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Gunston prides itself on supporting a highly professional work environment and an authentic culture of collegiality. The school is a dynamic and engaging workplace, and we aim to recruit the highest quality candidates for all open positions.

Staff Opportunities

Director of Communications

Director of Communications

Position Overview

The Director of Communications will direct Gunston’s communications to enhance the visibility of the school and strengthen the relationships between the school and its constituent groups—prospective families, students, parents, alumni and friends of the school. They will develop and manage all aspects of the school’s communications plan, including digital media, publications, special event publicity, and online platforms. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the Leadership Team to develop the strategic vision, goals, and assessment practices for marketing and communications efforts with verbal, print, event, and digital media including social media and other emerging technologies.
  • Oversee the communications and marketing content calendar—content planning, curation, sourcing, and production for Gunston’s social media channels, which include Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Manage and execute a dynamic range of social media story content to engage audiences in the mission and vision of The Gunston School. Track analytics to measure effectiveness and efficiency of digital marketing campaigns. Oversee the analytics/SEO for the gunston.org website and social media channels.
  • Attend school events to capture images and content for communications. Coordinate photography for school events, team photos, admission advertising, alumni events, advancement marketing and maintain photo and video sharing database. 
  • Responsible for the overall management of the school’s website: design, content development, functionality, and ongoing development and maintenance of all aspects of the school’s overall web presence.
  • Create and design printed and electronic publications, press releases, advertising, and Gunston’s annual magazine. Execute the production of weekly newsletters and bi-annual alumni newsletters, including the sourcing of images and the layout of text, image, and video. Manage external vendors and negotiate contracts.
  • Work with the Director of Admission and Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations to design and implement marketing and communication initiatives in support of the goals of the Admission and Advancement Offices. 
  • Assist as needed with major events. 
  • Take on other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations or the Head of School.
  • Must be willing to work evenings and occasional weekends to fulfill responsibilities.

Skills & Characteristics

  • A Bachelors’ Degree or higher in a relevant field
  • Meaningful, multi-year experience in school and/or corporate communications
  • Proficient in Google Suite, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience in creating and maintaining websites
  • Has a deep familiarity with, and understanding of, using and growing followers on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook etc. and understands and keeps current with social media best practices, trends, and analytics
  • Organized and able to juggle a varied workload, and is willing to adapt as the role grows and changes with the school and current communications and independent school trends
  • Expertise in digital marketing and social media
  • Digital photography skills, vision, creative flair
  • Strong analytical skills; detail-oriented; and data-driven thinking
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Communicates effectively, is comfortable working individually as well as collaboratively, and is self-motivated with a sense of creativity
  • A “can-do” attitude and a learner’s mindset

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Headmaster John Lewis

Kindly apply by December 1, 2019; we will continue to accept applications until the role is filled.

Faculty Opportunities

No positions open at this time

Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations
Position Description

Position Overview: 

The Advancement and Alumni Director is a member of the school administrative team reporting to the Head of School, and working in partnership with the Director of Communications. The Director is responsible for organizing all phases of the school’s institutional advancement program and alumni relations programs, and works with the Director of Communication and External Relations to produce publications, and organize and oversee special events.   

Responsibilities:

Management of the Institutional Advancement Program

  • In partnership with the Head of School, develop, implement and manage a comprehensive annual Institutional Advancement Plan.
  • Recommend yearly fundraising goals to the Head and Board Advancement Committee.
  • In partnership with the Head, support the development, implementation and management of all fundraising activities including annual giving, major gift programs, endowment and capital campaigns, special projects, and other school-related solicitations.
  • Identify grant-funding opportunities and submit applications and follow-up reports to foundations.
  • Conduct yearly analysis of funds raised and develop strategies to increase giving rates and total dollars raised.
  • Manage all strategies and activities pertaining to stewardship, including donor cultivation, solicitation, recognition, and relations.
  • Plan, develop, and oversee the strategic priorities, solicitation strategies, and timeline of The Heron Annual Fund, Gunston’s annual giving program.
  • Develop relationships and strategies that will increase major gifts through direct solicitation and/or head-, trustee-, or volunteer-facilitated solicitation.
  • With the Assistant Business Manager, oversee all gift reporting, pledge reminders, acknowledgement, accounting, and data management in the Office of Institutional Advancement.
  • Maintain and enhance the quality and integrity of the Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Develop fundraising training for trustees and other leadership volunteers, and cultivate pool of fundraising volunteers.

Special Events and Publications

  • In partnership with the Director of Communications, establish and oversee annual events calendar (including regional and local receptions, constituent receptions, awards ceremonies, and alumni and reunion celebrations) that promote and enhance constituent relations.
  • Partner with the Director of Communications and the GPA to co-coordinate the planning and implementation of special events.
  • Work with the Director of Communications to produce timely and high-quality “friend-raising” and “fundraising publications.”

Alumni Relations

  • Organize alumni events, collect news and information about the alumni base for publication, and keep accurate records of the school’s alumni.
  • Recruit, organize, coordinate, and support the school’s Alumni Advisory Board.
  • Educate current students about the importance of alumni engagement and philanthropy, and involve them in relevant programming. 
  • Oversee the school’s social media alumni presence (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)

Coaching Opportunities

Open positions

The Gunston School is currently seeking qualified candidates for coaching positions for the 2019-2020 school year in the sports of field hockey, golf, soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. 

Daily practices are 2:20-4:15 p.m. with games beginning at 4:00 p.m. This position is a part-time, stipend position and reports regularly to the Athletic Director. Interested applicants should have prior coaching or collegiate playing experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attend all practices and games.
  • Oversee safe transportation to and from athletic contests.
  • Communicate with parents and students effectively.
  • Develop consistent, detailed practice plans and game strategies.
  • Attend meetings with the Athletic Department and conference.

Qualifications:
Interested candidates should have previous playing experience, head coaching experience preferred. Applicants will be required to complete a background check. If interested, please contact, Jon Mellinger, Director of Athletics, at jmellinger@gunston.org.

Part Time Opportunites

Substitute Teachers

Gunston seeks substitute teachers for the 2019-2020 academic year. No teaching experience is required, but candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree. Work hours are 7:50-2:10.

Interested candidates should contact Christie Grabis to arrange an interview.
Christie Grabis, Assistant Headmistress
cgrabis@gunston.org
410.758.0620

Gunston recognizes diversity, equity, and inclusivity as fundamental to our learning community and integral to a comprehensive education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Gunston is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

Academic Tutors

Gunston seeks tutors in all subject areas for students in grades 9-12. The primary goal of the tutoring program is to assist students in the development of learning and study skills in order that the students increase their level of independence in preparation for college. Tutoring is offered to students requiring additional academic support. The program is individually tailored to provide one to one assistance in the specific needs of each student. Tutors work in conjunction with subject teachers and advisors in an effort to assist students toward developing mastery in skills and content. Teaching experience required.

Interested candidates should contact Christie Grabis to arrange an interview.
Christie Grabis, Assistant Headmistress
cgrabis@gunston.org
410.758.0620

Gunston recognizes diversity, equity, and inclusivity as fundamental to our learning community and integral to a comprehensive education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Gunston is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.