Development Associate at Park Street School

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Development Associate at Park Street School

Postby pss/psk » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:09 pm

Thank you for your interest in working at Park Street School, a continuous, integrated Christian-based education for children, toddler through sixth grade. Exemplifying a Christian world view, Park Street School is an equal opportunity employer and is continuously striving to maintain a faculty and staff with varying backgrounds and cultural experiences.

Values that we hold high are trustworthiness, honesty, diligence, open communication, fairness, and politeness. All employees and volunteers at Park Street School work together to fulfill the school’s Mission Statement. We expect to employ professionals who will work beyond job descriptions, creating both a fulfilling career environment and very successful outcomes for our students.

We are seeking to hire a Development Associate who would serve our school’s strategic fundraising and advancement efforts. The Development Associate is key team member of our Development team who will professionally and enthusiastically represent our school and will be responsible for the organization and accuracy of a robust fundraising program.

Position Summary

The Development Associate will report to the Director of Development and will be involved in all activities relating to identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual, major, and planned gifts from parents, grandparents, alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations. This is a full-time position with some weekend and evening required hours.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Actively support the mission, vision and promotion of Park Street School to the internal and external community. Encourage others to do so.
• Help set and execute high standards for ethics, accuracy and quality of information and communication throughout the department and school.
• Process and record gifts; send timely gift receipts and thank you letters; coordinate mailings.
• Maintain donor management software and establish policies and procedures to gather and maintain donor information that will be useful in reporting and developing solicitation strategies.
• Coordinate logistics for meetings, prepare materials and reports.
• Help design, coordinate and execute numerous events during the year.
• Help coordinate all aspects of the spring fundraising gala including tracking information leading up to the event and supporting the successful execution of the evening.
• Identify, recruit, organize and work with volunteers for events and meetings throughout the year.
• Design and manage alumni programming.
• Research and pursue various funding opportunities (individuals, foundations, corporations, etc.).
• Collaborate with the Communications team to develop the marketing, social media, and communications plan for the annual fund and for alumni engagement.
• Assist in producing office publications, communications, and stewardship.

Qualifications and Skills

Applicants must have a highly professional demeanor with a commitment to customer service and the highest attention to detail. Applicants should be problem solvers who are able to create systems to complete multiple complex tasks under pressure. A successful applicant will possess a keen understanding of the importance of deadlines and urgent requests. This role depends on accuracy, flexibility, problem solving and very strong organizational and personal communication skills.

• A minimum of 3 years relevant work experience, preferably in an educational setting.
• B.A. or B.S. required.
• Applicants should be proficient in Microsoft Office, including high-level Excel and PowerPoint skills. Veracross or other database experience preferred.
• Prospect research experience is a plus.
• Knowledge of independent, private, college preparatory, and like-kind school culture and values is preferred.
• A commitment to Christian education, academic excellence, and the mission and values of Park Street School is critical.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package.
For more information on Park Street School, visit us at

Application Process
Please e-mail the following items to Shelley Reese, Director of Development, at [email protected]:
• Cover Letter
• Resume
• Brief answers to the following (1-3 sentences each):
• Describe your own personal faith and how you incorporate that into your professional career.
• In your mind, what does a “Christian education” look like and what motivates you to work in that specific environment?

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