Associate Director of Advancement Services

Staff / Full-Time

St. Mark’s School, Southborough, MA

St. Mark’s School seeks a full-time Associate/Assistant Director of Advancement Services to join our active and creative team.  This position serves on a four-person Advancement Services & Stewardship team within a 14-person Advancement department. The associate director reports to the Director of Advancement Services, Data Analytics & Stewardship.

The associate director serves as the primary data and research liaison to the St. Mark’s Advancement team. This position pulls a range of data for the Annual Fund, Stewardship, and Alumni & Engagement teams. The position also provides support in researching and profiling top donor prospects.  The successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge of Asana, Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, NXT, and Research Point.  

Key responsibilities: 

Data 

  • Create multiple complex queries and utilize exports out of Raiser’s Edge on a daily basis for the Annual Fund, Parent and Alumni Engagement, and Stewardship Teams, as well as for the Communications Office for larger school messaging.
  • Manage data requests and projects in Asana project management software, prioritizing those requests. 

Research

  • Use a broad spectrum of sources to research, organize, and evaluate a prospect’s financial capacity, ability to give, willingness to give, charitable interests, and connection to the school, creating approximately 30-50 customized,  in-depth profiles per year.
  • Create and refresh the research bios as necessary for the Trustee Governance Committee, the Head of School, for all prospects being seen during regional events, and for Major Gift Officers as needed throughout the year.
  • In the summer, research and rate incoming parents.

School and Advancement Team:

  • Work several key weekend events annually, supporting Family Weekend in October, Reunion Weekend in May, and upcoming capital campaign weekend programming.
  • Other duties and event work as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of experience, ideally working with relational databases.
  • This role requires superior knowledge of Google Workspace and the Microsoft Office Suite; Excel in particular.
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize multiple requests.  
  • A collaborative work style is necessary, plus the ability to stay calm under aggressive timelines.
  • Qualified candidates will have excellent written and verbal communication skills; they will also be methodically organized with a meticulous attention to detail.
  • Applicants interested in this opportunity must provide a cover letter summarizing interest and qualifications, and supply 3 professional references (direct supervisors preferred).
  • As a member of a School community, every employee must pass a criminal background investigation and CORI check.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@stmarksschool.org; Attn: Human Resources, St. Mark’s School, 25 Marlboro Road, Southborough, MA 01772.  No phone calls, please.

About St. Mark’s School

St. Mark’s School is a coed boarding high school with approximately 375 students located 22 miles west of Boston and 12 miles east of Worcester. St. Mark’s School educates young people for lives of leadership and service. Founded in 1865 as an intentionally small residential community, the school challenges its students to develop their analytic and creative capabilities by both inspiring their academic and spiritual curiosity and kindling their passion for discovery. We value cooperation over self-interest, and we encourage all members of our community to explore their place in the larger world beyond our campus.

The St. Mark’s Advancement Office delivers an Annual Fund with a goal of $2,660,000 for 2023-24, over 35 events annually for alumni and parents, and recently closed an historical capital campaign with $112 Million raised. 

St. Mark’s School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or genetics, and any other characteristic or status protected by law.

 

St. Mark’s School

Southborough, MA
High School
Boarding, Day
All Gender
Religiously-Affiliated