MICDS has a rich and distinctive history spanning more than 150 years. A leader in independent education, MICDS is a college-prep, coeducational school for grades JK-12. Our mission is to help students discover their unique talents, preparing them for higher education and a life of purpose and service as engaged citizens in our ever-changing world.
MICDS offers employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits plan, including a generous 403(b) retirement plan where the School contributes 8% of salary with an employee’s 3% contribution; medical, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts and long term care insurance; life insurance and short-term and long-term disability insurances; tuition benefit; paid leaves; access to a fitness center; and free lunch.
Under the general direction of the Director of Annual Giving, the Annual Giving Assistant is responsible for a variety of clerical and administrative tasks that directly support the Annual Giving Director, the Database Manager, and the Development Office.
Totals daily gifts and organizes gifts for entry by the Database Administrator. In the absence of the Database Administrator, enters gifts into the database.
Completes gift acknowledgement correspondence daily.
Processes matching gift paperwork.
Provides administrative support to the Director of Annual Giving by:
Generating major solicitation appeal mail merges, email campaigns and pledge reminders, memos, charts, tables and graphs, and presentation materials for volunteer committees and special activities. Proofreads copy for spelling, grammar and layout, making changes as needed.
Completing simple and complex queries, exports data files from development database for a variety of correspondence, reports, and fundraising materials.
Assisting with the coordination of all Annual Giving events to include phonathons, meetings, and special events.
Coordinating, tracking and monitoring the Annual Giving budget and processing all invoices.
Assists the Database Manager with the research and maintenance of constituent records to include postal and email addresses, telephone numbers, name changes, and employment information.
Provides a wide assortment of administrative support for the Alumni & Development Office including answering phones, sorting mail and maintaining office equipment.
Works with a diverse group of guests, parents, and employees in a pleasant, professional manner.
Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the School’s discretion.
Job Requirements and Qualifications
Ability to pay continual attention to detail and accuracy in all areas of responsibility.
Strong proficiency in a variety of computer software applications; word-processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation software, and email.
Proven ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and telephone etiquette.
Excellent customer service skills with proven knowledge of how to work effectively and professionally with all levels of internal and external clients.
High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Ability to establish effective working relationships with co-workers successfully accomplish objectives.
Ability to work additional hours when needed.
Requires a combination of education and experience equivalent to 3 years of administrative experience. College degree preferred.
A criminal history and background check is required and must be successfully completed.
Generally works in standard office conditions and climate.
May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
May work in varied extreme outside weather conditions during special activities and fundraising events.
Light physical activity. Work may involve occasional assistance of others in the manipulation of heavy objects and some standing or walking for extended periods of time.
About MICDS - Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
Founded in 1859, MICDS is a nonprofit, independent, preparatory school offering non-sectarian education to qualified students regardless of national origin, race or religion. MICDS consists of the Ronald S. Beasley Lower School, for grades Junior Kindergarten-4; Middle School, offering a coordinate model of single-gender education in the core curricular classes, for students in grades 5-8; and the Upper School for grades 9-12. MICDS is recognized as one of the nation's leaders in independent education.