The Development Coordinator works closely with the Director of Advancement and Director of Special Events. The goal is to support the strategic vision and goals of the Department, assisting both Directors and ensuring the office is organized, efficient, and effective when it comes to publications, communications, tracking, and marketing.
To maintain congruency between the school’s mission statement and all activities of the development department
To manage and continually update the donor/volunteer tracking CRM (customer relationship management) system in coordination with the Director of Advancement and Director of Finance
To format and design all print material and publications in coordination with the Director of Marketing and Communications
To coordinate all volunteer and fundraising content in concert with the Director of Marketing
To execute and coordinate all Development emails, newsletters, or mailings in coordination with the Director of Marketing and Development team
To conduct research on donors in coordination with the Director of Advancement
To assist, follow-up, or schedule meetings, and prepare necessary paperwork or material, as needed by the Development Team
To support all aspects of the Department as and where needed from the Development Office desk
To support all alumni initiatives as directed or envisioned by the Director of Advancement – see items the department, as a whole, will be working on:
Research and generate ideas to increase charitable giving at the school through alumni donors
Develop a wide variety of ways to communicate with all alumni, including social media
Plan, organize, and implement receptions, reunions, special educational programs, and other alumni events both at school and throughout the community
Create meaningful avenues for alumni participation in the life of the school
Publish the alumni magazines and other publications
Maintain current and ongoing messaging about the school on the school’s website and on other social media outlets
Conduct alumni prospect research – research and profile the backgrounds of all alumni
Identify, select, and train alumni to assist in the admissions office network for prospective families and students
Oversee and manage the school-wide directory for professionals in the community
To perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School
To support the school and its leadership
To be a role model for all that you expect from teachers and students
Skills and Abilities:
Strategic skills: The ability to see the big picture, anticipate opportunities and set the vision by creating longer-range perspective on various situations. Effectively use strategic thinking to assist other departments in the achievement of their goals.
Business/Financial skills: The ability to effectively analyze results of all of the programs you oversee, manage your budgets, and make recommendations supported by financial analysis.
Creative Problem Solving:Uses a disciplined process to define problems, identify root causes, and evaluate data from a variety of sources. Creatively solves these problems.
Collaboration skills: The ability to work effectively with others inside and outside the lines of formal authority to accomplish goals and identify and resolve problems. Participate in local, regional, and national business related organizations to build relationships and keep the school current with regard to financial operations.
Communication skills: The ability to listen, overcome objections, work with others towards “win-win” situations. Must have outstanding writing, verbal and presentation skills and present a positive attitude.
Common Qualification Requirements:
Bachelor Degree preferred
Experience in administrative assistant experience or nonprofit office
Proven track record of problem solving and initiative
Management of multiple projects and/or staff persons
Highly organized and able to prioritize/adjust in a fast paced environment
High level of people/customer service skills
Strong verbal and written skills
Proficient in social media; publisher; Microsoft suite, Excel, CRM’s, word processing