Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Assistant will play a key role in Brearley’s fundraising and engagement efforts by providing high-‐level administrative support to the Director of Development and the Development Office.
• Coordinate meetings for leadership volunteers, including scheduling and location,
agenda, RSVPs, meeting materials and minutes.
• Manage the Director of Development’s calendar, including scheduling and preparing
briefings and background information.
• Assist with Annual Fund and Alumnae Program mailings and events, including producing acknowledgements and other letters and labels, handling postage, taking RSVPs, making nametags, and participating in staffing events as needed.
• Collaborate with other offices in the School (Business Office, Food Services, Technology, Facilities, Reception) for streamlined execution of Development events and business operations.
• Coordinate “Class Notes” for twice yearly school magazine, The Brearley Bulletin. Gather
submissions from class agents, and input new information into Raiser’s Edge database.
• Assist in the preparation of reports, presentations, and meeting minutes including
formatting and proofreading.
• Participate in database management, accurately inputting address changes and other
data updates as assigned.
• Make travel arrangements including booking flights, hotels, and rental cars for Development staff as needed.
• Review expenses, process receipts, provide reports and track related budget line items
for the Development team.
• General office management duties including answering the general development extension and directing calls, ordering supplies, and overseeing equipment maintenance.
• Other duties as assigned.
The Development Assistant must be an efficient, reliable team player with a positive outlook and with the competence to interface professionally with the school’s most significant donors and high-‐level volunteers, as well as with colleagues and students. The Development Assistant must use discretion with confidential or sensitive information and manage several projects simultaneously in a fast-‐paced, goal-‐oriented environment.
This position demands exceptional attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy, strong organizational and planning skills, a proactive approach to anticipating and solving problems, as well as flexibility and the ability to shift focus with changing priorities.
Bachelor’s degree and related experience. Capacity to draft well-‐written correspondence and proofread documents. Proficiency with Mircrosoft office programs, including Excel and merging Word documents. Experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred.
Please submit cover letter and résumé to email@example.com or by mail to Development and Alumnae Relations, The Brearley School, 610 East 83rd Street, New York, NY 10028. No phone calls please.
The Brearley School actively seeks diversity in its employees and student body and encourages
people of color to apply.