The Development Associate, a member of the Development team, reports to the Director of Development and supports Development team members. The primary responsibilities of the Development Associate are to 1.) work with the capital campaign team to help solicit prospects during the public phase of the campaign and 2.) work in conjunction with the Director of Development and the Director of The Park Fund to build alumni giving to The Park Fund, the school’s community-wide annual fundraising effort. In both cases, this will require conducting solicitations in person, by phone, and electronically. The Development Associate will also have prospect research responsibilities. Additionally, the Development Associate will focus on recruiting alumni volunteers to serve as solicitors for The Park Fund. The Development Associate will incorporate Park’s Anti-Racist Action Plan into all outreach.
Devoted to intellectual inquiry, a collaborative spirit of learning, and an appreciation for the diversity of human experience, The Park School of Baltimore is a community founded on positive expectations of our students and respect for individual differences.
We cultivate children’s innate curiosity by nurturing their interests and engaging them as active participants in their own education.
We support young people in becoming confident questioners and responsible citizens of the world.
The Park School is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school of 845 students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Founded in 1912 as one of the early progressive schools, The Park School continues to practice a distinct educational philosophy. The core values today, as in 1912, are a belief in children’s capacity to love learning, to grow academically and emotionally when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers, and to develop self-discipline, confidence, and creative problem-solving skills through deep exploration and constant challenge. At every grade level, from Pre-Kindergarten through Upper School, Park actively encourages questioning and conversation as essential elements of the learning process. The school philosophy emphasizes a belief in positive expectations and expects that students, as they mature, will take increasing responsibility for their own learning.
- Supports all capital campaign initiatives
- Supports all Park Fund initiatives
- Conducts solicitations for the capital campaign and The Park FundIn person
- By Zoom
- By phone
- Recruits volunteer solicitors for The Park Fund with a focus on alumni
- Manages Park Fund alumni solicitors in conjunction with Director of The Park Fund
- Conducts prospect research as directed by the Director of Development and the Director of Stewardship and Capital Campaign
- Supports programming for diversity, equity, and inclusion work as it pertains to alumni
- Supports the Park School Anti-Racist Action Plan, and incorporates its goals into all planning and programming
- Bachelor’s degree and minimum of two years of experience in a related field
- A minimum of two years of fundraising experience; experience with verbal and written solicitation preferred
- Ability to think strategically and analytically with regards to annual giving program
- Proven relationship-builder and motivator
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
- Highly organized with demonstrated attention to detail, accuracy, and deadlines
- Experience with social media and other communication channels
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as well as independently
- Experience in managing volunteers a plus
- Independent school experience a plus
- Experience with Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator or other graphics programs a plus
- Experience with database management a plus
- Additional consideration will be given to Park alumni applicants
- Non-exempt, full-time (40 hours per week), and in person
- Evening and weekend hours are occasionally required
- Lifting and carrying of equipment is not typical, but may be required on some occasions
- Occasional out-of-state travel is required
- Significant computer use, including extensive close use of a computer monitor
- This job involves both moving about the campus and remaining stationary for long periods of time
- Other duties may be requested or assigned
Please note: The School requires immunization against COVID-19 subject to applicable medical or religious exemptions under state and federal law. If an exemption is requested, the School will determine whether reasonable accommodations are available in accordance with applicable law.
Under current policy, employees who have been employed at Park full-time for two years are eligible to receive full tuition remission for their children who attend Park. All applicants, including employee children, must meet Park’s standards for admission. During the first two years of employment, employees can apply for support through the need-based financial assistance program.
Due to the large volume of incoming resumes, we cannot accept phone calls. Interested candidates are asked to send a letter of interest, personal statement, resume and list of references via email or US mail.
Adrienne Peres, Associate Director of Development, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Park School of Baltimore does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or any physical or mental disability unrelated to a reasonable performance of an employee’s duties.