Redwood Day's K-8 program includes over 400 students all learning together on our 4-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other's differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.

Open Positions:

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  • After School Activity Leaders

    Job Description and Desired Qualifications:
    We are seeking dynamic, energetic, playful, responsible activity leaders to cultivate and develop the inquisitive minds of a diverse student body in our after-school program. Join our dedicated team in providing a fun, innovative, quality program, where children build their confidence through creative clubs, physical activities and free play. We are interested in hiring people committed to working in a multicultural learning environment and who demonstrate flexibility, a positive attitude, and professional demeanor. Ideal candidates will have experience working with children in a school or camp setting, an understanding of the social and emotional needs of K-8 students, strong communication and organizational skills, and a motivation to work with a strong existing team.

    Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Supervise, interact with and engage students
    • Plan, develop, and facilitate enrichment clubs and recreational activities
    • Set-up and clean-up program areas
    • Communicate program needs to Director
    • Attend regular staff meetings and professional development
    • Assist with other School duties, including lunch and recess supervision, as requested 
    • Attend and/or help staff School events as requested
    Successful candidates must also demonstrate the following:
    • A love of working with children
    • An understanding of the developmental needs of K-8 students 
    • High energy and creativity
    • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills
    • Flexibility and patience
    Schedule and Hours:
    These are part-time positions beginning August 16, 2019. The after-school workday is Monday-Friday 2:30-6:00 p.m with bi-weekly meetings at 1:30 p.m. Additional hours are available during in-service days and school breaks. We are flexible and willing to work with schedules, however, it is required that everyone works a minimum of 3 days per week.

    Compensation/Benefits:
    Redwood Day offers competitive compensation based on education and experience.

    Apply:
    Candidates should send a letter of intent, resume, and completed Redwood Day Employment Application to activityleaderjob2019@rdschool.org, Attn: Momo Maumalanga, Director of After-School & Summer Programs by January 31, 2020.
  • Director of Advancement

    POSITION OVERVIEW
    The Director of Advancement is responsible for creating and administering a comprehensive program of fundraising and constituent relations efforts to advance the mission of the school. The Director will oversee all fundraising strategy and efforts, including the annual fund, capital campaigns, major gifts, planned giving, alumni relations, communications, grant writing, and foundation support.
     
    REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
    The Director reports to the Head of School. They will work in close partnership with the Head of School, the Board of Trustees, and the Parent Guardian Association, and are an integral member of a highly collaborative administrative leadership team. They also supervise and develop advancement and communications staff with a strong orientation to executing the strategic goals set by the Board. Currently, this position supervises one full-time and two part-time staff.
     
    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Oversee and manage all aspects of Advancement, including annual giving, parent/grandparent and alumni giving, major gifts, planned giving, alumni relations, special events, communications and marketing, corporate and foundation grants, and capital campaign planning, as needed.
    • Manage and build Redwood Day’s major gifts portfolio of prospects capable of giving $10,000 or more.
    • Work closely with the Head of School and Board of Trustees to strategically manage and solicit major gift donors.
    • Provide expertise and staffing for the Head of School, Board of Trustees, Advancement Committee, and school personnel to establish short and long-term advancement goals, strategies, and objectives to achieve growth and sustainable resource outcomes.
    • Supervise and collaborate with the Events and Advancement Coordinator in the execution of special events.
    • Develop and manage constituent cultivation strategies and programs with particular
    • emphasis on alumni development.
    • Supervise and collaborate with the Data Manager to monitor Raiser’s Edge database functions, including accountability for the integrity of its data.
    • Facilitate and coordinate foundation/corporation cultivation, research and proposals.
    • Work closely with prospects, donors, volunteers, and board members to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward their gifts.
    • Create and implement alumni relations, reunion giving and class giving activities and events.
    • Supervise and collaborate with the Communications Manager on all communications and marketing related strategic initiatives
    • Establish and maintain best practices as it relates to policies, systems, and procedures.
    • Attend and support student and school activities on a regular basis.
    • Represent the school to its various constituencies.
    • Perform additional duties as requested by the Head of School.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS
    • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
    • Five plus years’ experience in the advancement/development field; preferably in an independent school environment or a comparable non-profit, mission-driven organization
    • Ability to strategically develop and execute fundraising projects
    • An ability to cultivate, solicit, and secure major contributions
    • Strong strategic planning skills
    • Excellent relationship management skills
    • Highly organized, capable of balancing and prioritizing concurrent projects and deadlines
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Exceptional team player
    • Experience participating in Board level committees such as the Advancement Committee and Trustees Committee
    • Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality
    • Maintain and implement advancement best practices
    • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
    • Experience managing a team of diverse individuals and supervising functions such as events coordination, advancement data management, and communications
    • Experience with executing mobile and/or social media campaigns for fundraising 
    • Experience with developing and overseeing alternative giving programs
    • Experience with alumni relations, reunion giving and other alumni-based programs and activities, a plus
    • Experience with marketing and event management
    • Willingness to work extended hours, including evenings and weekends
    • Demonstrated proficiency with technology including Raisers Edge, MS Office products, wealth screening tools, Google docs, and other marketing tools
    • Deep commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity
    • Demonstrated passion for the mission of Redwood Day School
     
    TO APPLY
    To apply for this position, or for additional information on the opportunity, please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to Victoria Silverman at apply@cooksilverman.com.

    All applications and inquiries will receive a response and be kept strictly confidential.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Redwood Day School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, and physical or mental disability, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one’s gender identity or gender expression, or preferred gender, name or pronoun usage.

Limitations and Disclaimer

The listed job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.