Position Available: Assistant Director of Advancement, full-time
Start Date: July 10, 2017
Since 1964, Seattle Country Day School has been inspiring gifted children in grades K-8 to discover their potential through inquiry. Students are the center of a dynamic learning and discovery process. Experienced teachers focus on intellectual and character growth, attending to the social, ethical, and emotional needs of sensitive and capable students. Small classes generate curiosity and innovation through inquiry learning, and provide opportunities for collaborative experiences with a curriculum rich in mathematics, science, technology, humanities, and the arts.
Seattle Country Day School affirms that attracting, supporting, and embracing a diverse community is critical to fulfilling its mission of educating gifted students, and seeks diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds in its faculty in order to reflect the diversity inherent in a multicultural city and society. The school is committed to diversity among students, faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability.
Seattle Country Day School seeks an advancement ‘go-to’ person with a positive attitude, talent for organization, and an ability to execute events and tasks. Must be self-directed, exceptionally organized, accurate, flexible, donor-centered, and a quick learner. Ability to interact well with staff, administration, and parents, as well as the Board of Trustees is crucial. Computer proficiency and database management experience required.
A Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of three years of advancement/fundraising experience in a non-profit setting are preferred. The successful candidate must also have demonstrated ability to manage volunteers, event planning and production, fundraising initiatives/campaigns, as well as database management. Strong writing and editing skills, as well as experience with Senior Systems, are also preferred.
The Assistant Director of Advancement will report to the Director of Advancement. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Planning, organizing, and executing special events including the Annual Fund and Auction Kickoffs, the Leadership Recognition Dinner, Grandparents and Special Friends Day, and Graduation;
- Supporting the school’s Parent Council-driven annual Auction efforts;
- Coordinating alumni reunions and facilitating alumni outreach efforts;
- Managing all donor records using the advancement office’s database and providing oversight of all charitable contributions and constituent updates, and providing reports to different departments as requested;
- Assisting Director of Advancement and working closely with Communications Coordinator on a daily basis;
- Continuing to support, strengthen, and grow SCDS’s culture of philanthropy.
Applicants should complete an employment application available on the school’s website at www.seattlecountryday.org. Submit this completed application along with a letter of interest and resumé to email@example.com. Do not send documents without a completed application.