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Seattle Country Day School

Job Description: Development Associate, full-time.

Since 1964, Seattle Country Day School has been inspiring gifted children in grades K-8 to discover their potential through inquiry. Students are the center of a dynamic learning and discovery process. Experienced teachers focus on intellectual and character growth, attending to the social, ethical, and emotional needs of students. Small classes generate curiosity and innovation through inquiry learning, and provide opportunities for collaborative experiences with a curriculum rich in mathematics, science, technology, humanities, and the arts.

Seattle Country Day School affirms that attracting, supporting, and embracing a diverse community is critical to fulfilling its mission of educating gifted students, and seeks diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds in its faculty in order to reflect the diversity inherent in a multicultural city and society. The school is committed to diversity among students, faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, veteran, military, or marital status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation (including gender expression/identity), and all other bases protected by applicable law.

Seattle Country Day School seeks a development ‘go-to’ person with a positive attitude, talent for organization, and an ability to execute events and tasks. Must be self-directed, exceptionally organized, accurate, flexible, donor-centered, and a quick learner. Ability to interact well with staff, administration, and parents, as well as the Board of Trustees is crucial. Computer proficiency and database management experience required.

Four-year degree is required and a minimum of three years of advancement/fundraising experience in a non-profit setting is preferred. The successful candidate must also have demonstrated ability to assist with volunteers, event planning and production, fundraising initiatives/campaigns, as well as database management. Strong writing and editing skills, as well as experience with Veracross, are also preferred.

The development associate will report to the director of advancement. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
– Executing special events including the annual fund and auction kickoffs, the leadership recognition dinner, grandparents and special friends day, graduation, and various alumni reunions and events;
– Supporting the school’s parent council-driven annual auction efforts;
– Managing all donor records using the advancement office’s database and providing reports to different departments as requested;
– Continuing to support, strengthen, and grow SCDS’s culture of philanthropy;
– Other duties as assigned.

Negotiable, depending upon qualifications and experience. Benefits include medical, dental, life/ltd, retirement (TIAA employer matched), section 125 plan.

Application Process
Applicants should complete an employment application available on the school’s website at Submit this completed application along with a letter of interest and resumé to

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