Development Assistant (Part Time)

Start Date: 2023-24 School Year

Summary Description: The Development Assistant reports to the Individual Giving Manager and primarily collaborates with and supports the WSG development team with maintaining donor records and administrative tasks. The Development must be extremely detail-oriented and work to ensure the delivery of impeccable donor services.

The ideal candidate for this role should possess experience with donor database systems, excellent people skills, a positive can-do attitude, exceptional time management skills, and a commitment to our values. This individual must take direction and feedback well, have an appetite for learning and professional development, and have the ability to work independently.

Compensation: $26/hour
Brief Description of Classification: This is a 12 Month Position, Part Time

Detailed Description of Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Fundraising Coordination:

  • Support the Development Coordinator with data quality assurance to ensure constituent records are as complete as possible, including maintaining accurate records of solicitor relationships and moves management activities
  • Support database administration through data entry and periodic data quality projects
  • Regularly update templates for acknowledgment letters to correspond with current campaigns and funding needs
  • Maintain memberships with United Way and other workplace giving campaigns, including attending any workplace giving fairs in conjunction with the Individual Giving Manager
  • Maintain inventory of fundraising printed materials

Event Coordination:

  • Provide logistics and hospitality assistance for fundraising events (catering, set-up, RSVP tracking, attendee communication, event volunteer management)

Other Administrative Tasks:

  • Support the Chief Development Officer with administrative tasks.

Professional Competency:

  • Reflect and model WSG values and attitudes as a Catholic School in interactions with students, teachers, families, and members of the public.
  • Follow the policies and procedures of WSG as described in the WSG Personnel Handbook, including such items as being on time, professional dress, and maintaining appropriate records and reports. 
  • Demonstrate high standards of professionalism, including legal and professional ethics in interactions with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and members of the public.

Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • 1-3 years of professional fundraising experience 
  • Proficiency with standard organizational software applications and experience with fundraising software (Raiser’s Edge / RE NXT preferred)
  • Experience with data and project management tools, organizational tools, computer skills (Asana, Word, Excel, Google Apps, Google Email) 
  • Comfortable working on a team that is building processes, systems, and strategies
  • Ability to work independently on multiple, high priority projects with competing deadlines
  • Strong planning, data analysis, and project organization skills
  • Exceptional writing and strong grammatical skills
  • Team collaborator who also can work well independently–a self-starter
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow-through, communications skills, and proactive mentality
  • Ability to evaluate opportunities and make recommendations and decisions

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree required

Supervisory Responsibilities: No direct supervisory responsibilities
Accountable to: Individual Giving Manager

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. Washington School for Girls is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs at, ATTN: Lina Permut, Chief Development Officer, Subject: Development Assistant

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line to be considered for this position.