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Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 11:56 PM

Job Description
Job Description
This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and motivated fundraiser to play a pivotal role in the growth of a leading not:for:profit pageantry organization. With competing drum corps, a band association, an Allentown based dance program, and band director and student based educational effort, YEA is an important and well known youth agency, located currently in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania.

In detail, YEAs programs include:
:The Cadets : 10:Time World Champion Drum and Bugle Corps
:Cadets2 : 2016 World Champion Drum and Bugle Corps
:Xcape Dance Studio : Hip:Hop Dance Company
:USBands : The largest sanctioning body for scholastic music competitions in the United States
Founded in 1990, Youth Education in the Arts affords young members the opportunity to participate in some of the most prestigious events in the world. Each year YEA members participate in numerous high:profile ceremonies celebrating sporting events and political inaugurations as well as movie premieres and television commercials. YEA performers have most recently performed with recording acts such as Shania Twain and Destinys Child, appeared on MTV, the Late Show with David Letterman and the Today Show, as well as being featured performers in the annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. YEA has also provided ensembles for professional sports teams including the New York Jets, New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets.
In the organizations illustrious history, YEA performers have had the unique experience to appear most notably at the Summer Olympic Games, the Major:League Baseball All:Star Game, the World Cup and other notable national and international sporting events.
While amassing a long and storied tradition, YEA groups have been recognized as World Champions in various disciplines. Over 1,500 members have had the experience of winning gold medals for their performances, quite possibly an honor they would not be able to realize in any other part of their lives.
YEA invites the world of tomorrow and makes a huge difference in the lives of thousands of young people each year. Within the programs of YEA young people gain an edge. They learn to cooperate, they learn to set goals, they work long and hard and they learn what it takes to be a success

The Position
As an Associate Director, the person selected for this position will be responsible for assisting in and delivering on the overall fundraising strategy of the organization, supplementing existing funding with unrestricted funding from individuals, corporates, grant:makers and other sources.
Current projects rely heavily on direct mail including:
: An Annual Campaign
: A Holiday Campaign
: A Summer Campaign
: And various special requests
Within each of these efforts there are a number of tasks including:
: Data management
: Coordination of the mailing of the letters and requests
: Coordination of the electronic marketing
: Premium shipping post donation
: Answering questions and concerns
And most importantly the Associate Director of Fundraising and Donor Relations will work directly with alumni, donors, friends and fans. We have more than10,000 people who interact with the organization over the space of a year, and although we do not expect to speak to each person each year, we do wish the keep the channels of discussion open.
: Sending notes and reminders:
: Birthday cards
: Calls of thanks
: Updates on coming events
These and other ideas are all within the context of the Associate Directors Role.

Coordination will be ongoing with marketing, technology, The Cadets, Cadets2, and USBands. Initially the Associate Director will work directly with the Director of Marketing and it will be very important that the person selected has the ability to set goals, manage their work, and communicate across departmental lines. The CEO and Director of Marketing at YEA traditionally participate in a good


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