Development Assistant Posted Sep 13
Children's Scholarship Fund , New York, NY (Midtown Manhattan)
 
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The Children's Scholarship Fund (CSF), a non-profit organization based in New York City that works to advance parental choice in education, is seeking an entry-level Development Assistant to join our team. This position is based in New York City, and the job description is below.

Position: CSF seeks a person who shares our passion for empowering all parents to be able to choose the school that will best meets their children’s needs to join our team as a Development Assistant. The ideal candidate for this entry-level position is a focused, detail-oriented, motivated, and dynamic individual with excellent computer, office, and communication skills. This is a great opportunity to learn fundraising as part of a small, passionate and talented team and be part of an office culture characterized by high standards and strong team collaboration.

Primary responsibilities include:
- Managing our donor database, including data and gift entry in Raiser's Edge, processing written donor acknowledgements, following up on returned mail and address/contact information updates, and running queries and reports as needed;
- Maintaining donor files and internal systems to track, monitor and report on all aspects of fundraising operations;
- Assisting with donor communications, research, and materials, including but not limited to appeal letters, correspondence, acknowledgements, meeting requests, donor packets, prospect research, and foundation reports;
- Assisting with event management and meetings/activities of the CSF Board, President’s Council, Young Leaders Board and Alumni Board;
- Assisting CSF’s President, Vice President of Strategic Planning & Development, and Director of Communications with general day-to-day operations including scheduling, travel, mailings, filing and administrative matters;
- Assisting with coordinating school visits and volunteer opportunities for donors;
- Assisting with social media.

Qualifications and skills: The Development Assistant will report directly to the Director of Communications and Vice President of Strategic Planning and Development. He or she must possess the following skills:
- Degree from a 4-year accredited college or university
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required; Raiser’s Edge, Photoshop and InDesign a plus
- Professional office experience
- Strong desire to produce results; conviction that fundraising is critical to mission fulfillment
- Highly organized and able to manage multiple ongoing projects with close attention to detail
- High level of productivity with demonstrated follow-through and success in managing multiple ongoing projects
- Proactive problem solver and a self-starter with the ability to work individually and on a team
- Flexibility to pitch in and help on special projects as needed
- Willingness to learn and take on new responsibilities

How to Apply
Please send resume and cover letter, including start date availability and salary requirements. No calls or walk-ins, please.

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