Development Associate – Parent Engagement/Events Coordinator

Staff / Part-Time

Boston Trinity Academy, Boston, MA

Job Description
The ideal candidate will be someone who loves organizing people to create joyful community
and make a difference. The primary responsibilities will be to unify our parent community,
strengthen the engagement of our parents, and oversee all parent-related events. This person
should have strong administrative skills, be detail-oriented, and have a positive, flexible, and
team-oriented attitude.
This position works under the Director of Development but will also be working closely with
Admission and Marketing on certain tasks. The Development Team is responsible for engaging
all our key constituents and raising funds to further the mission of the school. There is a large
amount of collaboration, and exact responsibilities may evolve over time to best balance
priorities, workload, and strengths in the team.

Parent Engagement Responsibilities
● Recruit Parent Association (PA) Officers and Class Parents
● Work with PA Officers to set and achieve their goals.
● Attend monthly Parent Association meetings and collaborate on agenda.
● Help Class Parents coordinate activities (events at school, class get togethers, etc.).
● Recruit Parent Advocates (who may also be PA Officers and/or Class Parents) to assist
with marketing and fundraising.
● Work with the Director of Development, PA, Class Parents, and Parent Advocates to
ensure a successful Parent Campaign each year. Our goal is to reach 100% parent giving
● Launch and coordinate the Friends and Ambassadors Network (FAN) Program with the
Admission and Marketing Departments. This program recruits Parent Advocates and
friends of the school to participate in a word-of-mouth marketing campaign.

● Send weekly communications to the Marketing/Communications department to ensure
clear communication with parents through our weekly school newsletter.
● Produce monthly PA Newsletter along with PA Volunteer Coordinator.
● Attend weekly Parents in Prayer and coordinate Parents in Prayer emails and
communications for the weekly school newsletter.
● Represent the Parent Association at New Parent Orientations in the spring and the New
Parent Dinner in the fall.
● Manage Peerpal, our portal to connect interested families with our current families.
Parent Events Responsibilities
● Oversee parent-related Development events, including the New Parents Dinner, Annual
Parent Dinner, and Parent Campaign award lunches for faculty and students.
● Partner with the Admission Department on the Back-to-School Social event, 6th/7th
Grade Parent Night, and 8th Grade Parent Night.
● Work alongside the PA to coordinate PA events, including Milk & Cookies for students
during exams (Dec), the Cultural Lunch (Apr), First Friday Parent Coffees, and other
miscellaneous events (Pizza Sales, Uniform Sales, Bake Sales, Pumpkin Contest, Candy
Grams, etc.).
● Solicit parent volunteers and assist with certain school-wide receptions, such as our
Back-to-School Social, Arts Nights, Symposium, 8th Grade Moving Up, and Baccalaureate.
Other Responsibilities
● Assist in campaigns, events, and projects as needed. In particular, assistance may be
needed for an upcoming capital campaign.
● Be available to attend a certain number of Open Houses and School Fairs.
● Serve as an advisor for a group of students.
Primary Skills:
● High EQ and ability to work with and manage people from diverse backgrounds
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills
● Ability to think creatively and strategically, but still maintain a high attention to detail
● Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision
● Maintain a positive attitude, have a sense of humor, and be flexible in a fast-paced work
environment that puts team and mission above self
● Ability to give feedback graciously and receive feedback with humility
● Strong computer skills – Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Apps
● Knowledge of the following is helpful: Canva, Pixelmator, Constant Contact, Raiser’s
Edge/Blackbaud, OneCause, and GiveCampus

● Bachelor’s degree
● Enthusiasm for the school’s mission
● Willingness to make a thoughtful financial gift to the school each year (most employeesuse payroll deduction)
● Willingness to sign the school’s statement of faith

Compensation dependent on experience.

How to Apply:
Thanks for your interest! To apply, please provide a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and
your Big 5 Personality Test results to You can easily find many
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Boston Trinity Academy

Boston, MA
Middle School, High School
All Gender