"Santa Fe's objectives are distinctly American, and by making opera more compelling and more relevant, it has changed the map of musical America..."

                         Phillip Huscher
                         The Santa Fe Opera
     An American Pioneer

    Position Detail

    Assistant to the Director of External Affairs

    Type: Year-Round
    Department: Development


    Currently, the company is seeking an Assistant to the Director of External Affairs.


    The Assistant will provide high level administrative support, as follows:

    Solicitation Support – Assist in maintaining the Director of External Affairs’ portfolio of donors including board members, assigning tasks and monitoring solicitation progress; track all moves in the Tessitura data base; draft solicitation letters, donor correspondence and acknowledgments; schedule meetings and appointments; prepare briefing memos for key solicitors (management and board)

    Board Activities – Provide support for committees as assigned.

    Campaign Planning – Assist Director in planning public phase of major capital campaign.   Support development of campaign literature and support materials, etc.

    Prospect Research – Assist in conducting research, as needed, for new major gifts prospects, board candidates, and campaign prospects; prepare research profiles

    Special Events – Assist with event organization, as needed.

    Tessitura Support – Maintain accurate donor records, lists, solicitation tracking entries, constituency codes, and reports in Tessitura (viz. annual fundraising reports)

    Stewardship – Assist in ensuring that major donors receive exceptional stewardship.

    Administrative Support – general support for the Director of External Affairs.

    Excellent writing skills; clear communication style; detail oriented, accurate, forward thinking and creative.  Calm, professional demeanor.  Proficiency with Microsoft office software and other applicable software.  Positive attitude and ability to work collaboratively with a variety of individuals.  A college degree and prior experience, which may include internship experience, in a closely related position is preferred.

    How to Apply


    Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to ekellogg@santafeopera.org   The Santa Fe Opera is an equal opportunity employer.


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