Development Coordinator

About Harlem Academy:
Harlem Academy drives equity of opportunity for promising students, guiding them to thrive at the highest academic levels and one day make a mark on the world. Harlem Academy fills a unique gap in the education reform landscape as the only independent school in Manhattan serving promising, low-income students in grades K-8, propelling them to the top echelons of academic performance and then supporting them on the path to and through college and into careers. The school has been recognized as an innovative model, sharing best practices in education journals, reaching more than 350,000 readers.
Reporting to the development director, the development coordinator will work with the development team on execution of the annual giving and donor cultivation strategies for the year. As a member of the team, you will partner in the overall departmental responsibility to surpass fiscal year goals, manage external relationships, and deepen donors’ connection to the school.  
Development Operations, Data Management, and Research
  • Enters all donations into our data management system. 
  • Creates reports, pulls, segmented lists, manages in-house mailings, and ensures all data is accurately captured.
  • Tracks key data on donors and prospects.
  • Conducts prospect research on individuals, foundations, and corporations.
  • Supports development director with board committee and junior board work. 
  • Supports general development, communications, and strategy work as needed.
Volunteer Programs
  • Manages our weekly mentoring program, serving as liaison among students, families, teachers, and volunteers to coordinate schedules, build strong partnerships, and shape positive experiences for our volunteers, many of whom are donors.
  • Coordinates volunteer days with our corporate partners and other one-time volunteer opportunities.
Foundations Support
  • Assembles foundation proposals and reports, including proofreading content, gathering support documents, and managing submissions.
  • Coordinate and execute mailings to prospective and current foundations.
  • Participate as a key member of the team in preparation for and implementation of all events.
Applicants should have 2-3 years of development experience. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and demonstrated interest in the school’s mission. They need excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, and should show strong organizational skills and high attention to detail. Raiser’s Edge or other database experience is strongly preferred. 
Harlem Academy offers a challenging and supportive work environment, leadership and professional growth opportunities, health benefits, 27 vacation days per year plus holidays, and an annual salary, ranging from $50,000-$60,000 depending on experience. Applications for this position will be accepted on a rolling basis. The position is hybrid, with occasional work outside of regular hours.
How to apply:
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to Development Director Katie Steinbach at (subject line: Development Coordinator). Cover letter should be no more than one page and should describe your commitment to our mission and capacity for contribution to specific areas of the school.
Equal opportunity employer:
Harlem Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will contribute to our diversity.
Furthermore, we value and respect all types of diversity and strongly encourage applicants from traditionally marginalized groups to apply. We prohibit discrimination and harassment, and we are committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting those from minority and disadvantaged groups. We want to live in a world that recognizes the inherent strengths that come from different viewpoints, backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. As a team, we have taken on a commitment to examining our unconscious biases and want to work towards an equitable, peaceful, and just world.