The Director of Community and Fundraising is a member of the school’s administrative team
reporting to the Head of School. This position is responsible for driving school community
engagement, including fundraising activities. The Director communicates well with families,
colleagues, volunteers and the Board of Trustees.
• Works with the Head of School to establish the Community and Fundraising annual
calendar to achieve financial goals and community engagement objectives.
• Lead the planning and execution of the Annual Fund (Fall) and Auction (Spring),
along with volunteer committees to achieve desired outcomes and goals.
• Foster robust parent participation in annual fundraisers, special events, classroom
activities and other programs as needed.
• Drive process to engage and assign classroom room/social parent volunteers and
coordinate communication to individual classroom parents throughout the year.
• Support smaller scale school year activities by identifying parent volunteers and
monitoring project plans to ensure tasks are on track. These activities include (but are
not limited to) back to school events, Book Fair, Mommy-Son event, DaddyDaughter event, Halloween Party, Christmas Parent Party, and individual class social
• Manages and maintains the alumni database and assists in organizing any alumni
• Lead creative/design needs of event invitations, graphics, t-shirt design, etc.
• Avails her/himself of current fundraising strategies by membership and participation
in industry organizations and pursuing best practices and new ideas.
• Creates office systems/databases to support all Community and Fundraising projects
and operations and maintains the accuracy and integrity of these databases.
• Coordinates with Administrator to ensure effective use of Facebook and other social
media as a marketing and public relations tool.
• Works with the Head of School and Business Manager to coordinate the content on
the School’s website.
• Supports the daily routine of the school during “all hands on deck” moments such as
morning/afternoon drop off, weekly Chapel services and other times as needed.
• Attends all school events to support execution and volunteers. Willing to attend after
hours volunteer and School Board meetings as needed.
• Works diligently to always promote St. James Episcopal School Mission to both the
internal constituencies of the School and the community at large.
• Bachelor’s Degree required
• Prior experience in a non-profit or early childhood education atmosphere
managing/coordinating volunteers preferred
• Experience developing/guiding fundraising activities to achieve desired outcomes
• Strong PC skills including proficiency in all MS office software
• Highly organized with effective time management skills
• Clear and effective communication and presentation skills with staff and school
• Interest, enthusiasm and affinity for fundraising and working with people is essential
• Team player mentality with willingness to support areas of need throughout the school year as part of the administrative team
Please submit your resume and references to Loree Birkenback, firstname.lastname@example.org