Development Associate

Administrator / Full-Time

Inly School, Scituate, MA

Development Associate

Reports to: Director of Development


The Development Associate will work with the Director of Advancement and Director of Development to help meet the strategic development goals of Inly School. The Development Associate will be an integral member of a small Development team and will work closely with administration, faculty, staff and volunteers. The ability to interact confidently with Inly volunteers and donors and to maintain strict confidentiality is required. The ideal candidate is one who is extremely detail oriented and can comfortably and successfully manage several issues simultaneously.


At Inly School, our dynamic Montessori+ practices inspire our inclusive community of learners to explore and shape ourselves and the world with joyful curiosity, courage, and compassion. Our commitment to anti-racist and anti-bias teaching practices are the privilege and responsibility of every member of the Inly Community. Inly School actively seeks faculty, families and leadership who embrace and practice skills that reflect our Montessori core values of collaboration, respect, compassion and empathy.



Gift Processing and Database Management

  • Coordinate and process all charitable gifts including; checks, credit cards, payroll deduction, recurring gifts, and electronic funds transfers for unrestricted and restricted gifts and accurately recording them in the Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Prepare gift batches for deposit with Business Office.
  • Record donors’ restricted and unrestricted pledges.
  • Prepare and send all acknowledgments, receipts, pledge letters, and other correspondence related to gifts.
  • Run reports related to the processing of gifts and distribute as required.
  • Review and edit gift records periodically for discrepancies.
  • Update biographical and contact information in constituent records
  • Manage monthly gift reconciliation with the Business Office.
  • Handle all aspects of the Matching Gift process and serve as point of contact for Matching Gift companies.
  • Assist with donor tracking and campaign support.


Special Events & Alumni Relations

  • Assist with the coordination and execution of Inly special events.
  • Manage vendor communications, coordinate with the Communications team on creative, manage mailing lists, RSVP’s and follow up from special event committee meetings.
  • Assist with the organization of Inly’s Alumni Relations program. 


Team Support

  • Support annual appeal program.
  • Assist with development communications.
  • Provide prospect research, as needed.
  • Ordering office supplies.



  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Very strong computer skills, including high level of competency in Microsoft Office, Google docs, and relational databases; experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Experience working in complex environments while maintaining a high degree of organizational effectiveness, confidentiality, and attention to detail.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and to take the initiative to meet deadlines in a time-sensitive and fluid environment.
  • Polished oral, written, telephone, and e-mail communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of constituencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Commitment to the mission of Inly and willingness to serve as an ambassador for the School, both internally and externally.



Minimum 2 years fundraising experience. Raiser’s Edge database experience and general understanding of development processes are highly preferred.



  • Competitive pay
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance; supplemental life insurance available
  • Paid vacation, holidays, sick (faculty only) and personal time
  • Flexible spending plans for both medical and dependent care
  • Tuition assistance
  • Voluntary Benefits
    • Life, AD&D (employer paid), Vision
    • Accident, Cancer, Critical Illness
  • Employer paid LTD, STD
  • Free AM/PM Club and Discovery program for enrolled students of faculty



To apply for this position, please email your resumé and cover letter to

Inly School

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