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REPORTS TO: Director of Development

POSITION STATUS: Exempt/Full Time, Year-Round Employee

Opportunity: As a member of the Development Office, the Development Associate for Stewardship is responsible for providing the highest level of administrative support to the Major Gifts and Stewardship programs, working closely with the Director of Development, the Director of Major & Planned Giving, and other Development staff members, to further the fundraising goals of the School.

Responsibilities: Working closely with the Director of Development and the Director of Major & Planned Giving, perform all necessary support for frontline major gift fundraisers by coordinating Major Gifts and Stewardship program operations:

  • Work with directors to develop stewardship strategies for top donors.
  • In a timely manner, support the moves management/Major Gifts program by performing data entry and export tasks in Raiser’s Edge and other databases, such as contact report information; gift proposals, donor information, lists, queries, and actions. Maintain data integrity and uphold data confidentiality.
  • Coordinate logistics for small cultivation gatherings and special events.
  • Assist directors with planning and coordinating travel, donor visits, meetings, and various cultivation activities; process receipts and expenses.
  • Serve as the administrative contact for a volunteer advisory council. Help implement meetings, schedules, events, and follow up actions for the council.
  • Prepare meeting and briefing materials for Major Gifts team members, school leadership, and volunteers.
  • Help produce annual stewardship publications, such as annual reports; individualized stewardship reports for endowed and non-endowed funds; and produce stewardship reports and major gift acknowledgements.
  • Serve as a member of the gift acknowledgement team and data services team, assisting with overall gift processing and acknowledgement during high-volume times, as needed.
  • Help develop web, electronic and print marketing materials and communications to enhance donor stewardship and engagement.
  • Assist with overall customer service and administrative operations of the department, including but not limited to: mailings, phone coverage, email correspondence, guest reception and hospitality.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
Applicant Requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in an administrative or professional support role.
  • Strong technical and computer skills, which includes proficiency with, but not limited to: PC environment, Microsoft Office Suite, Cloud platforms (ex., Google Docs and Canva), Raisers’ Edge or comparable constituent/donor database. Experience with web-based meeting platforms, such as GoToMeeting, a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking, presentations, volunteer management, and cultural competency.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills, with an aptitude for managing multiple assignments and paying particular attention to detail.
  • Work effectively as a team member, while also working independently, with minimal supervision.
  • Must be a self-motivated, action-oriented team player and a relationship builder, with a sense of ambition, who can think creatively and problem-solve.
  • Must remain flexible in a multi-task environment with set deadlines.
  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism and diplomacy while working with a wide-range of people of varied backgrounds and levels of experience, at all times.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends, as needed.
  • Must possess a personal commitment to upholding the core mission and values of Friends School of Baltimore, an educational organization dedicated to building a community that promotes equity, inclusion and diversity in all forms —race, religion, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomics, sexual orientation, learning style and opinion.


Context and Philosophy: Founded in 1784, Friends School of Baltimore provides a coeducational, college preparatory program guided by the Quaker values of truth, equality, simplicity, community and peaceful resolution of conflict. 

By setting high standards of excellence for a diverse and caring community, Friends School seeks to develop in each student the spiritual, intellectual, physical and creative strengths to make a positive contribution to the world. 

The faculty and staff of Friends support the mission of the School through their commitment to a collaborative work environment, to which they contribute joy, passion, sense of humor, organization, and flexibility. Regardless of position, Friends School employees interact with students and colleagues in a respectful and warm manner.  

In addition to a commitment to the fundamental ideals of Quaker education, Friends School staff members are expected to model and foster the habits of mind, which we believe are essential to an outstanding 21st century education: creativity, curiosity, empathy, reflection, and resilience.

Friends School of Baltimore actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world's diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, age, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends School of Baltimore is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups who might enrich and diversify the school community are strongly encouraged to apply.


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Job Posting Expiration Date: 03/18/2019
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School Name:  Friends School of Baltimore
Street Address: 5114 North Charles Street
City: Baltimore
State: MD
Zip Code: 21210
Phone: 410-649-3200
Head Of School: Matthew W. Micciche
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Day / Boarding: Day Only
Age / Grade Levels: PreK-12
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08/03/2017 5114 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210

5114 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210 School

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