Position Description

The Choir School of Delaware (CSD) provides a lifeline for Wilmington students and their families. More than just a choir, the Choir School serves as “a community center that sings.” We create a more equitable Wilmington by providing year-round academic support, opportunities for identity formation, superior music education, and access to community resources. The Choir School’s programming addresses the underlying and root causes of generational poverty and socioeconomic disparities. The Choir School acknowledges systemic inequity and works to remove barriers to success.

The Marketing and Development Associate (MDA) reports directly to the Director of Music and Operations (DMO) and works closely with the DMO and the Director of Development and Advancement (DDA) to communicate the impact, mission, and vision of the orgainzation. The MDA provides support in the following areas: 

  • Communications to the public, volunteers, donors, potential donors, and external organizations
  • Creation, implementation, and maintenance of direct mail, email, radio, and social media campaigns
  • Marketing and donor list management and segmentation 
  • Event management

Key Tasks and Responsibilities


  1. Develop communications regarding the impact of CSD to prospective families, business leaders, corporate and foundation representatives, and government officials in an effort to advance the mission of CSD.
  2. Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and development plan with measurable outcomes and deadlines. 
  3. Assist the Choir School staff in planning and executing annual CSD subscription series and special events.
  4. Build and maintain a robust sponsorship program that supports CSD performances and programming.
  5. Regularly update CSD’s external website and social media accounts. 
  6. Oversee, in conjunction with DDA, printed and digital content to keep stakeholders, donors, friends, and prospects of CSD informed about program impact.
  7. Coordinate recording, video, and/or photography of performances, rehearsals, summer camp, and other events. 
  8. Manage the production and artistic design of externally produced marketing and development collateral. 
  9. Manage in-house printing jobs for programs, reports, handbooks, etc.
  10. Develop creative PR; be proactive with media announcements and other press releases. 
  11. Coordinate the publishing of the  Annual Report both printed and digitally.
  12. Maintain all marketing and donor databases, establishing and following rules of data entry to ensure a cohesive network of data. 



  1. Work with DDA to process donations and manage donor thank you letters, to be sent within two business days of receipt of the donation.
  2. Maintain in-house inventory of marketing collateral and development materials; maintain the readiness of run-out/“Development” box for all events. 
  3. Assist DDA  in preparation of annual appeal letters and mailings to be personalized by the Board of Directors or other letters as requested by DMO.
  4. Assist DDA and DMO with grant management, ensuring all CSD staff provide needed data/narratives in a timely manner, managing systems in place to record data, and assist with compilation and presentation of data presented to funders. 
  5. Assist in management and growth of annual fundraising events.
  6. Participate in director and funder tours as scheduled.
  7. Assist DDA with special projects: Annual Gala and Benefit Concert, Annual FriendRaising Breakfast, Thank You Luncheon for donors.


General Administration:

  1. Maintain all marketing and donor databases, establishing and following rules of data entry to ensure a cohesive network of data. 
  2. Attend continuing education opportunities to support personal and institutional growth.
  3. Develop collegial relationships with staff.
  4. Attend staff meetings and other discussions as needed.
  5. Support other tasks as needed.


Qualifications and Technical Proficiencies:

  1. Minimum bachelor’s degree required.
  2. Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
  3. Ability to organize own work effectively, prioritizing competing workloads and working to meet demanding timelines.
  4. Reliable and trustworthy; can take direction and function as part of a team.
  5. Displays professionalism, patience, and flexibility; works well with children and adults.
  6. Is creative and motivated; exudes positive energy
  7. Strong software skills and profociencess are essential to successful performance, including experience with Microsoft Office, GSuite, Quickbook, Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premeire Pro, CRM/patron management systems (Constant Contact and Donor Perfect) and Canva. 


Position Type

Full-time @ 40 hours per week.


Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary ($55,000-59,000) and benefits including health, dental retirement, and vacation.


Equal Opportunity Employer

The Choir School of Delaware is is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees without regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or gender expression.

To Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, and references to careers@choirschoolofdelaware.org. Please also be prepared to provide two writing and two media samples if requested.

Position Type

Full-time @ 40 hours per week.

To Apply

Send your resume, references, and cover letter to careers@choirschoolofdelaware.org.

About the Choir School

The Choir School of Delaware, a 501(c)(3) organization, provides professional musical training, leadership development, language skills, academic support and mentoring in an intergenerational environment for youth in Wilmington, Delaware, and the surrounding region. Choir School staff and volunteers serve as advocates for these students to help guide them to success in academic, music and social endeavors.