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Campaign Research and Grant Writing Associate

Ogunquit Playhouse
Job Title: Campaign Research and Grant Writing Associate
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October 15th, 2021
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The Ogunquit Playhouse has a great opportunity for a Campaign Research and Grant Writing Associate to join our Development team.  As an integral part of the Development team, the Campaign Research and Grant Writing Associate will perform a range of activities designed to enhance the effectiveness and improve the results of Ogunquit Playhouse’s Campaign fundraising efforts, including donor reporting, prospect research and data management.  This role requires a customer service orientation, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment and respond proactively to changing priorities. The right individual must be collaborative, conscientious, and results-oriented. This role requires a high energy level with the ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately.

Responsibilities include:

  • Research potential gift prospects, and screen playhouse attendees lists for potential donors
  • Oversee the construction and maintenance of the prospect pipeline;
  • Create and maintain research plans in the donor database;
  • Compile demographic and financial research reports on new prospects
  • Use research reports to develop briefings and profiles for donors for use by Gift Officers and Development Director
  • Ensure wealth screening and DonorSearch account integrations are up-to-date and working properly
  • Compile Foundations and Grant research related to campaign projects
  • Support Campaign grant writing efforts
  • Research and develop corporate giving prospects
  • Drafts proposals and apply for corporate campaign gifts
  • Assist in the Annual fundraising auction as necessary
  • ta entry as well as organizing and updating other project management software
  • Conduct data analytics on current and past donors
  • Provide general support for the Development gift acknowledgement
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Desired skills and experience:

  • College degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum two years of professional fundraising experience
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with rapidly shifting priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A critical thinker, highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Customer service focus and interpersonal skills. Ability to deal with all levels of individuals.
  • Excellent time and project management skills with an ability to manage multiple high level projects simultaneously.
  • Team player who manages own workload, but can be flexible according to the needs of the team.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and sensitivity
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Power Point) and database management required; experience in Tessitura Software a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Some evening and weekend work required
  • Interest in musical theater and the arts a plus



This is a full-time position with medical, dental, vision, long and short term disability, life insurance, paid vacation, sick days, and 403(b) plan.  Complimentary tickets offered for most productions.

Please send cover letter, resume and references to bbaerman@ogunquitplayhouse.org

Please include Campaign Research & Grants Associate in the subject line.


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