Development Research Coordinator

                                                            JOB DESCRIPTION


POSITION:                Development Research Coordinator 

DIVISION:                 Development

REPORTS TO:            Vice President of Development

CLASSIFICATION:     Full-time, Non-Exempt

The Development Associate is a member of the WXXI / Little Theatre Development team. The position is responsible for supporting all fundraising efforts including audience services, budget management, prospect and donor research, activity tracking, database management and data reporting needs. In addition, the position will support a wide variety of other fundraising aspects of the organization including event support and donor relations.

A successful Development Associate is highly organized, proactive, excellent at follow-through, skilled at database management, research, and possesses a high level of computer competency.



  1. Support the Development department with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. Duties will include interaction with donors, volunteers and staff on the telephone, via mail and  email as well as in person.
  2. Identify potential new prospect donors and conduct research, analysis, and synthesis of information to assess prospect giving potential, interests and possible solicitors. Evaluate, organize, and edit verified and extrapolated data into comprehensive standardized dossiers. Identify and qualify major gift prospects on a regular basis.
  3. Act as the liaison for the WXXI and Little Theatre Development Officers with internal and external constituents, maintain mid and major donor files and records in Allegiance database. Assist in special projects such as grant and Major Gift proposals. Assist in the planning and execution of events for donors and prospects. Generate regular reports of Major Donor activity.
  4. Act as the administrative support to the Development department. Duties including, but not limited to, preparation of correspondence and materials, answering phones, and fulfilling requests from callers, budgets and filing.
  5. Assist in preparing for committee meetings, by drafting agendas, issuing invitations, notices and handouts, arranging for refreshments where needed, record and distribute minutes. 
  6. Maintain divisional cost accounts for Development and Underwriting.  Monitor division budget, make adjustments as needed. Order and maintain office supplies and premium inventory for Development and Underwriting.
  7.  Participate in membership drives and fundraising activities as required.
  8.  Assist with other divisional duties and special projects as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a minimum of two years’ experience in a development or fundraising environment. 

Ability to communicate professionally and successfully.  Exceptional writing skills with a good knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation rules.  Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and multi-task. The ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion.  Strong technical skills should include Microsoft Word, Excel, internet search engines and database management. Team player with positive attitude and passion for donor relations and the WXXI mission.


Qualified applicants may submit their cover letter and resume to:  or mail to: WXXI HR Dept., 280 State St., Rochester, NY 14614. 

WXXI is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion. (EOE).