Scattergood Friends School and Farm seeks a full-time Development Associate to begin employment immediately (part time will be considered).
As a member of the senior leadership team, the Development Associate will work closely with team members to create, promote, and manage key events and programs, develop communications plans with constituents and news media, and serve as a driving force to connect alumni and donors to the school. The Associate will work in tandem with the School Committee and the Head of School to advance major giving initiatives and support staff in their pursuit of grant funding for programmatic initiatives. The Development Associate will tell our school's story to Friends and alumni and reach out to new audiences through in-person meetings and by developing and producing creative publications and fundraising materials, including new media, photo, and video work. This includes copywriting, e-newsletters, social media, website, and alumni web portal management. The Associate will oversee all facets of our Annual Giving program, keeping the donor management database accurate and up to date, carrying through direct mail strategies, managing volunteers, preparing solicitations for donor prospects in tandem with the Head of School and managing the department budget.
The Associate will work closely with the Head of School and the School Committee Clerk to establish and support an alumni steering committee for the purpose of developing alumni relationships with the school. The Associate will expand the Friends for Life (Planned Giving) program and work with the School Foundation, which oversees a $5.2 million endowment.
To apply email your cover letter, resume, three references (with contact info), and link to a communications portfolio (or attach three samples) to email@example.com. Include Development Associate in the subject line of your email.
Strong and detail-oriented organizational skills ? Ability to work well in collaboration with a variety of individuals including those who assist with communications and the school's database. ?A willingness to learn and understand unique Quaker annual giving strategies ? Strong writing and storytelling skills ? Comfort with basic website content management and social media marketing ? Experience producing digital and print fundraising materials and other publications ? Comfort with maintaining a donor management database (the school uses Blackbaud’s Etapestry) ? Experience in fundraising, event planning, and/or non-profit administration strongly preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation includes salary , health and disability insurance, and retirement benefits and may also include rent-free on-campus housing and meals when school is in session.
About Scattergood Friends School
Scattergood Friends School is an educational community that seeks motivated learners who value simplicity, personal integrity and non-violence. We believe that the integration of these Quaker values within our holistic curriculum promotes excellence. At Scattergood, we bring forth the strengths of each individual through a diverse, well rounded experience which prepares students for higher education and life-long learning. As a community, we work and learn on our organic farm, participate in a work crew program and explore responsible use of technology. We cultivate our inner voice through quiet spiritual reflection and use that voice in community shared leadership. At Scattergood, we value the development of the whole person within the context of the global community, instilling a sense of place and purpose as we carry our values and commitment into the wider world.
Scattergood Friends School is an academic community which provides a four-year college preparatory curriculum in accordance with Friends' values. The academic program endeavors to provide an integrated educational experience that will enable students to attain their academic and personal goals. We promote an educati...on that can be the basis for lifelong growth. Accordingly, we believe knowledge and proficiency, acquired through a variety of experiences, are essential for learning to think critically, express ideas effectively, and relate information on a variety of subject areas. We intend for our students to develop ethical values and strength of character. Therefore, we offer opportunities for our students to serve others as we prepare them for life beyond Scattergood.
While the academics are a great focus at Scattergood, the community is stressed just as much. Scattergood relies on the Quaker principles of community, equality, simplicity, and harmony when dealing with issues that arise in our day-to-day lives. However, this rarely makes the process quick and easy. Living in community involves sharing meals, classes, chores, living space, and other responsibilities. "Community" is an ideal and a challenge that we attempt to realize and discover in our daily lives. Community is not something that can be learned through rules, handbooks, or definitions, but rather something that can only be sought and discovered by willing individuals.
Our philosophy concentrates on preparation for life, which involves promoting academic achievement, fostering a responsible and confident self-image in our students, and encouraging personal commitment to the extended community.