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Development Associate

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About The Nueva School

Hillsborough, CA
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Hillsborough, California



Full Time - Faculty


Development/Fund Raising

Required Education:

4 Year Degree

The Position

The Development Associate will be a key, public-facing representative of the office to the Nueva community. Excellent customer service and volunteer relationship management with a positive can-do attitude is essential. The Associate will support the success of the Advancement office initiatives, including but not limited to the Nueva Fund, Auction, Capital Campaign, and Alumni events.

Position Responsibilities

Support the Advancement Director and Department in the following ways:

Development Oversight:

Arrange and participate in office meetings, take notes and independently work on follow-up items with colleagues and others.

Coordinate advancement staff and campaign meeting schedules, including assistance with agenda development, notification and logistics.

Assume responsibility for Director's budget, including tracking, payments, and monthly analysis of expenditures to facilitate the Director's management of the Advancement budget.

Manage event logistics for Advancement related events, including the Capital Campaign, Nueva Fund, Alumni Relations, and miscellaneous stewardship events.

Respond independently to miscellaneous information or assistance requests by trustees, advancement colleagues, Head of School, senior administrators and others.

Draft correspondence on behalf of the Director to expedite timely response.

Manage production of trustee and major donor gift acknowledgements.

Manage and coordinate the Director's calendar and proactively anticipate meetings and travel.

Create and maintain department information - office and school policies, office protocol and procedures.

Nueva Fund:

Support the management of Nueva Fund and Advancement committee volunteers.

Help prepare all Nueva Fund materials for call nights and meetings, track and record gifts, and execute stewardship activities.

Attend all Nueva Fund related meetings and take notes, and serve as a liaison to volunteers.


Support Assistant Director of Development by managing tactics around the auction.

Support Auction execution by managing data entries in both the Greater Giving and Bidding for Good software systems.

Manage all pre-auction procedures, and help manage Auction volunteers.

Attend all Auction related meetings and take notes.

Systems Input and Reporting:

Keep excellent records of all work in Nueva’s advancement database and be able to generate reports when requested.

Maintain constituent filing system.

Other Duties as Assigned.

Position Qualifications

Good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of products, especially Excel and Word.

Exceptional organization skills.

Excellent and positive attitude, and sense of humor.

Data entry / database systems experience.

Basic accounting skills, or willingness to learn them.

Demonstrated project management skills.

Self-starter able to work independently.

Strong team player and active collaborator.

Interest in and understanding of education broadly and non-profit environment preferred.

Bachelor’s degree.

Additional Details

This is a full time, salaried, benefited, 12-month position for immediate hire. Compensation and benefits commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Please visit to submit a cover letter, résumé, and the contact information and job title for at least three professional references. To address specific questions, please email Steven Chanan, Interim Director of Music, at, and Stephen Dunn, Head of Upper School, at

The Nueva School is an equal opportunity employer.

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About The Nueva School

The Nueva School, an internationally recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted and talented students since 1967. Today, Nueva serves over 800 students PK–12 and expects to grow to over 950 students in the next few years. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six different counties in the Bay Area of Northern California. A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series, hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New

York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.” For more information on The Nueva School, please visit

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