Development Associate
  • Administrative
  • Advancement
  • Development
  • Fundraising

Park Street School, Boston, MA

Park Street School, a Toddler through Grade 6 private school with three campuses in downtown Boston, MA, seeks to hire a Development Associate who would serve our school’s strategic fundraising and advancement efforts. The Development Associate is key team member of our Development team who will professionally and enthusiastically represent our school and will be responsible for the organization and accuracy of a robust fundraising program.

Position Summary

The Development Associate will report to the Director of Development and will be involved in all activities relating to identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual, major, and planned gifts from parents, grandparents, alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations. This is a fulltime position with some weekend and evening required hours.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Actively support the mission, vision and promotion of Park Street School to the internal and external community. Encourage others to do so.
  • Help set and execute high standards for ethics, accuracy and quality of information and communication throughout the department and school.
  • Process and record gifts; send timely gift receipts and thank you letters; coordinate mailings.
  • Maintain donor management software and establish policies and procedures to gather and maintain donor information that will be useful in reporting and developing solicitation strategies
  • Coordinate logistics for meetings, prepare materials and reports.
  • Help design, coordinate and execute numerous events during the year
  • Help coordinate all aspects of the spring fundraising gala including tracking information leading up to the event and supporting the successful execution of the evening.
  • Identify, recruit, organize and work with volunteers for events and meetings throughout the year
  • Design and manage alumni programming.
  • Research and pursue various funding opportunities (individuals, foundations, corporations, etc.).
  • Collaborate with the Communications team to develop the marketing, social media, and communications plan for the annual fund and for alumni engagement.
  • Assist in producing office publications, communications, and stewardship.

Qualifications and Skills

Applicants must have a highly professional demeanor with a commitment to customer service and the highest attention to detail. Applicants should be problem solvers who are able to create systems to complete multiple complex tasks under pressure. A successful applicant will possess a keen understanding of the importance of deadlines and urgent requests. This role depends on accuracy, flexibility, problem-solving

  • A minimum of 3 years relevant work experience, preferably in an educational setting.
  • B.A. or B.S. required.
  • Applicants should be proficient in Microsoft Office, including high-level Excel and PowerPoint skills. Veracross or other database experience preferred. • Prospect research experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of independent, private, college preparatory, and like-kind school culture and values is preferred
  • A commitment to Christian education, academic excellence, and the mission and values of Park Street School is critical. Must be able to sign the school’s Statement of Faith, as required of all employees. and very strong organizational and personal communication skills. 

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package. For more information on Park Street School, visit us at www.parkstreetschool.org

Application Process

Please e-mail the following items to Shelley Reese, Director of Development, at sreese@parkstreetschool.org:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Brief answers to the following (1-3 sentences each):
  • Describe your own personal faith and how you incorporate that into your professional career.
  • In your mind, what does a “Christian education” look like and what motivates you to work in that specific environment?