Developement Assistant

Yaddo is a nonprofit retreat for artists in Saratoga Springs, New York. Our mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment.

We offer residencies to professional creative artists working in the following disciplines: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. Artists apply individually or as members of collaborative team.

Contact Name
Angela Schlansker
Contact Email Address
Type of Employment
Full time
Type of Role
Salary Level or Range
$40,000-$50,000 based on experience
This is a remote position

Saratoga Springs, NY
United States

URL to Job Post
Application Closing Date
Description and Qualifications

The Yaddo Development Assistant is responsible for a range of activities that support reaching Yaddo’s fundraising goals.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to three Senior development team colleagues. 
  • Experience is a plus, but not a pre-requisite with fundraising data support – including data entry, running reports and queries, tracking event attendance, maintaining donor records.
  • Familiarity with databases and a talent for data analyses and research
  • Prepare sponsorship packets, new donor packets and other needs for donor meetings.
  • Facilitate department mailings.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of events and donor cultivation, as needed.
  • Attend special events and board meetings, as scheduled.  
  • Contribute ideas and content for various digital platforms, including the website and social media.


  • 1-3 years related nonprofit experience, or BA/BS in development or related field preferred.
  • Can-do spirit; energetic and flexible demeanor.
  • Experience with digital media, website development, and social media strategy a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) required.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge, helpful, but not required.
  • Familiarity with WordPress CMS, and Adobe Creative Suite (or other design programs), a plus. 
  • Strong administrative support skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strength in building and maintaining relationships.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a wide range of people.
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Ability to work efficiently, juggle tasks simultaneously, meet deadlines, and achieve goals.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

To apply

Please send the following to Angela Schlansker via email; include “Development Assistant” in the subject line: Cover letter, resume, three references, with phone numbers and email addresses. No phone calls, please. Only final candidates will be contacted.