The Urban School of San Francisco seeks a highly motivated, detail-oriented and energetic Development Associate to: manage the Development Department’s database and gift processing; support the annual Auction, special events and Alumni Relations; assist the Parent Board; and help with various activities and programs. The Development Associate is a full-time, non-exempt position, and reports to the Director of Development. Specific responsibilities include the following:
 Development Office Database

Enter and update all constituent information in Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge.

Process, acknowledge and file all gifts and pledges in an accurate and timely manner.

Generate pledge reminders.

Produce exports and mail merges for all fundraising campaigns and special events.

Generate queries, reports and donor lists for Development on an ongoing basis, as well as weekly and monthly reports for the Business Office; reconcile donations with Business Office on an ongoing basis.

Auction, Alumni Relations & Special Events

Provide support to the Assistant Director of Development and Director of Leadership Giving to organize and implement the annual Auction and all special events, including alumni reunions and events; manage various logistics and communications for all events.

Oversee Urban’s Online Auction, including tracking and distribution of items.

Support the planning, implementation and follow-up of alumni events, reunions and programs.

 Parent Board & Volunteers

Act as Development liaison to the Parent Board; coordinate, motivate and recognize volunteers; assist with logistics of Parent Board and committee meetings and efforts.

Provide support to Parent Board events such as Auction, All-School Picnic, Grad Night and parent class dinners; create and distribute online volunteer sign-ups.

Send communications on behalf of Parent Board and committees.

Oversee ordering and stocking of Urban Wear store.


On occasion, create and update online and social-media content for Development; send e-notifies to constituents.

Work with school personnel to order supplies and maintain equipment for office.

Organize and provide support for meetings, such as room reservations and hospitality.

Provide general assistance to the Director of Development, Assistant Director of Development and Director of Leadership Giving, and participate in other Development Office and school-wide activities as requested.

Assist when needed with school phone coverage and reception.


Bachelor’s Degree with at least two years of relevant office experience required; familiarity with educational institutions preferred.

Database management experience required, preferably with Raiser’s Edge.

Event planning experience highly desirable.

Familiarity with FinalSite a plus.

Impeccable attention to detail.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Outstanding interpersonal skills and judgment; high level of professionalism.

Excellent organizational skills; ability to plan and follow through on tasks.

Demonstrated ability to initiate and complete multiple tasks on time.

Proven ability to work well within a team and independently.

Demonstrated experience in all aspects of clerical responsibilities.

Discretion in handling confidential information.

Special Requirements

Some nights and weekends required.

Ability to type and sit for long periods; ability to listen and transcribe notes.

Ability to lift and carry 35 pounds.

Valid California Driver’s License.

The Urban School of San Francisco is an innovative, coeducational high school which seeks to ignite a passion for learning and to inspire its students to become self-motivated, enthusiastic participants in their education.
The Development Associate is a full-time, non-exempt, twelve-month position. Salary will be competitive based upon experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is provided, which includes four weeks of vacation, as well as medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, and the TIAA-CREF retirement plan.

The Urban School is an equal opportunity employer with an institutional commitment to diversity; the school actively encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest via email (strongly preferred) to:
or via regular mail to:
Ms. Brisen Brady, Director of Development
The Urban School of San Francisco
1563 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
No phone calls, please.

The Urban School of San Francisco
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