Posted On: 2019-11-13
Closing On: 2019-12-13
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: January, 2020
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management

Job Description

Director, Community Relations
Employment Terms: Full-Time, Permanent
Start Date: January, 2020

As a member of the Management Team and reporting to the Executive Director, Advancement and Community Engagement (ACE), you are a dynamic leader who is passionate about building and implementing a comprehensive engagement program designed to provide meaningful opportunities for strengthened relations with Branksome Hall and its community of alumnae, parents, grandparents and friends. The Director, Community Relations serves as an integral member of the ACE team and will also work closely with the Branksome Hall Alumnae Association and Branksome Hall Parent Association to incorporate leading-edge practices in a progressive environment.

A strong communicator with a strategic vision, you are skilled at juggling multiple activities and a wide variety of programs in a complex organization, all in alignment with the Branksome Hall mission and vision.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensures the development and implementation of a comprehensive community engagement strategy across all constituent groups;
  • Provides supervision, coaching, and feedback to direct reports, encouraging collaboration and integration within the ACE department;
  • Serves as an ambassador for the school both within and outside the organization;
  • Stays abreast of key trends in the advancement sector and education community while developing and maintaining relationships with colleagues at peer schools to establish benchmarks and industry best practices.

Candidate Profile:

As the ideal candidate, you hold a degree in a related field along with several years of experience working in a high-functioning Advancement operation and managing senior volunteers. You are an impactful leader who thrives in a complex, fast-paced and innovative environment. You are at ease engaging and collaborating with a range of stakeholders including alumnae, parents and friends, inspiring a strong commitment and connection to the school. A strong team player, you can work independently, exercising sound judgement while building long-lasting relationships. With a commitment to collaboration and providing guidance you are able to motivate team members in implementing a strategic vision. You bring an analytical, positive and can-do approach to programming decisions and problem-solving. Strong technology skills, proficiency in MS office applications and experience with automated software applications and fundraising systems complete your profile.

About Branksome Hall:

As Toronto’s only all-girls, all-years IB World School, Branksome Hall nurtures a passion to explore the invisible world of the unknown in each of our students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. We see the mind as a muscle that requires the constant exercise of curiosity to stay fit, to grow and to adapt in an ever-changing, uncertain and diverse world. We believe our global approach to education cultivates an inquiring mind that is essential to more sophisticated problem-solving abilities and a richer, more meaningful life. Our mission, vision and values drive our community of faculty and staff. Our employees know that, each and every day, Branksome is where they can do their best work and make a difference.

How to Apply:

This is an exciting time for a talented and creative professional to join a world-renowned educational community, open to new possibilities and committed to making a difference. If you’re interested in this opportunity please apply by November 25, 2019. Please note that this posting will remain active until the position is filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Branksome Hall is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all candidates, who meet the minimum requirements for the position. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates engaging in all parts of the recruitment and selection process at Branksome Hall.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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