Development Assistant

Job Type

Part Time


Details: $25/hr



Start Date



324 West 15th Street
New York
United States


Corlears School, a small New York City independent school located in the lively Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, is seeking a Development Assistant to provide support in all fundraising and donor relations.

Scope and Impact

The Development Assistant plays an important role by providing administrative support to the Development and Communication Offices by participating in all fundraising activities including donor and public relations, building brand awareness, fundraising appeals, and special events logistics.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Development
  • Ensures timely processing of gifts, receipts and all tax-acknowledgement letters for individuals
  • Assists in creating fundraising appeals and producing mail merges
  • Create monthly fundraising reports and other database reports, as needed
  • Maintaining detailed and accurate records in donor database
  • Conduct preliminary research on prospective individual donors
  • Coordinates other donor stewardship efforts
  • Communications:
  • Coordinate with Communications and Development to create copy for appeals, social media, events, and annual report.
  • Create and maintain school’s archival system
  • Work with Communications in building brand awareness
  • Maintains and coordinates external communications calendar to leverage donor opportunities
  • Events:
  • Maintain guest lists, gather and prepare registration materials and other duties as assigned for fund-raising events.
  • Attend evening events throughout the year to assist with logistics (day and evening of March 8th a must)
  • Annual auction: serve as key support person for auction committee, provide back-end support for auction website, support event implementation and other duties as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.

Preparation and Knowledge

  • Associate's or bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • A minimum of three years' experience in an administrative position, preferably in a not-for-profit development office
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Suite
  • Previous work in a donor database and prospect research experience preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Passion, enthusiasm, focus, creativity, and a positive outlook
  • 20 hours a week, preferably from 1pm-5pm- occasional evening hours required

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Yvonne Casuso

Indicate “Development Assistant” in the subject line



Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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