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

As a member of the Individual Giving team, 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. Enter and track all visits, calls and emails in the donor database.
  5. Coordinate with the Donor Relations team to maximize a positive interaction with the NEAq constituents that moves them closer to a larger gift.
  6. Assist with scheduling, agendas, logistics, and background materials for internal and external meetings and conference calls. Provide support for donor visits to the Aquarium.   
  7. Collaborate on the development and implementation of special events.
  8. Provide administrative and scheduling support for the Vice President of Development.
  9. Other duties as assigned.



Minimum Training and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of three 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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