Development Coordinator

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago, IL

Work Location: In-office


  • Full Time
  • Chicago, IL (Remote)
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Theater
  • $42,000.00
  • $45,000.00

Website Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Position Overview
In coordination with other members of the Development Department, the Development Coordinator supports the solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship efforts of the Theater, with a particular focus on communications.

Reports To
Associate Director of Development


Support CST’s primary solicitors by proactively sourcing and tracking their cultivation efforts, solicitations, strategies, and follow-up tasks in CST’s donor database, and by creating call sheets and follow up reminders to prompt completion of action items.
Coordinate solicitation and stewardship efforts for the Theater’s major donors and planned giving society.
In collaboration with Associate Director of Development, draft and execute annual fund solicitation and stewardship campaigns.

Support CST’s institutional giving efforts by maintaining detailed, accurate systems and files to track contacts, submissions, and reporting deadlines.
Assist with writing and submitting grant proposals and reports.

Develop or coordinate the development of materials in advance of and following visits with individual and institutional donors, including presentations, proposals, letters, and other correspondence.
Draft acknowledgement letter templates and edit acknowledgement letters and other communications for key donors.
Conduct or coordinate prospect research for the department.
Create meaningful stewardship reports for individual and institutional donors, including endowment reports, named space reports, and visibility reports.
Swing assistance for VIP ticketing, gift entry and other department administrative needs.
Represent Chicago Shakespeare with donors and partners by understanding the various streams of programming.
Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent; 1-2 years work experience (ideally in marketing or fundraising) preferred.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and attention to detail.
Highly organized and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously while having the ability to shift work seamlessly when priorities change.
Ability to communicate across departments and with Theater leadership.
Proficiency in using Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required; database experience (especially Tessitura) preferred.
Interest in performing arts a plus.
Availability to work some nights and weekends.

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