Rhythmic Force is Hiring a Development Coordinator

A message from the Board of Directors

Since its beginning, Rhythmic Force has been an organization built to teach students the value of teamwork, time-management, hard work, and discipline. This is achieved through the lens of percussion performance, competition, and community engagement. As the number of students that we impact every year grows, so have our needs. It is now time for us to amplify our efforts to serve our students and our community.

Rhythmic Force is seeking to hire a part-time Development Coordinator to oversee the organization’s fundraising, including seeking out opportunities for financial support through grants and corporate/private sponsorships. With our support, you’ll be the point-person to elevate our development efforts and build an even better experience for hundreds of students and the greater Austin community.

This is new territory for Rhythmic Force.

The person occupying this position will be the first Development Coordinator in the history of Rhythmic Force, which means you will help us build the program from the ground up. This position will be part-time and will not exceed 5 hours per week. Having said that, we understand that that development efforts take a lot of time, so you won’t be alone.

The vast majority of board members, staff, and students pay money to participate in Rhythmic Force. Their passion for the activity and community are what drives their involvement and they will all participate in the initiatives you help create. The skill, focus, and passion that you bring to this position will help mobilize the organization in a new way.

If the idea of helping the Rhythmic Force organization thrive for many years to come piques your interest, we would love to hear from you. Please review the official job description below and reach out with any questions.

Development Coordinator

Rhythmic Force Percussion is a 501(c)(3) non-profit theatrical and innovative percussion ensemble based in Austin, Texas.


  • Collaborate with board of directors to create, refine, and implement fundraising plans and programs
  • Identify, research, and evaluate grant prospects to determine areas of interest, submission dates, and requirements
  • Write and submit grant proposals to family, community, public, and private entities, as well as national and government organizations
  • Maintain records of solicitations and grant applications
  • Create a respectful reputation for the organization and build new donor relationships by communicating via email, phone, or social media; answer donor and staff inquiries in a timely fashion
  • Work cross-functionally with Marketing to reach new audiences and develop digital and graphic content
  • Cultivate existing and prospective donors by coordinating details of benefits or special events such as receptions, recognitions, show ticket needs, shows, and other requests
  • Prepare reports for funders on grant program results

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Organization, time-management, and problem-solving skills needed
  • Experience in fundraising (or transferable experience in marketing, sales, or communication)
  • Familiarity with grant writing
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently 
  • Experience soliciting donations
  • Valid driver’s license

This is a paid, part-time position, starting at $25/hr, not to exceed 5 hrs per week. 

To apply, please send an email to info@rhythmicforce.org with:

  • A short introduction about who you are
  • A brief explanation of your development experience and why you would like to work with our organization 
  • Your resume
  • If possible, include an example of a previous grant proposal that you have written.

Applications are due on September 26th 2022.