Development Officer

Posted on: February 13, 2020 | |

Great Lakes Academy Development Officer

Great Lakes Academy is a high performing charter school that opened in 2014. For the 2019-2020 academic year we will be serving students in grades K-6 as we continue to add a grade level annually to reach K-8. We are seeking a high capacity, fiercely positive, growth-oriented Development Officer for immediate hire.

The Great Lakes Academy Development Officer is charged with building the school’s profile locally and nationally, supporting individual and corporate fundraising initiatives, and facilitating all activities, solicitations and engagement surrounding GLA’s Annual Fund.

Job Responsibilities

Fundraising & Partnerships

Develop and execute a year-round multi-channel solicitation calendar
Manage stewardship activities for gifts below $1,500
Support the organization of the donor database, ensuring all data is current
Assist in preparation for Board and donor meetings
Support the planning and execution of fundraising events
Support the planning and execution of Volunteer Day events

Marketing & Communication

Design and implement the school’s social media strategy addressing all stakeholders
Create quarterly donor communication focused on highlighting the school’s impact


Strong communication and relationship-building skills
Ability to establish relationships with a variety of stakeholders
Self-starter, able to independently seek out new opportunities for the school
Flexible, dynamic, highly organized and efficient, able to balance multiple competing priorities
Strategic thinker, considering various opportunities and external best practices to create and cultivate connections between the school and the community
Creative problem solver with strong big picture understanding combined with detailed project planning

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree is required
1-3 years of development experience required
Belief in, and commitment to, the Great Lakes Academy school mission and vision is non-negotiable

Culture Fit- Do these words describe you?

Fiercely positive, Hard-working, Intelligent, Team oriented, Organized, Efficient, Sense of humor, Belief in the power of education, Humble, Self-reflective, Goal-oriented, Enthusiastic.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Great Lakes Academy hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law