Job Openings

DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Miami, FL
Full time: 40 hours per week, remote with some weekly in-office time required
$35,000 – $42,000 commensurate with experience

Guitars Over Guns is seeking a full-time development specialist to support the overall operation of the development department. This is a great opportunity for an entry or mid-level career person to join a dynamic and dedicated team united around a compelling mission to empower youth through music and mentorship. The right candidate will be stepping into a healthy, growing organization with ambitious plans for expansion.

Guitars Over Guns is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that offers students from our most vulnerable communities a powerful combination of music education and mentorship with professional musicians to help them overcome hardship, find their voice and reach their potential as tomorrow’s leaders. Learn more at guitarsoverguns.org.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Enter and/or update gifts, pledges and grants
  • Create fundraising pages
  • Run weekly donation reports
  • Maintain up-to-date donor contact information
  • Enter weekly offline deposits
  • Create and track donor acknowledgement letters
  • Manage monthly giving program
  • Manage donor requests and questions
  • Monitor third-party donation platforms
  • Support organizing in-person and virtual events
  • Support donor prospect research

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate and support development meetings
  • Manage volunteer projects
  • Respond to emails and phone calls
  • Process tax receipts and refunds
  • Conduct mailings of letters, paperwork and merchandise
  • Maintain inventory of development department supplies
  • Other duties as assigned

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Report to Special Assistant to the President/CEO
  • Coaching provided by VP of GKollaborative

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1-3 years of working experience
  • Experience or skills managing projects and events
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Technologically savvy: knowledge using the full range of contemporary remote office software (Microsoft, Google, Zoom, etc.)
  • Flexible and a self-starter; able to multitask while also being highly detail-oriented
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to Guitars Over Guns’ mission
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have a valid U.S. work visa

NOT REQUIRED, BUT A PLUS:

  • Experience with Salesforce and/or other CRM software
  • Experience in fundraising, executive assistantship, or similar
  • Experience with copywriting
  • Experience with basic design work in Canva
  • Familiarity with Asana project management system
  • Event planning experience

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Carly Gordon, carly@guitarsoverguns.org.