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The Bush School
Seattle, Washington, United States
19 days ago


The Bush School is dedicated to valuing different perspectives and backgrounds, inspiring curiosity, motivating employees to take risks, and encouraging compassion and kindness. Our employees enjoy an environment that inspires creativity while being part of a collaborative community.

Capital Campaign Coordinator (Seattle, WA)         

Full-Time (40 hours per week), Salary/Exempt

Yearlong (12-month) Work Schedule 

Compensation is based on experience

*  This position is eligible for health benefits (details during hiring process).

*  This position requires applicants to be, at the time of application, legally authorized to work in the United States. The Bush School does not offer visa sponsorship for this position and will not consider applicants who require visa sponsorship.

The Bush School is in search of an individual to join our Development Department as the Capital Campaign Coordinator.  We are seeking a candidate who will support the school’s mission of diversity and inclusion and who has a background that displays and proves an understanding of cultural fluency.  We are building a team in which diversity of experiences, backgrounds, and talents are valued in order to work with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff and families. We encourage those of diverse backgrounds to apply. 

Beginning in summer 2022, The Bush School will embark on a capital campaign in support of a new Commons dining area, a new wing of the Middle School, and increased support for the endowment. Bush conducted a feasibility study from January to June 2022 that resulted in support to move forward with these priorities.

The campaign builds on the momentum of a successful capital campaign which raised $17 million in philanthropic support, resulting in a New Upper School Building that opened to the Bush community in May 2022. 

This position reports to the Associate Director of Development (ADOD) and provides administrative and project management assistance to properly execute the duties and tasks related to the capital campaign. This position works closely with the school’s Development Department and campaign consultants, as well as volunteers, staff, faculty and community members. The Bush Development Team is comprised of nine full-time employees (including this position). The team is dynamic, collaborative, and present in the school community. 

While other duties may be assigned, a qualified candidate will be able to execute on the following key responsibilities and tasks:

Campaign Database Coordination

  • Support the Development team in successful execution of the capital campaign
  • Assist ADOD to document pipeline and task assignments, track prospects, and maintain timelines
  • Enter solicitations and other proposal information in database
  • Run campaign progress reports
  • Enter notes to track conversations and meetings
  • Work with Database Manager to ensure campaign gifts and pledges are acknowledged, tracked, and entered. Partner with ADOD and Database Manager on pledge reminders and pledge agreements
  • With ADOD, analyze donor giving patterns to increase donor retention, upgrading, and conversion rates
  • Perform special projects, as assigned 


  • Work with contracted vendors on production of print materials 
  • Assist with gift proposals
  • Distribute invitations, announcements, and other campaign communications

Events Coordination

  • Assist with all aspects of the capital campaign events including:
    • Major gift phase events begin in 23-24 school year, we anticipate 2 events per month
    • Public Phase Launch Event
    • Site Tours  

Experience and Professional Competencies: 

  • Bachelor’s degree is required 
  • Two or more years of work experience on a Development team required, experience working on a capital campaign preferred 
  • Experience working with Raiser’s Edge database preferred
  • Excellent technical skills and knowledge of online communication and research tools
  • Ability to function independently and in collaboration with staff, Trustees, and volunteers 
  • Strong writing skills and/or familiarity with the principles of storytelling across various mediums
  • Customer service orientation required
  • Microsoft Office proficiency required


Successful candidates will have:

  • A philosophy that aligns with the school’s mission and values – please review the school’s mission and values on our website (
  • A strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Exceptional attention to detail applied to tasks and projects
  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbally and in writing, that demonstrate clarity, professionalism, customer service, and a willingness to work together
  • Enthusiasm for working with volunteers, faculty, staff, and the larger school community
  • Familiarity with Google Apps and an interest in learning new software

Additional Requirements:

  • Have a current Adult and Children CPR, First Aid and AED Certification (or receive one soon after hire date)
  • Meet the school’s standards when completing two separate background screenings
  • Meet the school’s COVID vaccination requirements. The Bush School is committed to providing a safe environment and campus for students, employees and visitors alike. In support of this commitment, candidates who are invited to campus during the hiring process will be required to provide proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination* to the school’s Main Office, prior to attending their on-campus appointment. Newly hired employees shall provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain school approval of a religious or medical exemption, prior to being allowed to work at The Bush School. Requests for a COVID-19 vaccination accommodation due to medical or religious reasons are made to the school’s Director of Human Resources. 

*Full COVID-19 vaccination is defined as one J&J, two Pfizer or Moderna, plus booster when eligible.


Applicants interested in applying for this opportunity should visit our website at and navigate to the employment section of the website (found under the “About Bush” tab) for additional information/instructions.

If you are interested in working at The Bush School, but this position does not fit your talents, please visit the employment section of our website noted above.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

The Bush School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, or genetic information.  In addition, The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment based on the basis of age or marital status.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64650871
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Position Title: Capital Campaign Coordinator
  • Company Name For Job: The Bush School
  • Job Function: Campaigns
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: Mid-Career
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
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