The Parent Engagement and Events Coordinator is a full time position responsible for all special programs and events at School to ensure events are well-planned and well-executed. As part of the Advancement team, this position serves as the School’s administrative liaison to the Parents’ Association.
Work closely with the Advancement Office to ensure strong events and parent programs at BB&N.
Responsible for key events such as Ninth Grade Parent Reception, Senior Parent Dinner, Grandfriends’ Day, Leadership Reception, New Parents’ Reception and Garden Party, and as needed for other events.
Research and select merchandise and novelty items to use as stewardship and thank you gifts.
Work with the President of the PA to establish yearly goals for the Association. Meet regularly for updates and strategy sessions.
Assist in the planning and organization of monthly PA Executive Committee meetings, the annual all-school PA meeting, the end-of-year PA Volunteer Appreciation Reception.
Attend campus PA meetings and other sessions with campus directors as appropriate.
Attend campus activities and informal campus meetings as directed to establish effective working relationships with parents, faculty, and staff.
Provide administrative support for the PA nominating process.
Monitor weekly newsletters for three campuses and reconcile calendar adjustments.
Assist in the preparation of campus training manuals, the all school handbook, and the community directory as needed.
Take a leadership role in supporting special PA initiatives – e.g. community-building workshops, community service programs, communications policies/guidelines.
Provide support for, including permitting, the Circus and attend planning meetings.
Qualifications and Skills Required:
Demonstrated experience in event planning and building a vital core of volunteers.
Strong customer service skills and ability to work collaboratively with volunteers, faculty, staff and vendors.
Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail, proactive self-starter, and a collaborative member of the advancement team.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and ability to articulate the School’s mission and priorities.
Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time.
Work within budget constraints and adhere to deadlines.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Event planning experience required.
About Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
BB&N, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent schools, the Buckingham School and the Browne & Nichols School, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883. Located on multiple campuses, we work as one School in pursuit of excellence. We celebrate the diversity of our community, which enriches our daily experience. At BB&N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep concern and respect for others.
BB&N’s mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. We value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all.