The Development Coordinator is an entry-level position, reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, and covers three important pillars of the development operation: gift processing and database management; Annual Fund support, and Capital Campaign administrative support. Working with a 7-person Development and Communications team, the Development Coordinator will provide the support needed on all three critical areas to maintain the School’s annual programs and launch new initiatives. The successful candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; 1-2 years of relevant or transferable work experience; strong project management skills; high attention to detail; a proven work ethic; ability to juggle multiple tasks; a willingness to jump in to help on a variety of projects; and a genuine interest in learning the Development business with a close-knit team in a capital campaign environment. The Coordinator also needs to be able to work during the last two weeks of December to process heavy year-end gifts.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
GIFT PROCESSING, DATABASE MANAGEMENT & DONOR RELATIONS
Process all incoming gifts and pledges, including gifts of stock.
Write, process, and mail all acknowledgement letters for all funds, annual and capital.
Track campaign pledges and process Letters of Agreement for capital pledges.
Serve as general liaison between Development and the Business Office, providing reporting to the Business Office for monthly and yearly reconciliation, and managing the annual audit.
Maintain donor records, update addresses, input actions, and provide leadership in turning over the database each summer.
Liaise with donors around transaction information (such as the sale of stock), and needed documentation.
Assist with donor relations activity as needed, such as the production of videos, e-blasts, or other communications.
Manage the annual faculty/staff annual giving campaign, called the Marshall B. Coyne Fund.
ANNUAL FUND AND EVENT SUPPORT
Assist Director of Annual Giving and Director of Alumni Relations with large mailings, errands, and various projects as needed for all development events and Annual Fund mailings and phonathons.
Serve as liaison to Technology Department for Annual Fund needs (phones, videos, laptops, etc.).
Provide leadership for the year-end faculty retirement party.
Assist the Director of Capital Giving as needed in the planning and implementation of mailings and events related to Park’s upcoming Capital Campaign.
Coordinate and implement, in partnership with the Director of Capital Giving, cultivation dinners, and campaign events including campaign kick-off.
Manage direct donor outreach, mailings, and schedule interviews for Park’s Feasibility Study interviews (January - March 2018)
Maintain office flow, organization, supplies, stationery inventory, budget procedures and tracking, ensuring the “donor readiness” of the office.
Keep copier and printers up and running and supplied.
Manage stewardship activities and annual communication for select donor families and a select group of funds.
Successful candidates for this position will possess:
Strong attention to detail; ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment; strong project management and organizational skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; an analytical and metrics-driven approach to development; a high level of flexibility; and a great sense of humor.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
1-2 years, or several summers, of professional office work experience or related experience preferred.
Aptitude collaborating with volunteers and high-level donors to advance a high-level philanthropy program
Fluency with Excel and Google platform is required. Experience and knowledge of Raiser's Edge or equivalent database software a plus.
Demonstrated experience working successfully in a culturally diverse community, including diversity of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, language and gender identity.
Please visit The Park School Employment page to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, and names of three references.
Competitive salary and benefits, including a strong professional development program, will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Park School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their work.
The Park School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.
The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade 8 independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education.The cornerstone of Park's program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to his or her greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativ...ity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park's faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community.
Park is committed to being a metropolitan, co-educational day school of diverse races, religions, cultures, and backgrounds. Central to its mission is an appreciation of similarities and differences of perspective and the interdependence of all people. As a family school, Park is a community in which the dignity of each child, teacher, and parent is respected.