Gwynedd Friends School seeks a personable, well-organized, and collaborative individual with strong communication skills for the position of Director of Admissions and Development, beginning in June 2021. Gwynedd Friends School is a non-profit Quaker School serving children ages 2 through 6. Rooted in Quaker values, GFS unites play with academics in an environment that inspires respect, reflection, and confidence in young children. The School serves families in several surrounding school districts, including North Penn, Wissahickon, Upper Dublin, and Central Bucks.
Expectations of all Faculty and Staff
Support the mission of Gwynedd Friends School, including the Philosophy and Inclusion & Diversity statements.
Be proficient in the use of technology to enhance communication, research, and presentations.
Participate proactively in professional growth and development opportunities.
Implement creative approaches to problem-solving and peaceful conflict resolution.
Serve on committees, enhance collegiality; maintain open and respectful communication with colleagues.
Participate fully in the life of the school community, including support for the essential work of all faculty, staff, and HOS.
Perform duties as assigned by the Head of School. \
Adhere to the guidelines in the Employee Handbook, including punctuality, courtesy, and professional conduct.
Prepare Annual Development Plan with Development Committee.
Run an active social media presence, with regular postings to Facebook and Instagram.
Develop and execute implementation of all fundraising initiatives and programs including, but not limited to:
o Annual Fund
o Capital Campaigns
o Grant Writing (foundations, Friends trust funds, corporation and other organizations
o Planned Giving
Work with HOS in identifying and building relations with potential donors and prospects for major gifts.
Oversee School’s participation in the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.
Maintain constituency lists, files and giving records
Attend weekly meetings with HOS and Administration Team
Work with the Home & School Committee on fundraising events, as needed.
Lead families through the GFS Admissions process. Keep statistics/records on all admissions/enrollment activities.
Manage FACTS Student Information System
Prepare/Oversee admission materials for prospective families and marketing efforts, including management of School’s website.
Set Admissions Calendar
Plan Open Houses and related events
Visit classrooms to stay informed about what is happening
Serve on Home & School Committee
Organize and conduct Admission tours, interviews, classroom playdates/classroom visits for prospective families
Coordinate Buddy Family program.
Host new parent orientation.
Attend GFS Board & Finance Committee meetings when necessary.
Work with the Assistant Head of School to manage enrollment for summer camp.
Interested candidates should email a Letter of Introduction, Resume, and a list of three professional references to our Head of School, email@example.com.