Compensation Type: Annual salary
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: $45,000+
Organization's Mission: The McGillis School, in an independent kindergarten through 8th grade school. Our mission is to educate children and instill in our students a love of learning and the abilities to think critically, live ethically, and appreciate the value of each individual. Located in Salt Lake City, The McGillis School opened in 1990 and is a 501(C)(3) non-profit charity organization.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: The McGillis School is built on the premise that diversity, equity, and inclusion matter. We believe a diverse, inclusive community is essential to a rich educational experience, and we support each person in our community to reach their full potential. We offer competitive pay and benefits and have a strong commitment for supporting the professional development of our employees. We encourage applicants who feel The McGillis School’s values resonate strongly with them to apply.
Position Summary: The Community & Events Manager is a full-time, year-round contract position that reports to the Director of Philanthropy. This is a broad-based community engagement and project management position that hinges on strategic and collaborative partnerships with the Directors of Philanthropy, Marketing & Communications, Admissions, the Head of School, and Parent Association Leadership.

The Manager works closely with volunteers, including Trustees, to develop and execute initiatives that cultivate an inclusive and positive culture of philanthropy throughout the school community.
Primary Responsibilities: Community Engagement:

Work closely with parents, alumni parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty, and staff to foster a strong culture of giving back to McGillis.

Act as liaison to the Parent Association as they execute events, communications, and volunteer structures.

Support Parent Association leadership to identify, recruit, and train parent volunteers.

Plan, promote, and execute all-School events like GrandFriends Day, Commencement, and Back to School Night with support from the Admin Team and volunteers.

Plan, promote, and execute the annual Emeritus Trustee Dinner and Head of School update.

Manages all aspects of record keeping, reporting and list extractions from the Veracross database.

Manage invoicing, record keeping, and budget preparation and tracking for all events.

Maintain the annual events calendar.

Work collaboratively with the Philanthropy, Mar/Comm, and Admission teams to support organizational goals, including supporting other special projects.

Attends and works all special events (may include nights and weekends).

Other duties as assigned.


Develop a robust alumni network that re-connects McGillis graduates to the School and each other.

Expand on existing alumni engagement programs including alumni care packages, birthday cards, and class notes.

Develop a variety of methods to communicate with all alumni, including via social media, LinkedIn, and the School’s website.

Assist with the production and collection of alumni content in the Annual Report and on the website.

Work with Division Directors to provide opportunities for alumni to engage with students.

Plan and execute events targeted at alumni and alumni parents.

Oversee the 8th Grade Class Gift Program.

Work closely with Middle School Director, Mar/Comm, Head of School, and Philanthropy Team on Commencement and the transition from student to alumni.
Desired Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of community building and event planning experience, preferably in an independent school.

Strong writer and editor.

Organized and attentive to detail.

Comfortable juggling multiple priorities and meeting deadlines.

Ability to work independently.

Creativity, flexibility, and an eagerness to immerse oneself in the McGillis community are key to this role.

Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite is helpful.

Experience working in development databases—particularly Veracross—is of significant value.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: Paid time off
Health insurance
Dental insurance
Retirement benefits
Tuition remission
Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedule
How to Apply: If you are interested in being considered for this position, please submit your resumé and cover letter describing your qualifications and interest to: or mail to:

The McGillis School
ATTN: Jen Voros, Director of Philanthropy
668 South 1300 East Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Closing Date: 7/30/22
Location: Salt Lake City


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Contact: Jen Voros
Phone: 801.583.0094