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Development Administrator



Development Administrator (Full-time)

The Hochstein School seeks an enthusiastic and detail-oriented Development Administrator to administrate and assist with the systems and functions related to fundraising and development at the school. This position reports to the Director of Development & Community Engagement.

Main responsibilities:

  • Record gifts, submit deposits, and produce and send acknowledgements
  • Manage and maintain CRM database, including research and documentation
  • Assist in the implementation of multiple fundraising campaigns
  • Provide organizational and logistical support for special events, e.g., gala and stewardship event
  • Produce regular reports, gift reconciliations and other documentation for the School's President, Director of Development, and Business Office
  • Draft, compile, and send donor and alumni communications (mail and digital). Generate mailing lists.
  • Assist with grant administration
  • Track, acknowledge, and report gifts-in-kind
  • Send pledge reminders
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development and/or the President/Executive Director



Generally Monday-Friday during business hours (9am-5pm). Remote work days negotiable. Schedule may occasionally be adjusted to assist with special events occurring on weekday evenings/weekends.



  • Bachelor's degree with at least 1 year of administrative/professional experience required (college internships and participation in programs like AmeriCorps VISTA may be counted)
  • Flexibility, persistence, attention to detail, and high degree of accuracy
  • Strong computer skills in databases, Microsoft Office Suite, and high proficiency in Excel. Experience with Bloomerang (CRM) a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work at a fast pace and manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills and attitude; friendly and accessible temperament
  • Problem-solving, innovation, efficiency; knowledge of work flow systems a plus
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately



$18 - $21/hr based on experience (FT); health insurance and other benefits. Position available immediately.


Please submit letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 current references to:

Ayette Jordan, Director of Development & Community Engagement
The Hochstein School
50 N. Plymouth Ave.
Rochester, NY 14614
Or via email at ayette.jordan@hochstein.org (preferred)


The Hochstein School - an Equal Opportunity Employer - is a diverse community of teachers and learners and BIPOC candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Hochstein School is a vibrant organization in Rochester, NY, offering high-quality instruction in music, dance, and expressive arts (music, art, and dance therapy). Established in 1920 to commemorate the artistry, life, and service of David Hochstein – a prodigious violinist who died serving in World War I – the School welcomes students of all ages, abilities, proficiency levels, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds in an inclusive and accessible environment that provides artistic opportunities for all. More than 100 years after its founding, Hochstein annually serves more than 3,000 students from a 12-county region surrounding Rochester. The School is active throughout the community and provides tuition assistance to more than 50% of its students. The acclaimed Hochstein Performance Hall, located within the school's historic downtown building, hosts concerts and events throughout the year.


January 2023