ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATE

Westminster Schools GA

Atlanta , GA

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Job Description

Job Title: Advancement Associate

 

Westminster is a Christian, independent day school for boys and girls, which seeks to serve students who are bright, motivated, curious, and nurtured by challenge in an environment that develops leaders of conscience who will be a positive force in the world. The School was founded in 1951 guided by a mission to prepare students for college and for life. With a current enrollment of approximately 1,860 students in grades Pre-First through Twelfth, Westminster fulfills its mission through a dynamic curriculum that engages children across the key dimensions of their growth – academic, physical, and spiritual.

 

Westminster is a growth-oriented, collaborative learning community committed to the School’s mission and vision, including core values of inclusivity and service.  Westminster excels regionally and nationally in every area of school life, achieving excellence through a wide range of programming supported by a wealth of resources.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

 

The Advancement Associate will join a highly collaborative team to provide comprehensive administrative support for our Advancement operations with a focus on Advancement Services. The successful candidate is eager to learn about all aspects of a development operation and is detail-oriented, collaborative, and can comfortably and successfully manage several tasks simultaneously. The Advancement Associate will create redundancy for the Office for Institutional Advancement’s (OIA) day-to-day priorities and projects, specifically around gift processing and data integrity. The ability to interact confidently with Westminster volunteers and donors and to maintain strict confidentiality is required.

 

Supervisor:  Director of Advancement Services

Position Status:  This position is a salaried, non-exempt, full-time, regular, 12-month position.

Hours of Work:  Days of work are Monday through Friday and the core hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Occasional evening and weekend work will be required as job duties demand.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the Gift Management Specialist on all aspects of gift processing, including gift entry, receipting and stewardship letters
  • Ensure pledges and gifts are acknowledged accurately and in a timely fashion
  • Assist with Honor/Memorial stewardship communications
  • Assist with management of the School’s matching gift program
  • Interface with the Business Office regarding gift entry, gift posting, fund creation, gift restrictions, and reconciliation
  • Serve as a point of contact for donors regarding gift information
  • Run reports to review data integrity and ensure necessary corrections are made on regular basis
  • Document, maintain and regularly update OIA policies and procedures
  • Add new constituent records to the database as needed, analyze information and populate all appropriate data fields where information is available
  • Compose general correspondence and provide support for Advancement operations
  • Other duties as assigned

 

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • One to two years of experience in a non-profit or education environment.
  • Very strong computer skills, including high competency in Microsoft Office software and databases. Experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Polished oral, written, telephone, and e-mail communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with a variety of constituencies.
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and take initiative to meet deadlines for both short and long-term projects in a time-sensitive and fluid environment with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member and manage multiple projects at once.
  • Curious and committed to ongoing growth, professionally and personally.
  • Commitment to the mission of The Westminster Schools and willing to serve as an ambassador for the School both internally and externally.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle and feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl; talk and hear; engage in moderately strenuous physical activity both indoors and out; and smell. The employee may occasionally lift or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and may walk on slippery or uneven surfaces.

 

TRAVEL

 

Travel is primarily local during the regular business day.  Overnight and out-of-area travel may also be required.

 

 

EQUAL EMPLOYEMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

 

Westminster is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment.  It is Westminster’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities and administer terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.  EOE/M/F/D/V.

 

 

Note:  This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work to be performed by employees within this classification.  This position description should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required or assigned to an employee in this position.  Nothing contained in this this position description restricts Westminster’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

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