Located in San Mateo, The Carey School is a leading independent school for Pre-K through fifth grade students. Our mission is to inspire in our students a life-long love of learning and the pursuit of excellence within a diverse community that nurtures a deep sense of kindness, respect for others and personal responsibility.
The Carey School is seeking a dedicated, mission-drive individual who is ready to embark on a rewarding career opportunity. The Development Associate will support the fundraising activities of the school and play a key role alongside the Development Director in our annual fund, capital campaign, donor relations, events management and communications.
Essential Job Functions
Manages the donor database. Ensures that donor acknowledgements are processed within in a timely manner. Generates detailed donation reports and gift analysis. Reconciles monthly with Finance.
Maintains departmental files, including donor files, event files, and campaign files.
Works with the Director of Development to support donor activities, including (but not limited to) researching prospects, developing donor cultivation strategies and spearheading donor mailings.
Supports the communications efforts of the school, including creating and distributing our weekly e-newsletter; proactively identifying needed updates to the website; helps develop and implement an annual communications plan, and helps with the development of the annual Carey Connection and annual report.
Helps manage school events and attends these events, as necessary.
Plays a supporting role in the annual campaign and capital campaign, including researching key prospects, gift entry and record keeping, event management, communications, and donor relations.
At least 2 years professional experience desired
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Excellent communication skills
Attention to detail is a must and strong ability to multi-task
Proactive and strategic thinker desired
Experience with social media communications and strategy, design software, and CRM software a plus
About The Carey School
Specializing in elementary education, The Carey School inspires curious, confident and joyful learners and celebrates childhood in an inclusive, diverse community that nurtures kindness, respect and personal responsibility.