The San Francisco Friends School, a Quaker K-8 school located in the Mission district of San Francisco, seeks a Development Associate to join its Development Office in the summer of 2016. The Development Associate reports directly to the Director of Development, and plays an important role by providing database, administrative and communications support to the Development team. A member of the administrative team of Friends, this position interacts with all constituencies of the school, including parents, alumni, trustees, and faculty and staff. The ideal candidate would be detail-oriented, energetic, and a collaborative problem-solver with a sense of humor and excellent judgement. The Development Associate is a full-time non-exempt twelve month position, with a competitive salary based on experience and qualifications, a comprehensive benefits package and a supportive school community.
Manage all aspects of the Development database (Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge), including updating all constituent information, producing mailing lists and labels, creating and updating donor lists, and processing donations and ticket sales
Oversee gift acknowledgement process, ensuring all gifts and pledges are stewarded in a timely fashion; generate pledge reminders
Work with school’s Business Office to reconcile financial records monthly and support annual audit process.
Work closely with parent volunteers, faculty and administration and outside vendors on special development events throughout school year, including but not limited to GrandFriends Day, Booktopia, and our annual silent auction the Blue Party
Support the Board of Trustees and Parents Association as needed
Order and manage office supplies for Development Office
Organize and maintain and effective information filing and retrieval system
Assist with school-wide events such as back to school nights, Parents Association events, graduation, faculty events, and school duties including phone coverage and reception
Help coordinate the production of a variety of print and digital publications, including invitations, flyers, newsletters, and more
Manage and provide support for other projects as needed
Provide administrative support to the Director of Development as needed
Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with two to three years of experience
Database management experience, preferably with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising database
Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, discretion, good judgment and sense of humor; prior volunteer management helpful
Ability to handle multiple projects, work independently and produce quality results on schedule
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to present information concisely and effectively; experience utilizing various platforms of social media
Impeccable attention to detail
Some evening/weekend work required
How to Apply:
If you are interested in applying for this position, please email a resume and thoughtful
cover letter in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org or send by mail to:
Director of Development
San Francisco Friends School
250 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
No phone calls, please. We will review resumes as they are received; we hope to have a candidate on board no later than July 1, 2018.
For more information about San Francisco Friends School or Quaker education, please visit our website at http://www.sffriendsschool.org or
The Friends Council on Education at www.friendscouncil.org.
The San Francisco Friends School welcomes all students and staff and does not
discriminate on the basis of ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or
disability in administration of its educational policies, enrollment or hiring policies,