Development Coordinator

Posted on 08/02/2023

Epiphany School

Dorchester, MA

About Epiphany School

Epiphany is an independent school for children of economically disadvantaged families in Boston, with scholarships for all. We admit children of diverse faiths, races, cultures, and cognitive profiles, believing in the Episcopal tradition that we find God in and through each other. In close partnership with families and community partners, we are an innovative learning community. We offer structured support to enable children to discover and develop the fullness of their individual gifts and to help their families thrive. Our Early Learning Center serves infants, toddlers, and preschoolers through a rich, child-centered curriculum and whole-family program model to ensure kindergarten readiness and family self-sufficiency. Our Middle School offers small classes, individualized curricula, and extended hours providing rigorous academic, moral, and social instruction to children in grades five through eight. Our Graduate Support Program provides abiding educational, personal and career guidance and assistance to our graduates, ensuring they are prepared to contribute intelligently, morally, and actively to the society they will inherit. Our Teacher Training Program supports aspiring urban teachers, including many of our own graduates. Our Impact Center shares best practices to improve educational outcomes on a broad scale. Together we are a school that never gives up on a child.

Development Coordinator Role

The Epiphany School Development Coordinator will support development and fundraising operations for Epiphany School to ensure effective donor relations and stewardship, donor and prospect cultivation, and donor engagement strategies toward securing contributions from individual, corporate, and foundation sources that meet the school’s annual budget needs. This position is an integral member of a small development team and reports directly to the Manager, Annual Giving & Development Operations.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate exceptional organizational and analytical skills and attention to detail, and the ability to take initiative and instruction, and drive the management of Epiphany’s donor database, eTapestry, a Blackbaud product. This individual will possess the ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.  The Development Coordinator must be flexible, have strong analytical capability, be an independent thinker and able to work well both independently and as part of a team. This is a permanent full-time position and a flexible schedule will be offered to the qualified candidate.

Data Management and Donor Stewardship 

Manage all aspects of the gift recording process, including but not limited to:

  • Enter gifts daily into the eTapestry database.
  • Acknowledge gifts within 48 hours via email and tax receipts.
  • Prepare bank deposits for the Business Office.
  • Produce and distribute weekly financial reports.
  • Work with the Manager, Annual Giving & Development Operations and the Finance Department to ensure accurate accounting with eTapestry.
  • Reconcile monthly financial reports with the Finance Department.
  • Generate targeted eTapestry reports as requested.
  • Communicate effectively with donors and volunteers.
  • Produce lists for all development mailings.
  • Support the execution of targeted appeal and stewardship mailings.
  • Maintain department central filing system (electronic and paper files).
  • Lead special lunches with the students for visitors, ensuring a welcoming and hospitable experience.
  • Provide administrative support for the Development Office and on occasion the Head of School.

Other Responsibilities 

  • Assist with data tracking and analysis.
  • Perform other reasonable duties as requested by the supervisor.

Immediate Supervisor – Manager of Annual Giving & Development Operations


  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s and/or three or more years work experience in a professional environment.
  • Proficiency with databases and a variety of software platforms; examples include Microsoft Office (including Word, PowerPoint and Excel), Classy, Adobe, Constant Contact, etc.
  • Familiarity with Blackbaud/eTapestry or Raiser’s Edge is preferred but not required.
  • Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to work on a team as well as independently.
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks accurately and effectively within deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with donors and volunteers.
  • Possess sensitivity to others, tact, and ability to honor confidentiality.
  • Ability to work with volunteers and donors in a friendly and professional manner.

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Kara Fagan-Rayner, [email protected]. We appreciate your interest and kindly request no phone calls.

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