Development Coordinator

Administrator / Part-Time

Birches School, Lincoln, MA

Birches School is an independent PreK-8 school located in Lincoln, MA. Our mission is to nurture students’ innate curiosity and creativity in harmony with the natural world. Birches students embody empathy, inclusivity, teamwork, and a passion for learning. We offer a nature-based, interdisciplinary education in a supportive, vibrant, multi-age setting. The campus is rich with natural beauty, and we are committed to educating our students through the lenses of environmentalism and the joys and opportunities of our unique setting.

Job Summary: The Development Coordinator will collaborate with senior administrators to develop and execute key initiatives, projects, events, and other efforts to enhance community engagement, promote partnerships, and cultivate stewardship programs supporting the school. This is a part-time position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish development initiatives that grow annual giving and leadership giving.
  • Build opportunities to enhance and sustain a culture of philanthropy at the school.
  • Foster positive relationships and engagement with families. 
  • Assist in the organization and oversight of school events.
  • Create and strengthen partnerships with community organizations and local groups.
  • Identify, write, and manage grant proposals.
  • Support data collection and tracking.
  • Promote Birches’ mission, advancing awareness and support of progressive, nature-based education.


  • Demonstrated ability to form meaningful and respectful relationships with community members.
  • Strong creative, strategic, and organizational skills.
  • Capable of working collaboratively with a small team or independently, taking initiative, and executing tasks with minimal supervision.

Birches School

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