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Assistant Director of Development

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BC_Grizzlies The Bear Creek School

Invested in students. Intentional in outcome.

8905 208th Ave NE, Redmond, Washington 98053

Position Description

Job Title*: Assistant Director of Development

Position Type: (Exempt or Non-Exempt): Non-exempt, Full-time

Reports to: Vice President for Philanthropy and Community Engagement

Closing Date: When Filled

Start Date: July 1, 2024

Pay Range: $75,000 – $95,000 Annual Salary (Dependent on Experience)

Location: Redmond, WA

Benefits for Benefit Eligible Employees:

·         Employer Subsidized Medical

·         Dental and Vision Insurance Available at Employee’s Cost

·         Employer Paid Life, AD&D, and Long-term Disability Insurance

·         Paid Leave (Vacation, PTO, Maternity, Paternity)

·         Employee Assistance Program

·         Retirement

·         Professional Development

·         Tuition Discount

·         Discounted School Lunches

·         Costco Membership Reimbursement


Application: ONLY Accepted at; To view our school profile, go to


Do you find reward in investing a piece of yourself into something bigger with an everlasting impact? Do you enjoy being part of a Christian community united in a common goal? Do you enjoy making a difference in the lives of students directly in the classroom or through a supporting role?  Read on to find out more about our amazing school!


Your Role.


The Bear Creek School is currently seeking to add a member to our advancement team!


As a member of The Bear Creek School, you belong to a vibrant preschool – grade 12 community fully committed to the mission of our school: to provide a high-quality, Christian liberal arts education in a nurturing environment that will enable each student to become the individual God intends.


Why you should work at The Bear Creek School.


Bear Creek is a vibrant community of faculty and staff committed to the mission, offering many ways for students and adults to learn, play, and serve together in an inclusive, caring environment.


At The Bear Creek School, a Christian classical education serves as a powerful framework for teaching and inspiring students. You can support the mission of Bear Creek by joining our Philanthropy and Community Engagement team!


We are seeking an individual who will…

·         Design, implement, manage, and evaluate all aspects of annual fundraising campaigns (All IN Annual Fund and Gratitude Gala) for various groups, including new families, parents, faculty and staff, grandparents, and parents of alumni.

·         Work with the Development and Advancement Committee to develop strategic plans and set annual development goals.

·         Manage the day-to-day operations of the upcoming capital campaign.

·         Recruit, train, motivate, and supervise volunteer leadership to achieve fundraising objectives.

·         Conduct research and identify potential donors to determine appropriate strategies and appeals.

·         Carry out personal solicitations, cultivation, and stewardship of key major donors as assigned in collaboration with the V.P. for PACE.

·         Strategize, plan, and manage the President’s Circle, including developing and implementing solicitation, cultivation, stewardship strategies, and donor events.

·         Develop and execute a stewardship program and plan to build long-term relationships with donors in partnership with the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations.

·         Manage events and communications for parents of alumni and grandparents.

·         Identify initiatives suitable for philanthropic funding through major gifts.

·         Coordinate all fundraising activities.

·         Supervise donor database management, pledge management, and acknowledgment procedures to support development efforts in collaboration with the Donor Data Management Associate.

·         Collaborate with the Stewardship Data Manager to ensure accurate and efficient donation accounting procedures.

·         Prepares agenda, communicates with members, and attends monthly Advancement Committee meetings.

·         Organize reports and special communication for the Board of Trustees and the Development Committee and serve on committees/task forces as assigned.

·         Oversee annual and donor reports in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations.

·         Work with the Marketing and Communication Department to drive strategy and content for the Support Us pages on the website.

·         Collaborate with Admissions, Marketing and Communication, and Parent Groups to support internal retention and community engagement activities.

·         Assist with other fundraising and PACE department events and initiatives as requested.

·         Assist with other community engagement events as needed.

·         Provide general fundraising and donor stewardship assistance to the V.P. for Philanthropy and Community Engagement.

·         Performs other related duties as assigned.


The successful individual in this position will:

·         Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.

·         Take initiative.

·         Execute things independently when needed and work cooperatively with a team regularly.


Required Experience and Education.

·         Bachelor’s degree.

·         An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for a degree.

·         Experience in direct fundraising required.

·         Familiarity or experience with classical Christian education preferred.

·         Proven ability to manage complex projects with multiple deadlines and deliverables in a timely, organized way.

·         Adept at juggling competing priorities.

·         Ability to stay focused and even-tempered and to use good judgment in stressful circumstances.

·         Excellent computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft 365, school information systems, and fundraising databases.

·         Currently held CPR/AED/First Aid Certification (with Epinephrine Auto Injector supplement included), or arrangements made to obtain certification within 90 days of employment start date.

·         Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. No sponsorship is available for this position.

It’s more than a Job. As a part of our community, you also need to:

·         Positively support the school’s policies and practices and work collaboratively in a professional organization.

·         Truthful, positive, and purposeful when communicating with others.

·         Able to use strong written and oral communication skills to transfer thoughts and express ideas.

·         Flexible and adaptable in dealing with new, different or changing requirements.

·         Maintain confidentiality and security of information.

·         Hold self and others accountable to accomplish results.

·         Effective in handling multiple concurrent tasks.

·         Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite, ability to learn and work with the school’s integrated data-based software package as needed.

·         Adhere to biblical standards in all areas of conduct.


You must meet the following physical requirements.

·         Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

·         Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.

·         Work in a traditional climate-controlled office environment with occasional visits between campus buildings, requiring exposure throughout the day to the outside elements.

·         Ability to reach low and high shelves.

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The Bear Creek School is an equal opportunity employer. All employees of The Bear Creek School must agree to carry out their responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with The Bear Creek School’s Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, Employee Handbook, and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with Biblical standards.


Offers of employment are contingent on the successful outcome a criminal background check.


The above job posting is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws. Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of all jobs at The Bear Creek School.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.


All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who cannot perform the essential functions of the position, even with reasonable accommodations, or who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees and students.

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