Harlem Village Academies is a community of educators working to build an urban school district based on the ideals and tenets of progressive education. HVA is the demonstration site for the Progressive Education Institute.
The Development Coordinator of Advancement will play a key role in fulfilling HVA’s vision by managing and growing the organization’s major gifts revenue. S/he will enthusiastically participate in fundraising efforts, with a clear understanding that fundraising is critical to the success of the organization. S/he will work in close collaboration with the Development team to coordinate all aspects of cultivation and marketing for fundraising and institutional advancement.
Coordinate donor cultivation opportunities with students, families, teachers, and staff
Create engagement opportunities to support development team's outreach efforts
Manage and support special programming designed to engage individuals and corporate groups
Coordinate videography and photography freelancers for school and special fundraising events
Support the Vice President of Institutional Advancement with departmental organization and daily tasks
Liaise with various offices, school staff, teachers, families, students within HVA as well as externally
Maintain team database, run reports, enter checks, and send acknowledgement letters
Track development targets, deadlines, and staff responsibilities
At least 1-4 years as a development associate, executive assistant, project manager or operations manager, preferably in fundraising
Demonstrated success as a highly organized team player with immaculate attention to detail
Able to both be patient with students and manage them appropriately
Highly self-motivated to support the goals of the department, while keeping the team on track to meet deadlines
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to communicate to various constituencies
Proficient in project management, budgets and scheduling
Entrepreneurial mindset and comfortable with high standards
Deeply committed to HVA’s mission and able to focus on the organization's greater goal
Willing to be hands-on (no task too big or too small)
Adept at managing and following through on multiple projects at once, while adhering to deadlines
Trustworthiness with highly confidential information
Sense of humor
Harlem Village Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.