The Siena School, grades 4-12, is entering its 13th year, with an expanding enrollment. The school serves bright college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia. Experience working with students with learning differences preferred. The school is seeking to fill the following positions:
Development and Communications Specialist
Support the school’s mission, by building and maintaining relationships with individuals and organizations
Create and plan programs that engage and support the community, serving as the school’s liaison with community members
Represent and promote the school at internal and external events
Work with, develop programs for, and enhance communication with a variety of stakeholders including students, faculty, staff and families
Manage The Siena School Scholarship Fund, including but not limited to the development and execution of the annual fundraising campaign: fulfilling donor relations, database maintenance, record keeping, development and donor communication. Liaise with and support The Siena School Scholarship Fund Committee as needed.
Develop, expand and organize enrichment opportunities for students, including but not limited to, extracurricular school activities, field trips, WILDCATS week, partnerships with other schools and organizations, internships, on-campus speakers and service learning
Develop a plan and strategies for alumni engagement with the school
Provide teacher/staff recruitment support e.g. by attending hiring events, conducting interviews, touring candidates
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Effectively manage relationships with a wide variety of community members, internal and external, including students, faculty, staff, families and professionals
Demonstrated aptitude in working with diverse community groups, including major donors
Demonstrate strong technology skills
Strong communications and people-managing skills, organizational aptitude and the ability to educate and inspire people to take part in joint school and community events
Ability to work both independently and cooperatively, exercise independent judgment and creativity, organize work, set priorities, and maintain effective follow-through to meet deadlines
High degree of creativity and initiative while upholding the Siena brand and standards
Involves some evening and weekend work
Additional Salary Information: Depends on experience
Internal Number: 56112
About The Siena School
The Siena School has become a national leader in educating bright, college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences. With 134 students in grades 4-12, including 40% students of color, the school has completed a new wing, increasing capacity to over 150 students. The school has presented at national and international conferences, including the NAIS Annual Conference, and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.