For over 50 years, The Gateway School has transformed the lives of bright children who experience academic difficulty as a result of language-based learning disabilities (e.g., dyslexia, reading and writing disorders), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), executive function disorder, or auditory processing difficulties. Located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Gateway enrolls approximately 160 students between the ages of 5-14. In small classes with a low student-to-teacher ratio, faculty and therapists meet students where they are, individualize instruction accordingly, and develop them into skilled, strategic, independent learners who are capable of advocating for themselves and who are prepared to transition into mainstream school and life.
Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Advancement Associate is a key member of the Advancement team focusing on school-wide projects to advance the fundraising, relationship building, alumni relations, and communications goals of The Gateway School.
- Support the Director of Institutional Advancement and Gala Committee in all aspects of planning for and hosting the Annual Gala
- Coordinate school events including, but not limited to, Back to School Cocktail Party, Picture Day, Grandparents/Special Friends’ Day, Holiday Party, Alumni Reunions, Virtual Events, Life After Gateway, and Graduation
- Assist with Parents Association events when needed
- Provide support for volunteer committee meetings including attending and assisting as needed
- In collaboration with the Director of Institutional Advancement, work to establish meaningful ties between The Gateway School and its alumni through outreach, events, and regular communication
- Assist the Director of Institutional Advancement and Associate Director of Communications with newsletter and website content, school app, weekly community emails, and photography requests
- Manage the school’s social media accounts and update them in a timely manner
- Create and implement photography and videography for the school website, internal and external communications, publications, and other school-wide projects
- Conduct research to support the School’s ongoing fundraising and marketing effort, as requested
- Assist with preparing surveys, interpreting the results, and preparing summary reports
- Coordinate with the IT Department to perform database maintenance, global updates, and integration with all Senior Systems modules on a regular basis
- Perform data entry and manage the data entry process to ensure that accurate, updated, and relevant information is maintained
- Process and record all gifts, pledges, and pledge payments to the school
- Generate and send gift acknowledgments and pledge reminders
- Support Director of Institutional Advancement in the coordination and management of the Annual Operating Fund, including producing and mailing solicitation letters, working with volunteers, and making follow-up calls
- Provide administrative support to the Director of Institutional Advancement and Associate Director of Communications, including preparation of mailing lists and letters, and processing of invoices
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Institutional Advancement
- Bachelor’s degree and two or more years of work experience in a nonprofit or related field; experience with independent schools a plus
- Proven project management skills and ability to manage multiple priorities without compromising quality
- Experience with special events
- Knowledge of Senior Systems or other donor software is a plus
- Comfort in working with high-level donors, prospects, faculty, and volunteers
- Strong communication, writing, and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work occasional evenings
- Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to, and experience with, diversity, equity, and/or inclusion work are encouraged to apply.
This is a 12 month a year, full-time position. Competitive compensation package includes generous paid time off. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter in one PDF to Posting140@gatewayschool.org and indicate the position of interest in the email subject line. The Gateway School is an equal opportunity employer.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
It is the policy of The Gateway School to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, age, disability (including pregnancy-related conditions), marital status, familial or caregiver status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sex offenses, or stalking, sexual orientation, sexual and reproductive health decisions, predisposing genetic characteristics, genetic information, criminal history, arrest record, veteran or military status (disabled, recently separated and other protected and armed forces services veterans), or any other characteristic protected by law.