St. Michael’s strives to provide children with superior academic instruction in an environment that acknowledges and develops Christian values.
Position: Advancement Assistant (Part-Time, 25 hours per week)
Reports to: Director of Development and Senior Development Officer
Job Summary: St. Michael’s Advancement Assistant will work with the Director of Development and Senior Development Officer to maintain smooth operation of the School’s Development Office. The position will take ownership of the database, ensuring the highest levels of data integrity. The Advancement Assistant will manage all of St. Michael’s external mailings for fundraising appeals and donor acknowledgment. The Advancement Assistant will also assist the Director of Development and Senior Development Officer in the design, planning, and execution of the school’s special events.
Overall Responsibility: St. Michael’s Advancement Assistant will provide administrative support to the Director of Development and Senior Development Officer to ensure that the School’s fund development program thrives, contributing to the continued growth of the institution. This position is part-time, 25-hours per week.
Create mailing lists for fundraising and friendraising appeals and events based on database queries. Execute all external mailings.
Maintain integrity of database. Update all address changes, alumni status, and parent information. Add new records into Donor Perfect.
Manage the execution and mailing of tax acknowledgment letters. Ensure that all donors to the Annual Fund and Capital Campaign are thanked in a timely manner.
Provide creative and administrative support to the Director of Development with appeals for the Annual Fund.
Provide logistical and administrative support to the Director of Development and Senior Development Officer for all events at St. Michael’s including the Auction, Grandparents’ Day, the Annual Alumni Celebration, Eighth Grade Graduation, and Magic Dragon Day.
Provide administrative support to the Director of Development and Senior Development Officer for the One.Together. Capital Campaign.
Other duties as assigned.
Experience and Skills: A successful candidate for the Advancement Assistant position will be a detail-oriented team player willing to work in a dynamic and communicative office setting. The candidate must have advanced experience working with Microsoft Office. Experience working with databases is a must. The candidate must also have the ability to maintain strict confidentiality with sensitive information. Experience working in an independent school or nonprofit environment is desired; experience in fundraising is a plus.
St. Michael’s Episcopal School provides children with superior academic instruction in an environment that acknowledges and develops the Christian values of kindness, respect, acceptance, integrity, responsibility, resilience, and compassion. located on a stunning 70-acre campus, our K-8 co-educational community is small enough (375 students and 48 faculty-staff) for everyone to know one another, and large enough to provide rich curricular and co-curricular opportunities. Its student-teacher ratio is 11:1, and average class size of 18 to 19 students. Students hail from 29 different zip codes. Founded in 1957, St. Michael’s is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). St. Michael’s values diversity as an important element of serving its mission and thus considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
As Richmond’s oldest independent school south of the James River, St. Michael’s Episcopal School strives to provide children with superior academic instruction in an environment that acknowledges and develops Christian values.Our academic community is small enough for adults and children to know one another, but large enough to provide exciting opportunities in the arts, sports, clubs and robotics. We are proud of our graduates who are praised by high school guidance counselors and admission directors for their academic achievement and enthusiasm for learning. Our K-8 co-educational school draws students from Richmond City and the surrounding counties of Henrico, Hanover, Goochland, Chesterfield and Powhatan. St. Michael’s offers two classes per grade with a faculty ratio of 1:11. Most classes average 20 students. Established in 1957 by St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, St. Michael’s is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).