The Bear Creek School
October 10, 2022
8905 208th Ave NE, Redmond, Washington
Job Type


Job Title: Assistant Director of Development

Position Type: Full-Time, Exempt

Reports to: Senior Director of Philanthropy and Community Engagement

Compensation: Dependent on Experience

Start Date: Immediately

Closing Date: When Filled

 Application: Application accepted at

The Bear Creek School is a classical Christian School for Preschool – 12th grade. We are a nondenominational, private, day school accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and Cognia (formerly AdvancED). Please see our website,, for additional information.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Senior Director of Philanthropy and Community Engagement (PACE), the Assistant Director of Development is primarily responsible for developing and implementing the strategy, designing, and managing The Bear Creek School’s primary fundraising activities, including the annual fund program, President’s Circle; the spring Gala; and supporting other fundraising initiatives as needed. This role will staff the Advancement Committee in conjunction with the Senior Director of PACE. The Assistant Director of Development will have direct responsibility for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of donors. Collaborate in building a healthy culture for the school.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, manage, and evaluate all aspects of the annual fund strategy for various constituency groups, including new families, parents, faculty and staff, grandparents, and parents of alumni.
  • Design, implement, manage, and evaluate all aspects of the gala for various constituency groups, including new families, parents, faculty and staff, grandparents, and parents of alumni.
  • Strategize, plan, and manage the President’s Circle, including developing and implementing solicitation, cultivation, stewardship strategies, and donor events.
  • Carry out personal solicitations, cultivation, and stewardship of key major donors as assigned in collaboration with the Senior Director of PACE.
  • Coordinate the development and production of the Annual Report.
  • Coordinate with Alumni Relations Manager on alumni engagement activities.
  • Work with the MarComm Department to drive strategy and content for the Support Us pages on the website.
  • Assist with other fundraising and PACE department events and initiatives as requested.
  • Collaborate with Admissions, MarComm, and Parent Groups to support internal retention and community engagement activities.
  • Assist with Grandparents Day and other community engagement events as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of direct fundraising experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may substitute for a degree.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, including the ability to work collaboratively on a team and communicate effectively and respectfully with donors, board members, volunteers, staff, parents, grandparents, and alumni.
  • Proven ability to manage complex projects with multiple deadlines and deliverables in a timely, organized way. Adept at juggling competing priorities. Ability to stay focused, even-tempered, and to use good judgment in stressful circumstances.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and with a good sense of humor.
  • Experience working with fundraising and/or school information system databases, knowledge of Veracross a bonus.
  • Experience attending or working in an independent school preferred.

Critical Performance Competencies

  • Positively support the school’s policies and practices and work collaboratively in a professional organization.
  • Truthful, positive, and purposeful when communicating with others.
  • Able to use strong written and oral communication skills to transfer thoughts and express ideas.
  • Flexible and adaptable in dealing with new, different, or changing requirements.
  • Maintain confidentiality and security of information.
  • Hold self and others accountable to accomplish results.
  • Effective in handling multiple concurrent tasks.
  • Competent with Microsoft Office suite, and ability to learn and work with the school’s integrated data-based software package.
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends at donor.

Job Requirements

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. No sponsorship is available for this position.


The Bear Creek School is an equal opportunity employer and is required by law to perform background checks on selected qualified candidates. All employees of The Bear Creek School must agree to carry out their responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with The Bear Creek School’s Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, Employee Handbook, and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with Biblical standards.

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees and students.

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