Currently in the final year of a $100 million, comprehensive campaign, Riverdale seeks a Manager of Development Communications and Stewardship to join a dynamic and highly productive team. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the successful candidate will help manage a comprehensive stewardship program in addition to providing strategic writing and editing support for the office.
The ideal candidate will be a team player, willing to pitch in to serve the overall needs of the office when required. This individual should be ambitious and self-motivated, and thrive in a collaborative environment.
Oversee and track stewardship needs for individual donors and general endowment reporting;
Write and design customized, in-depth narrative and financial reports for individual leadership donors on progress and impact of their support for capital projects, programs, operations, and endowments;
Work closely with Director of Financial Aid to ensure appropriate assignment of endowed and Annual Fund scholarships to corresponding recipients;
Draft, update, and design stewardship and cultivation materials, such as information sheets and talking points, as needed;
Manage and track plaque and signage needs for major capital projects and named spaces;
Plan and prepare for groundbreakings, ribbon-cuttings, and other major events related to the construction and launch of capital projects, as requested;
Assist with coordination of department projects related to video stewardship/storytelling and other cultivation/stewardship strategies;
Compose narrative content for annual Report of Gifts, Quad alumni magazine, and other profiles, as assigned;
Review and update development and alumni website pages, including donor stories and profiles;
Provide editing and proofreading support for all development writing projects; and
Other projects as assigned.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree required.
Minimum of 3 years writing/editing experience, ideally for an advancement office and/or independent school.
Appreciation of Riverdale’s mission and the ability to effectively communicate it.
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including proficiency in proofreading and strong grasp of grammar, punctuation, and ability to ensure consistency.
Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders of all levels; high level of energy, creativity, and flexibility.
Demonstrated project management and organizational skills (e.g., detail oriented, ability to prioritize projects).
Familiarity with Veracross or comparable fundraising database.
Capacity to work independently and thrive in a team environment.
Interested applicants should send their resumes and cover letters to Rachel Horowitz, Development Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to Riverdale Country School, Attn: Rachel Horowitz, 5250 Fieldston Road, Bronx, NY 10471.
Riverdale Country School seeks diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body. In admissions and employment policies and practices, in financial aid and loan programs, and in all its educational programs, Riverdale does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, and any other protected categories under applicable law.
About Riverdale Country School
Riverdale Country School is a Pre-K through grade 12 independent school in New York City committed to empowering lifelong learners by developing minds, building character, and creating community in order to change our world for the good. Riverdale seeks to reflect the diversity of the New York metropolitan area in its students, faculty, and staff. The school enrolls about 1,100 students who collectively reside in 104 different zip codes. Approximately 37% of our student body are students of color. The school spans two separate campuses that comprise 27.5 acres in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.