Ethical Culture Fieldston is a progressive Pre-K-12 independent school that has been serving students throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs since 1878. ECFS offers a rich curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A co-ed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and the other in Manhattan.
What is essential about working at our school?
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School has a long history of equity and inclusion, deeply rooted in our mission and the educational philosophy of our founder, Felix Adler. We embrace diversity of ancestry, family, identity, culture, and belief and seek a student body and faculty who reflect the pluralism and socio-economic diversity of metropolitan New York. We affirm both our differences and commonalities and strive to balance individuality and community. In keeping with our progressive tradition, we are dedicated to increasing our students’ cultural literacy to help them understand multiple perspectives and see the world beyond the self. We expect members of our community to engage in open dialogue about living and learning in a diverse environment inside and outside the classroom. We see this work, with its creative tensions, as a catalyst for individual and collective growth. On a daily basis, we are committed to making this vision of a pluralistic and progressive school a reality.
The Development Associate for Annual Giving will report directly to the Director of Annual Giving.
Support the Director of Annual Giving in all aspects of the Annual Giving campaign
Keep detailed organization of various constituencies’ giving, including parents, alumni, grandparents, and parents of alumni
Help to manage Annual Fund parent volunteers, serving as a resource to field questions and run giving reports
Pull regular reports for Director of Annual Giving and Volunteers
Draft Director and Co-Chair correspondence, as well as other appeal materials
Draft stewardship notes and emails
Prepare and organize solicitation materials
Support, coordinate, and attend Annual Fund events as necessary
Respond to routine inquiries from donors or parent volunteers
Capture details of donor interactions in Raisers Edge
Organize and participate in bi-yearly phone-a-thons
Help to research, identify, and cultivate Annual Fund prospective donors
Assist with cultivation and stewardship activities
3+ years of experience working in a development office;
Commitment to the independent school education; an understanding of ECFS mission and goals and the ability to articulate the school’s uniqueness and relevance;
Possess the highest level of integrity, donor confidentiality and discretion of sensitive information, tasks, and relationships;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Ability to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines with little supervision;
Desire to be part of a team and a community with the capacity to work well independently;
Exceptional initiative and work ethic;
Willingness to work nights and weekends as required.
Knowledge of Raisers Edge a bonus
To apply please visit our school website www.ecfs.org
Ethical Culture Fieldston School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ethical Culture Fieldston School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location.
About Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive PreK to 12 independent school serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs.
Committed to academic excellence, ethical learning, and progressive education, ECFS offers a rich and challenging curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities.
A coed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students from PreK to 12 on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan.