As a member of the administrative team, the Development Associate will work closely with the Head of School to create, promote and manage key events and programs, develop communications plans with constituents and news media, and serve as a fundamental driving force to connect alumni and donors to the school. The Associate will work to advance initiatives and assist in staff pursuit of grant funding. There is particular focus in the area of promoting younger alumni engagement. The Associate will tell our school's story to constituents and reach out to new audiences by developing and producing creative publications and fundraising materials through new media, print, photo, and video work. This includes e-newsletters, social media, website, and alumni web portal management. The Associate will assist with our Annual Giving program through active mining of our constituent database, through social media and direct mail strategies, managing volunteers, and preparing solicitations for donor prospects in tandem with the Head of School.
• Professional experience of at least one year in a development office or membership based organization • Strong and detail-oriented organizational skills • Ability to work well in collaboration with a variety of individuals for communications and maintenance of the school’s donor/fundraising database. • A developing understanding of annual giving strategies, soliciting prospects and donors, and experience with volunteer management • Strong writing and storytelling skills • Comfort with basic website content management and social media, • producing digital and print fundraising materials and other publications • Comfort with utilizing a donor management database (the school uses Blackbaud’s Etapestry)
Additional Salary Information: Compensation includes salary and may also include rent-free on-campus housing, meals when school is in session, health and disability insurance, and retirement benefits.
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 educati...on 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 education 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.