Join The Wesley School Development team in an exciting independent school environment! Make an impact by supporting donor cultivation, appreciation, and event planning. The Wesley School is poised to create a new long range plan and is seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented person to help move the development priorities of the school forward.
This position is a full-time, exempt position that reports directly to the Director of Development.
Main Tasks include:
Lead gift processor
Enter gifts, pledges, action items, and donor information into the Veracross database
Generate pledge reminders and coordinate collection of all pledges and matching gifts
Work closely with the Business Office to ensure gifts are processed correctly and help with their monthly and annual reconciliation of gifts.
Manage the operation, maintenance, data input, data integrity, and accuracy of all records for the Development module of the Veracross database.
Coordinate periodic training of all Development staff on current and new applications of Veracross as needed.
Manage the annual Jog-a-thon and Teacher Outing events — parent volunteers, event coordination, and fundraising
Maintain organized files and documentation of Development information, ensuring they are scanned into the database when necessary
Prepare data and materials for donor solicitation, reconciliation with the business office, and the annual report publication
Create online donation and event registration forms
Research prospective donors/donations; input, curate, and report on donor information
Maintain guest lists, print name tags, prepare registration materials, check-in and other duties for fundraising and donor stewardship events
Develop and generate database reports and provide data analysis for The Wesley Fund annual giving campaign, capital campaigns, overall gifts, constituencies, actions, and other purposes as needed on a weekly, bi-weekly and/or monthly basis
Execute photography, video, and design projects for the Development and Communications departments
Provide administrative support to the department including taking minutes during the Development Committee and subcommittee meetings, assisting with donor mailings, and other special projects.
Participate in the life of the school through community and academic events, as well as assigned supervision duties such as carpool, recess, or lunch monitoring.
Additional Responsibilities include working closely with the Director of Development on:
Creating solicitation and donor communication strategy
Plan Development Committee agendas and meetings
Research potential prospects
Donor stewardship, including planning, creating, and distributing timely donor acknowledgments; help manage stewardship projects and events for various constituencies
Planning and implementation of donor events
Coordinate alumni fundraising and engagement
Planning the biennial Gala & Auction, Jog-a-thon, Teacher Outings, and Generations Day
Occasional evening/weekend work required
Supporting the School and the Senior Leadership team
Additional duties including communications and event support, as assigned.
Skills and experience:
Bachelor degree required
Familiarity with non-profit fundraising
Experience with Veracross or comparable fundraising database
Experience with GreaterGiving auction database preferred
Experience with design or editing software preferred
Team oriented and excited about collaboration opportunities
Extreme attention to detail and accuracy
Strong written and verbal communication
Ability to hold strict confidentiality
Strong customer service abilities; personable
Ability to supervise volunteers and administrative support staff
Ability to organize and successfully prioritize work and multi-task in a fast-paced work environment
Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work autonomously when needed
Ability to offer creative ideas and input to further the program
Expected pay range: $64,500-$70,000, depending on qualifications and experience
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