Details: Salary negotiable with schedule
104 St. Mark's Place
George Jackson Academy (GJA) is the only school of its kind in New York City: an independent, nonsectarian upper elementary and middle school for academically capable boys from lower-income and underserved families. The school was created in 2003 to educate boys from 4th to 8th grade, a time when young men are particularly vulnerable to disengaging from school. Currently, GJA serves more than 135 young men from low-income and working class families, who go on to the city and nation’s top high schools, colleges and universities. To serve its mission and target population, the Academy raises more than 90% of its operating budget each year.
The Advancement Assistant reports directly to the Director of Development (DOD) and supports key aspects of fundraising for George Jackson Academy.
Basic duties of the job include, but are not limited to:
- Writes and manages acknowledgement letters, first draft newsletters and basic correspondence based off of criteria delivered by DOD
- Strategizes with development team on various campaigns and events
- Photographs school life and events for marketing purposes
- Manages information through online donor database
- Assists with prospect research
- Handles planning and coordinating on special events, both in and out of school
- Gathers school data and updates on major programs and activities
- Schedules Associate Board and development team meetings
- Processes donations and grants
No benefits associated with this position.
Level of Language Proficiency
- Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree.
- Excellent written and verbal skills.
- Experience in a development office, sales or a nonprofit.
- Strong people skills and interest in working with corporate or foundation volunteers.
- Self-starter with excellent organizational skills, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
- Acute attention to detail.
- Ability to learn new database and online programs.
- Knowledge of and interest in fundraising and education.
Minimum Education Required