The Office of Institutional Advancement (IA) is directly responsible for securing philanthropic support for the school and enhancing the school's reputation with stakeholders.
MILTON seeks a Development Assistant to be an essential member of the IA team. This is a full-time position with some evening and weekend work required. The Development Assistant reports to the Chief Development Officer.
The IA team seeks a person with remarkable interpersonal skills, a commitment to personal growth, and a prevailing can-do attitude. In addition, the following statement should resonate deeply with candidates:
I can think of no good reason why we [development professionals] should not lead the world in customer service. Dealing with us should be the most uplifting, inspiring, and impressive experience. It should be the first satisfying step towards a mutually fulfilling and rewarding lifelong relationship. (Ken Burnett, "The Future of Relationship Fundraising")
Key Areas of Responsibility:
• Learn to navigate and maintain a sophisticated donor database.
• Rapidly become adept at using the database to record gifts and pledges, generate reports, prepare gift-related paperwork, update records, track giving activity and engagement, and document donor meetings and significant correspondences.
• Assist in the creation and deployment of development-related materials, including designing letters, invitations, etc.; segmentation and personalization of outreach collateral (for print and online); assembling mailings; developing and organizing donor and mailing lists; printing; and ordering.
• Staff major events—coordinate with volunteers, interface with vendors, process invoices, and assist with logistics generally.
• Build interoffice relationships and successfully navigate the various departments in order to effectively and expeditiously complete assigned tasks.
• Support the IA team in everyday tasks: managing calendars, scheduling meetings, answering phones, etc.
• Complete general administrative duties, such as routing mail, filing, photocopying, and faxing.