Riverdale Country School is a highly regarded pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade independent college-preparatory school that provides a rigorous and stimulating academic program, which encourages independent thinking and creativity as well as respect for the diverse interests and backgrounds of others.
We currently seek a Development Assistant, who will report to the Director of Annual Giving and support the efforts of the Development Office. Primary responsibilities include gift processing and donor acknowledgment, event registration, invitations, maintenance of the donor database, filing, and records management.
The ideal candidate is organized and self-motivated with excellent written and oral communication skills. S/he must be detail-oriented, meticulous about follow-through, and able to multi-task and prioritize in a dynamic office environment. The successful candidate will want to be an integral part of a highly productive team, be eager to learn new skills, possess a sense of humor and collaborative spirit, and be willing to pitch in where needed.
Some event support is required on evenings and weekends.
Enter gifts, process credit card gifts, and manage stock transactions
Generate timely and accurate gift acknowledgment letters and tax receipts
Manage and update alumni, prospect, and donor records
Manage electronic communications as needed, including webpage updates and email blasts
Assist with planning and execution of Development Office events as needed; including preparing and sending electronic and print invitations, tracking RSVP lists, printing nametags and sign-in sheets, as well as event set-up, clean-up, and follow-up
Reconcile financial records regularly with the Finance Office
Excellent attention to detail
Superb proofreading, editing, and organization skills
Ability to manage deadlines
Ability to work in a team setting
Familiarity with Veracross software or other database system
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and Google Apps (Sheets, Docs, Drive)
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary and benefits.
About Riverdale Country School
Riverdale Country School is a Pre K - 12 day school in New York City that combines both traditional and innovative practices to provide an excellent Liberal Arts learning environment. Through our guiding principles - developing minds, building character and creating community - we aim to shape disciplined and flexible individuals who will change global and local communities for the good.