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Advancement Services Coordinator

Job Description:

The Francis Parker Advancement Office is committed to support and expand the School’s culture of philanthropy, and inspire giving from parents, alumni, students, families and friends to advance the mission of the School.  The Advancement Services Coordinator plays a vital role in fulfilling this commitment.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Database Management:

  • Manage the data integrity of the School’s Raiser’s Edge database, which includes verification of all biographical and gift information
  • Create and maintain accurate coding, and record all actions, appeals, prospect tracking and activities
  • Perform all imports and exports of data (i.e. constituency conversion at end of fiscal year) from multiple databases and ensure accuracy
  • Actively seek to provide the highest data integrity
  • Uphold advancement policies, protocols and procedures for data integrity; provide insight and input to enhance best practices
  • Collaborate with technology team to ensure the proper technical support of the database 

Gift Processing:  

  • Process of all cash, credit card, in-kind and stock gifts; manage storage and files of gifts in Raiser's Edge, shared drive and with the Business Office.
  • Create and manage the gift acknowledgement and receipt process within a timely manner
  • Communicate gifts to the appropriate Advancement team member to ensure proper stewardship
  • Work with Business office to ensure that gifts are booked to the appropriate funds 


  • Coordinate and oversee gift reporting
  • Provide donor reports on a monthly and as needed basis
  • Provide fundraising summary reports; work with Business Office to reconcile reporting
  • Provide lists, labels, directories as needed for communication and outreach
  • Create and manage crystal reports for volunteers and Advancement Office
  • Track appeals and mailings
  • Facilitate bi-monthly releases of AddressAccelerator files and NCOA list verification to capture moves and undeliverables 


  • Create and manage all constituent records
  • Transfer and convert incoming family information from the admissions system (TADS) to Raiser's Edge, and constituent information changes (i.e., seniors to alumni, parents to past parents, etc.)
  • Manage record changes in a timely manner and communicate changes to the appropriate departments
  • Manage information changes on email distribution lists and in the alumni application 

Donor Relations, Engagement and Stewardship: 

  • Support donor engagement by tracking event attendees and volunteers
  • Work collaboratively with Parent Association volunteers on Gala annual event efforts; convert information to database and giving software (i.e. Greater Giving), manage changes and updates; communicate with treasurer position to match giving reports
  • Work collaboratively with the Advancement team to provide accurate and appropriate communication with donors regarding pledges and giving history
  • Maintain hard copies of donors files
  • Maintain relationships with donors to ensure appropriate recognition and follow-up 

Staff Support:  

  • Assist the Head of Advancement as needed
  • Support all Advancement Office activities, including annual and special campaigns
  • Ability to work with faculty and staff, including the business and technology offices
  • Oversee office—answer advancement main line and direct email and calls to the appropriate person
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Must commit to being on site at end of fiscal year and end of calendar year to ensure effective and efficient gift processing and reporting 


  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a professional setting, preferably non-profit
  • Strong Raiser's Edge database experience or other donor software knowledge
  • Demonstrate a high level of confidentiality for donor privacy
  • Demonstrate strong project management skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize tasks appropriately
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • High level of analytic skills necessary
  • Ability to interact well with a variety of people, handles multiple tasks simultaneously, self-motivated, and works well in team environment

Application Process:

A cover letter, resume and salary requirements/history should be submitted electronically to: 

Shara Freeman, Head of Advancement

Marketing Communications Specialist

Job Description:

Working closely with the Director, as well as the Creative Services and Online Manager, the incumbent is a proven marketing/communications specialist who will work collaboratively with the creative team, both staff and contracted vendors, to develop and manage a variety of marketing, communications and public relations projects.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement marketing, public relations and promotional campaigns to advance the School's strategic initiatives
  • Oversee project management for a wide variety of marketing collateral in print and online formats
  • Manage project meetings with clients, colleagues and consultants to plan, review and deliver high-quality projects on time and within budget
  • Develop online, radio and print advertising
  • Content management for a variety of platforms including website, social media, email
  • Support to senior management, faculty, staff with web and digital communications
  • Reputation management and media monitoring
  • Media relations including preparing media kits and managing media visits
  • Brand management
  • Crisis communications response
  • Commencement ceremony planning and coordination
  • Share administrative duties with other team members
  • Other duties as needed 


  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred with major in communications, public relations, marketing or related area
  • Minimum 5 years experience in public relations, communications, marketing or related field
  • Experienced in researching, developing, implementing and evaluating marketing and communications campaigns
  • Proven project management skills and ability to drive a project from concept to completion
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Acute attention to detail, accuracy, grammar and punctuation
  • Solid understanding of current communications technology and trends with ability to demonstrate best practices
  • Conscientious, enterprising self-starter and quick-learner
  • Organized with ability to multi-task and prioritize workflow
  • Highly motivated, productive and deadline oriented
  • Good judgment, tact, diplomacy and ability to guard confidentiality
  • Willingness to be flexible to adjust to fluid workflow
  • Professional, positive attitude, graceful under pressure
  • Strong problem-solving instincts 

Skilled in use of:

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Adode InDesign (required)
  • Photoshop or other Adobe Creative Suite programs a plus
  • Online content management systems, WordPress a plus
  • Social media monitoring software as Tweetdeck or Hootsuite
  • Working knowledge of HTML 

Application Process:

A cover letter, resume, salary requirements/history and three work samples should be submitted electronically to:


Grace Sevilla,

Director of Strategic Communications and External Relations



Senior Buyer

Job Description:

The Senior Buyer is responsible for the administration of all processes and procedures related to the acquisition of goods and provision of services, including soliciting bids, evaluating and selecting vendors, and negotiating pricing and other contractual terms.  Additionally, the Senior Buyer is responsible for making ongoing improvements to the purchasing process, including implementing changes that generate cost savings or enhance internal controls.  

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assist members of faculty and staff with issues related to the submission of purchase requisitions
  • Review purchase requisitions for appropriate account coding and necessary approvals
  • Solicit bids and proposals from vendors in accordance with established policies
  • Negotiate favorable pricing, payment, and other contractual terms with vendors
  • Evaluate competing bids and make objective vendor selection decisions in collaboration with members of faculty or staff from the requesting division or department
  • Develop preferred vendor sources for frequently used goods or services
  • Place purchase orders for goods and services pursuant to establish policies
  • Maintain appropriate supporting documentation for all purchases
  • Resolve issues with vendors – e.g., delivery delays, pricing differences, quantity discrepancies, product defects – in a timely manner
  • Pursue new vendor relationships to realize cost savings
  • Ensure that all purchasing policies and procedures are documented and reviewed at least annually with members of faculty and staff
  • Provide training to new members of faculty and staff on purchasing policies and procedures
  • Make ongoing improvements to the purchasing process, including recommendations for changes that enhance internal controls
  • Assist with various facility projects, including negotiating service contracts for building systems and overseeing construction projects


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a job related area – CPM or a similar accreditation from a recognized purchasing organization such as APICS or NAPM a plus
  • 5+ years of experience in a lead purchasing or procurement role for an organization with annual revenues of at least $20 million – experience in school setting a plus
  • Thorough understanding of purchasing principles, processes, and procedures
  • Proven ability to evaluate vendor bids, negotiate pricing and other contractual terms, and manage on-going relationships
  • Hands-on experience with at least one major ERP system – preferably Blackbaud
  • Track record for meeting deadlines
  • Familiarity with the application of internal controls in a purchasing context
  • Aptitude for identifying and implementing purchasing related process improvements
  • Service oriented with a collaborative approach toward problem-solving
  • Proficient using Excel, Word and other Microsoft Office applications
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form

Application Process:

A cover letter, résumé, and salary history should be sent electronically to:

Mike Rinehart, Head of Finance and Operations

Francis Parker School


Maintenance Person – Linda Vista Campus

Job Description

The Maintenance Crew performs manual work necessary to maintain cleanliness and appearance of the School grounds, roads, walks and buildings.  The Maintenance Crew provides technical expertise and manual skill in the servicing and repair of the buildings, grounds, equipment, and furnishings. 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Performs maintenance duties, including building maintenance (i.e., repair/replace locks, doors and light fittings, repair broken windows, touch-up painting, etc.) and grounds maintenance (mowing grass, trimming trees/shrubs, general landscaping duties, etc.)
  • Assist in equipment installation and with School improvements, such as building renovations, fencing, lands maintenance, etc.
  • Performs repairs, including structures, windows, doors, equipment, and furnishings
  • Cleans, moves, and arranges furnishings, supplies, and equipment as directed
  • Recommends areas needing repairs or other services
  • May perform minor maintenance jobs not requiring a skilled tradesperson 


  • High school diploma. Post-secondary training in a trade is desirable
  • Previous landscaping experience
  • Skill/experience in general maintenance/repair procedures (e.g., mechanical, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, etc.).
  • Basic skill and/or knowledge of building systems (e.g., HVAC, fire suppression, security, communication, etc.).
  • Basic understanding of the operation of machinery and equipment relative to building maintenance (i.e., pumps, A/C, etc.)
  • Time management skills to ensure workload is managed and deadlines met
  • Ability to work at heights or in confined spaces and perform physically demanding work

Salary and Benefits:

This is a Full-Time position (Monday – Friday; 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.).  The rate of pay is $9-$9.50 per hour.  This position is eligible for benefits. 


Application Process:

A cover letter and resume should be submitted electronically to:


Polly Ronquillo, Human Resources Administrator



About Francis Parker School

Francis Parker School is a coeducational independent day school in San Diego, California with 1200+ students in grades JK-12. Founded in 1912, the school’s mission is “to provide a superior college preparatory education in a diverse, family-oriented environment that meets the academic, social, creative, emotional and physical needs of individual students.”

Overlooking Mission Valley, two separate campuses serve students in Lower School–junior kindergarten through 5th grade; Middle School–6th grade through 8th grade and Upper School– 9th grade through 12th grade. As a college preparatory school Parker offers a comprehensive program that includes twenty-five advanced placement courses as well as a rich palette of electives, all designed to meet the individual needs of our students.

While students are central always, the faculty and staff who deliver our programs are no less important. Not only are they qualified professionally, but staff also share a deep commitment to the development of children, to professional growth, and to the larger communities in which they teach and learn. A positive and purposeful spirit abides at Parker. Adults who believe in the students, school, and school mission promote this tone in both substance and style. 

Salary and Benefits

Francis Parker School is committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff through a substantial compensation plan, including competitive salary, TIAA-CREF retirement benefits and full medical/dental coverage. Individual salary is negotiable depending on years of experience and educational background. 

Non-Discrimination Policy

Francis Parker School values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds. The School has adopted the California Association of Independent Schools Principles of Good Practice for Schools.  As such, the School will not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, gender identity, genetic information, sex or sexual orientation or any other protected category in its hiring and employment practices and policies, or in any other aspect of the employment relationship.

Francis Parker School is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversifying its workforce.

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Lower School
4201 Randolph St.
San Diego, CA 92103
  Linda Vista Campus
Middle/Upper School
6501 Linda Vista Rd.
San Diego, CA 92111

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