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Advancement and Alumni Relations Associate

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 and Alumni Relations Associate plays a vital role in fulfilling this commitment.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

The Advancement and Alumni Relations Associate is an integral member of the Advancement team and will lead or assist the following areas: 

Alumni, Grandparent and Parent Event Relations and Management:

  • Collaborate on, manage and execute all major Advancement events, including but not limited to Grandparents and Special Friends days, Stewardship receptions, New Parent Dinner, Alumni Reunion, Campaign gatherings, Foundation and Organization visits, Homecoming, Alumni and Parent Networking, and regional and local events
  • Plan and execute multiple events at once and in various locations; attend events
  • Manage, oversee, update and adhere to events budget; maintain relationships with outside vendors
  • Supervise, collaborate on and oversee all communication (i.e. invitations, reunion letters, postcards, etc.) for events; manage event mailings and assemblies
  • Update and manage social media and School website pages; create, send and analyze event surveys
  • Provide assistance for Parents Association Gala efforts to ensure consistency and comprehensive engagement strategies are adhered to and implemented if/when needed
  • Create and implement surveys to determine effectiveness and evaluations of events
  • Create and manage social media (i.e. Facebook, Smugmug, etc.) and Eventbrite sites
  • Prepare briefings and staff reports for all events 

Database and Reporting:

  • Manage all Raiser's Edge database-related event activity; pull and clean event lists; manage invitation lists; manage RSVPs and ticket purchases for events
  • Handle inquiries and questions about events
  • Update Board Committee event dashboards
  • Ensure constituent records are up to date and have all the current biographical and gift information
  • Research and follow-up on returned mail and bad addresses; ensure accuracy of data
  • Run frequent reports
  • Ensure proper acknowledgement of volunteers’ time and commitment to the School 

Alumni, Faculty and Staff and Student Engagement and Giving:

  • Manage cultivation and outreach programs to college-age alumni
  • Create, manage and lead the student giving campaign; recruit and train Senior Class Giving Officers
  • Support and manage faculty and staff giving campaign; recruit Faculty and Staff captains
  • Manage, train and recruit alumni Class Advocates 


  • Work collaboratively with all constituents including alumni, parents, grandparents, students, faculty and staff, and leadership volunteers
  • Other duties as assigned; ability to work nights and weekends; flexible with schedule to work during School Holiday Break periods
  • Travel outside the San Diego area 0-5% of the time
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Minimum of two years of development experience in a progressive and innovative work setting
  • Demonstrates tact, patience, professionalism, comfort in social situations and a sense of humor in all settings
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organization
  • Demonstrates a high-level of social and emotional intelligence
  • Ability to work independently
  • Conscientious, self-motivated, diplomatic, discreet, and a strong team player
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Creative thinking and seeks new ways to engage with the School community and beyond
  • Ability to prioritize tasks appropriately and strong problem-solving skills
  • Comfortable with and knowledgeable of current online communication technology
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud products a plus
  • Proficient knowledge of database systems and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to manage several projects at once under pressure with frequent interruptions to consistently
  • 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


School Bus Driver (Multiple Positions Available)

Job Description: 

Francis Parker School has immediate (through June 10, 2015) openings for the following two positions:

  1. Monday – Friday: Split Shift 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
  2. Late afternoon Substitute and Sports Driver: Days and Hours varies (approximately 20 hours every 2 weeks when school is in session). 


School Bus Drivers must possess the following qualification and requirements to be considered for the position:

  • Must possess current California School Bus Certification and California Driver’s License (Class B with Passenger Endorsement)
  • Must possess a valid commercial medical card
  • Must have the ability to pass a pre-employment physical and drug test, TB Test, extensive FBI & DOJ background screening (with no criminal convictions or DUIs)
  • Must have a clean driving record and exceptional safety record

Salary and Benefits: 

These are Part-Time positions and are not eligible for benefits. The hourly rate of pay will be $17.75 - $24.00 per hour, based on school bus driving experience.  

Application Process:

Please email Deborah Burzynski, Director of Transportation at dburzynski@francisparker.org to request employment and supplemental applications.


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.  All employment decisions are made without regard to unlawful considerations of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

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