Coordinator of Development Operations

Wallingford, CT

The Coordinator of Development Operations is responsible for key operational functions within the Development Office. The Coordinator is part of a dynamic Annual Fund and Leadership Giving team, working within the larger context of the school's Development and Alumni Relations efforts. 

This is a full-time, year-round, benefits eligible position.

Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Responsible for the coordination, preparation, and execution of all annual fund and leadership giving print and mailing projects.

  • Manages a volunteer portal including the creation of volunteer projects, oversight of data, update of training materials and resources, troubleshooting user issues, and assignment of volunteer roles.

  • Partners with the Gift Processing Office to ensure necessary donor follow up is handled appropriately.

  • Provides administrative support for Director of Leadership & Annual Giving and Gift Officers.

  • Responds to planned giving inquiries with appropriate materials and supports filing of donor paperwork.

  • Monitors Annual Fund email account and serves as the primary contact for calls to the Annual Fund office.

  • Assists at larger events including Deerfield Day, Reunion Weekend, Parents Weekend, future campaign launches and celebrations.



  • Previous experience in a non-profit organization preferred.

  • College degree preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills and highly attentive to details.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including mail merge functions.

  • Willingness to learn new software, including Millennium and volunteer management platforms.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities.

  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team.

Working at Choate: Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 400 employees. Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting.

Choate provides students with transformative and meaningful experiences that instill lifelong habits of learning, leadership, and service, shaped by innovative and passionate educators. Teaching faculty at Choate are innovative, collaborative, and committed to our students' intellectual, social, emotional, and character development. Our faculty understands that each of our students has the potential for growth and works to encourage students to develop their own ideas and voices in learner-centered environments.

For its students and employees alike, Choate strives to be a diverse and inclusive community where all feel valued and embraced. On our campus, principled individuals from diverse backgrounds are united through common purpose, active engagement, and mutual respect. We celebrate differences and the richness of our varied backgrounds and experiences. Recognizing that working in an inclusive community can also present challenges, we embrace those challenges through ongoing dialogue and interaction, enhancing empathy and appreciation for those whose perspectives differ from our own.


Choate prohibits in all its programs, including hiring and employment practices, discrimination against or harassment of any member or group based upon age, gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other category protected by Connecticut or federal law, except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification.