Development Coordinator




The Flynn is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We strive to be diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective. Our goal is to build and maintain an organization where everyone can do their best work. We believe that people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, and LGBTQ people must be centered in the work we do, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.


The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts is Northern New England’s premiere performing arts center. The Flynn offers a wide range of cultural and educational experiences and nurtures the creative development of performing artists. Our facilities include a 1,411-seat proscenium auditorium (Flynn Main Stage), a 180-seat black box cabaret space (Flynn Space), two education studios, a gallery with rotating exhibits of regional artists, and adjoining lobbies.

The Flynn hosts over 200 performances and over 50 camps and classes annually. Regularly scheduled performances include the Flynn season, which features world-class music, Broadway, theater, dance, and family performances on our Main Stage, with additional touring shows added throughout the year and weekday matinees presented through our Student Matinee Series, in addition to the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. The Flynn also provides a performance venue for the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the Vermont Youth Orchestra, Lyric Theatre, and other local arts organizations.

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Basic Function

Representing the “Flynn member” among Flynn staff and coordinating all membership experiences across departments. Responsible for processing membership gifts, acknowledgements, and renewal mailings. Supports the director of development and associate development director in day to day operations.

Characteristic Duties & Responsibilities

Gift Processing:

  • Process all  gifts and pledges including matching gifts
  • Follow up on matching gift forms and applications
  • Manage sustaining membership program with auto-billing and auto-renewal
  • Coordinate acknowledgement letters for all individual membership gifts
  • Pledge billing maintenance 
  • Collaborate with the finance department to optimize accurate and timely gift reporting

Other database functions:

  • Provide Tessitura expertise as a Power User for the Development Department
  • Maintain and update donor records
  • List and segmentation building for all donor and member events and email campaigns 
  • Provide database maintenance support working with IT
  • Collect data for prospect identification
  • Track and report on planned gifts, major donors, and membership
  • Utilize our database and systems to create ideas and innovations for the ideal member experience 

Contributions and appeals:

  • Oversee portfolio of memberships under $1,000
  • Research prospects and provide data to development team
  • Generate monthly membership renewal appeals
  • Generate prospect lists and other appeals

Provide administrative support to Development:

  • Assist with general support for special events
  • Facilitate individual benefit fulfillment
  • Prepare and send development emails as needed
  • Coordination of all member events 
  • Be the first point of contact via email and phone for all members and potential members
  • Assist with sponsor contracts and implementation 
  • Support in membership acquisition efforts collaborating with the Executive Director, Development Director, and marketing 
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervision Exercised

Supervise volunteers and/or work study students.

Supervision Received

Supervision provided by director of development.


  • Associate’s Degree (Bachelor’s Degree preferred) or a combination of related experience and education 
  • Demonstrated skills and strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Database skills and experience; Tessitura preferred 
  • Ability to organize, prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Detail-oriented with a high level of accuracy
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment
  • Development/Philanthropy experience preferred

This general outline illustrates the type of work that characterizes the Job Classification. It is not an all-encompassing statement of the specific duties, responsibilities and qualifications of individual positions assigned to the classification.

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