Development Associate

May 06 2023
Island School |Lihue|Full Time
Job Description

Island School ( seeks a Development Associate. Reporting to the Director of Development, the successful candidate will build relationships with community members to garner philanthropic support for Island School. The role includes administrative, systematic, and creative support of all areas of the fundraising team. The associate will support the execution of operational elements of the annual fundraising plan and interact with donors on-site and at fundraising events. The work involves processing and acknowledging gifts in close cooperation with finance, managing the donor database system, assisting with donor cultivation and stewardship, assisting with grant proposals, providing support for fundraising events, and performing other duties as may be assigned in relation to the support of Island School’s philanthropic activities. The associate is instrumental in achieving our fundraising goals and supporting a strong culture of philanthropy at Island School.   

Island School is a WASC/HAIS accredited PK-12 independent day school with a total enrollment of 490+ students. More information about Island School, its educational philosophies, mission statement, and its curriculum can be found on the school’s website at Island School is located on the island of Kaua'i, the northernmost inhabited island of the Hawaiian Island chain, which, due to its stunning natural beauty, is known as the "Garden Island."

Qualifications include:

  • Skills/Knowledge: Excellent people skills, communication skills (written and verbal), critical thinking ability, and time management skills; ability to maintain positive relations with donors and staff to ensure the integrity of development processes; strong technical skills in database management or customer relationship management applications.
  • Education/Experience: Experience or education in fundraising, communications, marketing, or related fields are preferred.
  • References from a previous employer(s) certifying reliability and satisfactory performance are desirable.

Applications should be directed to our Human Resources department.  Information can be emailed to:  [email protected]  Please include a letter of introduction, a résumé, and at least three professional references. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will close the application period when the position is filled.  No phone calls, please. 

Island School is an equal-opportunity employer.  The School strives to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and staff in accordance with sound employee relations practices and federal and state laws.  Our policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity or expression), age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, arrest and court record, reproductive health decision, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, credit history, citizenship status, military/veterans status, or other characteristics protected under applicable state and federal laws, regulations, and/or executive orders.  This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including hiring, promotions, training, discipline, compensation, working conditions, and benefits.