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Development Coordinator

Company: The Valley School of Seattle
Location: Seattle
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Position Title: - - - - Development CoordinatorPosition Type: - - - - Exempt, Half Time (0.50 FTE) - - - - Reports to: - - - - - - - Director of Admissions and Community RelationsSchool Name: - - - - The Valley SchoolCity, State: - - - - - - - Seattle, WAPosted: - - - - - - - - - - April 2022The Valley SchoolThe Valley School is a co-educational elementary school, serving students in grades pre-K through the fifth grade. Founded in 1985, The Valley School offers a high-quality academic foundation in a small school setting, rich with opportunities for creativity, exploration, and play. We celebrate childhood. Our learning program is a mixture of playful work and purposeful play and is designed to be developmentally appropriate at each grade. Social emotional learning and skill development form an important pillar of our program, in addition to academics, specialist classes, and dynamic playground spaces designed to offer myriad opportunities for students to learn and grow. -Our Mission -At The Valley School, we ignite children's natural passion for learning. Our students develop an academic foundation and become joyful learners through playful work, purposeful play, and the practice of community. Our Values include: celebration of childhood, collaboration, creativity, equity and inclusion, kindness, and respect for individuality.Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access (DEIA) StatementThe Valley School honors diversity, practices inclusion, and invites courageous conversations. We strive to create a community where each individual is valued, respected, and included. Though the journey can be muddy-much like our playground-we aim to give every child the tools necessary to flourish.Position SummaryThe Valley School is creating a new position to support and promote strategic initiatives in the areas of institutional advancement, fundraising, and development. - The Development Coordinator will collaborate with Valley's Leadership Team and Board Philanthropy Committee to strengthen connections, enhance fundraising capacity, and develop a strong culture of philanthropy at the school. This position reports to the Director of Admissions and Community Relations. -Essential FunctionsThe Development Coordinator will be responsible for: - -Strategic

  • Developing and implementing programs and initiatives to expand and strengthen the school's philanthropic capacity
  • Collaborating with the school's various constituencies on development and fundraising activities
  • Educating the school community about the importance of development and philanthropy
  • Building strong relationships with current and past Valley families and students
  • In conjunction with the Leadership Team and appropriate Board committees, setting annual and strategic budget goals for fundraising
  • Providing regular reports about fundraising to school leadership and Board
  • Fundraising
    • In conjunction with the Philanthropy Committee, plan and execute a spring fundraising event with a Fund-A-Need component -
    • Creating an opportunity for grandparents and extended families to visit the school and be included in philanthropic outreach efforts
    • Guiding the implementation of the Annual Fund and future capital and endowment campaigns
    • Identifying and cultivating major donors
    • Partnering with Families at Valley on philanthropic community outreach activities -
    • Monitoring online donations and reconciling donations with the Business Office
    • Assisting with matching donation information
    • School Life
      • Assisting with a variety of day-to-day school functions, such as recess, lunch, and gate duties
      • Attending Leadership Team, faculty, and other meetings as directed
      • Performing other duties as requested by the Director of Admissions and Community Relations and Head of SchoolQualifications
        • Successful candidates will have:
        • Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field of study preferred -
        • Experience fundraising, organizing events, and developing programs that advance philanthropy
        • The ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues
        • Skilled in managing projects and taking initiative
        • Excellent people skills
        • Experience working with Boards and community groups
        • Strong writing and verbal communication skills, effective presentation skills
        • Experience using technology tools and digital platforms for outreach, data management, and communication
        • Strong organization skills, attention to detail, time management skills, and consistent follow-through
        • Commitment to diversity, equity, and justice and experience working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
        • Growth mindset and an eagerness to contribute to the life of the school communityCompensation & BenefitsThe Valley School offers 1) a salary that is competitive with comparable schools in the Seattle area and is commensurate with experience and credentials and 2) an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, and vacation, plus frequent opportunities for professional development.To Apply -Please email a copy of a current resume, a cover letter, and three references to Lora Kolmer, Director of Admissions and Community Relations, at lorak@thevalleyschool.orgSubject Line: The Valley School Development CoordinatorThe Valley School does not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation (including gender expression or identity), race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability. -

Keywords: The Valley School of Seattle, Seattle , Development Coordinator, Other , Seattle, Washington

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