Advancement Associate

Cleveland Institute of Art

The Cleveland Institute of Art invites applications for the position of Advancement Associate.  Under the supervision of the Director of Foundation Relations and in support of the office of Institutional Advancement the Advancement Associate is responsible for handling many of the day-to-day functions involved in managing the department’s various lines of contributed income, as well as supporting a comprehensive stewardship program. This is an outstanding and fun opportunity for an up-and-coming development professional to obtain broad exposure to many facets of fundraising and development.


Provides overall administrative support to the Institutional Advancement team including; entering data into constituency information database; researching prospects; organizing and monitoring cultivation and solicitation assignments; scheduling meetings, preparing talking points, assembling presentations, and reports
Initiates and generates gift tracking; enters gifts in database
Assist with the planning and execution for the implementation of programs and events directed at all constituent groups
Prepares correspondence, proposals, and reports to individuals, corporations and foundations as requested


Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills
Creative thinking and problem solving while attending to the details involved in fundraising
Attention to detail, effective multitasking, organization and project management skills
Ability to work collaboratively in a team atmosphere, and the ability to manage a flexible schedule


Education: Undergraduate degree
Two years experience in a development office in an educational institution or other non-profit organization


Position is open until filled with priority consideration given for applications received by June 4, 2021. Access our website at to apply and submit your resume.

Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, CIA complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity or national origin.

The Cleveland Institute of Art is one of the nation’s leading accredited independent colleges of art and design. Since 1882, the college has been an educational cornerstone in Cleveland, Ohio, producing graduates competitive as studio artists, designers, photographers, contemporary craftsmen and educators.

With approximately 600 students, CIA offers a personal educational experience with the benefits of a larger institution. Students choose from 15 majors and live and work in Cleveland’s University Circle, one of the country’s most unique cultural centers—recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of the 10 prettiest communities in the country.

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