Development Associate, Business Operations

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Published 18 days ago


Bank Street College of Education has three divisions: Children’s Programs, including the School for Children, the Family Center, Head Start, and Liberty LEADS; the Graduate School of Education; and the Bank Street Education Center, which houses Bank Street’s portfolio of public impact work. The College relies on the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO) to provide fundraising and alumni support to these divisions.

Position Description:

The Development Associate will be responsible for gift entry and processing, database support, and general development administrative duties. The Associate reports directly to the Development Database & Analytics Manager and works closely with cross-divisional partners in the Business Office. The ideal candidate is extremely detail-oriented with experience with data entry and Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) databases. Additionally, they will interact with and take direction from DARO leadership, as needed. This position will work on a hybrid schedule including working onsite at least 2 days a week.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities include:

Development Operations (70%)

Divisional Partner - Development Database & Analytics Manager

  • Manage all aspects of gift processing and acknowledgment creation in The Raiser’s Edge donor database
  • Gift and data entry within systems, Raiser’s Edge and Classy
  • Create bank deposit records and handling checks
  • Process online gifts – and creating batch for Mail/Credit Transactions
  • Monitor and process recurring gifts in RE
  • Data entry, import, and export to support annual fundraising initiatives
  • Maintain and update donor records in RE to ensure correspondences and pertinent information/documents are appropriately linked to donor
  • Assist with donor profiles including gift histories and biographical information
  • Monitor database and oversee biographical updates upon request and through returned mail
  • Donor acknowledgment, including drafting personalized correspondences, and receipting
  • Maintain foundation, corporation, and individual donor files (in the database and in Google Drive)
  • Manage consistent data reporting
  • Create and disseminate weekly, monthly, and ad hoc fundraising reports, as necessary
  • Create queries and reports for gifts, mailing lists, annual reports, and other donor lists as needed
  • Draft administrative memorandums, letters of correspondence, requests for gift renewals, etc.
  • Assist as needed at DARO fundraising and cultivation events, donor mailings, and special projects as needed
  • Check PO Box on a regular basis for incoming checks/mail (requires 20 minutes of walking/commute round trip)
  • Travel between buildings daily with time-sensitive materials as needed
  • Provide support for cultivation/appeal mailings and other donor outreach, via data entry, import, and export

Administrative Support (30%)

Divisional Partner(s) - Development Database & Analytics Manager and Managing Director, Business Operations

  • Process all invoices and credit card expense reconciliation using electronic Financial Edge NXT
  • Track and order supplies, as needed
  • Monitor and respond to phone and email inquiries from donors, including donor information updates and high-level programming questions
  • Manage inventory and distribution of department's swag
  • Other duties upon occasion, as assigned



  • High school diploma or equivalent, with a minimum of two years experience in Fundraising
  • Must have experience using a CRM database
  • Ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential documents and information
  • Proficiency with Google Workspace and Office products
  • Positive work ethic, with ability to work as part of a fast-paced and team environment, as well as work independently
  • Detail-oriented, with good time-management and multi-tasking skill
  • Good interpersonal, and communications skills
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and complete projects quickly
  • Good reading, writing, and proofreading skills
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends with advanced notice

 Preferred but not required

  • Some college preferred
  • Raiser’s Edge experience is highly preferred
  • Fundraising experience
  • Experience in a higher education setting
  • Gift entry experience with a basic understanding of the concepts: hard Credit and soft credit, campaigns, appeals (and appeal packages), funds, and split gifts.


Bank Street College of Education has three divisions: Children’s Programs, including the School for Children, the Family Center, Head Start, and Liberty LEADS; the Graduate School of Education; and the Bank Street Education Center…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 1, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required


610 West 112th Street, New York, NY 10025, United States

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