Corlears School, a small New York City independent school located in the lively Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, is seeking a Development Assistant to provide support in all fundraising and donor relations.
Scope and Impact
The Development Assistant plays an important role by providing administrative support to the Development and Communication Offices by participating in all fundraising activities including donor and public relations, building brand awareness, fundraising appeals, and special events logistics.
Ensures timely processing of gifts, receipts and all tax-acknowledgement letters for individuals
Assists in creating fundraising appeals and producing mail merges
Create monthly fundraising reports and other database reports, as needed
Maintaining detailed and accurate records in donor database
Conduct preliminary research on prospective individual donors
Coordinates other donor stewardship efforts
Coordinate with Communications and Development to create copy for appeals, social media, events, and annual report.
Create and maintain school’s archival system
Work with Communications in building brand awareness
Maintains and coordinates external communications calendar to leverage donor opportunities
Maintain guest lists, gather and prepare registration materials and other duties as assigned for fund-raising events.
Attend evening events throughout the year to assist with logistics (day and evening of March 8th a must)
Annual auction: serve as key support person for auction committee, provide back-end support for auction website, support event implementation and other duties as needed.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.
Indicate “Development Assistant” in the subject line
Preparation and Knowledge
Associate's or bachelor's degree in a related field.
A minimum of three years' experience in an administrative position, preferably in a not-for-profit development office
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Suite
Previous work in a donor database and research experience preferred
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Ability to organize and prioritize work
Ability to work independently with little supervision
Excellent interpersonal skills. Passion, enthusiasm, focus, creativity, and a positive outlook.
20 hours a week, preferably from 1pm-5pm- occasional evening hours required
Additional Salary Information: 20 hours a week, preferably from 1pm-5pm- occasional evening hours required
About Corlears School
Corlears, a small, independent, progressive school located in the lively Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, is dedicated to the education of young children through the elementary grades. We seek to cultivate joy in learning through active investigation of integrated curricular themes.
Daily practice at Corlears is based on the belief that educating students to be well informed, socially engaged, critical thinkers is essential in order to sustain a healthy democracy. We have intentionally created an intimate environment, well suited to the needs of children through the elementary years, where students can easily navigate both the physical space and social networks of the community. We seek to create an economically and culturally diverse community that reflects our immediate neighborhood and reaches into the city beyond.