Development Operations Manager

Delaware Valley Friends School

  • Location: Paoli, PA
  • Closing: 3:53pm, 19th Oct 2021 EDT

Job Description

About DVFriends:

Delaware Valley Friends School is a national leader educating bright students in grades 1-12 with reading, writing, and other related learning differences. The school attracts students from across the Philadelphia area and is in the midst of several years of program expansion and enrollment growth. Students receive a comprehensive, research-based, college preparatory curriculum, individualized instruction, cutting-edge assistive technologies, and successful college placement, with an emphasis on metacognition and self-advocacy within a community based on Quaker values.

About you and the role:

The Development Operations Manager will join a collaborative and growth-minded development team and report to the Director of Development. You’ll be in charge of managing and optimizing development operations to ensure data integrity, increase revenue, and steward donors. 

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Oversee systems for prospecting, research, and donor pipelines. Conduct prospect research in support of major and annual giving programs. 

  • Lead data tracking and analysis for the team’s moves management process, and identify and implement technology solutions that support fundraising goals.

  • Provide direct support for frontline fundraising efforts by generating and tailoring queries, lists, and reports into requested formats.

  • Provide administrative help as needed to support the work of other development team members, including generating and fulfilling scheduled development mailings throughout the year, updating giving lists and participation statistics, preparing prospect profiles for donor meetings or communications, tracking proposal and report due dates, etc.

  • Maintain the database, and ensure consistent and accurate data entry and processes. Ensure the security, confidentiality, and accuracy of donor records.

  • Record and process gifts and pledges, and generate acknowledgment and pledge reminder letters.

  • Liaise with the business office to maintain accurate financial records and support the audit process.

Your skills

You’ll be the right person for the job if:

  • You have experience with database management (fundraising software preferred; Raiser’s Edge experience highly desirable).

  • You have a good grasp of general accounting principles. 

  • You have strong computer skills, including proficiency with spreadsheets.

  • You are analytical, organized, meticulous, with high attention to detail.

  • You are able to work independently and as a member of a team, take initiative, and embrace new challenges as learning opportunities. 

  • You enjoy working in a behind-the-scenes role within a collaborative team environment.


You'll benefit from:

  • A competitive salary 

  • A robust health insurance plan, including a school contribution that covers the employee cost and a portion of the cost for a partner and dependents.

  • Generous time-off policies, including 15 vacation days the first year and 21 thereafter, and 14 holidays a year.

  • Employer match of retirement plan contributions up to 6% of salary.

To Apply

DVFriends has partnered with Applied to ensure an application process that is equitable and free of implicit bias. Resumes will not be considered during initial review; instead, applicants are asked to submit answers to a few short questions. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

DVFriends is working to create a community that recognizes the strength of diversity and aspires to create an inclusive, respectful and just community. We welcome people of any race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender, gender identity and expression, age, military or veteran status, family structure, marital status, disability, citizenship status, and socioeconomic status to join our community. DV does not discriminate on the basis of these characteristics in our policies or practices.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Tue 19th Oct 2021


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application