King School is a PreK-12 independent, college preparatory day school located in Stamford that serves the diverse families of Fairfield and Westchester counties. King Schoolseeks more than achievement for our students. We open minds and spark courageous thinking. Everyday, our students discover and forge their unique paths to excellence as we teach, guide, and cheer them on. Because when we set better standards for both the experience and outcomes of education, students cultivate the insights and heart to own their future.
At King, we seek to employ staffulty - our staff and faculty - who love working in a mission driven, student-centered environment, have passion for and expertise in their subject matter, exhibit a growth mindset, embrace the multidimensional roles we each play, and prioritize the learning process for students and staffulty.
Diversity is foundational to academic and professional excellence, and therefore is a core value at King. We think, learn, and work more deeply due to the many facets of diversity in our community, including but not limited to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, age, ability, and learning style. We leverage cultural differences and intellectual diversity to create an inclusive and vibrant learning community, endeavoring for each person to feel seen, heard, valued, and respected.
Job Title: Development Associate
Reports to: Senior Associate Director of Development
King seeks a Development Associate who will provide administrative support to the Development Office and participate in all fundraising activities. Duties will include supporting both advancement services and the annual fund, as well as overall administrative support for the Director of Development and Senior Associate Director of Development. Primary daily tasks include gift processing, gift acknowledgements, and pledge reminders; database maintenance; budget and invoice tracking; direct mail appeals; annual fund email appeals; and calendar management.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Perform daily accurate gift entry and tracking of donors’ pledges and payments, stock/property, and all other gifts as received to King School according to established protocols. This includes processing matching gifts, responding to any outreach and questions from companies and from constituents, completing and submitting forms, and ensuring accurate gift entry, distributing daily gift log and managing the pledge reminder process.
Assist Director of Prospect Management & Stewardship in maintaining the Raiser's Edge database, ensuring accuracy of information and following all protocols; act as the primary person to input/output, update, and maintain constituent records.
Prepare lists for all major development mailings, including the Annual Report, King Fund solicitations, and the Printer’s Proof.
Create online donation forms and serve as a resource for online giving management tools.
Work with the Director of Prospect Management & Stewardship to address Business Office needs such as weekly, monthly and annual gift account reconciliation; financial reporting on endowment funds; special assessments and audits as needed; liaising with the cashier’s office regarding deposits.
Assist Director of Prospect Management and Stewardship, particularly over the summer, gathering data for new parent research.
Provide support to the King Fund program and daily operations of the annual giving processes and procedures.
Liaise with print and design vendors on fulfillment logistics.
Oversee invoice submission process.
Office supply management and inventory, including Digital Storefront.
Reconcile monthly credit card charges.
Serve as calendar manager for the Development team.
Provide administrative support for the Director of Development and Senior Associate Director of Development.
Assist with travel arrangements, stewardship arrangements, volunteer and donor recognition.
Provide event support.
Occasional weekend and evening duties.
All other duties as required by the Director of Development and Senior Associate Director of Development.
Requirements and Skills:
Bachelor’s degree required.
Preferred 2-3 years of professional work experience in a development, fundraising, office logistics, or customer relations role.
Working knowledge of basic accounting principles and reconciliation preferred.
Knowledge of database management, as well as leveraging data integration tools, preferred.
Work independently, solve problems, handle confidential information and navigate sensitive situations.
Thrive and be flexible in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
Excellent communication skills and ability to constructively collaborate with colleagues.
Excellent organizational and planning skills as well as superior attentiveness to detail;
Competence in culturally responsive professional practices that incorporate diverse and multiple perspectives from all constituents, including colleagues, trustees, families, students and vendors.
Demonstrated initiative and savviness in cross-cultural competence, ability to value, work within, interact with, and incorporate diverse and multiple perspectives. Ability to negotiate and facilitate a shared understanding and common goals across cultural differences in a professional setting.
Ability to work effectively in our diverse community, including but not limited to diversity in race, ethnicity, gender identity, socio-economic status, ability/disability, belief, sexual orientation, and national origin;
Must have a demonstrated alignment with King’s Mission, Virtues, and Diversity Policy.
King goes beyond just stating that we are Equal Opportunity Employer. Our goal is to intentionally hire a diverse pool of world-class staffulty to enrich the educational experience of students. King seeks candidates committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment where varied identities are valued and respected.
About King School
King is an independent, college preparatory day school serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. We are a diverse, vibrant learning community dedicated to educational excellence and the fullest academic and personal achievement of our students.