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Development Associate
Philadelphia, PA
Remote Position

Play On Philly

About POP

Play On Philly (POP) is a non-profit organization that provides daily, after-school music instruction to over 300 K-12 students. We work in communities that historically have had little or no access to formal music education. POP offers a transformative music education experience that develops and inspires the behaviors and personal skills needed for a successful life.


Job Description

Reporting to the Development Director, the Development Associate assists in planning and overseeing POP’s fundraising activities and events and is responsible for administrative and operational aspects of POP’s donor experience, including tracking, reporting, event support, and general donor outreach.


Essential Functions:

  • Maintain database by recording gifts, tracking donation pledges and updating correspondence.
  • In partnership with the Development Director, manage information tracking processes regarding acknowledgements, recognition, ongoing communications, and continued cultivation of donors to enhance their relationship with POP.
  • Track key performance indicators toward departmental fundraising goals.
  • Work in conjunction with the Development and Program Teams to ensure consistency in tone, content and branding of all externally facing content.
  • Manage administrative details associated with Major Giving program events.
  • Implement tasks associated with POP’s annual fundraising event, Evening of Harmony, in collaboration with the Development Director and the full team.
  • Maintain budgets for related projects and responsibilities.


A Successful Candidate

  • Has a growth mindset and welcomes feedback
  • Is passionate about music, education, and/or social justice
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality of sensitive donor, Board, student and staff information
  • Is motivated by challenges
  • Excels at building relationships
  • Proficiency with Office365 and donor databases; familiarity with Adobe preferred.
  • Willingness to learn new software programs and applications.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal. Strong attention to detail.
  • Experience with content creation and social media platforms.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed for events.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve team and organizational goals.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

POP is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace and is actively trying to attract a wide pool of candidates. Discrimination against race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability or genetic information is both illegal and against our organization’s values. As part of our Commitment to Cultural Equity and Anti-Racism, POP is working to understand who is applying to our open positions. Your responses will help us to evaluate and improve our current practices. If you feel comfortable volunteering your demographic details strictly for informational purposes, you will be invited to respond to the optional section in the job application.


Our Community

POP is rooted in the community of Philadelphia. We welcome all applicants and invite our local community members to apply. We want to hear from you!


Submit resumé and cover letter with application. 

Salary: $55,000 - $60,000/year
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