Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive PreK-12 independent school that has been serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs since 1878. ECFS offers a rich curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A co-ed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan.
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The Ethical Culture Fieldston School has a long history of equity and inclusion deeply rooted in our mission and the educational philosophy of our founder, Felix Adler. We embrace diversity of ancestry, family, identity, culture, and belief and seek a student body and faculty that reflect the pluralism and socio-economic diversity of metropolitan New York. We affirm both our differences and commonalities, and strive to balance individuality and community. In keeping with our progressive tradition, we are dedicated to increasing our students’ cultural literacy to help them understand multiple perspectives, and see the world beyond the self.
We expect members of our community to engage in open dialogue about living and learning in a diverse environment inside and outside the classroom. We see this work, with its creative tensions, as a catalyst for individual and collective growth. On a daily basis, we are committed to making this vision of a democratic, pluralistic and progressive school a reality.
The Manager of Parent Programs provides support for the ECFS P+T, Benefit, and Annual Fund, and reports to the Director of Development. Driving engagement and fundraising efforts, they will also work in partnership with the Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Assistant Director of Special Events. This position will work from both the Bronx and Manhattan campuses, spending time on each during any given week.
Specific responsibilities include:
Work closely with P+T Leadership to oversee all areas of the P+T, including committees, events, and communications.
Provide logistical support for all P+T events, booking rooms, coordinating catering, pushing out communications, strategizing on the event plan, taking RSVPs, and attending the event.
Help the P+T continue to build community within the school
Serve as the first point of contact for all P+T members, assisting with requests as needed or directing them to the appropriate party.
Steward, engage, and support all volunteers, providing a seamless experience.
Oversee volunteer and auction management for the Benefit, including but not limited to auction item solicitation and tracking, marketing committee volunteers, and others as applicable.
Provide content for weekly newsletters and social media.
Work with Director of Development and Communications staff on social media strategy.
Collaborate across constituencies and channels to help ensure consistent and dynamic messaging.
Solicit parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of graduates and other ECFS constituents for their participation in the Annual Fund;
Monitor progress and update reporting, analyze giving results and prepare reports as requested
Work with the Assistant Director of Annual Giving on the production and mailing of Annual Fund solicitations;
Maintain positive communications and presence with all school constituencies;
Perform other duties as requested;
Help staff other special events as needed;
Support special projects as requested.
To be considered for the above mentioned position, please submit the following 4 items: a letter of interest, a resume, a statement of your educational philosophy, and email and phone contact information for three professional references to the ECFS Employment Portal. Please generate all documents in one MS Word or a converted .pdf file. Complete applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. To learn more about the school visit the website: www.ecfs.org.
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.
About Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive preK-12 independent school serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs. Committed to academic excellence, ethical learning, and progressive education, ECFS offers a rich and challenging curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A coed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students from PreK to 12 on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan.