New England Aquarium
  • Individual Giving
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time Regular

Reporting to the Director of Individual Giving, the Development Associate is responsible for acquisition, upgrades, and renewals of donors at the Navigator level ($1500) and above through phone calls, emails, and occasional visits.  Additionally, the Development Associate will assist with the creation and implementation of annual giving direct mail and email appeals along with accompanying social media outreach for New England Aquarium society donors. 



  1. In conjunction with the Director of Individual Giving and Director of Donor Relations, develop and implement annual giving campaign using mail, email and social media in accordance with annual goals.
  2. Call, email, write, and visit donors at the $1,500 to $25,000 level to renew and upgrade their giving.
  3. Establish and maintain a small portfolio of Society Members.
  4. Coordinate with Donor Relations to maximize the use of all social media accounts developing a positive interaction with Aquarium followers that moves them closer to a larger gift.
  5. Collaborate on the development and implementation of special events and direct mail solicitations.
  6. Enter and track all visits, calls and emails in the donor database.
  7. Prepare necessary reports for the Director for status updates, strategizing, goal setting and Board meetings.
  8. Other duties as assigned.



Minimum Training and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of two years' experience working in a Development office.
  • Experience with annual giving campaigns.
  • Exceptional writing skills and comfort level and proven success with telephone solicitations.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Face to face solicitation experience preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience working Microsoft Office Products and databases (Raisers' Edge strongly preferred).
  • Ability to develop a working knowledge of the Aquarium across teams and share that knowledge with current and potential members and donors.  
  • Professional maturity, judgment and decisiveness to inspire confidence among other staff and senior administration.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines and to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Experience in problem solving environment.
  • Must be available for some evening and weekend events. 


For more information and to apply online please visit:

  **To be considered, a cover letter must be included in your submission.


New England Aquarium is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer as defined by the EEOC.

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