Director of Family Engagement and Giving

Staff / Full-Time

Waynflete School, Portland, ME

Waynflete, an independent day school serving 550 students in Portland, ME, is seeking a Director of Family Engagement and Giving to drive donor activity within the school’s parent and grandparent community. The focus of this position will be on fostering lasting relationships, soliciting philanthropic support, and strategically planning for the long-term sustainability of the family giving program. Reporting directly to the Director of Development, this position will work closely with other members of the Waynflete administration to further development-related efforts while acting as a liaison between Waynflete and parents, grandparents, and other family connections to create a successful family-school partnership. This is a year-round position beginning in September with some weekend and after-hours work required.


  • A belief in independent school education, keen understanding of Waynflete’s mission and goals, and the ability to articulate its uniqueness and relevance.

  • Minimum of 3 years or equivalent experience in fundraising in a mission-driven, nonprofit environment. Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Excellent communication skills and a strong ability to inspire and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships. (Proven record of closing major gifts is a plus.)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite or Google Workspace software equivalent.

  • A working knowledge or willingness to learn about Veracross (Waynflete’s CRM system).

  • A solution-oriented mindset, a demonstrated sensitivity in handling confidential information, strong skills in diplomacy, communication, collaboration, and a sense of humor.

With an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Waynflete seeks candidates who are committed to developing inclusive methods in their teaching, teamwork, and leadership. We believe that all students benefit from more inclusive environments. Taking inspiration from our mission, we seek qualified faculty and staff with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to enhance the student experience and strengthen our community.

To apply, please click here and upload a resume, cover letter, and contact info for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed immediately and the position will remain open until filled. No phone calls, please.

Waynflete School

Portland, ME
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender