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  • Development Assistant

    Island School ( ) seeks a Development Assistant with a commitment to private education in a college preparatory environment. This is a 12-month, full time position and reports to the Development Associate.

    Responsibilities will include helping  develop, implement, and manage the school’s fundraising and marketingactivities. Essential functions include:

    • Assisting with fundraising and capital campaigns that meet the school’s current and future financial requirements.
    • Work with team to develop yearly action plans for all fundraising and marketing objectives.
    • Assist with annual giving, capital and endowment giving, planned and deferred giving, and all marketing and solicitation strategies to meet goals in those areas.
    • Maintain and expand the school’s relationships with current donors of all constituencies (alumni, parents, grandparents, parents of alumni, friends, businesses, and foundations) in support of fundraising goals.
    • Research and write grant proposals to foundations, corporations, and individuals.
    • Manage and maintain the donor database, prepare correspondence and reports.
    • Work closely with the Development Associate in all aspects of fundraising.
    • Help create presentations and other materials to enhance fundraising activities.
    • Work on a team with development, alumni relations, and all Island School staff.
    • Recruit and manage volunteers as needed.
    • Work in collaboration with the Development Associate on advancement initiatives and activities.

    Additional responsibilities and requirements will include helping with special events throughout the year and a desire to be an active member of a school community. 

    Island School, an independent college preparatory day school for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. It is located on the island of Kaua'i, the northernmost inhabited island of the Hawaiian Island chain, which, due to its stunning natural beauty, is known as the "Garden Island." Applications should be directed to L. Shannon Graves, Head of School. Please include a letter of introduction, a résumé, and at least three professional references. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will close applications when the position is filled.

    Information should be emailed to: 

    Minimum Qualifications desired include:
    • B.A. degree 
    • Ability to think and plan strategically and creatively
    • Demonstrated desire to successfully manage fundraising programs and achieving fundraising goals
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently and in a group
    • Ability to communicate and work effectively with parents, students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, and representatives from the business community
    • Ability to motivate and manage volunteers
    • Knowledge and skill in the use of social media for fundraising
    • Strong work ethic, adaptability, generous spirit, and excellent speaking and writing skills
    • Commitment to and alignment with the School's mission and vision      

Island School is an equal employment opportunity employer.