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Development Assistant

Position Filled
Development Assistant (Full-time)

The Hochstein School seeks an enthusiastic and detail-oriented Development Assistant to assist the School’s Director of Development & Community Engagement with various systems and functions related to fundraising and friend-raising in support of the School’s mission and programs.


Major responsibilities include:

  • Record gifts, submit deposits, and produce acknowledgements to donors
  • Manage and maintain donor/friend/alumni databases
  • Assist in implementation of multiple fundraising campaigns
  • Provide organizational and logistical support for special events
  • Produce regular reports to the School’s President, Director of Development & Business Office
  • Track, acknowledge, and report Gifts in Kind
  • Send pledge reminders
  • Work with other staff on list development, reports, and gift reconciliation
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development and/or the President/Executive Director


Schedule:  Generally Monday-Friday during business hours (9am-5pm), with one hour unpaid lunch. From time to time, schedule may be adjusted to assist with special events that occur on weekday evenings or weekends.



  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 1 year of administrative/professional experience required (college internships and participation in programs like AmeriCorps VISTA may be counted)
  • Flexibility, persistence, attention to detail, and high degree of accuracy
  • Strong computer skills in databases, Microsoft Office Suite, and high proficiency in Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to work at a fast pace and manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills and attitude; friendly, accessible temperament and sense of humor
  • Problem-solving, innovation, efficiency; knowledge of work flow systems a plus
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately


Compensation:  $14-16/hr. based on experience (35 hours/week); health insurance and other benefits.  

Position available immediately.


To apply: please submit letter of interest, résumé, and contact information for 3 current references to:

Cynthia Pacia, Director of Development & Community Engagement
The Hochstein School
50 N. Plymouth Ave., Rochester, NY 14614
Or via email to: cynthia.pacia@hochstein.org


July 2019