The Langley School seeks a highly motivated and organized professional to serve as the schools next Director of Community Engagement and Special Events. This position is responsible for project management and execution, fundraising support, overall coordination, and strategic planning of all aspects of development-related special events. This includes promoting and engendering a spirit of cooperation and volunteer engagement among the Langley community.
This is a 12-month exempt position that includes a generous benefit package. The schedule for this position is often determined by the demands of special events.
Essential functions, duties and responsibilities:
Plan, implement and evaluate school-sponsored special events with an eye toward building and growing a culture of philanthropy and volunteerism.
Identify staffing and volunteer needs, develop calendars, timelines, budgets, and print and electronic communication (including social media) for all events.
Serve as the liaison to the Parent Association of Langley School (PALS) and coordinate their events.
Identify, direct and guide parent volunteers with a spirit of positivity and collaboration.
Establish a positive rapport with donors and volunteers and cultivate relationships to foster ongoing support.
Develop and manage a Grandparent program, including events, annual giving, and stewardship.
Partner with the Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations to plan and execute the annual alumni reunion.
Lead and/or participate in meetings with volunteer chairs and/or committee members.
Work closely with the Head of Development and Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations to ensure cooperation and mutual support of fundraising events and activities.
Represent the objectives, messaging, and strategies of the school and/or departmental activities and procedures.
Consistently support and act in accordance with the school’s mission and values.
Ensure the safety and well-being of students.
Upholds professional standards of personal presentation, punctuality, professional courtesy, and discretion.
May be asked to perform operational school duties
Other duties as assigned by supervisor and/or head of school
Seeking candidate with a bachelor's or master's degree with at least seven to ten years of related experience, with a passion for working with parents and young children. Experience in event planning and volunteer project management preferred. Knowledge of and experience in independent school environment preferred. Experience in working with and communication to multiple constituencies preferred. Excellent oral and written communications, strong inter-personal skills.
Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and resume to:
Phil Petru, Assistant Head of School and Jinene Christian, Head of Development
The Langley School is comprised of students, teachers, parents, and staff who believe that a diverse school community promotes learning and growth, preparing students for responsible and compassionate citizenship in the global community. We administer all programs and policies without discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, or any other category to the extent protected by applicable laws.