Development Assistant, Chester Fund for Education and the Arts

Posted by Chester Fund for Education and the Arts on July 27, 2015

Development Assistant (Full-time position)
The Chester Fund for Education and the Arts/Chester Charter School for the Arts

The Chester Fund for Education and the Arts (TCF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that raises substantial private funds, augmenting public allotments, to create Chester Charter School for the Arts’ stellar academic program. To learn more about CCSA and TCF, visit and

Organizational Structure/Working Relationships

• Reports to Director of Development and Director of Annual Giving.


• Process all donations and in-kind gifts; generate acknowledgements to donors for all gifts; notify Leadership Team of personal thank-you notes and phone calls as needed.
• Ensure audit-worthy management of all paper and electronic records relating to donors, volunteers and prospects.
• Assist with development of solicitations and financial reporting.
• Assist in maintaining and updating donor/volunteer files.
• Manage Office Calendar.
• Coordinate logistics for mailings, including submitting mail house requests.
• Provide assistance with special office mailings and projects, including Summer Annual Report, Back-to-School Mailing, Foundation and Donor Correspondence.
• Process expense receipts/reimbursement requests for development staff.
• Order office supplies, interface with vendors, and keep office equipment serviceable.
• Answer phones and distribute messages; welcome visitors to the Development Office, and direct them to the appropriate staff person.
• Support and attend events, as requested, including Career Day, Reading Beach Club and pop-up art shows.
• Identify and manage volunteer assignments including Career Day.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

• Knowledge of, and commitment to, the education of underserved youth.
• 1-2 years of relevant organizational and office experience.
• Superior oral, organizational, and written skills.
• Familiarity and facility with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and DonorSnap or similar donor software.
• BA/BS required.

This is a full-time position. Some evening and weekend hours are required. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply, reply immediately by sending cover letter, resume and any salary requirements to: Hillary Sorin at

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