The Development Assistant (DA) will join CA at an inflection point in the school’s 95-year history as we prepare for the second phase of a comprehensive campaign that will position the institution for its second century. The DA will provide critical support to the Advancement and Engagement leadership team and work collaboratively across the department to support core operating functions for the Centennial Campaign, Annual Fund, and Engagement programs for parents and alumnae/i.
Support efforts of multiple fundraisers including preparing data, compiling prospect and donor information, preparing travel itineraries, ensuring prospect data is accurate, drafting correspondence, entering contact reports, and updating prospect records. Additional activities related to campaign efforts and donor recognition as requested.
Support Director of Engagement on parent and alumnae/i programming, reunion activities, reporting, and logistics support.
Work with Director of Advancement Services to assist with fundraising tracking, reporting, and data analysis. Implement prospect management systems and processes including updating and maintaining data, ensuring data integrity and assisting with data-related special projects as needed;
Prepare presentations, materials and accurate correspondence for CA’s Board of Trustees and committees. Assist with meeting logistics;
Assist with travel preparations, events, and logistics as needed;
Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of related experience in an academic environment, strongly preferred;
Proficient in Raiser’s Edge and working knowledge of queries and reporting functions. Advanced knowledge of PowerPoint, Excel, and facility with learning new software/databases required;
Excellent written and oral communication skills required, with strong organizational and interpersonal skills and attention to detail critical;
Local travel, night and weekend work as needed.
Desire to be part of CA’s community and participate in its success;
Excellent interpersonal skills, cheerful and positive approach when working with donors, volunteers, colleagues and faculty administrators;
Self-motivated; must be comfortable working both independently and collaboratively within the context of a team environment;
Anticipate and help to resolve problems; able to prioritize and manage multiple projects within a fast-paced environment.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality;
Responsibility-oriented, not task-oriented.
Interested candidates, please submit a letter of interest and a resume to: Alice Roebuck Director of Advancement & Engagement email@example.com Subject Line: Development Assistant
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Concord Academy is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school renowned for world-class faculty, passionate students, and graduates who make their mark on the world. Founded in 1922, Concord Academy has long balanced high academic standards with a focus on educating the whole student through the arts, athletics, and engagement in the world. Our community thrives on a love of learning, th...anks to the care and partnership of teachers who support our students as individuals and challenge them every day to think critically and creatively.
Innovative teaching drives our wide-as-you-can-dream curriculum. Our rigorous approach to the sciences, arts, and humanities is infused with opportunities for intellectual growth, experimentation, and hands-on learning. CA students are honest, dedicated, and self-driven — some of the brightest, most curious, and inventive young people you’re likely to encounter. Within a structured framework, our experienced teachers afford them the flexibility to learn as they do best — while achieving personal goals, whether building a robot or directing a mainstage performance. Creative problem-solving and creative expression are at the core of the CA experience.
Our 39-acre campus on Main Street in Concord, Mass., is home to nearly 400 students in grades 9 through 12 from nearby towns and around the globe. We bring students out into the world, and the world to our campus. In our close-knit community, we prize collaboration over competition. Our daily interactions are shaped by uncommon levels of trust. At CA, we do more than embrace diverse perspectives and backgrounds. We foster independent thinking. We invite passionate dialogue and debate. We believe that living attentively, questioning assumptions, and speaking one’s own truth are essential elements of an engaged and active learning experience.
When our students graduate, they’re prepared not only for college but also for lives of service and impact. Our alumnae/i are authors and ambassadors, entrepreneurs and engineers, dancers and doctors. This is a place where students love to learn, where creativity and trust are abundant natural resources, and where the history and literature of New England enrich us every day.
Concord Academy engages its students in a community animated by a love of learning, enriched by a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, and guided by a covenant of common trust.
Students and teachers work together as a community of learners dedicated to intellectual rigor and creative endeavor. In a caring and challenging atmosphere, students discover and develop talents as scholars, artists, and athletes and are encouraged to find their voices.
The school is committed to embracing and broadening the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of its people. This diversity fosters respect for others and genuine exchange of ideas.
Common trust challenges students to balance individual freedom with responsibility and service to a larger community. Such learning prepares students for lives as committed citizens.
Create + Innovate: The Centennial Campaign for Concord Academy
“As Concord Academy approaches 100 years, we recognize the school’s strengths as a dynamic living and learning community, rooted in an environment defined by innovation and creativity. Looking toward the future, we aspire to strengthen this foundation to make Concord Academy the very best school it can be…The Centennial Campaign is a blueprint for academic, programmatic, and capital priorities. The campaign will free students and faculty to question deeply, take intellectual risks, and dream bigger than ever before.” – Rick Hardy, Head of School. www.concord100.org/progress-priorities/