Job Opportunities

Position: Development Assistant

Department(s): Development

Reports To: Director of Development     

Fair Labor Standards Act:  Non-Exempt

Term: Full-time       Hours/week: 40

Position Objectives:

Stratford Hall seeks a professional to provide operational and administrative support to the Development Office in order to meet fund raising priorities and promote Stratford Hall’s mission to the public.

General Statement of Duties:

  1. Support the Director of Development with drafting, producing and disseminating various development communications through all communication channels.
  2. Prepare research profiles and briefing materials for the Director of Development.
  3. Support execution of special events related to Friends of Stratford and other development-led functions.
  4. Assist at major internal and offsite events as required.
  5. Identify, cultivate, and secure sponsors for key events.
  6. Research and write grants and maintain a grant calendar.
  7. Execute stewardship strategies for donors to ensure that donors are thanked and recognized in a consistent manner.
  8. Coordinate Futuri Society activities, including mailings, events, and individual donor outreach under the direction of the Director of Development.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and one to three years work experience preferred.
  • Excellent writing, editing, social media, and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in PC and PC software. Familiarity with email marketing and fundraising software preferred.
  • Exhibit attention to detail in production of all department materials
  • Ability to coordinate and work with staff and external vendors and stakeholders
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at one time and meet deadlines
  • Display a professional manner with both staff and public
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of donor information

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to physically meet the duties listed above.

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Laura Fortsch at Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2019.

updated January 2019