Family Engagement and Events Coordinator

Staff / Full-Time

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

Reports to: Director of Development

Job Summary:

BB&N is seeking a Family Engagement and Events Coordinator. The Family Engagement and Events Coordinator is a full-time position responsible for key Advancement events to ensure they are well-planned and well-executed. As part of the Advancement team, this position serves as the School’s liaison to the Parents’ Association.

Major Responsibilities:

  • work closely with the Advancement Office to ensure strong events and parent programs at BB&N.

  • responsible for key advancements events such as Ninth Grade Parent Reception, Senior Parent Dinner, Grandfriends’ Day, Leadership Reception, New Parents’ Reception, Volunteer Appreciation Reception, and as needed for other events.

  • research and select merchandise and novelty items to use as stewardship and thank you gifts.

  • work with the President of the PA to establish yearly goals for the Association and meet weekly for updates and strategy sessions

  • submit PA reimbursement requests, and meet bi-weekly with the PA Treasurer to track the PA budget.

  • attend campus PA meetings and other sessions with campus directors as appropriate.

  • attend campus activities and informal campus meetings as directed to establish effective working relationships with parents, faculty, and staff.

  • provide administrative support for the PA nominating process.

  • facilitate weekly parent communications for three campuses and reconcile calendar adjustments, serve as a key participant in weekly calendar committee meetings which set dates and times of all school events

  • assist in the preparation of campus training manuals, and the all school handbook as needed.

  • take a leadership role in supporting special PA initiatives – e.g. Parent Affinity Groups, Lower, Middle, and Upper School Parents Association Events, communications policies/guidelines, and all school PA events (potlucks, grade level socials, etc).

  • provide volunteer and administrative support for the Lower School Circus and MS Winter Adventure and attend planning meetings.

Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of Events planning. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.  In addition, the ideal candidate will have the following skills, competencies, and experience:

  • demonstrated experience in event planning and building a vital core of volunteers.

  • strong customer service skills and ability to work collaboratively with volunteers, faculty, staff, and vendors.

  • excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail, proactive self-starter, and a collaborative member of the advancement team.

  • excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to articulate the School’s mission and priorities.

  • ability to handle multiple tasks at one time.

  • work within budget constraints and adhere to deadlines.

  • ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

  • event planning experience required

Salary: $60,000.00 – $70,000.00

Compensation for full-time employees includes a 403(b) plan with up to a 10% match of salary and other competitive benefits offerings. Benefits offered to eligible employees include health & dental insurance; commuter benefits; long-term disability insurance, and more.

To Apply: 

Please visit the Careers at BB&N page to complete your online application. Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement, and/or Teaching Philosophy and Reference List.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols Schools takes the health and safety of its community members very seriously. Because we serve students, many of whom are not eligible for vaccination due to their age, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus with the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before commencing employment. Documentation showing vaccination status will be required as part of the application process.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

Cambridge, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender