The Colorado Springs School, a PreK-12th-grade school of approximately 300 students and 55 faculty/staff. Founded over fifty years ago, The Colorado Springs School offers a hands-on education with balanced concern for students’ academic, social, emotional, and physical growth. Through superior academics and mentoring, The Colorado Springs School prepares students to think independently and to meet the challenges of a dynamic world with leadership, ingenuity, problem-solving skills, and personal integrity.
CSS prides itself on high student engagement, and its teachers are known for their ability to bring learning to life with project-based units, real-world connections, and student-centered classrooms. In addition to teaching, faculty members are expected to serve as class and club sponsors, student advisors, PLC contributors, and seminar leaders in our fast-paced, active, school community.
The school is situated on one campus. Children’s School teachers (PreK-5) work in self-contained classrooms of approximately 18 students each and are responsible for creating a community of learners in which children develop the skills of self-advocacy and resilience while demonstrating empathy and compassion for others. Classroom teachers plan, implement, and assess outdoor education experiences, language arts, math, science and social studies curricula and work in collaboration with specialists in physical education, drama, Spanish, music, and art. They utilize technology to develop integrated units of inquiry. Classroom teachers also serve as important resources for parents, helping them understand the school’s educational philosophy and children’s developmental needs.
Director of Community Engagement
Posting Date: July 26, 2018
Position: Director of Community Engagement
Description: To strategically manage The Colorado Springs School’s plans to advance fundraising and communications/marketing as we grow our Advancement and Communications team.
- Actively cultivate relationships with parents, students, faculty/staff, alumni, grandparents and past parents for the purpose of advancing the school’s mission, network, and fundraising capacity.
- Strategically work with the Director of Advancement and Communications to advance goals of the department. Work closely and collaboratively with Fundraising and Communications Assistant.
- Plan and implement a successful Annual Fund campaign. Manage fundraising mailings and solicitations: including list pulls, mail merges, printed materials, coordination with printer on collateral material, ordering stationery, adhering to postage guidelines.
- Serve as the lead staff contact for the gala and work closely with gala volunteers to execute all levels of the event and auction, including promotions, online bidding, inventory, and event logistics, charitable messaging, and tax acknowledgments.
- Manage advancement events and collaborate with volunteers (e.g. Gala, Receptions, Donor Recognition events, Parents Association events, and Alumni events).
- Coordinate the implementation of the school’s day-to-day communication and marketing strategy, including marketing, advertising, social media, and public relations.
- Execute communication elements for varied audiences and messages (e.g. Annual Fund appeals, electronic newsletter (ROAR, Alumni News) and eblasts, social media posts, website updates and blog posts, videos, and other needed collateral, etc.).
- Prepare institutional surveys for accreditation, feedback, and improvement purposes.
- Contribute and collect images of key school experiences for photography library and social media.
- Work with external agencies and vendors as needed (e.g. graphic designers, printers, web designers, photographers, clothing companies, media agencies, catering companies, event venues, etc.)
- Apply style guidelines, branding, and key messaging across all collateral materials and opportunities.
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Salary: $50,000 - $60,000 with benefits (health, disability, retirement and tuition remission)
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to: email@example.com
While CSS has minimal faculty and staff turnover, we are always interested in the reviewing the qualifications and experience, of enthusiastic teachers for PreKindergarten through 12th grade. If you are interested in being part of a faculty that engages students through active, hands-on learning, and individual attention then email your resume and references as PDF documents to our HR Department.
The Colorado Springs School is an equal opportunity employer.