Episcopal High School is seeking a full-time Director of Events to organize, plan and coordinate all Episcopal High School Advancement Events. This person is responsible for coordinating all on and off-campus events including but not limited to Family Weekends, Spirit Weekend, Reunions, Commencement, Board of Trustee weekends, campaign events, faculty and staff events, regional Advancement events, local and regional Holiday events and other school-wide programs and events.
The EHS Advancement Office fosters relationships with and among individuals and organizations whose engagement, school pride, and financial support fuel the efforts and achievements of students, faculty, and staff in pursuit of Episcopal High School’s mission and strategic priorities. EHS values candidates with diverse backgrounds who can bring fresh perspectives to support its mission, so a wide range of candidates are encouraged to apply.
Other Key Responsibilities include:
Working with other internal departments including the Head of School’s office, Deans’ office, Facilities, Business Office and FLIK (contract dining service) to plan on-campus events;
Securing outside vendors for on and off-campus events;
Overseeing all event coordination including event timelines, invitations, logistics and work orders, registrations, RSVP’s and nametags, event set-up and break down; communicating with guests and hosts before and after events; and identifying new event opportunities that engage, cultivate, and steward Episcopal alumni and parents;
Serving as a liaison to all off-campus individuals or groups who want to use EHS facilities for events including, but not limited to, meetings, weddings, receptions, and funerals as well as on-campus personnel who want to use EHS facilities for events or meetings; and
Coordinating all dedications of buildings and other facilities.
The successful candidate will possess:
A bachelor’s degree with 4-6 years of professional experience organizing large social and/or business events
Strong verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills
Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills
Ability to prioritize assignments to meet deadlines
Ability to both work well independently as well as a team member
Experience with Google Apps, including Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, and Google Drive, is preferred
Interested individuals who meet the requirements above should send a cover letter, resume, and references via email or fax to:
Jordan Christensen Director of Human Resources firstname.lastname@example.org (F) 703-933-3019
The Episcopal High School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, disability or any other protected category in accordance with applicable Federal, State and local laws.
About Episcopal High School
Founded as the first high school in the state of Virginia in 1839, Episcopal High School is an independent, co-ed, college preparatory boarding school that values academic excellence, honor, service, and transformational adult-student relationships. The School is a 100% boarding community with 450 students from 26 states and 19 countries. The School seeks to attract a talented and diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration to enrich the learning experience and offers robust programming in academics, athletics, service learning, arts, and activities while emphasizing a strong spiritual ethos through its chapel program. With its campus just seven miles from the White House, Episcopal has developed its new McCain-Ravenel Center for Intellectual and Moral Courage to create innovative uses of the educational resources of Washington to foster the skills and personal qualities identified in its Portrait of a Graduate developed with its Strategic Plan in 2018.