The Colburn School is a world-class performing arts school where a renowned faculty provides instruction in music, dance and drama to dedicated students of all ages. 

Since 1950, the school has equipped students with the skills, support and opportunity needed to achieve their highest artistic goals. The school's state-of-the-art campus is located in the “heart-of-art” of downtown Los Angeles, neighboring Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Music Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and the planned Broad Museum. 
Position Summary: The Advancement Assistant provides essential support in processing gifts and acknowledgements. Reporting to the Manager of Annual Giving and Advancement Operations, the Advancement Assistant works in conjunction with the Advancement staff to help ensure smooth business operations for the fundraising aspect of the Advancement Department’s efforts. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
Gift Processing: 
· Accurate tracking of incoming gifts 
· Generating acknowledgments in a timely manner 
· Maintaining electronic and hard-copy files of gifts, acknowledgments and other correspondence with donors 
· Generate simple reports as requested 

General Team Support as requested 
· Mailings 
· Copying 
· Other data entry 
· Event support 
· Attention to details in all tasks 
· Excellent organizational skills 
· Able to learn, follow and remember different sets of procedures 
· Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment with shifting priorities 
· Ability to handle confidential information appropriately 
· Demonstrated ability to multi-task and set priorities 
· Willingness to ask questions when procedures or priorities are unclear 
· Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to act in a mature and professional manner with top donors and trustees. 
· Able to maintain a positive attitude. 
· Excellent communication skills (written and oral) 
· Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and flexibly as part of a team 
· PC proficiency, demonstrated experience working with Word and Excel 
· Data entry experience is required; database experience a plus 
· Experience in gift processing, especially using Raiser’s Edge, is a plus 
· Able to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends 
· BA/BS preferred. 

To apply, go to www.colburnschool.edu http://www.colburnschool.edu/ and click on Employment at the bottom of the home page