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Advancement and Parent Relations Assistant

Position Type Staff
School Name Hun School of Princeton (The)
City, State Princeton, NJ 
Posted 11/30/2017

The Hun School of Princeton seeks an Advancement and Parent Relations Assistant to join our Office of Advancement.  


The Advancement and Parent Relations Assistant provides general administrative support to Advancement Office staff and programs including the Hun Fund and Capital Campaign.  This position reports to Associate Director of the Hun Fund and Parent Relations.  

Responsibilities:

  • Provide general administrative support to the Advancement Office, including managing the production of assigned mail and email correspondence, maintaining office calendar(s), and managing responses to selected Advancement Office sponsored events and activities;

  • Responsible for working with Advancement Office staff and the School’s administration to involve parents meaningfully in supporting the school’s mission;

  • Assist the Parents Association Chair in recruiting, coordinating and supporting parent volunteers and the activities of the Parents Association;

  • Schedule and attend regular Parents’ Association meetings and managing any needed follow-up;

  • Support all of the Parents’ Association events and activities, including the Golf and Tennis Outing and the annual Parents’ Association social event;

  • Manage all aspects of annual Parents’ weekend, including but not limited to overseeing the design, scheduling, and promotion of materials and events;

  • Coordinate the management of Advancement Office events, including working with catering and facilities staff, on the R&B Reception, Raider Giving Day, Benefactor, Campaign and other events;

  • Assist with managing and updating the Raiser's Edge and RaiderNet databases, including serving as back-up for gift entries and acknowledgments, managing address updates and report writing;

  • Assist with writing, proofing and producing advancement Office communications, including The Catalyst, Appeals and Annual Reports:

  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Headmaster for Advancement.


Other Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred;

  • Fluent in Microsoft Office and familiarity with Raiser’s Edge database preferred;

  • Prior experience in the field of advancement or development a plus;

  • Ability to periodically work beyond and outside the typical workday in order to meet the needs of the advancement office and the School;

  • Excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills required;

  • Organized and proven commitment to deadlines;

  • Ability to work efficiently in a fun, high-energy, deadline-driven environment;

  • A collaborative, trust-based work style with a high level of personal and professional integrity; 

  • Personal qualities including resilience, approachability, and kindness and discretion;

  • Ability to work in busy highly trafficked office;

  • Must possess good social skills and ability to interact and work with a diverse school community including faculty and staff, students, guardians, and parents;

  • Perform tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, which may be altered or redesigned as necessary;

  • Must pass State of New Jersey Criminal Background check.


The Hun School of Princeton, an independent, coeducational boarding and day school, with a diverse student body of 640 in grades 6-PG, is distinguished by its highly engaging college preparatory curriculum, broad extracurricular programs, supportive faculty, and a happy and kind community spirit. 


The Advancement and Parent Relations Assistant position is full-time, twelve (12) months per year, non-exempt, and benefits eligible. The working environment is an office and school environment on a hilly 45-acre campus in Princeton, New Jersey. The abilities to occasionally lift files and storage boxes, walk up and down stairs, attend meetings in varying locations throughout campus, and continually use computers and related office equipment are required. Not all buildings on campus have elevators.  All employees must be fingerprinted and pass a full criminal history background check.


Interested candidates should forward their letter of interest and resume to The Hun School of Princeton, Attn: Celeste Dirk, Director of Human Resources, 176 Edgerstoune Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540, or email to hr@hunschool.org.


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