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The International Association of Blacks in Dance
Silver Spring, MD, United States
25 days ago
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The International Association of Blacks in Dance
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
25 days ago


IABD is seeking an organized, responsible, and detail-oriented individual for a Part-Time development and fundraising position. The Development Associate is responsible for working with the Development Director on a diverse and complex set of tasks including direct mail solicitations, gift processing, donor cultivation and stewardship, donor record management, grant writing, and grant reporting. The ability to multi-task, focus on detail and professionally communicate with various internal and external constituents is essential. This position will be based in the Washington, D.C. area once the organization returns from the remote work environment.


  • Work with the Development Director to create and implement annual fundraising strategy, including events featuring key donors and stakeholders.
  • Drive the organization’s individual fundraising events, including annual appeals and special events.
  • Perform regular correspondence and outreach to current and prospective individual donors and corporate sponsors as directed by the Development Director.
  • Research prospective funding sources and prepare brief materials.
  • Assist with donor cultivation and ongoing donor stewardship.
  • Assist with the grant writing process, including writing, editing, and managing drafts.
  • Participate in creation and preparation of Board of Directors meetings and relevant materials as needed.
  • Other responsibilities as required.



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Four to Five years’ experience preferred, particularly in development or fundraising and events
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google applications
  • Familiarity with or capacity to learn Association Management Software


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including writing, editing, proofreading, and grammar skills required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, tact, and diplomacy
  • Well-developed organizational and time management skills
  • Respect for and adherence to confidentiality
  • Well-developed customer service orientation
  • Deadline and detail-oriented, managing processes, research, and reporting
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through
  • Creativity, resourcefulness, and strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask with little supervision
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, high-energy environment
  • Dependable
  • Fully participates in special activities of the organization
  • Willingness to travel 2-3 times, per year
  • Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends

If you satisfy the qualifications above, we would love to meet you. For consideration, please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to

NOTE: Phone calls and emails to staff regarding this job posting are not accepted. Please visit our website at

Denise Saunders Thompson
President and CEO
The International Association of Blacks in Dance
8730 Georgia Avenue, Suite 606
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57593389
  • Location:
    Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
  • Position Title: Development Associate
  • Company Name: The International Association of Blacks in Dance
  • Job Category: Development and Fundraising Manager
  • Job Type: Part-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Associates Degree
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $20.00 (Hourly Wage)

MISSION The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) preserves and promotes dance by people of African ancestry or origin, and assists and increases opportunities for artists in advocacy, audience development, education, funding, networking, performance, philosophical dialogue, and touring. VISION Our vision is for dance, by people of African ancestry or origin, to be revered, respected, and preserved in the consciousness and cultural institutions of all people. VALUES IABD values and validates the signif...

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