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Development Event Specialist (Lafayette)

Alexander Dawson School

10455 Dawson Drive, Lafayette, CO, USA

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compensation: The salary range for this position is $45,000 to $55,000, and commensurate with experience.Benefits include medical, dental, 401(k), and generous time off.
employment type: full-time
job title: Development Event Specialist
Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 535 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 112-acre campus, seeks a Development Event Specialist for the 2024-25 school year. This position works a faculty schedule from August 1, 2024 to May 31, 2025. This position is a key member of the school’s Development team and works closely with the Director of Development to support ongoing Development events. Dawson is a growing and passionate educational community dedicated to the healthy development and education of all of its students.


Dawson School Mission Statement
Dawson School is dedicated to excellence of mind, body, and character. We prepare students through challenging and relevant learning, to become creative, resilient problem-solvers who bring their best to the world.

Education and Experience
-Bachelor’s Degree and at least 2 years of experience in development or event planning
-Experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT and ClickBid preferred.
-Excellent written, oral, and communication skills
-Excellent organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
-Proficiency with Mac computers and Google Suite

Professional and Personal Qualifications
-Is a collaborative and supportive member of the Dawson Community
-Takes initiative and brings fresh ideas to the team
-Represent the school in a positive manner
-Actively participates in in-service programs
-Maintains an attitude that encourages teamwork and personal responsibility
-Models caring, respect, patience, and appreciation of differences
-Consistently high-quality work
-Effective, appropriate, and timely communication with volunteers and vendors
-Maintain strict confidentiality in all matters
-Model school virtues of respect, compassion, courage, and integrity
-Personal warmth and friendliness

Duties and Responsibilities
Event Planning and Execution
-Establish relationships with volunteers by finding ways they can assist with events and encourage volunteer involvement. Train volunteers for their duties at events.
-Partner with the Director of Development to coordinate event logistics, including determining volunteer needs, arranging venues, catering, and decor, organizing event setup and cleanup, and ensuring all event logistics (invitations, mailings, follow-up calls and emails, and preparation of event materials) and timelines are followed.
-Serve as event lead for several annual events - Farm to Table, Grand Day, and the annual auction.
-Work with the Director of Development to manage event expenses and budget.
-Collaborate with the Marketing and Communications Office to create collateral for Development events.
-Provide event participants opportunities for feedback and evaluation of events.
-Provide reports, verbally and in writing, to groups as assigned – such as the Board of Trustees, Committees, and the Leadership Team.
-Works with student groups to help them with planning and executing student-run events such as Pony Puff, Open Mic Nights, Movie Nights, Bake Sales, and more.
-Other duties as assigned

The salary range for this position is $45,000 to $55,000, and commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, 401(k), and generous time off.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume on the Dawson website (www.dawsonschool.org). Benefits include medical, dental, 401(k), and generous time off. Click on ABOUT at the top of the page, click on Careers, scroll to the middle of the page, click the link View Current Job Openings, and select the Development Event Specialist posting to apply for this position. Only online applications will be accepted. No phone calls please.

Dawson School Diversity Statement:
Dawson actively promotes and embraces the exchange of diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds through curricular design, community involvement, and the integration of our four virtues –- respect, compassion, courage, and integrity — into every aspect of our community life. It is our responsibility to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for all members of our community, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, ability, or religion, as well as to cultivate in each student the ability to make empathetic, socially responsible decisions.
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post id: 7746473068

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