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Company / Organization: The Lamplighter School
Position Title: Parent Relations Coordinator
Job Location: Dallas
Application Deadline: Not Specified
Contact Information and
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Title:  Parent Relations Coordinator

Classification:  Salary, Exempt

Status:  Full-time, 12 months

Reports to:  Director of Advancement


Summary Description

The Parent Relations Coordinator will be responsible for serving as the primary liaison to the Lamplighter Parents’ Association and grandparents. The Parent Relations Coordinator will be detail oriented and possess the ability to work with staff and volunteers to plan and implement friend-raising activities and fundraising that connect parents to the school. This position will focus on program development and management, recruiting and coordinating volunteers, communication with constituents via phone, email, and written correspondence, event management, and database maintenance.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as the primary liaison to the Lamplighter Parents’ Association attending LPA Board meetings and other committee meetings to facilitate communication and strong relations between the school and the parent volunteers
  • Serve as the primary liaison for the following LPA events or programs: Carnival, Auction, and others
  • Serve as the primary liaison to recruit and coordinate volunteers for Media Center Open House and Grandest Friends’ Day
  • Coordinate all internal calendars on a weekly basis and distribute to Grade Level Coordinators to be emailed to all parents
  • Coordinate design and publication of printed materials including but not limited to brochures, newsletters, and invitations used for various programs and events
  • Update and monitor LPA Spirit Store website
  • Update and distribute LPA Handbook annually
  • Assist with the posting of information on the school website and writing stories for the LAMPPOST related to Auction and Carnival
  • Assists with taking photographs of school events and activities for use in publications and on the website
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned by the Director of Advancement and Head of School

To apply, contact Johanna Nystrom, Finance/HR Coordinator 

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree  
  • Professional experience in education or non-profit fundraising preferred
  • Well organized, with ability to effectively handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to set priorities and meet multiple deadlines with minimum supervision
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Must be comfortable making gift solicitations
  • High enthusiasm, creativity, and sociability
  • Proficient computer skills; in particular, knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and database packages (knowledge of Raiser’s Edge preferred)
  • Positive attitude and willingness to provide assistance to development colleagues when required to meet critical deadlines
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends
Date Posted: 5/1/2017