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Associate, Individual Giving

Success Academy Charter Schools
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Jul 13, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations
Academic Centers, Advocacy, Education, Philanthropic Advisors
Employment Type
Full Time
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As the fastest growing, highest-performing charter school network in New York State, Success Academy is re-imagining K-12 public education. Nationally recognized for our innovative, whole-child school model and outstanding academic results, Success Academy educators are empowering children from all backgrounds with the knowledge, skills, and self-belief to succeed in college and in life. We now need a results-driven Associate to join our Advancement team.


About Advancement 

The Advancement team consists of several teams that are critical to fulfilling the Success Academy mission -- Individual Giving, Corporate and Foundation Partnerships, and Events. They all work collectively to lead our effort to secure critical resources, broaden our community of support and strengthen our outreach to all constituencies. 


The ideal candidate will enjoy being one step ahead of busy executives and will be able to handle a wide range of administrative tasks and special projects, while performing at high levels of efficiency and accuracy when executing. 


The Associate will support the Individual Giving Team and will report to the Head, Individual Giving/Principal and Major Gifts.


Key responsibilities include: 

  • Coordinate all logistics and materials necessary for prospective donor solicitations and cultivation and stewardship activity with precision and accuracy;

  • Execute research and briefings for prospects;

  • Act as liaison on behalf of the Individual Giving team within the organization, as well as with external stakeholders, employing diplomacy in all interactions;

  • Coordinate meetings with the Individual Giving team members, CAO and external stakeholders such as Principal and Major Donors.  Develop briefings and provide materials for each meeting;


Fundraising and Events

  • Manage fundraising prospect communications ensuring that all communications are stored in Raiser’s Edge; 

  • Assist in the execution of accurate reporting and efficient strategy for prospect portfolio;

  • Facilitate school tours and meetings with internal and external stakeholders and develop associated briefings;

  • Assist in the planning and operationalizing of donor centric events like Leadership Council meetings and Young Professional Committee events;



  • Manage the demanding schedule of the Head of Individual Giving in a timely manner with all prep documents ready and reviewed in advance;

  • Proactively think through process and resources to recommend new solutions in support of Individual Giving;

  • Maintain extraordinary attention to detail and effective organizational systems to ensure strong project management, and seamless communication between teams;  

  • Exude a polished, professional and customer service oriented demeanor with internal staff and external stakeholders; and 

  • Organize, manage, and provide administrative support for special projects within Individual Giving and support other teams in the Advancement Group as necessary;


A successful applicant will have the following experiences and education:


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Have 1+ years of experience working in an office setting and able to work in a fast-paced, results-driven environment where the ability to multi-task is essential;

  • Have advanced MS Office and G-Suite skills, proficiency with Mac/Apple products preferred;


A successful applicant will have the following traits:


Required Traits

  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism

  • Is extremely poised and is comfortable addressing a variety of audiences, both internal and external, with a customer-service oriented, and professional demeanor;

  • Possess extraordinary attention to detail with the ability to think critically about tasks at hand;

  • Demonstrates appreciation for working in an environment where sensitivity and confidentiality is required; and,

  • Possess the ability to adjust quickly to constantly changing priorities and be responsive to feedback;

  • Mission-driven individual with an interest in educational access and equity for all children.


To join our team, please upload a cover letter and resume that outlines your candidacy. Your cover letter should explain in detail your qualifications for the position. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.

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