Nature/responsibilities of the position: The individual in this position will process charitable gift donations, generate donor acknowledgements, serve as an integral part in development event planning and execution, and cultivate philanthropic relationships in the community.
Accountability: The Development Coordinator is a member of the Development Office and reports directly to the Director of Development.
Important attributes – The individual in this position must possess:
Experience in fundraising event management
Raiser’s Edge proficiency: database maintenance, query and report generation
Ability to work well both independently and as a cooperative and collaborative team member
A meticulous sense of organization and exceptional attention to detail
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to prioritize and meet deadlines successfully
Superior written and oral communication skills
Areas of Responsibility– Tasks and responsibilities in this position include but may not be limited to:
Following established office protocols related to fundraising, including but not limited to; tracking and recording all gifts, generating acknowledgement correspondence and delivering gifts received to the Finance Office
Leading in the preparation and execution, from start to finish, of Development Office events, including but not limited to; the annual auction, cultivation events and trustee events
Collaborating with the Communications Office on event marketing materials, invitations and social media strategies
Building relationships with alumni, volunteers and community partners
Using Raiser’s Edge to generate mailing lists and giving reports
Assisting with clerical duties as necessary
Assisting the Director of Development with capital campaign committee meetings, prospect identification and cultivation
Managing a portfolio of prospects
Receiving, assisting and directing campus visitors to all departments
Non-profit experience preferred
Current CHRC certificate (required by Maine law; FMI: email@example.com)
Interested candidates should submit the following information:
Letter of interest
Copies of undergraduate and graduate (if any) transcripts
Three letters of reference with current contact information (references are not contacted without candidate’s prior knowledge)
Completed “Staff/Non-instructional” employment application (available at link below)
Susan Tarver, Thornton Academy, 438 Main Street Saco, ME 04072
The Thornton Academy Board of Trustees has adopted a non-discrimination policy. Thornton Academy considers all applicants without regard to race, age, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran, or any other legally protected status.
Founded in 1811, Thornton Academy is an independent, coeducational school serving students in grades 6-12. Thornton's core curriculum is complemented by substantial offerings in the arts, technology, multiple languages, athletics and diverse student clubs and activities. A residential program for college prep high school students enrolls 160 boarding students, primarily international. Located on an expansive 80-acre campus in coastal Saco, Maine, all Thornton students enjoy a distinctive academic experience.