Working at French American + International opens up a myriad of opportunities – both personal and professional. Critical to our Strategic Plan in creating a proud, engaged community, we appreciate our faculty and staff by fostering a community of ongoing learning, respect and collegiality and by providing competitive compensation and benefits.
The Advancement Associate position offers an opportunity for close, collaborative work and problem-solving with a small team of dedicated and dynamic development professionals. The position focuses on annual giving: Annual Fund/Auction, Alumni Relations and Special Events. Individual solicitations, volunteer management, problem-solving, and donor stewardship are key responsibilities. Additionally, the position includes close involvement with all work undertaken by the Advancement team, including events, parent relations, alumni relations, communications, and major giving planning and execution. This high visibility position will be located in the front of the office and will have greeting responsibilities and daily interaction with faculty, staff, alumni and families.
The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of professional work experience in an office or a school setting, and a desire to work in education / non-profit sector and an understanding of independent schools.
Assist in all annual giving activities and events, including Annual Fund and Auction
Manage a segment of the Annual Fund appeal within the overall, school-wide annual campaign
Implement best practices and innovative tactics to improve annual giving among parents, alumni and other supporters
Work with and assist Annual Fund volunteers to increase parent and alumni participation and average gift size
Help write advancement communications for the annual giving appeals
Assist with the planning and support of the school’s annual auction
Work with auction volunteers to support the auction
Support and enhance the current alumni relations program
Support and grow the current alumni council
With the alumni council, develop and run new alumni events
Plan, market, and run alumni reunions program
Implement and run the alumni giving program
Logistical support of all Advancement events
Set up and clean up of events
Work closely with volunteers to support them with their events
Additional responsibilities as required
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
The French American International School and International High School is a PK-12 independent school in San Francisco. Founded in 1962, the school has grown from a small French bilingual academy to a multicultural, multilingual educational institution with over 1,100 students across an urban campus in the heart of the City. Guided by the principles of academic rigor and diversity, the French American International School offers programs of study in French and English to prepare its graduates for a world in which the ability to think critically and to communicate across cultures is of paramount importance. We base our community on these values: Respect, Integrity, Inclusion, Collaboration, Curiosity.
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SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s Degree required
1-2 years of professional work experience required, development/fundraising experience preferred
Experience with a CRM or Raiser’s Edge preferred
Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
Availability for occasional night and weekend events
Ability to work in fast-paced, flexible, team environment
Long-range strategic thinking skills
Optimistic attitude, positive spirit and professional demeanor
Discretion while working with confidential and sensitive information
Proficiency with Excel and other Microsoft applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), and basic office equipment
French Language skills a plus, but not required
About French American International School
International, independent, PreK - 12th Grade School located in the Civic Center Arts Corridor of San Francisco. 1080 students, 3 sections. Bilingual French/English PreK - 8. International High School (9-12) offers the International Baccalaureate program and the French Baccalaureate program to a diverse student body.