The Development Associate serves as an ambassador to the alumni community, working closely with the Director of Development to identify, cultivate and steward engagement between and amongst The Waldorf School of Garden City’s 1,000+ alumni. This position reports directly to the Director of Development.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The Development Associate will:
Plan, implement and execute all aspects of event coordination, correspondence, and outreach related to a wide variety of alumni activities.
Provide support to the Director of Development, with a focus on alumni participation, related to all-school events and activities.
Collect alumni notes and write articles profiling alumni for monthly and annual publications.
Maintain communication with class representatives, as well as the larger alumni and alumni parent communities via direct contact, email blasts, print publications, and various social media platforms.
Plan, implement and promote alumni programs that support the School’s fundraising goals.
Ensure accurate and complete alumni database records: finding new and creative ways to obtain and update contact, biographical and career information of alumni.
Educate graduating High School students about alumni benefits and engage them in programs and activities.
Partner with The High School faculty and guidance counselor to create networking opportunities for Junior Career Day and High School student mentoring and career guidance from our alumni community.
Work with the Director of Development to continually identify opportunities for increasing financial support from the alumni community.
Bachelor’s degree required and 2+ years of relevant professional experience.
Familiarity with, and commitment to, the goals of Waldorf education.
Demonstrated accomplishment in developing, coordinating and motivating volunteers and volunteer leadership.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a proven capacity to work collaboratively and courteously with individuals from across all School constituencies.
Ability to plan and implement constituency programs and activities, with the passion and enthusiasm to engage others.
High level of proficiency in computer programs (Microsoft Office Suite) and database system management.
Compensation commensurate with education and experience.
Internal Number: 7252018
About The Waldorf School of Garden City
Serving 360 students from early childhood through high school, the Waldorf School of Garden is an independent college preparatory day school for children in Nursery through Twelfth Grade. Established in 1947, our eleven-acre campus is located in the suburban village of Garden City, just 18 miles from midtown Manhattan. Garden City is known for its tree-lined streets; myriad activities for children; and is an easy commute to New York City from nearby Long Island Rail Road stations. The Waldorf School offers a number of additional programs including; PSAA Athletics, After School Clubs, Parent-Child Classes, an Afternoon Program, and Summer Programs in both Garden City and at the School’s 250-acre extended campus in New Hampshire. The Winkler Center for Adult Learning provides a well-established Foundation Studies program at our School facility. The Waldorf School of Garden City is directly adjacent to Adelphi University, and high school students are able to earn college credit through our unique partnership with Adelphi University. To learn more about the Waldorf School of Garden City, we encourage you to visit our website at www.waldorfgarden.org.