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Development Assistant (12 Months)


Education, Experience and Certification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications or other related field is preferred
  • Two years or more years of administrative experience required
  • Experience in project management, fundraising, marketing or public relations preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail and follow-through
  • Experience working with a variety of social media and fundraising platforms
  • Experience researching, writing and editing grants preferred


  • Participate in the development of departmental strategy for cultivation of annual fund donors and corporate support and actively participate in reaching departmental goals
  • Assist the Director of Communications and Development with all aspects of donor cultivation
  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of all gifts and acknowledgement letters and other donor communications; maintain a calendar for donor communications
  • Produce gift reports on a regular basis and reconcile with the Finance Department records quarterly
  • Coordinate online giving campaigns
  • Research foundations, corporations, and government funding opportunities; maintain an accurate list of grant prospects
  • Assist with the coordination of grant proposals and report submissions; collect data needed for grant proposals and reports
  • Manage grant records and foundation contacts in the department database and filing system
  • Provide assistance with planning, promoting, and coordinating fundraising events; communicate with vendors, donors, and other contacts as requested by the Director
  • Manage and maintain accurate records and event-related documents including participant notification and follow-up, hospitality and onsite management; coordinate all data entry related to events
  • Demonstrates leadership by planning, preparing and leading small events as assigned; represent the organization at community events as assigned
  • Process the development office mailings including the annual report, newsletters, and other publications; coordinate mailing lists for department print mailings and emails
  • Participate in creation, planning, content, and marketing strategy for publications
  • Assist the Director as a liaison to print vendors, graphic designers, and other consultants for additional publications as needed
  • Assist the Director to ensure website and social media content is up-to-date, relevant, timely, and accurate; manage the organization’s presence on social media
  • Assist in gathering statistical data and outcomes with other designated staff to ensure accurate and timely dissemination of information to various internal and external stakeholders
  • Represent The Foundation Schools at off-site fundraising events, school activities, and development related trainings
  • Attend, actively participate, and keep accurate records of all Development and Benefit Committee meetings
  • Consistently model and implement the company’s core values to incorporate Teamwork, Work Ethic, Integrity, Respect and Leadership into positive behaviors while at work
  • Comply with all Foundation Schools’ policies, rules, protocols and procedures
  • Complete other duties as assigned