Assistant Director of Development

Administrator / Part-Time

Atrium School, Watertown, MA

Assistant Director of Development
Part-time, 2-3 days per week; To begin Summer 2023

Atrium School is a progressive, inclusive PreK – Grade 8 independent school in the vibrant East End of Watertown, MA. Our program encourages deep academic curiosity, creativity, and exploration to foster each child’s intellectual and personal growth. Our students are diverse and original thinkers, who develop confidence in themselves and respect for others within a joyful, energized community of nurturing and challenging teachers, engaged parents, and enriching community partnerships. For information about Atrium, please visit

Atrium seeks a part-time Assistant Director of Development. At present, the school is engaged in an exciting comprehensive campaign to support selected capital projects; teaching and learning initiatives; diversity and equity programs; and annual giving. The Assistant Director of Development is responsible for various administrative aspects of development, including a primary responsibility for managing Atrium’s Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge database, which involves data and gift entry, constituent reports, gift reports, and mailings.

Additional responsibilities include: 

  • Providing administrative support to the Development Office and participating in all fundraising activities, including donor and public relations, direct mail appeals, and special events
  • Processing donations and preparing acknowledgment letters and other correspondence
  • Maintaining foundation, corporation, and individual donor files
  • Creating monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed 
  • Continually updating and correcting database records
  • Conducting preliminary research on prospective corporate, foundation, and individual donors
  • Coordinating productions and mailing of appeal letters 
  • Maintaining guest lists, gathering and preparing registration materials, and other duties as assigned for fundraising events
  • Preparing materials for distribution (ie. copying, filing, mailing, e-mailing) 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development 


The ideal candidate for this position will be an organized and collaborative self-starter with strong written and oral communications skills. This is a year-round, in-person part-time (15-20 hours a week) position. The role reports to Atrium’s Director of Development and works frequently with colleagues across the school. Additionally, candidates must have:

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • A minimum of three years of experience in an administrative position, preferably in a not-for-profit or independent school development office 
  • Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge (preferred), or similar experience and a strong willingness to learn
  • Proficiency in Google Workspace, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint  
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills 
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work 
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

At Atrium we believe diversity and inclusion are key drivers of creativity and innovation, and that a diversity of thoughts, experiences, backgrounds, personalities, and identities helps us think bigger and better, enabling us to reach our goals more effectively. We are committed to building a diverse staff and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply for this exciting role.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references by email to Marshall Carter ( and Alexandra Lennon-Simon (

Atrium School

Watertown, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender