Advancement Associate

The Advancement Associate supports the Development functions of the school. He or she will work to promote the mission of the school primarily through data entry, content editing, mailings, and other general office tasks. The position will also include some constituent engagement, as well as assistance with event planning. The Advancement Associate must be organized, skilled in working with volunteers, and committed to serving the students, families, and other constituents of The Covenant School. This is a 25-hour/week position that reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement.

Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Assistance with identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors for development initiatives such as the annual fund, scholarships, and the capital campaign
  • Donor research for proposal preparation, acknowledgment letters, and impact reports
  • Support of Office of Advancement functions such as mailings, budgeting documentation, purchase orders, database management, and data entry
  • Management of alumni engagement initiatives
  • Coordination of the Covenant Business Partners corporate sponsorship initiative
  • Assistance with event planning for Development functions such as alumni gatherings, the Cornerstone Circle Reception, Grandparents Days, and the Auction Gala, the school’s chief community fundraising event

Essential Qualifications
  • Commitment to the Christian faith, dedicated membership to a Christian community, and a desire for spiritual maturity
  • Capacity to think and plan strategically; high degree of organization and time-management around deadline-driven work; strong work ethic and poise under pressure; ability to work independently with little supervision, as well as to collaborate on a team
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; ability to edit for grammar and syntax
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; ability to achieve proficiency in a donor database
  • Some familiarity with fundraising and marketing principles
  • Capability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and constituents in a manner that reflects the mission and values of the school
  • Willingness to abide by and sign the school's Statement of Principles - a commitment to the Christian Faith, which is central to the core values of the school

Interested and qualified candidates should contact Mack Barr, Director of Institutional Advancement, at mack.barr@covenantschool.org.
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The Covenant School

Birdwood Campus | Lower School | Pre-K–Grade 5 |
1000 Birdwood Road Charlottesville, VA 22903 | 434.220.7309

Hickory Campus | Middle and Upper School | Grades 6–12 | 175 Hickory Street Charlottesville, VA 22902 | 434.220.7329
Located in Charlottesville, VA, The Covenant School is a non-denominational, private, Christian day school for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, visual and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.