Minimum Education: BA


Advancement Officer    

Partnerships, Scholars Program Development & Donor Relations

The Maclay School Advancement Officer for Partnerships, Scholars Program Development & Donor Relations is a collaborative, detail-oriented fundraising professional who is charged with managing and developing the school’s rigorous and robust academic competition program from concept to execution.  The Advancement Officer will be responsible for supporting the School’s strategic plan and overall goals of the Advancement Office and will help to foster and further develop an inclusive and healthy philanthropic environment for the School community.

This individual will collaborate with academic leadership both internally at the school and within the Tallahassee community and region to develop a rigorous and engaging academic competition program that draws talented academic talent from the region to Maclay School and to the competition and generates interest and applications for the School’s Head of School Scholars Program in addition to bringing visibility and new interactions to the School overall.

Philanthropy, at Maclay School, is defined as deepening connections between a potential or current donor and the school via volunteerism, monetary/in-kind support, or engagement through sharing expertise.  The ability to listen deeply, collect stories, make connections, expand impact, and move the school forward is a key component of this position.

This individual is responsible for the stewardship of donors who support the various academic and extracurricular programs of the school.  As part of these efforts:

  • This individual is charged with optimizing information gleaned from the School’s information platforms and research tools and developing strategies to use this information to facilitate the most meaningful philanthropic relationship between the donor and the School.
  • This individual contributes to partnership research both with potential donors and with local and community partners where meaningful, productive collaborations can be developed.
  • This individual interacts with and works in the Advancement Office database, ensuring accuracy and integrity of the data in this important tool.
  • This individual works with the Director of Advancement and other members of the Advancement Office team in support of strategic initiatives, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, and Alumni Outreach and Giving initiatives.

Supports other initiatives and priorities as needed.     This is a 12-month position.


  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience, preferably working in a non-profit advancement department.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Excel.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; Ability to work accurately and efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication and writing skills: the ability to interact with a variety of people and clearly convey information in writing and in person; proven project management skills.
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as take initiative independently.
  • Commitment to respect and maintain confidentiality of donor information.
  • Some travel may be required.

Employment Application can be downloaded and then emailed along with a resume to Cristy Stout, and Morgan Lewis, Director of Advancement,, or turned in at the Front Office.

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