Advancement Associate - Database Manager

French American International School and International High School
San Francisco, California
Jun 28, 2018
Jul 28, 2018
Focus Areas
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Experience Level

Position Description

The Advancement Associate -Database Manager is a full-time, position with benefits. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Advancement Associate role offers an opportunity for close, collaborative work and problem-solving with a small team of dedicated and dynamic development professionals. The position centers around constituent data: research, prospecting, gift processing, problem-solving, and donor stewardship comprise key responsibilities. Additionally, the position encompasses close involvement with all work undertaken by the Advancement team, including events, parent relations, alumni relations, communications, and Annual Fund planning and execution.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain Advancement Database – Work in Raiser’s Edge database to maintain system and ensure that all donor records are up to date
  • Gift processing – Process all school gifts in the advancement database system in a timely manner
  • Gift reporting – Generate reports as needed for the advancement office, finance office, board of trustees and leadership team
  • Donor Stewardship and recognition – Process thank you and acknowledgments for donors
  • Prospect research – Identify, qualify and research potential major and annual fund donors
  • Create thoughtful donor stewardship program in line with best practices of our peer schools

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Special Events – Provide planning, administrative, logistical and day of support for school events throughout the year
  • Parent Relations – Work with the Parents’ Association as needed throughout the year
  • Alumni Relations – Assist with alumni identification, research, and stewardship
  • Annual Fund – Work with the head of the Annual Fund as needed throughout the year
  • Maintain a small portfolio of annual fund donors and work to cultivate their annual giving
  • Some night and weekend work required
  • Additional responsibilities as required


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 2-3 years of professional work experience required, development/fundraising experience preferred
  • Experience with  Raiser’s Edge preferred, database management software required
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Available for occasional night and weekend events
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, flexible, team environment
  • Long-range strategic thinking skills
  • Optimistic attitude, positive spirit and professional demeanor
  • Discretion while working with confidential and sensitive information
  • Proficiency with Excel and other Microsoft applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), and basic office equipment

The French American International School and International High School is a PK-12 independent school in San Francisco.  Founded in 1962, the school has grown from a small French bilingual academy to a multicultural, multilingual educational institution with over 1,100 students across an urban campus in the heart of the City. Guided by the principles of academic rigor and diversity, the French American International School and International High school offers programs of study in French and English to prepare its graduates for a world in which the ability to think critically and to communicate across cultures is of paramount importance. Our international community brings together people from many backgrounds. Together we strive to create a shared culture that develops compassionate, confident and principled people who will make the world better. We base our community on these values: Respect, Integrity, Inclusion, Collaboration, Curiosity.

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