Jun 21, 2010

*Development Associate*

*Education Through Music - Los Angeles (ETM-LA, Inc.)*

*Development Associate*

*Education Through Music - Los Angeles (ETM-LA)* is a 501c(3)
independent non-profit
organization which makes comprehensive, in-school music education a reality
for thousands of children who would otherwise have limited or no exposure to
the arts; uses music instruction to strengthen students' ability to learn in
all areas; and works to build schools' capacity to sustain programs. Founded
in 2006, Education Through Music-Los Angeles is based on the ETM program,
which has successfully served New York City schools since 1991. Education
Through Music-Los Angeles' mission is to promote and provide music in the
curricula of schools with at-risk populations as a means of enhancing
students' academic performance and general development.

ETM-LA forms long-term partnerships with elementary public and parochial
schools that serve disadvantaged children and lack sufficient resources for
school-wide music education and currently partners with 9 Los Angeles
schools, serving over 2,000 schoolchildren. Typically, over 90% of the
students are minorities, over 80% qualify for the Federal Free Lunch Program
(determined by family income), and approximately 10% are disabled.

The *Development Associate* will work with all core staff members of
Education Through Music-LA, performing duties in a variety of areas, but
will primarily assist the Executive Director with the following:


* Grant proposal research and writing

* Tracking gifts, maintaining donor correspondence

* Corresponding with government offices to schedule site visits and
submit proposals

* Preparing reports to foundations

* Providing support for fundraising events

* Assisting on budgets for proposals and reports

* Improve documentation of development procedures


* Communicating regularly with program staff in order to prepare
accurate proposals, reports and newsletters

* Collecting and tracking Program Assessments and Data

* Program Evaluations and Surveys


* Assisting with gathering and analysis of information


* Maintaining the office, answering the phone

* Maintaining the foundational and contact databases and suggesting


* Creating and producing ETM-LA's Newsletter

* Assisting with mailings and appeals

* Updating information on website

Other duties as assigned.


* Bachelor's Degree. (*Writing background required*)

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent
organizational skills. Ability to conduct research online, to meet
deadlines, to write and edit in response to guidelines (when provided), as
well as to write and edit independently.

* Computer literate (fluent in Microsoft Word, familiar with Microsoft
Excel, ability to learn new software, such as database and publishing).

* Ability to work in a collaborative environment and be a team player,
as well as to take initiative. Ability to multi-task.

* Mission-driven. (Background and/or interest in music, other arts and
education a plus.)

Salary dependent upon qualifications. *Full-time position.*

Candidate should submit cover letter, current resume, and names and contact
information of two professional references.

Submit to info@etmla.org with "ETM-LA Development Associate Position" in the
subject line. No calls please.

Victoria Lanier
Executive Director

Education Through Music-Los Angeles
2501 W. Burbank Blvd. Suite 305
Burbank, CA 91505
Office: 818.433.7600
Fax: 818.433.7601

Giving children hope and success through a well-rounded education, one that
includes quality music and arts instruction. Join Education Through
Music-Los Angeles to keep music in schools!

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