The Jazz in Session (JIS) program collaborates with the SFUSD schools in strengthening existing jazz programs as well as fostering continued expansion through teacher support, hands on clinics, and professional development for school faculty, band directors and administrators.

Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Department SFUSD Collaboration

SFJAZZ proudly hosts professional development workshops for San Francisco school teachers, administrators, and arts coordinators in support of the District’s “Arts Education Master Plan” to make music education accessible to all.

“Equity, access, and excellence in arts education for every student in every school is the vision and the goal of the Visual and Performing Arts Department, (VAPA), of the San Francisco Unified School District.”


Jazz in the Middle and Jazz in Session Programs:

  • Create over 300 work opportunities for local musicians and poets throughout the school year
  • Serve over 700 students per year, 40% of whom represent Title 1 schools
  • Donate over 3,000 SFJAZZ Center concert tickets to public schools and community groups throughout the year

First Chance to Buy Tickets

Syndicate content