Advancement Associate

The Education Partnership

Pittsburgh, PA, USA


US$33-35k (annually)


Full time

Nov 22

Reports to: Advancement Manager


The Education Partnership (TEP) provides school supplies for students and their teachers in under-resourced schools in Southwestern PA. Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers embody the organization's core values (respect, integrity, service, equity and resourcefulness) and work in a fast-paced, dynamic and collaborative office and warehouse space with a clear focus on helping kids in need.

The Advancement Associate plays a critical role in coordinating the fundraising and outreach tactics needed to cultivate and steward donors and increase TEP’s brand awareness. A key member of the Advancement Team, they will implement both marketing and fundraising strategies to effectively tell our story and increase philanthropic support. 


Donor Stewardship and Appeals:

  • Support the cultivation of individual, corporate, and foundation donors 
  • Oversee the donor recognition program with a focus on improving the donor experience and retention 
  • Create outreach plans and solicit in-kind and monetary donations, and community partnerships through a variety of asks such as email, mailings, phone calls, and in-person meetings 
  • Assist with accurate donor data entry
  • Supports the development and coordination of internal and external events and campaigns such as the annual TEP Golf Outing, the Teacher Appreciation Awards, the End -of -Year Appeal, and the Highmark Walk

Marketing and Communication:

  • Create and publish social media posts and oversee a monthly social media schedule (with a focus on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn) 
  • Write and publish a monthly ENewsletters
  • Support the donor stewardship needs of the Adopt-A-School program through the creation and coordination of thank-you gifts and sponsorship recognition 
  • Attend relevant events, activities, and meetings to represent TEP in the community and increase awareness
  • Assist in the planning/development of internal and external marketing/awareness campaigns and promotions 
  • Assist with graphic design projects as needed


  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Advanced writing skills with a focus on accurate grammar and a cohesive, clear writing style required
  • Knowledge of social media required
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately required 
  • Possess strong organizational skills, and attention to detail, and can work independently to meet deadlines. 
  • Marketing, PR and communications experience preferred
  • Experience with CRMs like Salesforce and/or the ability to learn 
  • Ability to keep the mission and goals of the organization forefront while balancing current work priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work weekend and evening events periodically with optional flex scheduling
  • Embrace and communicate a sense of joy and gratitude as a part of the shared privilege of serving students, teachers, donors, board, and community/corporate stakeholders
  • The following PA clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check


This is an excellent opportunity for an emerging nonprofit professional or recent graduate. The position is a full-time, salaried, exempt position based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Salary range is $33-35K and will commensurate with applicant’s education level, experience and other attributes. Benefits include hybrid-work opportunity, free parking, professional development, advancement opportunities, PTO, 401K and will be discussed and considered as part of the overall compensation package.

Job placement at The Education Partnership will include successful past employer reference checks. All employment practices are in accordance with State of Pennsylvania and the EEOC guidelines and regulations. Storehouse for Teachers d/b/a/ The Education Partnership is a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation and is subject to the governance of their Board of Directors 501(c)(3). The Education Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law. 

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The Education Partnership

School Supplies for Kids