The Pingry School’s Office of Institutional Advancement is responsible for the outreach to the school’s internal and external constituencies. Through community outreach and relationship building the department motivates Pingry’s constituencies and the community at-large to financially support the school. By obtaining the financial resources required by The Pingry School to carry out its educational objectives, the department plays a vital role in contributing to the overall education and personal development of Pingry students and maintaining Pingry’s place as an outstanding educational institution.
The Advancement Services area of the Institutional Advancement Office supports all development program areas. Focus is primarily on gift recording and acknowledgement, database maintenance, and report generation. The Advancement Services Associate reports to the Director of Advancement Services. This is a full-time, twelve-month position.
Responsible for all gift entry, tracking and filing on a timely basis
Oversee the deposit of all gifts to the business office on a regular basis
Oversee and process Pingry’s receipt of gifts of securities and wire transfers
In collaboration with Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship, oversee production and mailing of acknowledgement receipts and template notes and letters on a timely basis
Produce and distribute quarterly donor pledge reminders
In conjunction with the Director of Advancement Services design and produce Raiser’s Edge reports for development staff, business office, school administration, and volunteers
Responsible for overseeing constituent data entry and changes
With Director of Advancement Services, perform all global changes and updates to the database including appeals and annual Pingry Fund targets/solicitors
With Director of Advancement Services, create all necessary mailing and email lists
Assist with data integrations into other systems such as FinalSite,EverTrue, and Veracross.
With tech department, provide guidance to office staff on programs such as Raiser’s Edge and Spark.
Perform other duties as requested, delegated, or assigned
Qualifications and Requirements:
Bachelor's degree required
One to three years of related advancement services experience in non-profits preferred
Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
Ability to meet deadlines
Attention to detail and analytical ability a must
Background in computer technology and familiarity with Blackbaud products preferred
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Clear understanding of the mission, values, organization and traditions of an independent school
About The Pingry School
Founded in 1861, The Pingry School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Situated on two spacious campuses in Basking Ridge and Short Hills, New Jersey, the school draws students of varied talents and diverse backgrounds from over 100 communities in the central New Jersey region.
Together, our two campuses in Short Hills (K-5) and Basking Ridge (6-12) serve approximately 1,080 students. Pingry students participate in a challenging and engaging academic program, complemented by extensive co-curricular opportunities.