Mary McDowell Friends School is a K-12 college preparatory program dedicated to the success of students with learning disabilities. Grounded in the Quaker values of equality, integrity, and social responsibility, we cultivate a diverse community in which all students can reach their full potential. Our specialized teaching methodologies and challenging curricula empower students to become academic achievers, creative thinkers, and contributing members of a global society.
Mary McDowell Friends School (MMFS) invites applications for the position of Development Coordinator beginning August 2020.
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Coordinator is an integral member of a small development team that works closely with the communications department. This role works on a variety of fundraising activities that includes donor cultivation, individual giving, special events management, and oversight of the school's small, but growing, Alumni community. The Coordinator will also oversee the day-to-day operations and integrity of the school's fundraising database and will perform administrative functions as required.
The ideal candidate is:
Collaborative, flexible, diplomatic, and enthusiastic, with a great sense of humor.
You value teamwork but also enjoy exceeding your own personal expectations.
You see the Big Picture as well as the small details. You look three steps ahead, behind, and deeply into everything, solving problems before others see them.
You ask why things didn't work, make recommendations, and ensure they work seamlessly in the future.
You deliver work with a sense of urgency. You are precise under pressure and calm in situations that could fluster others. The challenges of a fast-paced, high-intensity role drive you.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Working with the Development Director and Upper School Administration to help coordinate cultivation events and stewardship activities for the Alumni community; providing follow up support as needed
Supporting all facets of MMFS’s fundraising initiatives with innovative, relevant, and meaningful organizational processes designed to help achieve fundraising goals
Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures for maintaining a fundraising database
Preparing and automating regular and timely fundraising progress reports
Managing the production of in-house mailings, letters, updates, and invitations to prospects and donors
Coordinating on-site visits and tours for individual donors and prospects
Processing individual gifts, pledges, and pledge payments and submitting gifts and payments to the Business Office; serving as the primary contact for internal donation-related inquiries and adjustments
Responding to queries from individual donors and prospects
Assisting with research on donors, prospects and other potential funding sources; utilizing available research tools
Providing special event-related logistical, production, and planning support for fundraising events
Developing and managing our Alumni cultivation, engagement, outreach, and communication plan
Creating and updating a working annual calendar to meet all deadlines; updating processes and procedure manual
Attends staff meetings and participates fully in division-wide and all school activities
BA or equivalent fundraising experience
2 to 5 years of full-time experience in a non-profit, school, or mission-driven organization; independent school experience a plus
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong time management skills; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines
Interest in performing a critical support role and the ability to excel in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, results-oriented environment
Communicates well with others and demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues, and community members
Proficient with Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Google Drive Suite
Proficient with fundraising database management; Veracross experience a plus
Additional Salary Information: This is a full-time, non-exempt position that works year round. Benefits include, but are not limited to:
Paid time off such as sick, personal, and vacation days
Gym memberships reimbursement
Commuter benefit program
Professional Development funds
Computer loan program
Employee affinity groups
Flexible spending accounts (HSAs, FSAs, DCAs)
Long-term disability insurance
Short-term disability insurance