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Knock Knock Children's Museum: Development Assistant

October 13, 2023 11:49 AM | Anonymous


Knock Knock Children's Museum is seeking a full-time Development Assistant to manage administrative duties for the organizational development team. The Development Assistant will assist in the development of strategic development initiatives. This position will report to the Director of Development and collaborate closely with all other staff members, serving Knock Knock as a central point person regarding the development and data integrity of the organization's database system.

The Development Assistant should be organized, detail-oriented, and personable. They must also possess excellent networking abilities, people skills, communication skills, and time management skills. The ideal candidate will be passionate about Knock Knock's important mission to be the community spark for engaging, playful learning experiences that inspire and support lifelong learning. In particular, Knock Knock's responsibility is to serve the increasing population of children in Louisiana's Capital Area region who are growing up in under resourced environments. The successful candidate will embrace the opportunity to be at the center of a nimble and efficient team all working to ensure Knock Knock is a vital and necessary educational resource and family favorite destination in southeast Louisiana.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience working as a development assistant;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Excel and Word;
  • 2+ years of experience preferred using Blackbaud's donor database software or similar database software for admissions, fundraising, marketing, and financial tracking and reporting;
  • Ability to learn and embrace new technologies quickly;
  • Technical experience in consolidating data from multiple sources;
  • Ability to excel within a strength-based culture and is excited to join a nimble and talented team;
  • Experience working with websites and other forms of electronic communications to reach audiences;
  • Innovative thinker with a positive attitude and creative problem-solving skills; and,
  • Is eager to establish working relationships with Knock Knock leadership, staff, volunteers, and all constituent groups throughout the organization.
  • Prior nonprofit work experience a plus;
  • Exceptional skills in the areas of organization, attention to detail, time management, ability to manage multiple tasks;
  • Demonstrated team player with a strong collaboration abilities;


  • Provides support to all departments in effective record keeping in the database for functions such as Development, Membership, Operations, and Volunteer Management;
  • Maintains accurate constituent records, mailing lists and data for daily operations, fundraising campaigns, special events, benchmark reports and trends;
  • Records donations on an ongoing basis through our donor database, Altru, including but not limited to data entry, gift, and membership accounting (including entry, processing, acknowledgement, receipting, and report generation);
  • Imports and exports information to and from the database relative to ticket and membership sales, program reservations, special event registration, facility bookings, field trip reservations, etc.;
  • Works with the Development staff to coordinate the bulk mailings for annual appeals, fundraising events, and other donor focused communications;
  • Manages gift acknowledgement process, produces donor letters on a weekly basis, and works closely with the Finance Department on incoming gift processes;
  • Assists with special events planning, preparation and execution and processing of online RSVPs;
  • Assists the Development department with the following duties: scheduling and attending meetings, calendar and contacts maintenance, meeting preparation and follow-up, and draft minutes and other documents for Development Committee meetings;
  • Attends events to assist in set up, implementation of visitor check in/check out, and clean up;
  • Perform all other duties as assigned; and,
  • Available to work some nights, weekends, and holidays.

Interested applicants may apply by clicking here.

2041 Silverside Drive 
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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