The Director of Development Services reports to the Director of Development and Alumni/ae Relations and is a vital member of the development team. S/he is responsible for development related database management, gift processing and data entry, reporting and data analysis, as well as data integrity and security. This position develops and implements data and gift entry procedures; produces lists, reports, and gift acknowledgements; and contributes to the successful execution of development goals and strategies. S/he will maintain close working relationships with other members of the development leadership team.
Manage database for all constituencies to ensure accuracy and efficiency among all users.
Responsible for optimizing the use of Raiser’s Edge by developing policies and protocols for data entry, prospect management, accuracy and data management.
Run data analysis queries, reports, pledge, and prospects reports on a monthly basis and prepare all donor reports including Report of Gifts, statistical reports and grant reports.
Process, reconcile and transmit donations and pledges as well as thank you letters on a daily basis working in conjunction with members of the development office to ensure accurate record keeping and donor acknowledgement.
Manage online, matching and recurring gift processing as well as vendor relationships.
Coordinate prospect research and prepare donor profiles using Target Analytics and other resources.
Prepare financial and statistical reports for internal tracking as well as reporting requirements required by professional organizations.
Working with the IT department, determine technology needs for development office.
Maintain Raiser’s Edge (RE) database specific to prospect research, including data entry, generating queries, exports, and reports.
Provide administrative support for development office as needed.
Serve as liaison with the business office.
Knowledge of Raisers Edge or other donor software.
Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving abilities.
Ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated aptitude for new and emerging technologies in advancement.
Experience with data analysis, gift processing and donor acknowledgement.
Ability to work independently and be a self-starter.
Sharp attention to detail.
Friends Select School is a coeducational, PreK-12 independent school in the cultural heart of Center City Philadelphia, right on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Resumes with cover letter and references should be sent to Christine Jefferson, Director of Development and Alumni/ae Relations (firstname.lastname@example.org), by June 9.