St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, Texas, a boarding and day school serving 710 students in grades 6-12, is seeking a full-time Comprehensive Campaign Assistant to support the school’s historic comprehensive campaign and 75th-anniversary celebration.
The newly created Comprehensive Campaign Assistant position reports to the Comprehensive Campaign Director and supports the campaign to successful completion for the duration of the campaign. Key responsibilities include providing administrative support to the Campaign Director for the planning, organization, and implementation of the comprehensive campaign and 75th-anniversary celebration. The Campaign Assistant is further responsible for supporting prospect research and information gathering, donor relations and stewardship, and volunteer and event support.
Conduct prospect research in support of the campaign, including biographical and business information, financial assets, areas of interest and philanthropic support, and affiliations.
Work with Advancement Services team members to update Raiser’s Edge/NXT database specific to prospect research.
Provide administrative support to the Comprehensive Campaign Director and Director of Advancement, including expense reporting, meeting and event coordination, Raiser’s Edge/NXT data input and report generation, and file organization.
Assist with donor correspondence and gift acknowledgements, special correspondence, preparation of donor packets and proposals, and creation of reports and presentations.
Assist with implementation of campaign-related events, including creating invitations, tracking RSVPs, preparing name tags, and providing onsite support.
Help to facilitate Campaign Committee meetings, including date and location scheduling, attendance tracking, and agenda and materials preparation.
Assist in producing marketing materials and campaign collateral for web, print, social media, and internal communications.
As directed, facilitate the fundraising activities of volunteer campaign solicitors by providing clerical, record-keeping, and other administrative support for their prospect identification, cultivation, and solicitation efforts.
Support the Comprehensive Campaign Director and Director of Alumni Relations in the planning, development, and execution of the year-long 75th anniversary celebration efforts.
Donor Relations and Stewardship
Support donor stewardship efforts, including personalized events, mailings, and information gathering in support of the stewardship reporting process.
A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of administrative support experience are required.
Nonprofit or education development experience preferred.
Proficiency with Google Suite, Microsoft Office, and Raiser’s Edge/NXT (or equivalent database)
Basic experience with design software (Adobe Photoshop and InDesign or Canva) preferred.
Excellent research, writing, and editing skills (a writing sample may be requested).
Demonstrated ability to retrieve, analyze, and synthesize information gathered from varied sources. Prospect research and data analysis experience is strongly preferred.
Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and integrity.
Ability to work flexible hours as necessary, including evenings and weekends for special events, meetings, or other commitments.
Desire to be a part of and engage in the life of the School.
A commitment to St. Stephen’s culture that celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion.
About St. Stephen's Episcopal School
St. Stephen's Episcopal School is a coeducational boarding and day school that was founded by the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in 1950. It is a caring, diverse community, inclusive of all faiths and grounded in the Christian tradition, which nurtures moral growth and values the potential and dignity of every human being. St. Stephen's challenges motivated students to live intelligently, creatively, and humanely as contributing members of society. The school develops the whole person within a balanced program of academics, athletics, and the arts. Students also participate in a wide variety of clubs and organizations, outdoor education and recreation programs, service learning activities, and study abroad opportunities.
As St. Stephen’s looks forward to celebrating its 75th anniversary in the academic year 2025-26, we are embarking upon an ambitious five-year comprehensive campaign that will enhance all areas of student and faculty experiences. In December 2022, the Board of Trustees approved a $75 million working goal that includes both capital and programmatic priorities. Donors have generously pledged $31 million toward the campaign, including a $5 million gift for the new Science Center, a $1 million gift for the Chapel expansion and renovation, and almost $2 million for student and faculty support. We are excited by the possibilities of this campaign to strengthen and solidify St. Stephen’s for the next 75 years and beyond.
In accordance with our founding mission, St. Stephen's Episcopal School infuses diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in everything we do, from admission policies, curriculum, and professional development to our hiring practices. We seek qualified candidates who are committed to these values and ready to work in community to create a more just society. We celebrate every individual, recognizing that our unique stories, histories, and voices are essential to creating a vibrant living and learning space. As such, we strongly encourage people with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and identities to apply to become members of our community.
Equal access to employment, programs, and services is available to all. With respect to its employment practices, St. Stephen's Episcopal School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or sexual orientation or identity.
Qualified candidates should submit their resume and a letter of interest addressing their qualifications for this role.