Development Associate
General Position Description
Regis High school seeks a passionate, mission-driven, and talented individual to play an important
role on its Development team. The Development Associate will report to Annual Fund Director and the Director of Communications. This individual will support and lead projects related to fundraising and community-building, all in support of advancing the mission of Regis High School.


  • Supports annual fundraising efforts, including assisting with donor relations (i.e. responding to donor inquiries), enhancing gift processing and database accuracy (i.e. following up on matching gift opportunities), and executing other operational tasks.
  • Supports communications efforts, including generating content for a multiplatform social media presence and assisting with varied email and direct mail marketing campaigns.
  • Coordinates annual student fundraiser, the Regis-DA Walkathon, in collaboration with other Development staff, Regis administrators, and external stakeholders.
  • Coordinates the Young Alumni Challenge, a spring fundraising campaign for the most recent alumni of Regis High School, in collaboration with Annual Fund Director and other Development Staff. 
  • Conducts research on individual donors and prospects, as directed.
  • Attends selected Development events to assist (e.g. reunions, receptions, speakers).
  • Completes other projects as deemed appropriate by Annual Fund Director, Director of Communications, or Vice President for Development.

Minimum Qualifications for Applicants:

A bachelor’s degree in business, communications, liberal arts, non-profit management or other related field is required. Evidence of continuing professional education through conferences, seminars, or professional associations is preferred.

A minimum of one to three years of professional development experience and/or relevant experience in another industry/field.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Understanding of and a passion for Regis’s mission of educating young men in the tradition of the Society of Jesus including a respect for and understanding of Regis’s Jesuit and Catholic culture.
  • Ability to contribute to Development projects, including coordinating with people to achieve desired outcomes, and tracking and reporting on progress.
  • Strong social skills and comfort with networking and long-term relationship cultivation and development.
  • A self-starter with the ability to initiate and follow through on new programs and projects that generate revenue and goodwill in order to achieve strategic and organizational goals.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to articulate complex ideas in a meaningful way. Experience and credibility when presenting materials to external audiences.
  • Facility with Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and Excel.
  • Understanding of and passion for social media engagement across most popular social media platforms.
  • Familiarity with website content management systems and broadcast email delivery systems.
  • Facility with Raiser’s Edge, similar client relationship management tool, or database.
  • Creative and analytical skills.
  • Ability and confidence to speak to a wide range of individuals.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends are required for this position. Out-of-town travel will be infrequent.

Application Deadline:
Friday, January 24, 2020

To Apply:
Send a resume and compelling letter of interest by e-mail to

Start Date:
January 2020 or a mutually agreeable date.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and level of success in the institutional advancement area.

Regis High School is a Catholic, Jesuit, college preparatory school for approximately 530 academically gifted and talented young men. Located in New York City and founded in 1914, Regis is the only Jesuit, full-scholarship high school in the country. Regis is committed to both academic excellence and fostering a spirit of generosity and service to those in need. Regis seeks to inspire and educate the ethnically diverse young men in its care to become imaginative Catholic leaders committed to promoting justice and exerting leadership in the Church, in their civic community, and in their future chosen profession.

Regis is an EOE (Equal Opportunity Employer)

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