Development Assistant

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.

Essential Qualifications:

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.

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references. Please make sure to put the title of the position you are applying for in the subject.
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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, transportation, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, leave early for Shabbat, kosher food option available, Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, FSA
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-07-27
  • Times this job has been viewed: 354 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Assistant, Fundraising/Grants/Giving, Development Associate
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools
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