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Advancement Assistant

  • 16 Sep 2019 2:31 PM
    Message # 7883890


    Advancement Assistant



    Director of Advancement



    Ortega campus



    Full-Time, Non-exempt, open until filled




    The Advancement Department is responsible for raising funds for the school through various campaigns and events including the Annual Fund, Major Gift Campaign, Annual Auction Gala, Grandparents Day, Athlethon, and miscellaneous. It holds events for donors and volunteers.  It works closely with the Parents Association.

    Located in San Francisco, LFSF is a French Immersion, independent, co-educational, college preparatory day school of 950 students in grades preK-12 in three Bay Area campuses. For more information about our school, please visit:



    1.Gift Processing (70%):

    • manage gift deposits to the Business Office including analysis and processing gift batches in Raiser's Edge, a comprehensive, integrated, relational database system.
    • produce gift receipts, individualized acknowledgment letters, post control and batch reports in accordance with Advancement policy.
    • track outstanding pledges and matching gift pledges
    • maintain data integrity, add new data to the database, and provide data analysis and reports (e.g. Annual Fund Report Donor Name Listing).
    • process in-kind donations, including auction gala items via GreaterGiving platform.

    2. Advancement Support (30%) 

    • assist in the organization of and participate in cyclical Advancement fundraising events and projects.
    • manage and maintain crowdfunding platforms, social media, and web tools.
    • Support volunteer coordination.
    • Coordinate and work with other departments on department and campus-wide activities and projects.
    • Assist the department to reach fundraising goals.
    • Maintain department inventories and supplies.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the department.
    • Must demonstrate the ability to maintain the highest standards of integrity and confidentiality.

    ·       Some evening and weekend hours may be required for special events throughout the year.



    • High School diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
    • Working knowledge of databases, Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge & Greater Giving preferred 
    • Able to easily learn and master new programs, software, web applications, etc.
    • Accounting skills, MS Office and MS Excel competency.
    • Prior fundraising experience in a non-profit setting.
    • French language fluency a significant asset but not required.
    • Outstanding organizational skills.
    • Able to work in a highly interactive team environment.
    • Ability to function proactively in a multi-cultural setting.
    • Able to lift and move heavy boxes and advancement-event physical components.
    • Availability for occasional overtime for special projects and events.



    • Flexibility.
    • Strong attention to details.
    • Project management skills.
    • Ease in personal interaction with parents and colleagues.
    • An innovative and problem-solving mindset.
    • Strong sense of stewardship for the philanthropic funds and other revenues of the LFSF.
    • Commitment to customer service.

    Interested candidates should send their resume and cover via:

    LFSF is an Equal Opportunity Employer; those who would add to the diversity of our staff are strongly encouraged to apply.

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